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Autism Practitioner | Occupational Therapist

Advertiser: Mansfield Autism Statewide ServicesMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
29 Nov 2019
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Company Car12 weeks leave per year
Work Type
Full Time
Healthcare & Medical, Physiotherapy, OT & Rehabilitation

About the company

Mansfield Autism Statewide Services is an independent not for profit organisation, which supports young people, and their families who are living with Autism. We are a child safe organisation, committed to the care, safety and well being of all students/young people we have contact with.

We offer a wide range of services for families and individuals living with ASD. Our services have been designed as a 'wrap around' model – each service complements and enhances the quality of care we provide our clients.

About the role

We are seeking a passionate and driven Occupational Therapist  to provide exceptional support to our clients and families. We offer an amazing opportunity to be part of a unique program with proven results in changing people's lives.

Autism Practitioners provide in-home support to clients and their families. During a visit, the practitioner will:

·       Set up practical programmes in the home and support this with active involvement.

·       Help the parents set realistic goals for the child, and work towards these.

·       Provide each family with information on autism and other services available.

·       Liaise with other service providers working with the child.

This is a chance for someone looking for a challenge, to use their experience to make an impact as well as being supported by a team of passionate staff from different professions with the shared aim of enriching lives every single day. This is a diverse and autonomous role where every day is different, giving you the chance to find your niche with the backing of a supportive and collaborative team. 

Duties & responsibilities

  • Periodic visits to Mansfield will be required for staff meetings, discussion of programmes, assessment of progress, in-service
  • Travel around the state
  • Consultancy
  • Developmental Programming
  • Sibling Support
  • Parental Support
  • Initial Assessment
  • Family Camps
  • Advocacy

Skills & experience

  • Occupational Therapy Degree
  • Current Police check or ability to obtain
  • Working With Children Card
  • Current Driver's Licence
  • The ability to understand and implementing policies of Mansfield Autism Statewide Services
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Empathy for student and families
  • Ability to manage challenging behaviours
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Willingness to participate in further training

Benefits & culture

  • Amazing opportunity to change and enrich lives every day
  • Training provided
  • Mobile Provided
  • Car Provided
  • Families Focused
  • Salary Package
  • Unique & Innovative Programmes designed to meet individual needs of children
  • Working as part of a fantastic and passionate team

To express your interest in this role 'apply now' via SEEK with your resume and cover letter attached.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?

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