Early Childhood Intervention Therapist - Southern Brisbane

Everyday Independence

Everyday independence is expanding its Early Childhood Intervention Services in our South Brisbane hub. Located in Springwood

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  • Flexible work hours, work at a location of your choice
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Your New Company 
 

Everyday Independence provides quality, person centered therapy services to support people with a disability to live to their full potential and enjoy an everyday life.  
Everyday Independence started over 20 years ago in Bendigo, regional Victoria.  We have a strong commitment to the communities that we support and with leadership from the 2020 Telstra Business Woman of the year, Leanne Healey who is also the inaugural Australian OT of the year (2018) and Founder of what is now Australias largest allied health business delivering to the NDIS. 
It’s no wonder our success means that we are growing! 
  
We provide community based Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Positive Behaviour Supports and Early Childhood Intervention Supports to build on what is working in a person’s life and create changes to areas that are not.  
A well-established organisation, we now have more than 24 teams providing in person and online support to people across Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.  

Your new role 

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Therapist  
Employment Term: Full or Part Time Ongoing roles available 
Salary: $70,000-$120,000 plus Super 
Location: Springwood
Commencement: 19th May, 2021
  
An exciting opportunity is available for occupational therapists, speech pathologists and physiotherapists to join our growing Early Childhood Intervention service.  
  
Working under the Key Worker Model, you will support children and their families to access services and supports that meet their needs and achieve life changing outcomes. 
  
In your new role, you will develop, plan and provide therapy sessions to children and their families in a variety of community-based settings.   You will evaluate families’ progress and outcomes to ensure they are on track to achieve their therapy goals, supporting them to overcome barriers that are impacting on their participation in everyday life.   
You will work closely with other likeminded therapists to coordinate and deliver the right supports at the right time to children and families. 
  
To support you to be successful in your role, you’ll complete our Key Worker and ECI training programme and take part in ongoing professional development delivered by our ECI Leader and Excellence team.  
   
As a therapist working within the Key Worker Model of Early Childhood Intervention, you will work within your scope of practice to: 
  • Develop, plan and conduct therapy sessions with people within a variety of community based settings 
  • Regularly evaluate progress and outcomes with families using relevant measures, while celebrating the big and small achievements  
  • Identify barriers within a person's environment (attitudinal, social and physical) to develop meaningful goals that impact on a person’s participation in everyday life 
  • Work as part of a team who are able to provide the right support to the child and family at the right time 
  • Prepare full, accurate and timely reports to assist in future planning and recommendation strategies 
  • Get involved in regular professional peer group and individual coaching 
  • Attend weekly team meetings – get to know your team, enjoy the Everyday Independence culture, have your say and help us grow 
Why you’ll love working at Everyday Independence  
  • We’ll support you to explore your full potential 
  • Grow and develop alongside the people that you will support 
  • Learn from innovative leaders including our ECI Leader and Excellence Team 
  • Feel supported through our 8 week induction program  
  • Keep growing with regular professional peer group and individual coaching,  mentoring and exciting career pathways 
  • Connect with your team at weekly team meetings, build friendships and take part in regular social events at your local hub 
You’ll support people to reach their potential every day 
  • Deliver life-changing outcomes under the social model, practicing in the everyday places that our participants live, work, learn and play  
  • Work for a company that truly cares (proud winners of the Team Culture Award at the Australian Allied Health Awards 2019) 
Make it work for you 
  • Flexible working hours, permanent or part time to ensure work life balance 
  • Over 20 interstate relocation hub opportunities  
  • Vehicle options include fortnightly vehicle allowance or contribution to fully maintained company vehicle with personal and private use 
What do you need to be successful? 
  • APHRA / SPA or relevant registration 
  • A strong understanding of child development in the early years 
  • Can identify and utilise a range of appropriate screening and assessment tools 
  • High level of observation skills and strong problem solving skills 
  • Highly collaborative with families and other allied health, early learning and family services professionals 
  • Strong understanding of the rights of a child and family along with child safe practices 
  • The ability to identify where a child may be risk of abuse or neglect and report appropriately 
  • Have great facilitation skills and be able to supervise a student/allied health assistant 
  • Valid driver’s license  
  • 2 Clinical References  
  • WWCC  
  • Working rights in Australia  
  • Minimum of one year clinical experience.  Whilst this role is not suitable for new graduates, we certainly encourage new graduates to apply to Everyday Independence.  After completion of one year of clinical practice we can then support your transition to ECI training and an ECI role.  
What to do now: 

We invite you to find out more about Everyday Independence on our website – Lets Chat! 
https://www.everydayind.com.au/join-our-team/current-opportunities/ or you can speak directly to our People and Culture Team on 1300 179 131 or email us at careers@everydayind.com.au 
Everyday Independence embraces and values inclusion. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you have any support or access needs, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We are committed to providing flexible ways of working for every role. Talk to us about how this job could be flexible for you.  
Everyday Independence is proudly part of The Circle Back Initiative and we are committed to responding to every candidate throughout the Recruitment Process.  
 
Everyday Independence is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults with disabilities. We require all candidates to undergo screening prior to employment including but not limited to; holding or obtaining an NDIS Worker Screening Check and a Working with Children Check / equivalent in accordance with State laws.