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Allied Health Assistant - Autism Specific Intervention Services - North Western Tasmania

Autism Spectrum Australia
  • Job No: ASPECT1136
  • Part-time role - 12 months maximum term contract, minimum 2 days per week - days negotiable 
  • Starting at $54, 629 p.a. salary package (depending on experience and qualifications) - inclusive of superannuation (pro-rata for part-time and contract term) 
  • Excellent tax-effective salary packaging benefits up to $15,899 tax-free each FBT year
  • Knowledge of and experience in Positive Behaviour Support is preferred, but training in PBS will be provided
  • Itinerant role with travel requirements across Ulverstone to Wynyard in the North Western region of Tasmania

Grow your career and join Aspect’s Allied Health Assistant Development Project.

Delivering professional, culturally competent autism-specific therapy services in the local community.

To see what it's like to work with Aspect Therapy, click on this link to watch our video.

If you share our passion for making a difference in the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum, then please read on!

Aspect Therapy: 

The Therapy team includes over 200 Allied Health Professionals and delivers services which are person and family-centred, flexible, responsive and evidence-informed for individuals of all ages on the autism spectrum. This role will see you building and nurturing connections in therapy environments including the community, schools, preschools and early education settings.

About the role: 

This is an exciting opportunity for an Allied Health Assistant (AHA) to work within a transdisciplinary team of Aspect Allied Health Professionals including speech pathologists, occupational therapists and psychologists. You will be supporting the delivery of evidence based, individualised services across a range of settings with autistic individuals of all ages and their families and you will support the implementation of individual therapy recommendations as provided by Aspect Health Professionals. 

As an itinerant role, travel is required to support service users within the assigned region. Some travel outside of regions is required on occasion. 

Click here to view the Position Profile.

What do we offer?

  • Training and supervision including enrolment and participation in TAFE accredited AHA training
  • Regular Aspect internal face-to-face and online training
  • Regular supervision outside of regular client service delivery
  • Competitive salary package (including attractive and tax effective salary packaging benefits)
  • Excellent internal and external professional development opportunities
  • Comprehensive support and supervision
  • Interesting and varied work with a comprehensive structured training program to ensure you are best skilled to make a difference in your new role
  • Your manager will support your individual learning needs
  • You will be trained on Tier 1, 2, 3 Positive Behaviour Support

What you will bring to the role

  • Tertiary qualification in a therapy/ support related discipline (or currently undertaking)
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (or willingness to complete)
  • Experience supporting individuals of all ages presenting with developmental disabilities including autism and their families
  • Experience with person-centred practice
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of and experience working with service providers within government and the community and NFP sectors
  • Current valid driver’s licence and use of own vehicle for business purposes
  • Willingness to travel across the area allocated
  • Working With Children Check clearance or equivalent state check for paid employment
  • Current first aid qualification, CPR and anaphylaxis certificate (preferred)

A National Police Check clearance is a requirement and Aspect will arrange this. Completion of the mandatory NDIS Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’ is also required. If you have not already completed the module, click here to access it. You may be required to provide an International Police Check clearance.

What we offer: 

A competitive package will be based on relevant qualifications and experience. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free. This means you can increase the value of your take-home pay. Please click here to see some of the benefits of working for Aspect.

To apply:

Please include your resume and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process. Cover letter is optional. Please apply ASAP.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries should be directed to: Marlene Eksteen, Practice Leader Allied Health Assistant Project on 0434 560 654.

Click here for more information about Aspect Therapy or go to www.autismspectrum.org.au.

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.

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