We have a job for a dedicated and enthusiastic Allied Health Assistant who is passionate about keeping people with disabilities healthy and engaged.
Allied Health Assistant
Perth Metropolitan Area ID: AHA0
Full-Time (12 Months Fixed Term)
What drives you? What makes you get up each morning and love your work? If it’s using your skills and passions to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, then get in touch with Nulsen.
Nulsen supports people with complex disabilities 24/7. We are one of Western Australia’s leaders in this field and we have a job for a dedicated and enthusiastic allied health assistant who is passionate about keeping people with disabilities healthy and engaged. You will be part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary team, and will have the support of senior clinical staff in all areas of service delivery.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Nulsen Therapy, some of your duties will include:
- Implementing and supervising individual and group support/intervention programs planned by Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physiotherapists.
- Providing specific, clear, and detailed training to non-clinical staff in the implementation of programs provided by clinical staff.
- Providing objective feedback based on clinical observations, data analysis and judgments of service users’ needs and progress; and clearly presenting this information in both verbal and written reports.
- Developing/sourcing and managing a range of technology-based supports and other resources to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities in areas such as self-care, mobility, communication, behaviour and recreation.
- Representing Therapy Services at relevant interest groups, to promote and enhance the quality of professional services offered by Nulsen.
What you’ll need:
- Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, or Disability or equivalent.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team together with service users, families, support staff, other Health staff, and other teams within Nulsen.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
- Well-developed oral, written and collaborative communication skills.
- Experience working with people with behaviours of concern within a positive behaviour framework.
- A proven ability to follow critical intervention programs in challenging situations.
- Demonstrated initiative and innovative problem solving skills.
- Clear understanding of the rights of people with disabilities, and of the concepts of social role valorisation, inclusion, active support and quality of life.
- Demonstrated ability in observation and clinical reasoning which supports planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical services with the purpose of achieving the highest possible quality of life for people with disabilities.
- An Australian driver’s licence, Working with Children Card, First Aid Certificate (with 6 months’ validity) and a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (only through Nulsen’s preferred provider).
What we give back:
While you’re nurturing the residents, Nulsen will nurture you. We offer salary packaging and flexible working arrangements so you can fit work into your other commitments.
On top of this, we offer every day support from senior staff, and professional development opportunities to give you new skills to make a bigger difference in people’s lives.
If you have questions about the position, please call Susan Peden, Executive Director, Nulsen Therapy, on 0437 443 043.
Applications close: 9am Monday 25th February 2019
Please be advised we may proceed with interviews prior to the closing date