Speech Pathologist/Occupational Therapist

Job Description

We're not your typical run-of-the-mill Speechie/OT job (and proud of it). 

Do you wake up every day and DREAD going to work?  Does every workday start to look the same? 

The team at Advanced Therapy Mackay is built differently. We know many workplaces say, “We're like a family”, but at Advanced Therapy, we actually mean it. We are not a desk-based team producing paper-based assessments; we walk the journey with each client and their support team. We communicate well and know it is key to supporting our clients and providing practical advice, training and therapy whenever wherever needed.  

Locally owned and operating since 2020, 

  • We are dedicated to providing service excellence in Positive Behaviour Support, Individual Therapy and Allied Health Services.  
  • We are NDIS Registered Provider with full Certification. 
  • We are committed to treating our clients with dignity and respect in a safe and secure environment.  
  • We pride ourselves on our authentic relationships with our clients.  

The team is made up of five practitioners with a combined experience of over 60 years in Social Work, Education, Psychology, Disability and Mental Health. You will be made to feel welcome and supported as you transition into your position.  

Are you ready for a change?  

The role will be a dual position where you service clients requiring assessments and therapy specific to your profession.  However, the difference is that you will also receive the mentoring and training to become a NDIS Registered- Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner. 

In this instance we are looking for an Occupational Therapist or Speech Pathologist to service clients in the Mackay Region.  Permanent full-time working 37.6 hrs a week Mon – Fri, with the flexibility to work at home, depending on the requirements to meet business needs. 

Must be a good communicator and a team player.  An understanding of meeting KPI's would be beneficial.  The role will require excellent written communication skills tailored to different audiences.  Extensive report writing is required in this role, so good writing skills are essential.

Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner/OT/Speech Therapy

  • Assess and design person-centred intervention services and therapy plans.
  • Provide behavioural services to people with disabilities, focusing on decreasing challenging behaviours. 
  • This includes conducting behavioural assessments, including functional analysis. 
  • Formulate and implement behavioural interventions and strategies. 
  • Develop and implement a Positive Behaviour Support Plan and provide training to the implementing service providers. 
  • Monitoring the implementation and make changes where required. 
  • Provide behavioural advice, guidance to families, support staff and other professionals working with the client. 
  • Provide Restrictive Practice Positive Behaviour Support Plans with a focus on eliminating restrictive practice practices. 
  • Ensure that legislation regarding people with disabilities is adhered to, regarding the client's human rights. 
  • Provided 1:1 skill development focused on building capacity and improving the clients quality of life.
  • Intervene when a customer’s human rights are not being met. Including QCAT applications. 
  • Provide Bio-psycho- social assessments to inform areas of need and create treatment plans with a holistic approach. 
  • Provide support to people experiencing social and interpersonal difficulties. 
  • Promote human rights and wellbeing through advocating for customers who are vulnerable. 
  • Provide reports for customers for the purpose of NDIS Review. 

What sets Advanced Therapy apart?

Advanced Therapy is a fun and supportive culture, where people feel connected and enjoy going to work. We prioritise job satisfaction, flexibility, learning and career pathways so that you can deliver exceptional service and experience to your clients.

Here's why you'll LOVE working with us:

  • A full-time/part-time or permanent opportunities
  • Excellent salaries above award wage.
  • Supervision available to support Provisionals and ongoing support for senior and experienced practitioners.
  • Clinic facility equipped with extensive therapy tools and equipment and standardised assessments.
  • Health and well-being benefits! 
  • A friendly and supportive team who are willing to mentor you in the role.
  • Great well-being, benefits and rewards programs - we truly appreciate our people e.g. Bonus' throughout the year.
  • Strong onboarding program in place to help you learn the ropes and feel confident in your role.
  • We encourage team morale and love team breakfasts, lunches and team-building activities! 
  • Enjoy a fun, supportive team culture — if you want to like going to work you'll fit right in. 

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in Speech Pathology or Occupational Therapy and membership with your governing professional body eg. AHPRA. 
  • Professional experience relevant to service provision for persons with a disability, their families and key stakeholders.
  • Experience and knowledge of challenging behaviours, intellectual disability and trauma.
  • Well-developed knowledge of person-centred approaches.
  • Minimum 12 months experience in the discipline of service provision.
  • Current Positive Notice (Blue Card) for Child Related Employment issued by The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian.
  • Current working with disabilities (yellow card) check as required.
  • Ability to become registered with governing professional body eg. AHPRA.
  • You must also be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to obtain the required clearances for this role.

As we continue to grow our team, we are keen to hear from any experienced Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Speech Pathologists seeking new opportunities. 

If this sounds like the job for you, what are you waiting for?!

Submit your application by clicking the 'Apply Now' button, or send us an email at Sarah.Fenech@advancedtherapymackay.com.au with:

  • Your CV
  • Your cover letter (or at least a quick intro)
  • Your contact details
  • And any questions you have     

For a confidential chat, contact Sarah Fenech on 0413482122