Allied Health Rural Generalist Position - Elephant in the Room Training & Consultancy

This position will also help you to work towards becoming a rural generalist, by supporting you to commence the allied health rural generalist pathway. As a part of this position you will be able to participate in the AHRG pathway.  You will be funded to complete the level 1 education with James Cook University.  This is a work integrated learning program, you will be provided with time at work for study and dedicated structured supervision and support.

 You will also have the opportunity to participate in service development projects led by senior team members. 

This position reports to Director & Contracted Senior Occupational Therapist.

Purpose of the position

This position provides occupational therapy services to improve outcomes for children and adults with complex communication and equipment needs. 

This will include, but will not be limited to: 

  • Delivering occupational therapy services to a range clients
  • Supporting learning and skill development of others
  • Supporting and promoting the inclusion of people with needs within their local communities
  • Supervising therapy assistants to implement therapy programs when required

Key Accountabilities, Responsibilities and Deliverables

Service Provision: 

  • Provide goal directed occupational therapy services to eligible children and adults. Services will be provided collaboratively with significant others to support a person’s participation in a range of environments.
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate occupational therapy services to clients and customers, which build on individual strengths, needs and priorities.
  • Ensure services meet quality service standards, and contract agreements.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate training and professional development programs for customers, staff, carers and significant others on specialist topics as required and in various locations requiring the need for travel at times.
  • Ensure that positive and productive relationships exist between EITR and the local community.
  • Participate in regular professional development opportunities to keep up with current developments
  • Fulfill administrative requirements such as data collection and record keeping
  • Contribute to the delivery of specific  projects within agreed timelines

Financial Outcomes

  • Delivering quality services to external customers in adherence to the quoted amount/hours allocated
  • Provide services in a way that are financially sustainable and meet EITR policy and procedures
  • Engage in timely completion of recording and documenting systems
  • Complete services in a way that meets the needs of customers and funding organisations

WH&S

Responsible for ensuring that EITR complies with its legal requirements and strives for best practice in the provision of a safe workplace for all.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Recognised Occupational Therapy degree with OT australia 
  • Registered with Ahpra 
  • Current NSW drivers license

Technical Competencies

  • Understands how occupational performance relates to developmental stages and how it is impacted by development, neurological, intellectual and physical disability.  
  • Demonstrates knowledge of occupational therapy assessment tools relevant to role / sector.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assess the equipment needs of clients in relation to daily activities with supervisor support
  • Use appropriate assessment checklists and follow prescription requirements and processes when recommending / prescribing equipment.
  • Demonstrates a range of intervention strategies to address needs that relate to activities of daily living, functional performance, fine motor skills, motor planning, handling and sensory.

Contact Officer:  Shontane Whillock - Practice Manager 

Contact Phone: 0418457863

Contact email: shon@elephantintheroom.net.au 

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