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Employment at Central Coast Family Psychology

Central Coast Family Psychology believes that its staff are its most valuable resource. The practice nurtures a dynamic professional community that celebrates creativity, engagement and critical thinking.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of personal information in accordance with the appropriate legislation.

We are looking to fill multiple contractor positions:
Clinical Psychologist or Registered Psychologist/ Behaviour Support Practitioner/Occupational Therapist/Speech Pathologist

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Allied Health Professionals join our child and family focused practice based on the Central Coast of NSW. 

Due to our rapid growth and continued client needs for dedicated professional supports, we are now expanding our team.  Working as a contractor, the purpose of the role is to work with children with a wide range of disorders, e.g. Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, mental health and other disabilities. Also, to provide support for NDIS Participants with an intellectual or cognitive disability, who can exhibit severely challenging behaviours. 

General Key areas will include:

  • A professional and caring approach to your work.

  • Developed rapport building skills and a friendly, approachable, and welcoming manner.

  • Engagement with clients, families and other professionals, in ways that reflect the values of the organisation and maintains standards and ethics. 

  • Working with children and families under NDIS, Medicare and privately.

  • Working closely with a range of health professionals you will implement therapy plans

  • Working collaboratively with the parents and therapists to plan activities, discuss the child's behaviour, development, and goals

  • Integrate therapy programs within the home, school and community environments.

  • Exceptional time management skills.

  • Flexibility and creativity.

  • Tidying up after work and play activities

  • Having fun with your clients

 

Psychologist

  • Responsibility for the assessment, planning, monitoring and review of client outcomes, including training of the individual, their support staff, family members and carers.

  • Expert consultation and provision of positive behavioural support services to people with a disability and their service providers/families, in line with an individual’s NDIS plan and goals.

  • Conducting psychological and related assessments and interventions

  • Provide evidence-based treatment and clinical knowledge, expertise and support to individuals and their key support network.

  • Ensuring the delivery of innovative clinical practice models using a range of therapeutic techniques.

 

Behaviour Support Practitioner

  • Responsibility for the assessment, planning, monitoring and review of client outcomes, including training of the individual, their support staff, family members and carers

  • Expert consultation and provision of positive behavioural support services to people with a disability and their service providers/families, in line with an individual’s NDIS plan and goals.

  • The development of positive behaviour support plans which can include at times the use of restrictive practices.

  • Provide evidence-based treatment and clinical knowledge, expertise and support to individuals and their key support network.

  • Ensuring the delivery of innovative clinical practice models using a range of therapeutic techniques.

 

Occupational Therapist

  • Assessing and diagnosing a wide range of motor, perceptual, sensory and functional difficulties. 

  • Occupational therapy assessment.

  • Planning and implementing appropriate therapy interventions that focuses on promoting meaningful engagement in daily occupations. 

  • Delivering group and individual therapy as required. 

  • Making judgements about type and timing of treatment negotiated with multidisciplinary team members, parents, and schools. 

  • Evaluating treatment outcomes

  • Provide evidence-based treatment and clinical knowledge, expertise and support to individuals and their key support network.

 

Speech Pathologist

  • Providing assessment and therapy services for clients from 6 months to 18 years across a broad range of communication difficulties and diagnoses.

·       Making judgements about type and timing of treatment negotiated with multidisciplinary team members, parents, and schools. 

·       Evaluating treatment outcomes

  • Provide evidence-based treatment and clinical knowledge, expertise and support to individuals and their key support network.

 

Requirements: 

 

Essential:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications

  • Registration/membership with appropriate organisation depending upon qualifications. Including APHRA.

  • Experience with working with children and families

·       Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance (or willingness to obtain before commencing).

  • Current valid NSW driver’s licence and willing to use for work purposes 

  • A current National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (WWCC) or willingness to obtain one prior to commencement 

  • Current Australian residency

 

Desirable:

  • Skills and clinical experience in a community setting including working with children/families who present with moderate to severe emotional and behavioural problems. 

  • Experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum disorder, Intellectual Disabilities and other complex diagnoses 

  • High level interpersonal and communication skills and ability to build therapeutic relationships. 

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and with other service providers to achieve optimal outcomes for children and families. 

  • First Aid certificate (Paediatric CPR) or willingness to obtain.

 

In these varied and fast paced role, it is essential that you have good time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise your workload. 

Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted and your application will be treated as strictly confidential.

Job Type and Category

This position is contractor.

For further information and job description please email: roz@ccfamily.com.au

Please submit application addressing above criteria and CV to roz@ccfamily.com.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: WEDNESDAY 30th September 2020 at 5 pm