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.
For all Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Specialist Educators and KIS Assistants working in a direct service delivery role.
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
- 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
- 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
A career that rewards
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- 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.
- 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
- Noah’s Ark EBA Level 1 or 2
- Services Department
- Reporting to Team Leader
- Supervises Students as required
Are you ready to make a difference?