This position is responsible for the assessment and implementation of goals within Occupational Therapy scope of practice for clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Part-time or full-time.
The role of the Occupational Therapist includes;
Assessment and Therapy in the domain areas of;
Gross and fine motor, self care, sensory, social/emotional, activities of daily living.
Work directly one-to-one with the client and their families.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to assess the client’s needs and family priorities.
Monitor progress, and make updates to goals and plans on a regular basis both by direct observation of the child, as well as by analyzing program data.
Train, supervise, and provide regular feedback to Therapy Technicians in regards to Occupational Therapy specific goals.
Lead and/or participate in client team meetings.
Train/educate family members.
Lead and/or participate in education workshops or trainings.
Liaise and collaborate with community professionals and governmental agencies.
Write progress and termination reports as required.
Stay current on evidence based practices. Present evidence based practice information to team members.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with children, young people and their families, teachers and other key stakeholders.
Ability to translate specialist knowledge into practical information.
Ability to plan and manage time effectively to meet goals and outcomes.
Collaborate with your team as well as the ability to efficiently work independently.
Experience working alongside professionals who specialize in the field of Applied Behavioural Analysis is an asset.
Experience in Autism Spectrum Disorder specific coursework, training or workshops is an asset.
To be successful you will;
Be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Board of Occupational Therapy with a current Certificate of Practice (or the equivalent).
Hold a Degree in Occupational Therapy (at least a Bachelor's level).
Have experience with the delivery of Paediatric Occupational Therapy services to clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders or other developmental disabilities.
Have clearance from a criminal record check.
Have NZ permanent residency/citizenship, or valid NZ work visa (your resume must confirm your eligibility to work in New Zealand).
Have a current full driver’s licence.
Be able to make at least a 1 year commitment.
What can we offer you?
Acorn Autism presents a unique opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team where you will work closely alongside your colleagues, clients, and their families. All while having the opportunity for a variety of professional development opportunities and challenges.