Therapist – Saturday plus weekdays Autism Consultancy

JOB DESCRIPTION

Who we are

Autism Consultancy Services was established in response to a need for empathetic and meaningful advocacy, guidance and support for young people with diagnoses of ASD.

Autism Consultancy Services works closely with parents, schools and third parties to create a supportive environment in which all children can thrive, parents feel supported, and all teachers feel successful and valued.  Our holistic and evidence-based practice is oriented to supporting neurodivergent students within the educational system and beyond.

We provide Neuro-affirmative therapy which supports the children we work with to understand the world they live in. We do not provide ABA therapy.

Our opportunity

We are currently going through an expansion period due to a high demand through word of mouth referrals. With a focus on play-based support for our clients we enable them to build their capability and achieve their goals in both the home, educational and therapeutic environments.

We have an immediate requirement for team members who can leverage their experience as play therapists, therapists, counsellors, social workers or registered psychologists in providing high level supports and services to clients including NDIS participants. We are looking for team members who can work autonomously in a variety of settings, and who have the experience, resilience and skill to provide services and supports that facilitate our clients’ success and inclusion. 

This is an opportunity to create tangible outcomes through an holistic approach to client-centric support, which may include – 

  • Working on site in educational/clinical settings with a single client
  • Supporting therapeutic programmes provided by allied health therapists 
  • Working with families to integrate skill/capability building in the home
  • Providing support in a clinical environment to children and their families 
  • Support the administration, reporting and logistics of appointments 
  • Create resources and tools for clients aligned to their individual goals

About you 

Applicants for this opportunity must, at a minimum, have – 

  • Undergraduate/graduate study or qualifications in psychology, occupational therapy, speech pathology, behavioural sciences or education.
  • Proven success and interest in working with neurodiverse cohorts, including children with ASD/ADHD.
  • Proven experience in educational, clinical or other complex settings; 
  • An understanding of and interest in the context/s in which we operate (allied health, psychology, education) and the NDIS.
  • Commitment to disability inclusion.
  • Ability to work autonomously, including providing 1:1 client services in educational, clinical and/or home settings. 
  • Understanding of and commitment to child safety, including Child Safe standards.

 

Further information

If you are interested in the the role, please reply below with both your CV and a Cover Letter. If you require further information about our opportunity, please email [email protected] 

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Autism Consultancy

Job Salary

Casual/Vacation