Position Details for Main Therapists

We are driven by a strong philosophy and core values and have always placed children and families at the centre of the work we do. Our staff have a passion for transforming the lives of children and are united in a commitment to providing quality services. We know that the work we do with children and families can make a profound difference.

Three Noah's Ark Therapists

Key responsibilities

In line with Program Guidelines and Noah’s Ark Practices:

  • Maintain Noah’s Ark service quality standards by demonstrating fidelity to Noah’s Ark’s practice fidelity checklists and practice principles
  • Consistently achieve 60% of the time you are at work as direct service delivery to families.
  • Provide direct support to children with disabilities and their families
  • Prepare and submit relevant reports and service data
  • Contribute to continuous development of a high-quality service
  • Develop and maintain effective internal and external working relationships
  • Plan optimal use of time on a day-to-day basis
  • Manage own performance and professional development and participate in the Planning Performance Review & Development process
  • Contribute to strategic and action planning and implementation

Key result areas


Service Delivery

  • Functional goals are developed with the family that can be implemented and measured within a natural environment and the family's everyday routines and activities
  • Direct support and interventions appropriate to the family's goals are provided using a family strengths-based approach
  • Provides direct intervention according to identified needs and discipline-based knowledge
  • Achieves,on an ongoing basis, the organisational performance target of 60% of available time as direct service delivery to children and families
  • Achieves, within organisational quality service delivery, standards measured by fidelity checklists, COPM data and Goal Functionality
  • Consults with other team members, services and organisations providing services to the family to support a complementary and co-ordinated approach to service delivery
  • Provides effective consultancy advice to the team related to own discipline
  • Seeks consultancy advice from team members of different professional disciplines when needed and requested by the family
  • Builds the family’s capacity to respond to the needs of their family and to access community resources
  • Records data and provides documents according to reporting requirements in an accurate and timely manner
  • Contributes to service development initiatives
  • Maintains compliance with all Noah’s Ark policies and procedures


  • Interacts respectfully and effectively with others
  • Interacts with families using family centred, strengths- based and reflective practices
  • Regularly communicates with supervisor on all aspects of the role
  • Adherence to professional body registration standards
  • Adherence to Noah’s Ark and NDIS code of conduct
  • Actively and collaboratively participates in supervision with Team Leader
  • Actively and openly participates in all of Noah’s Ak’s onboarding and coaching programs

Own Discipline

  • Maintains and updates discipline specific skills
  • Own professional development needs are identified and updated as required
  • Maintenance of registration requirements is an ongoing condition of employment


  • Maintain knowledge of Noah’s Ark policies, procedures and practices
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Selection Criteria


  • A relevant tertiary qualification in allied health or special education
  • A sound understanding of current theory and practice in their professional discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current childhood development theories and practices, including cross cultural perspectives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the children’s services system and other services available to the target client group
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of family dynamics and issues relevant to children with disabilities and their families
  • Capacity building approaches that utilise collaboration, reflective and strength-based practice
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with families, other professionals and the community
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to liaise with people at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a professional, confidential and sensitive manner.
  • Ability to consistently achieve 60% of available time as direct service delivery
  • Willingness to participate in Noah’s Ark coaching and training program
  • Ability to meet organisational quality service delivery measures including the COPM and Goal Functionality Scale
  • Well-developed written skills to prepare routine correspondence and client documentation.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a trans-disciplinary team
  • Ability to plan and organise workload and determine priorities


  • Experience in working with children with additional needs
  • Ability to form partnerships with families, other professionals and the community

Working at Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark is a not-for-profit community organisation providing services to children from ages 0-12, with disabilities and additional needs.

All staff:

  • Work within an environment of quality service and continuous quality improvement.
  • Are expected to behave in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Conduct.
  • Take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Are expected to maintain knowledge of, and comply with Noah’s Ark’s policies, procedures and practices

Role Classification

  • Noah’s Ark EBA Level 1 or 2
  • Services Department
  • Reporting to Team Leader
  • Supervises Students as required

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