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Sydney - AUD Permanent Posted: Tuesday, 12 February 2019
 
 
Are you passionate about people, positive about what's possible and do you pride yourself on providing a high level of customer service? ........if yes, then a career at Autism Spectrum Australia might be for you!
  • Permanent, full time role
  • Approx. $67k to $100k p.a. FTE salary package range - inclusive of superannuation
  • Excellent tax effective salary packaging benefits
  • Training or experience in Positive Behaviour Support is preferred
  • Itinerant role servicing ACT and NSW surrounds
Aspect Therapy are recruiting for a full time Occupational Therapist to join our growing ACT team. If you share our passion for making difference in the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum & would like to work in the nation's capital city please read on!
Who are we? Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia's leading national autism service provider and knowledge leader. A "Different Brilliant" is our inspiration, focusing on the strengths and interests of people on the autism spectrum.
We believe that every person, of any age, on the autism spectrum or with a developmental delay, has the right to be an active participant in the community, to make choices about things that matter to them and to enjoy a good quality of life. With over 50 years' of experience, we have a proven track record of delivering high quality support and therapy services.
Aspect Therapy: The therapy team employs over 250 allied health therapists and delivers services which are person and family-centred, flexible, responsive and evidence-informed for individuals of all ages on the autism spectrum. This role will see you building and nurturing connections in therapy environments including the community, schools, preschools and early education settings.
About the role: Work within a trans-disciplinary team of therapists including speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, special educators and social workers. Develop, deliver and evaluate evidence based, individualised services across a range of settings within the specified region of ACT and NSW surrounds. Work with individuals on the autism spectrum through individualised school, home and community based programs. Build capacity of families, care givers and the broader community to develop the strengths of each individual and to promote and encourage engagement within their community.
What do we offer?
  • A competitive salary package (including attractive and tax effective salary packaging benefits)
  • Excellent internal and external professional development opportunities
  • Comprehensive support and supervision
  • Connections with highly experienced therapy staff who are part of a larger therapy team
  • Interesting and varied work with comprehensive structure training programs to ensure you best skilled to make a difference in your new role
  • Your manager will support your individual learning needs
  • You will be trained on tier 1,2,3 Positive Behaviour Support
Essential skills, experience and qualifications:
  • Tertiary or higher qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Fully registered with AHPRA
  • Training or experience in Positive Behaviour Support is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and empathise with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families and carers
  • Ability to use assessment skills & tailor evidence-base intervention to meet the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum & their families or carers
  • Outstanding organisational, communication, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to coordinate the delivery of a service, including managing enquiries, referrals and intake as well as recording and reporting service information
  • Ability to empower others to implement and maintain strategies
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Superior customer service approach
  • Current valid driver's licence and use of own vehicle for business purposes
  • Willingness to travel across the listed LGAs
  • ACT Working With Vulnerable People for paid employment
  • NSW Working With Children Check for paid employment
  • Current first aid, CPR and anaphylaxis certificates (preferred)
A National Police Check clearance is a requirement and Aspect will arrange this. You may be required to provide an International Police Check clearance.
What we offer: A competitive package will be based on relevant qualifications and experience. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free. This means you can increase the value of your take-home pay. Click here for a summary of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.
Click here to view the Position Profile.
To apply: Please attach your resume and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process. Cover letter is optional.
Please submit applications as soon as possible.
Enquiries should be directed to: Joanne Randall, Operational Leader ACT on .
Click here for more more information about Aspect Therapy or go to
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is comm itted to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.
Aspect is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


Sydney, Australia
Healthcare
AUD
Autism Spectrum Australia
Autism Spectrum Australia
JS241146/644945717
12/02/2019 2:53:40 PM

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