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Psychologist - Autism Specific - Adelaide

Autism Spectrum Australia
  • Full time roles and part time (minimum 3 days per week) roles available 
  • 12 month maximum term contracts with possibility for continued employment also available 
  • Permanent roles may be considered - dependent on experience and area
  • Approx. $70k to $105k p.a. FTE salary package range - (inclusive of superannuation and pro rata for part time)
  • Excellent tax effective salary packaging benefits
  • Itinerant role servicing Adelaide, South Australia including Aspect Treetop School

Aspect is committed to providing an autism friendly workplace and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce. It is through this commitment that we encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Aspect Therapy: 

The therapy team includes over 200 allied health therapists 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, via face-to-face services or via Teletherapy. 

About the role: 

Work within a team of therapists and registered behaviour support practitioners including speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, special educators and social workers. Develop, deliver and evaluate evidence based, individualised services across a range of settings within the specified region. Work with individuals on the autism spectrum through individualised school, home and community based programs. Build capacity of families, care givers and the broader community to develop the strengths of each individual and to promote and encourage engagement within their community.

This role will be assigned initially to our Aspect Treetop School two days per week, to work within the School’s Learning Support team, consult with families, other schools, agencies and Aspect Therapists to identify needs and design suitable and inclusive individual programs. The role provides professional support (e.g. cognitive assessment, behaviour management, resources and/or professional development) that enhances the wellbeing of students’ families, school communities and other agencies. Click here to view the Position Profile.

What do we offer?

  • A competitive salary package (including attractive and tax effective salary packaging benefits)
  • Excellent internal and external professional development opportunities
  • Comprehensive support and supervision, including Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) support and supervision for registered behaviour support practitioners 
  • Connections with highly experienced therapy staff who are part of a larger therapy team
  • Interesting and varied work with a comprehensive structured training induction program to ensure you are best skilled to make a difference in your new role
  • Your Operational Leader and Supervisor will support your individual learning needs
  • Further develop your knowledge and skills in autism and PBS, work with autism and PBS experts and access the latest autism research

What you will bring to the role?

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology
  • Fully registered with AHPRA
  • Experience in PBS is preferred and alignment to PBS is required
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and empathise with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families and carers
  • Ability to use assessment skills and tailor evidence-base intervention to meet the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families or carers
  • Outstanding organisational, communication, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to coordinate the delivery of service from entry to exit as well as recording and reporting service information
  • Ability to empower others to implement and maintain strategies
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Superior customer service approach
  • Current valid driver’s licence and use of own vehicle for business purposes
  • Willingness to travel across the area allocated
  • Current South Australian Working With Children Check OR Child-Related Employment Assessment (DCSI) 
  • Responding to Abuse and Neglect (RAN) certificate 
  • 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, increasing the value of your take-home pay. Click here for a summary of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.

To apply: 

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries should be directed to: Maryanne Pease, Regional Manager on 0438 413 610.

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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