REPORTS TO: Senior Occupational Therapist
LOCATION: 10-12 Woods Road, Yarrawonga
The Play Projects (TPP) is an innovative allied health service providing high quality therapy services and retreats to children, young people and their families from our clinic in Yarrawonga and our beautiful farm on the edge of the Murray River State Forest in Wahgunyah in North East Victoria. We pride ourselves on offering a range of innovative, outcome focussed services for children and their families
The Play Project is a child safe service that promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Key Worker is responsible for providing assessment, interventions, parent coaching and education to participants and their families. Working with children under 7 years of age who have developmental delay or disability, the role provides speciﬁc intervention strategies that produce outcomes in support of the child’s participation in all areas of their daily life. This role is also responsible to support the continuous improvement of TPP performance and contribute towards the achievement of our vision and purpose.
The successful applicant will be a vibrant and energetic person who engages well with people at all levels. The business is growing so the pace is fast and ideal for a dedicated and ambitious person, looking for the next opportunity to shine whilst maintaining their own ﬂexibility and lifestyle needs.
The successful applicant must align with The Play Project values of integrity, generosity and kindness whilst maintaining the health, wellbeing and safety of the children and families that we work with. The successful applicant must have the capacity to work independently as well as in a team environment.
The successful candidate will be appointed to a full time contract with remuneration and conditions to be negotiated dependent on qualiﬁcations and experience. The contract is modelled on and supports TPP employment policies.
Flexible: Monday to Friday with some after hours work required.
TIME IN LIEU
The Play Project has a Time in Lieu (TOIL) policy for full and part time PAYG staff members of six months’ duration or longer. TOIL policy details will be found in your contract of employment along with the process of accruing and using TOIL.
ANNUAL AND SICK LEAVE
Subject to the terms and conditions of the employment contract, the Employee will be entitled to holiday leave accrued proportionally at the rate of four weeks of annual leave for every 52 weeks worked.
WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT
The Play Project is committed to high standards of performance in relation to Workplace Health and Safety and Equal Employment Opportunity. Our staff will maintain zero harm working conditions and practices. Our organisation promotes and upholds principles of fair and equitable access to employment and professional development. The Play Project does not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination. All staff will comply with company policies and procedures. The Play Project values respectful, harmonious professional relationships within a dynamic working environment and ensures all staff behaviours enable these values.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Experience in direct service delivery with children and families
- Experience conducting assessments of children and families
- Experience working closely with a wide range of stakeholders
- Effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team
- Ability to provide participant and family-centred practice
- Ability to follow direction and take initiative
- High ability to manage own time, plan & organise own work
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Punctual, reliable and committed
- Strong outcome focused orientation
- Bachelor of Health Science, Teaching, Social Work or equivalent and current registration
- Demonstrated experience utilising best practice models in relation to children with disabilities and / or developmental delays and their families
- Demonstrated experience undertaking data collation, interpretation and report writing.
- Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated time management and organisational skills.
- Ability to work independently and implement effective caseload management strategies
- Experience and knowledge in childhood development and strategies to facilitate early childhood development within a range of settings.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other professionals to enhance the supports provided to children and families.
- Eligibility to work in Australia
- Working with Children Check
- NDIS worker screening check
- NDIS Worker orientation module certiﬁcate or willingness to obtain
- Infection Control Certificate or willingness to obtain
- On Friday, 7 October 2021, the Victorian Government’s Chief Health Officer issued the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. As an employer, The Play Projects (TPP) is required to comply with the terms of these directions. All existing and new employees to TPP must be fully vaccinated by 26th November 2021.
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We encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, people from LGBTIQ communities and people with a disability.
KEY PERFORMANCE AND TASKS
- Build and maintain strong relationships with referral partners, and external stakeholders.
- Build rapport and relationships with participants, their families and other supports.
- Respect and maintain the conﬁdentiality and privacy of participants and their families at all times.
- Promote TPP values and mission to the local and wider community..
- Achieve agreed productivity targets.
- Organise workload, communications, appointments and meet deadlines and available funding.
- Work independently.
- Recognise limitations and request guidance as required.
- Actively participate in staff meetings and supervision.
Research, learning & understanding.
- Undertake appropriate professional development, including self-reﬂection.
- Attend and contribute to in - house professional development activities
- Attend external PD opportunities as practical.
- Participate in the performance management system including the development and monitoring of an individual work plan and annual performance review.
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|Develop and Implement Therapy Plans||
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