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Ref No. 6879412HRO
Job Title Team Leader - Samaritans Early Intervention Coordination Team (Telarah)
Closing Date 15-Mar-2017
Job Location Maitland

Team Leader - Samaritans Early Intervention Coordination Team

  • Telarah based with some local/ regional day travel
  • Permanent full time contract
  • Salary Packaging available

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Team Leader to join our Samaritans Early Intervention Coordination Team.

Samaritans Early Intervention Coordination Team (SEICT) offers support to children aged 0 to 15 years with an NDIS plan.

The aims of this program are to support children with varying disabilities who have an NDIA plan. They provide support with a focus on building the capacity and skills of families, mainstream services and community based groups.

The SEICT Team Leader is responsible for providing leadership and direction to staff in the day to day operation of the Telarah site. This includes the planning, implementation and evaluation of therapeutic and case management services. They will provide direct support and supervision to allied health professionals, Case Managers, educators and administration staff on their site, ensuring that services provided to clients are in accordance with the general policies of Samaritans, SEICT and current best practice approaches.

In addition, the Team Leader will be required to maintain a caseload themselves.

Qualifications / Licenses / Certifications required:

  • Bachelor or Post Graduate Degree in Speech Pathology/ Occupational Therapy/ Physiotherapy/ Psychology/ Social Work/ Primary/ Early Childhood with current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or relevant regulatory body (if Allied Health)
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Current Working with Children Check

Essential Criteria to be addressed:

  • Experience in working with paediatric clients in your chosen allied health/ education / case management field
  • Experience supervising a team of qualified early intervention professionals
  • Experience working with families with complex needs
  • Experience guiding staff to meet and maintaining KPI’s and billable targets
  • Knowledge of a trans-disciplinary team and Key Worker role responsibilities within this model
  • Sound understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with complex situations as part of a trans/multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated commitment to Continuing Professional Development, Evidenced Based Practice, and measuring clinical outcomes
  • Understanding of the current trends and approaches underpinning the provision of early intervention services to children 0-15 years with a disability
  • Ability to prioritise workloads, work independently and within an inter-professional team environment
  • Ability to determine the functional ability and environmental requirements of children with a disability in a range of settings
  • Role modelling of expected professional behaviour to team members at all times
  • Experience and highly developed skills in developing programs for young children with disabilities.
  • Ability to advise on the range of available treatment options and provision of specific information to guide the parents / carer’s selection of appropriate options.
  • Demonstrated high level of organisational and time management skills

Dependant on the successful applicant’s qualifications, this position is either a Health Professionals & Support Services Award 2010 with the possibility of an above award allowance to match the NSW Health Professionals State Award or a Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 position.

In addition, as Samaritans is a non-profit organisation and employees have the opportunity to participate in our Salary Packaging Scheme which means that employees can earn up to $16,000 of their annual earnings as tax free income therefore increasing their net annual earnings.

Does this sound like you?

To apply, please submit your application by clicking on the apply button below. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 11:59pm.


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