Volunteer or Staff:
Anywhere in the world, as long as you hold APHRA registration
Minimum 18 months
Chief Clinical Officer
Other key relationships -
Speech pathologists, other occupational therapists
Families, Schools, Other providers and referral sources
The purpose of this position is to deliver high quality occupational therapy services to children in rural Australia with these needs via Umbo’s online platform - all from the comfort of your own home.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Assess, implement, and manage client supports in accordance with best practices.
Develop intervention plans, including short- and long-term goals, in line with the client’s NDIS goals.
Develop the child’s occupational therapy program in consultation with the key worker, family, and support network.
Work cooperatively and effectively within the transdisciplinary team to provide families with a high quality, coordinated service.
Maintain documentation including evaluation/assessment reports, progress notes, therapy plans or strategies to administrative staff in a timely and professional manner.
Participate in regular clinical supervision
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and leading professional development sessions.
Share knowledge and provide clinical orientation to Umbo staff and volunteers.
Ensure client confidentiality in all situations and in accordance with Umbo’s Confidentiality Policy
Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with safety procedures, rules and regulations.
Adhere and adapt to client goals, and standards of performance, policies and procedures.
Demonstrate professionalism by being punctual and dependable for assigned/confirmed shifts and presented appropriately
· At least 3 years’ experience working as an occupational therapist (exceptional recent graduates will be considered)
· A desire to help deliver services to rural Australia
· Current APHRA registration
· A passion for person-centred, evidence-based practice
· Previous experience delivering tele-practice
· Experience working with children with complex communication needs (e.g. ASD, CP, Down syndrome, intellectual disability)
· Occupational therapy assessment and intervention for working with children with ASD, especially in the areas of dressing, toileting and feeding
· Experience with sensory processing assessment and intervention, especially in the classroom
· Experience with behavioural management for children with ASD
· Training and experience in evidence-based feeding techniques (i.e. SOS)
· Experience in early intervention and/or school setting
· Knowledge or experience working in private practice
· Project management experience
· Transdisciplinary team experience
· Leadership skills
Ability to influence the direction of a new initiative with relative autonomy
Avoid having to deal with NDIS – we’ll do it for you!
Quarterly goal setting, including professional development and clinical supervision
Opportunities to participate in and facilitate internal training activities
Part of a small but dedicated team that values learning, collaboration, and people-centred practice
Access to a global network of peers and mentors with expertise in occupational therapy, international development, project management, fundraising, communications, working with disability, and more
Financial reward based on fees charged per billable hour