Therapy Assistant


Job no: 494889
Work type: Part Time Fixed Term
Location: Pakenham
Categories: Therapy

About Scope

Scope’s mission is to enable each person to live as an empowered and equal citizen. We support people with physical, intellectual and multiple disabilities and developmental delays to achieve their goals. Across Victoria, Scope provides services to thousands of people with a disability in more than 100 service locations.

Scope is a registered provider under the NDIS and delivers a range of services including supported independent living, short term accommodation (respite), lifestyle options and therapy.

Scope was recently named on the Australian Financial Review’s 'Top 100 Most Innovative Companies' in Australia and New Zealand.

About The Role

  • Part time (0.6 EFT) based in Pakenham
  • Deliver goal directed services to children (early childhood and school age) and adults under the delegation and supervision of Scope practitioners
  • Deliver a range of intervention strategies to support achievement of outcomes related to activities of daily living, communication, social skills, and fine and gross motor skills
  • Services provided include implementation of individual programs, assist in group programs, prepare and manage therapy resources, complete administrative tasks, report writing and room set up
  • Services will be delivered in collaboration with others

About You

  • You demonstrate a clear understanding of the therapy assistant role
  • You demonstrate the practical application of the skills and tasks of the position and able to work independently and without direct supervision
  • You are keen to learn and actively engage in supervision and professional development
  • You truly believe in our mission to enable each person we support to live as an equal and empowered citizen
  • You have relevant experience in disability and/or paediatric services
  • You are committed to family and person centered approaches, strengths-based practices, and supporting inclusion and participation
  • You have excellent communication and team skills

Requirements

To be considered for this role, you must provide the following:

  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, or attainment of years 3, 4 or final study in Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology or Physiotherapy, or equivalent
  • Current Driver’s License and your own vehicle
  • Satisfactory Working With Children's Check (Employee)
  • Satisfactory National Police Check for 'Employment in Disability' (no more than twelve months old)

Scope as an Employer

Successful candidates will enjoy a range of staff benefits including flexibility to suit your work-life balance, continuous development and training, competitive remuneration and salary packaging, purchased annual leave scheme and a locally based, friendly team environment.  You will also get the unique chance to work for a highly respected organisation that is seeing the biggest change to the disability sector with the roll out of the NDIS.

By submitting a job application, prospective applicants are consenting to their details being checked against the Department of Health & Human Services, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme List.

If you have lived or worked for a continuous period of 12 months or more in another country within the last 10 years, a certified International Police Check from that country or countries will also be required.

Advertised: 03 Jan 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 03 Feb 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time