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Job Number : 32307
Type and Location : Psychologist / QLD - Other
Listed By : BUSHkids on 13 Jan 2021
Child & Family Psychologist/Telepsychologist (BUSHkids)

Job Type:

Full Time / Part Time

Location:

Multiple locations – Brisbane (Toowong), Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, Maroochydore, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Warwick.

Service Stream:

Children’s Allied Health Services and/or

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/

BUSHkids Services

Children’s Allied Health Services are delivered at regional Centres based in Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Mount Isa and Warwick.

BUSHkids 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 Toowong.

Our Purpose

To provide equitable and accessible health, developmental and educational services to families and communities that will encourage them to grow.

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

1.       Child-focused and family centred

2.       Working collaboratively to make a difference for vulnerable families

3.       Accountability to clients, communities and stakeholders

 

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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 Queensland areas.

As 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:

·      Develop 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.

·      Adhere to the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention statement of requirements.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

·      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.

·      Provide 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.

·      Undertake 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 mid-2021).

Desirable:

·       Experience in working in childhood education, intervention or other relevant work experience

·         Experience working via telehealth pathways

  • Experience 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

Mandatory 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

Applicants are 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: recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Applications will be shortlisted as they are received, early applications are encouraged.

Contact Details
Kaitlin Hinchliffe

Educational & Developmental Psychologist

BUSHkids Psychology Professional Lead

Ph (07) 3870 7288

recruitment@bushkids.org.au



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