Full Time / Part Time
locations – Brisbane (Toowong), Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Gladstone, Hervey
Bay, Maroochydore, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Warwick.
Children’s Allied Health
Early Childhood Early
Intervention (ECEI) Services – Early Start Team
ABOUT BUSHkids ORGANISATION
BUSHkids is a non-Government, not-for-profit
organisation which works within local communities to support the development of
children by increasing community capacity through education, prevention and
early intervention programs. See https://www.bushkids.org.au/
Children’s Allied Health Services are delivered at
regional Centres based in Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Mount Isa and Warwick.
is the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Partner in the Community for
the delivery of NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Services for
Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Central Queensland areas servicing Emerald and Gladstone;
with the Fraser Coast servicing Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Kingaroy and
Cherbourg; and the Sunshine Coast servicing Maroochydore and Gympie areas.
Regional activities are coordinated by a team of
support staff located in the BUSHkids offices based in Toowong, Brisbane. Telehealth
clinicians including the Psychology Professional Lead are also based at
To provide equitable and accessible health, developmental
and educational services to families and communities that will encourage them
To become recognised as a leader in developmental services,
empowering children and their families in rural, remote and regional Queensland
to be engaged, connected, aware and resilient.
and family centred
collaboratively to make a difference for vulnerable families
to clients, communities and stakeholders
PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF
The position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary
support within the Children’s Allied Health Services team and/or the Early
Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Team, providing services to families with
children with developmental delay or disability. The position will
implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional
part of the Children’s Allied Health Team you will:
Collaborate with families and
other organisations in the provision of psychology
services to children who require support for their communication
development in accordance with the BUSHkids model of care.
Actively participate in the
multidisciplinary team setting with particular emphasis on the delivery of psychology services to optimise development
and independence for children and their families.
· Promote the importance of early intervention and its role in
preventing long term educational and behavioural issues through community
development and health promotion strategies.
As part of the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)
Team you will:
goals and plans with every client inclusive of other team members involved in
the care and management of that client in accordance with the National
Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention approach.
to the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention statement of requirements.
Duties include, but are not
· Provide a range of contemporary evidence based Psychological services to
families and children in accordance with the BUSHkids model of care.
· Provide evidence based assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning,
intervention, referral and monitoring for children on allocated caseload.
care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including via telehealth, on
site, at home and in the community.
· Provide a fly-in/out (FIFO) / drive-in/out (DIDO) service to regional
Queensland areas (as required) to provide face to face support to families,
BUSHkids team and key stakeholders. This may involve individual assessment and
intervention, seminars and/or workshops. Frequency and manner (FIFO/DIDO) is
dependent on the requirements and based on the Service Centres being supported.
All travel costs will be covered by BUSHkids.
accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not
exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to enquiries,
verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others.
Maintain accurate records of Psychological service provision to clients in
accordance with medico-legal standards.
Ongoing Professional Development
- BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing
professional development (PD)
- A generous annual PD budget is allocated to
clinicians (full or part time) with 5 days of PD leave per annum (pro rata for part time).
- BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support
continued clinician development within the organisation.
- Regular peer consultation/group
supervision and individual clinical supervision in addition (including
Clinical Psychology Registrar program; and Educational & Developmental
Psychology Registrar program to work towards endorsement available from
· Experience in working in childhood education,
intervention or other relevant work experience
Experience working via telehealth
with planning, implementing and evaluating small group programs with
children and/or their parents/carers
Experience in the provision of health
promotion/community education activities
Experience working with families in rural,
regional and remote areas
Experience working with families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities.
Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements
Requirements for this role:
Tertiary Qualifications in Psychology (4 year degree)
Certified Practicing Membership with
Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
Working with Children Blue Card – valid card
HOW TO APPLY
to submit a brief resume with contact details of 2 referees; and a maximum 2
page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the
Key Selection Criteria.
Please refer to the full Position
Description to view further details about the role, including the
Key Selection Criteria.
People with a
disability or people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or CALD
communities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR
APPLICATION TO: email@example.com
Applications will be shortlisted as they
are received, early applications are encouraged.