- Job posted on: 12th Jan 2021
- Applications close:
Working as part of our NDIS project team, you will have the unique opportunity to deliver therapeutic occupational therapy services to people with a disability who are experiencing, or at risk, of homelessness. In this distinct and challenging role. You will focus on meeting the immediate unmet disability needs of people that are homeless who often experience disproportionate barriers to accessing the NDIS and other related supports and services.
In addition, you will work with clients whose disability impacts their ability to achieve their independent living goals, access services and/or be included in their communities. Whilst facilitating clients to meet their short term therapeutic goals, you will seek to connect clients with long term disability supports to assist them to continue to build their individual capacities beyond their experience of homelessness.
This position is a full time position (however we can consider part time at 0.8FTE) and is a fixed term contract until 30 June 2022.
You will have demonstrated experience working within a multidisciplinary team, and can show your previous experience successfully collaborating with external stakeholders to advocate for the best outcome for clients, for example with community mental health, hospital inpatient, NDIS providers etc.
Your ability to adapt practice to meet the diverse/fluctuating needs of clients, and to provide culturally responsive and client-centred care to vulnerable adults, including those from Aboriginal and CALD backgrounds, is essential. You must be willing to contribute to our welcoming and caring team environment, and will enjoy working autonomously to meet deadlines. You initiative and flexibility in response to changing priorities will make you a success in this role!
Communication skills are paramount as you will communicate a diverse range of stakeholders (both verbally and written) and will need to understand how to adapt your communication style to accommodate the needs of the audience.
Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy, along with full, unrestricted registration with AHPRA are essential.
You will need to have, or be willing to undertake a satisfactory National Police Clearance, a DHS Working with Children Clearance and a DHS Disability clearance. You will also require a current driver’s license.
For further information please contact Paige Flavel, HR Coordinator or Nadia Di Girolamo, Project Officer, NDIS Project on 8418 2500. To apply click the ‘apply now button”.
A position description is attached.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.