- Job posted on: 21st Jan 2021
- Applications close:
Yarra Me School is a Department of Education and Training school specifically catering to 'at-risk students' with significant social, emotional and behavioural challenges. Yarra Me School delivers specialised and personalised therapeutic programs as a top tier of the School Wide Positive Behaviour Framework.
Yarra Me School delivers a range of intake programs and outreach programs. The Junior Program caters for students in Years One to Three, and the Senior Program caters for students in Years Four to Six. Both programs provide are a short term intervention for students who are exhibiting significant behavioural difficulties in their main schools.
Referrals to these programs are accepted from primary schools located in the metropolitan area of the North Western Victoria Region. These programs operate from our main campus in Preston. The education program at the Hurstbridge Farm is provided within the DHHS setting. Referrals to this program are only made by DHHS.
Yarra Me School Outreach programs have been developed to assist schools in developing the capacity of school staff to better understand and support the needs of students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Yarra Me School teachers work in collaboration with referring schools in a mentoring role to develop a broader range of strategies to support students in presenting with challenging behaviours.
Please see www.yarrame.vic.edu.au for detailed description of the programs and the referral process.
This position is two days per week, Monday and Friday.
The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for the provision of functional living skills (specifically social/emotional and environment), sensory and fine motor therapy services in a special school setting to aged 5 to 18 years students with behavioural/health impairments.
The successful incumbent will work alongside teachers and therapists in a multi-disciplinary context using contemporary evidence-based therapeutic and educational frameworks.
The successful applicant will undertake a range of duties including but not limited to; assessment, identification and establishment of functional living skills (specifically social/emotional and environment), sensory and fine motor programs, assessment and a range of assessments for reporting purposes and secondary consultations.
This position will suit a practitioner with an experience and knowledge in equipment prescription, environmental adjustments and emotional regulations.
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Contact Nance Sidoti for queries on 0417 117 168.