About the Business and the Role
Care Forward is an innovative, leading provider of homecare services. We are a locally owned Tasmanian community service provider with a focus on reablement, health and wellbeing. Our core business consists of coordination and delivery of home support services and community care across Tasmania.
You are an enthusiastic and dedicated Health Professional with a real passion for improving lives. With the ability to work autonomously you will thrive in this multidisciplinary environment. You are adaptable, enjoy meeting new people and working in a variety of settings.
Job Tasks and Responsibilities
Intake of Occupational Therapy clients and the subsequent assessment, client goal setting and service planning which sometimes includes planning of home modifications.
Using a wellness approach, developing goal orientated planning and service delivery in partnership with the consumer.
Contributing to a multidisciplinary team approach to deliver programs using unique skills and knowledge of a clinical health professional.
Liaising with referral agencies, service providers, consumers, family/advocate to ensure best possible outcomes for consumers.
In partnership with the consumer, monitoring and reviewing client progress whilst on the program via regular phone contact and/or home visits.
Where appropriate, educate clients' family and/or employer about how to support and accommodate for the client.
Recommend equipment and aids. Facilitate the sourcing of aids and equipment appropriate to individual client needs and instruct the client how to use that equipment.
Skills and Experience
Current registration with AHPRA as an accredited Occupational Therapist
Current motor vehicle driver's licence
Two (2) professional referee checks - worked with candidate recently
National Police Certificate obtained within the last three (3) months
Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills enabling effective interaction with clients and their families, team members, external health professionals and key stakeholders.
Comprehensive understanding of community-based service provision.
Demonstrated computer literacy with experience in word processing, calendar management software (Outlook) and data base applications.
An understanding of risk management principles, workplace health and safety and continuous quality improvement processes and their application in the workplace.
Desirable postgraduate experience in providing evidence based clinical assessment and planning appropriate interventions for clients with chronic and/or complex conditions, with a focus on client reablement and independence using a wellness/restorative approach to service provision.
The ability to work autonomously and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Job Benefits and Perks
We support innovation, collaboration and creative thinking. Our people are our biggest asset and we believe that working together, we're stronger.
What We Offer
In return for your hard work we offer a range of great benefits. We take the health and wellbeing of our employees seriously and encourage wellbeing at all levels.
Join a fun and energetic and inclusive work environment with a great client base
Well supported professional development access
Staff wellbeing program
Comprehensive induction and ongoing support
Flexible work arrangements supporting work/life balance
Access to Business Class travel insurance
Supported by evidence-based practice
Salary range will be dependent on professional qualification.
Dynamic team environment
Winner 2018 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards - Employer of Excellence in Aged Care
Finalist 2019 Employer of Choice Awards (highly commended)
ACSA - Aged Services Young Leader of the Year (Launceston Office Team Member)
Applications & queries to: Careers@careforward.com.au