Occupational Therapist (School-based)

Aspect Hunter School (Port Macquarie)

Port Macquarie, NSW 

Admin / SSO / Non-Teaching

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Part Time (0.60 FTE)

Applications Close: 23 April 2023

Are you passionate about people?

<div class="container"> <div id="description"><div id="description"> <div id="description"> <div id="description"> <div id="description"> <div id="description"> <div id="description"> <div id="description"> <ul> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">School-based role working with the teaching team to implement change and work towards shared goals</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="mso-fareast-language: EN-AU;">Great work life balance – school-based permanent role,&nbsp;</span><span style="background: white;">22.8 hours/week</span></span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Develop an individual work plan to support your career development</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Internal mobility options to suit your career goals</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Based in Port Macquarie, supporting Aspect satellite class students, their families and teachers</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About Aspect:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">At Aspect we recognise a different brilliant®, where we seek&nbsp;to understand, engage and celebrate the strengths, interests and aspiration of people on the autism spectrum.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About the role:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">We aim to support and empower individuals on the spectrum and their families to bring about meaningful change based on functional goals. We work in partnership with the individual and their support network to identify strengths, areas of need, and develop intervention strategies that build capacity and work with participant's interests. <span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">In 2023, this role is based in Aspect Hunter School satellite classes.&nbsp; In the future, this may also include meeting participants in the community.</span>&nbsp; </span><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background: white;">You&nbsp;will provide support to students and their families to navigate some of the social complexities they face. This will then support their ability to access the school environment and curriculum so they can achieve their hopes and aspirations. You will have the opportunity to be part of a learning support team consisting of Teaching staff and allied health professionals (remote and in-person).</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>&nbsp;About the school:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Aspect Hunter School provides placement for approximately 200 students on the autism spectrum from Kindergarten to year 12 at its main school at Thornton, and across its satellite classes within the Catholic and Department of Education schools in Newcastle, Hunter and Port Macquarie regions.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><a href="https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/how-can-we-help/going-to-school/aspect-schools/hunter-school">To find out more about our school, click here.</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>What we&nbsp;offer:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>$74.8k to $112.9k p.a. </strong>FTE <span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">(pro rata for 0.6FTE)</span></span>&nbsp;salary package inclusive of superannuation + <strong>phone + laptop +&nbsp;</strong>reimbursement of daily work kms travelled + tolls</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Tax-effective salary packaging&nbsp;options to increase your take home pay</strong></span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>3 month&nbsp;</strong>induction program that supports you as you gradually build your caseload</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">A strong&nbsp;<strong>individualised support and supervision&nbsp;</strong>structure</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Permanent, part time contract (minimum 22.8 hours/week)</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Excellent internal and external professional development opportunities</strong></span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">An established&nbsp;<strong>rewards and recognition program</strong></span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Leave entitlements&nbsp;</strong>including paid parental leave, generous sick/carer's leave, and an&nbsp;<strong>annual personal day for wellbeing</strong></span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Training in Positive Behaviour Support&nbsp;(PBS)</strong></span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Discounted <strong>fitness passport</strong> membership options</span></li> <li>Perkbox App that offers access to a wide range of discounts on everyday retail, household and lifestyle purchases</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>What you bring:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Fully registered with AHPRA</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Current driver’s licence, use of own vehicle for business purposes (reimbursed per km) and willingness to travel across your local community</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">NDIS Worker Screening Check clearance</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">NSW Working with Children Check for paid employment</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">NDIS Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’ &nbsp;certificate. If you have not already completed the free module,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/support-for-workers/training-course">click here</a> to access it.</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">You may be required to provide an international police clearance</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT1513/assets/17620781" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to view the Position Profile</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>To apply</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Please attach your resume (not compulsory) and complete the candidate questionnaire; cover letter is optional.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The COVID-19 Vaccination is a condition of employment for all staff in Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). A Public Health Order specifically requires health practitioners to have had 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine unless otherwise exempted. As part of the recruitment/interview process Aspect will collect information related to your vaccination status to ensure we are in compliance with all government orders and directives.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Enquiries should be directed to:&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">Andrew Trenfield - <a href="mailto:atrenfield@autismspectrum.org.au"><span style="color: windowtext;">atrenfield@autismspectrum.org.au -</span></a>&nbsp;0466 435 909</span><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Learn more about us: <a href="http://www.autismspectrum.org.au">www.autismspectrum.org.au</a></strong>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;<em><strong>Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></em></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div></div> <div id="apply-now-button">Apply Now</div> </div>
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