Kudos is highly respected provider of NDIS therapeutic and support services for children and young people, as well being the official NDIS Partner in South Australia for early intervention services for children 0-6 years. We are a bold, brave and ambitious organisation built on the belief that every child, young person and their family has the right to belong to a supportive community that understands them.
As an organisation who values evidenced-based intervention, our therapists and practitioners are supported by a skilled group of in-house clinical experts for coaching, training and supervision.
The primary values of the organisation are: Knowledge, Camaraderie, Enterprising, and Heart
About the Role
The Occupational Therapist forms part of a highly skilled team of allied health professionals in supporting children, young people and their caregivers to achieve optimal developmental outcomes. The position will be responsible for providing evidence-based assessment and intervention services specifically responsible for assisting clients and their families in achieving their goals and maximising their potential.
In this role you will be:
- Managing a clinical caseload involving the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the appropriate intervention program.
- Encouraging client and family participation in program evaluation to ensure that services are relevant to the individual family’s needs and priorities.
- Selecting, applying, and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and their ability to meet goals and objectives in line with organisational/professional practice standards.
- Integrating occupational therapy services with other Kudos services to support a multi-disciplinary approach and liaising with and engaging in decision making, client reviews, planning sessions, program conferences and other appropriate meetings.
- Working and liaising with carers and families, service providers and community members to enhance the quality of life and choice for children and young people.
- Working remotely and across sites, depending upon organisational needs and objectives.
- Contributing to NDIS service planning as required and in line with a participant planning and review needs.
- Conducting ongoing review and evaluation of interventions to maximise outcomes for clients and families and to enable the most effective use of resources.
- Producing and retaining client records in accordance with Kudos’s policy and procedures.
- Any other responsibilities in line with the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or Kudos Services.
The successful applicant will have:
- Relevant Graduate/Postgraduate qualifications that allow for registration and practice as a Occupational Therapist.
- Registration with the AHPRA.
- Service Utilisation: Manage an active case load achieving 5 billable hours per day.
- Experience working in the field of developmental education with children, young people, and their families is desirable.
- Knowledge of current best practice interventions and of Strength-Based and Child and family-centred practice
- Excellent written communication skills including the ability to prepare high quality written reports, and other documentation as required.
- Experience in working within a multi-disciplinary professional team to plan, develop and deliver a combination of individualised interventions for children and young people with significant and often highly complex therapeutic needs is desirable.
- Proven ability to maintain professional networks to promote best practice in service provision for children and disabilities.
- Highly developed interpersonal and collaboration skills, with the ability to work in partnership with people with a disability, their families, and support networks to deliver a range of specialist services.
- Capacity for intrastate travel.
- Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a team environment.
- A sound understanding of person-centred thinking, the principles of NDIS and the National Disability Services Standards.
It is a requirement of this position that the successful incumbent maintains a current Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screen Check which is satisfactory to Kudos in accordance with the Children’s Protection Act 1993(SA), a current driver’s licence, and have received your COVID-19 vaccination.
Your benefits will include:
- Ongoing commitment to professional development with an annual professional development allowance.
- Access to an attractive remuneration package, including salary sacrificing and flexibility to choose your working location including working from home.
- An opportunity to join Kudos as a member, giving you a part-share in the business!
- Working in a multi/trans-disciplinary model with a range of allied health professionals to provide a holistic and integrated approach to supports.
- Dynamic and vibrant leaders.
- Relocation assistance for the successful candidate is available.
- Mandatory fun and much more…
Kudos is a NFP employee-led mutual, and drivers of our organisation are the highly skilled therapists and employees who work within it. We pride ourselves in empowering our employees to actively participate in decision-making and governance of the organisation. This enables us to have an unmatched focus on the achievements of all people within our community of care.
Kudos is a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. We encourage people with disability, Aboriginal Australians or Torres Strait Islander and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Please apply now via Seek and include a Cover Letter & Resume in your application no later than 20 August 2022 . For a copy of the position description please email email@example.com. For a confidential chat, please call Teya on 0476 859 748.
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