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Early Connections Manning Great Lakes

Occupational Therapist/Speech Pathologist/Physiotherapist/Psychologist

Manning and Great Lakes, New South Wales
Full Time | Part Time

  • Speech Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist and Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Part or Full Time Position

Early Connections - Manning and Great Lakes (formerly Manning and Great Lakes Early Intervention) is seeking highly motivated staff to join our expanding team. We have positions available for a Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Psychology/Clinical Psychologist. Join our team who are skilled in the paediatric field, using a transdisciplinary team approach across Manning and Great Lakes region.

If you are looking for a flexibility and supportive workplace with a diverse range of work opportunities, then this role is for you. The available positions can be either full time or part time. Early Connections - Manning and Great Lakes is the leading service provider within the region, servicing children aged 0-12 years with a diagnosed disability or significantly delayed development.

Our mission is to provide a quality early childhood intervention service, which works in partnership with families and the community to improve each child's participation in inclusive mainstream environments in the Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester areas.We are a verified NDIS Service Provider and have been rolled out within this scheme since July 2016.

Why work for us?

  • Diverse range of clients with a variety of needs and diagnosis.
  • Highly experienced team of Early Intervention Specialist Teachers, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists and Psychologist.
  • Be a part of the Early Connections alliance (from Taree to Coffs Harbour) and benefit from the knowledge and experience of a vast allied health and education team.
  • Work along side our experienced senior therapy and teacher's who can provide mentoring and support within the NDIS framework where needed.
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • Flexible, family-friendly work arrangements
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • Salary packaging
  • We are an established NDIS and also offer short term supports such as through Medicare plans

The role

  • Provide assessments, interventions and therapy to children aged 0-12 years with a diverse range of disabilities.
  • Service aimed at building the capacity of the child and family in natural, inclusive settings. Early Connections - MGL has extensive existing relationships within the community.
  • Opportunity to work within a transdisciplinary model and to provide consultation to Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Early Childhood Educators and families.
  • Developing Behaviour Support Plans and providing Functional Behaviour Assessments for children within our Behaviour Support team (OT and Psych specific).
  • Educational sessions for parents, teachers, preschool staff etc.
  • Working between two sites (Taree and Tuncurry)
  • Using state of the art technology including the Echidna CRM (client record management) system and ipads.

The successful candidate will

  • Have relevant qualifications and registered with appropriate Board eg Psychology Board of Australia, Speech Pathology Aust. or APHRA. commitment to Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention, inclusive practice, family centred approach to service delivery
  • Have excellent communication and documentation skills using technology effectively
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Have a minimum 2 years' experience in disability or paediatrics (desirable not essential)
  • Ability to organise time and set priorities
  • A fundamental understanding of child development
  • Travel is required, your own car and a current driver's license and comprehensive car insurance are a pre-requisite for the position.
  • A current Working with Children Check, Police Check and First Aid Certificate is also required.
  • Part Time status will be negotiated on employment and may be dependent on applicants level of experience.
  • Position will be a 12 month contract with possible extension dependent on capacity need.

Provisional Psychologists may be considered.

Location: Taree and Tuncurry

Send Applications to

Applications must address the selection criteria. Send applications to Sally Gibson:

Applications close: Wednesday the 31st of May 2019

For a confidential discussion call Sally Gibson on (02) 6552 7333.

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