Health or education professional (work from home)
We’re looking for a positive, organised and self-motivated SP, OT or education professional to join our team.
This position has now been filled.
- Great work-life balance: work 100% from home, 30 hours per week (5 days per week). Your schedule will have some flexibility based on when you have client appointments booked, however the general hours for this position are 11:00 am – 5:30 pm WST / 1:00 – 7:30 pm EST.
- No commute! Work from your own home office. We’ll provide you with a laptop and mobile phone, you just need a desk and comfy chair.
- Full in-house training and support: When you come on board, we’ll do some intensive training together. You’ll learn all about the programs and how to support program participants. You’ll watch what superstar program support looks like, and then you’ll start working with clients. You’ll be supported the whole way, learning as you go with ongoing training and professional development. We’re very proud of the level of support and supervision we give (we’re willing to be it’s way more than in your previous roles).
- Supportive culture: We’re a small women-led team and we highly value a safe and supportive work environment where we all help each other.
- Not your typical tutoring or speech pathology job: An engaging position that you can sink your teeth into and develop as your own
Why you’ll love working with us
Sometimes we work autonomously, other times we work collaboratively, bouncing ideas off our highly approachable colleagues. We pride ourselves on being super organised and have developed great systems and procedures to ensure that we provide our clients with the best service possible.
We offer and support three leading neuroscience-based programs – Fast ForWord, Cogmed and Reading Assistant as well as an attention program for young children and a social development program. These innovative programs enable our clients to make fast and lasting improvements in auditory processing, memory, attention, language, reading and social skills. It’s a real pleasure to have the opportunity to work with programs that genuinely change lives.
Our clients train online at home with remote supervision from our team. We have the opportunity to get to know our families intimately, often for quite some time, making this a highly fulfilling role.
About this role
As you will be working remotely from home in a professional context, you will need to provide your own quiet, private home office with a neutral or professional backdrop and a strong, reliable internet connection.
Here’s what your day will look like:
- Commute to work (aka your home office!)
- Start your day by responding to emails and text messages from program participants. Reach out to the team if you need help with any of these.
- You’ll have appointments booked in your diary throughout the day for Zoom calls and phone calls with clients. They’re a great bunch of kids, teenagers and some adults who have enrolled in our programs. You’ll analyse the work they have completed over the week/fortnight and provide feedback, motivation, instruction and advice.
- Use our client management system to make notes after each call, as well as make any adjustments to programs and reach out to Zoe with any admin tasks you need done – she’ll take care of those for you!
- You’ll have a lunch break of course – when and for how long, you can decide!
- Tick jobs off your task list – contact a previous participant who was on a break to help them resume their program, write a report for a client, send a parent information on the next program you’ve recommended for their child, complete an email update for someone who has requested this instead of their Zoom/phone call this week.
- Meet with Tina, Claire, Shahin or Zoe on Zoom to go through questions you have or an area you’d like additional training in.
- Learn heaps of interesting stuff along the way – for example, all about different learning disorders and how they’re remediated, and how participants access NDIS funding and supports. You’ll continually add to your bank of knowledge which will in turn improve the quality of support you’ll be able to provide. You’ll provide general information and recommendations as the need arises including helping NDIS participants understand how their funding works and providing referral recommendations.
- Communicate with and develop relationships with other professionals who work with clients on your caseload.
- As you gain experience, you can help improve and develop written and video informational resources, and contribute to our social media campaigns and website.
- Finish work when you’ve completed today’s tasks and have no more clients booked. As many clients require an after-school appointment, you need to be available until 5:30 WA time (7:30 EST) but if your diary allows, you can choose to finish early 🙂
- You’ll need about 6 hours of working time per day (or 30 hours per week), but if things get busy and you need more than 30 hours to complete everything this week, that’s ok – you’ll be paid for those hours!
Enough about us, let’s talk about you
This role requires someone with the following essential skills and attributes:
- You have qualifications: in speech pathology, occupational therapy, social work, psychology or education. New graduates are welcome to apply.
- You’re fun, friendly, energetic and compassionate: you’re revved and ready to get stuck into your day, channelling those positive vibes to energise and empathise with your clients.
- You have very strong computer skills: you’ll need to become besties with a whole bunch of software and cloud based services, so it’s important that you’re tech-savvy enough to know how to use Zoom, you pick up new software quickly with a bit of training, and you’re able to help clients with technical problem solving when needed.
- You’re motivated to learn: We’re self-confessed nerds when it comes to learning about how the brain learns, understanding research and basically learning everything there is to know about the development of language, literacy and cognitive skills. It’s important that you’re interested in learning about these topics.
- You have a desire to implement neuroscience-based computer programs: With continuously growing evidence of their efficacy, it is becoming more widely accepted that evidence-based computer interventions have an important part to play in the learning intervention process. While they are not a replacement for traditional therapies and classroom interventions, they are able to train important language, literacy and cognitive skills in ways that are not humanly possible. As such, you’re a forward-thinking and innovative person who is ready for a new and different challenge.
- You have excellent written and verbal communication skills:
- Strong verbal skills are required for consultations with parents, educators and other professionals.
- Excellent written skills are required for written communication with clients and referrers, and developing informational and support resources. Bonus if you can provide samples!
- You’re a team player: We highly value our team culture. We’re looking for someone who is friendly, reliable, flexible and who takes the initiative to assist others in the team.
- You’re a problem solver: Every client is different with unique needs (and devices, and families, and pets who chew important things …). It’s important that you’re a strong problem solver who can break down a problem and take steps towards a solution, always with the end goal in mind.
- You have excellent time management skills: It’s important that you are very good at prioritising and managing your time as sometimes you’ll need to juggle a number of tasks simultaneously.
How to apply
If you’re a self-motivated “people person” with an inquisitive mind and a can-do attitude, we would like to hear from you. There is no close date for applications for this position but ideally you will be able to commence before mid-September 2022.
To apply, submit your resume and application addressing the selection criteria to email@example.com.
Have questions? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.