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Occupational Therapist

Autism Queensland

About Autism Queensland

Autism Queensland is one of Australia's most experienced providers of specialised education, therapy and support services for people with ASD and their families. For further information please visit www.autismqld.com.au.

About the Role

Fantastic opportunity for an Occupational Therapist join our school therapy team to provide exceptional occupational therapy to students on the autism spectrum.

As an Occupational Therapist within our interdisciplinary team, you will join a passionate group of Teachers, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists supporting our students, their families and school staff to enhance participation in everyday roles and environments.

This position is based at Sunnybank Hills, and is being offered on a full-time, fixed-term contract until Dec 2021.

To access the position description, please visit the Work With Us page on our website - https://autismqld.com.au/page/positions-available 

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Proven provision of high quality, evidenced-based OT services to children and young people on the autism spectrum or with other developmental challenges, and their families, in an early intervention or educational setting
  • Proven knowledge of child and adolescent development, play and engagement, learning, sensory processing, and understanding and managing behaviour
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing both direct and consultative strategies & programs for individuals/small groups to enhance their independence
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with families and professionals in addressing the additional needs of children and young people on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with parents, professionals and other stakeholders, both verbally and in writing

Highly-regarded

  • Knowledge of the process of ASD Verification for support in schools
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary methodologies in the provision of occupational therapy services to children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental challenges, and their families

All experience levels welcome to apply! 

Culture & Benefits

Autism Queensland is an inspiring, caring and fun place to work with supportive, passionate and friendly colleagues and leaders who value your contribution and share your commitment to achieving work-life balance. Your work will be both challenging and rewarding and you will find scope and support for personal as well as professional development. You'll also enjoy the financial benefits of our generous salary sacrificing program!

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please apply ASAP!

Telephone enquiries to Human Resources on (07) 3273 0074.

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