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Occupational Therapist - Plus

Plus - Fighting Chance

People with complex behaviours form one of the most excluded groups in Australian society. They have often been turned away from every mainstream and disability service. Families are told there is nothing out there for their person, no place for them in society.

Plus Clinical is the newest arm of Fighting Chance - a not for profit that believes everyone, regardless of their support needs, has the ability and the right to participate in the economy and society. Plus Clinical is the wraparound team of behaviour support and allied health practitioners providing expert advice and behaviour support services to our community, Fighting Chance participants and Fighting Chance programs.

Too often, we see people with behaviours of concern put in the “too hard” basket. However, over ten years’ experience has shown us that by redesigning and supplementing standard supports, we can assist this group of people to develop their skills, reach their goals and find a sense of inclusion and belonging.

The Role:

This role is based at our Frenchs Forest site and works closely with a team of Behaviour Support Practitioners & support staff.

Working with a mixed caseload, this is a highly innovative team that works together and supports one another.

At Plus Clinical you will help work towards and achieve the following:

  • Client centred goal setting and collaborative assessment
  • Intervention planning and evidence-based therapy provision
  • Client centred review and evaluation
  • Capacity building support to learn new skills
  • Assistive technology for home, school, work and the community
  • Supporting meaningful participation in activities of daily living

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess the client's capacity to independently participate in activities of daily living, and instrumental activities of daily living including home and community activities, learning and education, employment, play and recreation
  • Complete NDIS specific requirements including NDIA reports
  • Utilise standardised assessment tools and provide occupational therapy interventions to assist in better outcomes for participants
  • Maintain accurate and up to date case notes
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the NDIS systems and practices with support and direction from the Clinical Manager

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current state license to practice as an Occupational Therapist
  • Strong knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology
  • Experience working with clients of all ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Desirable:

  • Provide Mental Health functional and capacity assessments in the office and in the home

This is your opportunity to join our team and make an extraordinary contribution to the lives of people with disability!

To be considered for this position please attach a cover letter (outlining whether you meet the above requirements of the role), along with your current resume.

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