Deaf Services is a leading not-for-profit organisation, providing support to Deaf and hard of hearing Australians across all age groups.​



About Us

 

With a vision of individuals and community empowered, connected and achieving, Deaf Services delivers programs and supports to enable the Deaf community to live full and independent lives.

Deaf Services works with all Australians to create a more inclusive and accessible community through information referrals, advocacy and education.

With over 110 years of experience working with Deaf Australians, Deaf Services continues to deliver for the community as a registered service provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and an approved provider of home care for seniors.

 

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Brisbane (Southside)

About the Hear for Kids TEAM

Hear for Kids provides speech language pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and teacher of the deaf services to deaf and hard of hearing infants, children and adults and their families across a number of programs, including NDIS. Services are provided both during the day and after school, both onsite at our clinics and in community locations.

 

The Role

Hear for Kids is seeking an experienced paediatric Occupational Therapist to join our transdisciplinary team for a part-time role three (3) days per week. This exciting opportunity would ideally suit an experienced professional wanting to work part-time with infants and children in the community and not-for-profit sector. The role will be based at Yeerongpilly Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP) at Yeronga State school and provide onsite mobile services primarily on the Southside of Brisbane.

 

The successful applicant will have the ability to handle a busy caseload and work independently and cooperatively within a flexible, transdisciplinary structure. You must have strong interpersonal and communication skills to work in a family-centred environment. You will be responsible for screening, assessing and treating children based on their individual needs/goals, writing reports and home programs, and providing family inclusive support. You may also be required to do assistive technology assessments for adult NDIS participants. Experience in Auslan is highly regarded.

Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role you will need:

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent)
  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – Occupational Therapy, which encompasses general registration with the Occupational Therapists Board of Australia (OTBA). This is applicable for those providing Better Start services as well
  • Current Queensland Blue Card holder
  • Knowledge and skills in clinical best practice, Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and principles of Family Centred Practice (FCP)
  • Knowledge of typical and atypical childhood development and how this impacts on young children with a disability or development delay; knowledge of how environmental factors influence interventions on a child with a disability or developmental delay
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within an multidisciplinary team.

Desirable:

  • Evidence of ongoing education/professional development relevant to deafness
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a case load, meeting timelines in a responsive manner by adjusting priorities according to changing needs and urgent matters
  • Experience in Auslan highly regarded

Benefits

As a not-for-profit, Deaf Services offers a range of benefits including being part of a dedicated and professional transdisciplinary team working with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults, ongoing training and development, salary packaging, reduced taxable income and membership to Team Advantage, our staff benefits program.

Next steps

Applicants are required to complete a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, an application form and a current resume and email to hr@deafservices.org.au.

For further information please email hr@deafservices.org.au or phone: 07 3892 8587.

Applications close when the position is filled.

Deaf Services is an equal opportunity employer.