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Reference Number 12063
Position Title Allied Health Assistant
Employment Type Casual
Department Hummingbird House
Location Hummingbird House K-ESS
Classification Care & Support Employees EA - CSE Care Employee Level 2
Hours per Fortnight 0
Position Summary

Allied Health Assistant

 

Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) is an innovative and responsive not-for-profit community service provider, with more than 70 locations throughout South East Queensland. We support more than 100,000 Queenslanders every year with aged care, disability and mental health services, youth and family programs, palliative care and emergency relief. With over 100 years' experience in caring for our community, Wesley Mission Queensland has a history steeped in hope, respect, compassion, empowerment, innovation, justice and integrity. To learn more about our organisation, please see www.wmq.org.au & https://www.youtube.com/user/wmbmedia.

 

Hummingbird House is Queensland's only children's hospice and provides specialist paediatric palliative care to families across the state. The service offers short break respite stays, family support services, creative therapies, care at the end of life, after death care, and ongoing bereavement support for families caring for children with life limiting conditions. 

 

The Allied Health Assistant role at Hummingbird House will provide support with delivery of hydrotherapy services to children accepted to Hummingbird House.
This role operates under the supervision of the physiotherapist, and may include

i) assisting the physiotherapist in delivering physiotherapy

ii) delivering hydrotherapy techniques as guided by the physiotherapist

iii) non-clinical tasks associated with the maintenance and function of the Hummingbird House pool

 

As a service for children with palliative care needs, successful applicants will show an awareness for principles of palliative care, and an ability to provide professional support for families using culturally appropriate and family centred approaches to care. Above all, applicants will possess a drive to allow children to be children regardless of their diagnosis. 

This role would be well suited for an Allied Health student, or someone with experience working with children with disabilities. 

 

Applications must address the 'Qualifications, Knowledge and Requirement' for this role (contained within the attached position description) and are to be submitted online at www.wmq.org.au by 4pm of the closing date.
For more information please contact Edward Ralph via email at Edward.Ralph@hummingbirdhouse.wmq.org.au

 

Why work with Wesley Mission Queensland

Working alongside people who love what they do
Salary Packaging
Product Discounts
Travel Discounts
Access to discounted holiday units
Employee Assistance Program

 

Wesley Mission Queensland's Vision is: 'a compassionate, just and inclusive society for all'. We are committed to EEO, OH&S, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity and are a preferred employer for older workers. Wesley Mission Queensland has been recognised as a GOLD Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace by Mental Health First Aid Australia for our strong commitment to embedding the Mental Health First Aid program into our organisation. Successful applicants are expected to abide by the WMQ Code of Conduct.  Relevant criminal record checks will be undertaken on recommended applicant.  To view our Privacy Policy, please click here.  Salary Packaging is available to permanent Staff to enhance remuneration.

Essential Requirements Essential: Must have a current Drivers licence and willingness to drive in the course of work.
Essential: Experience working with children with disability
Essential: Ability to swim
Desirable: Experience / training in water safety and rescue
Contact Person Edward RALPH
Contact Number
Contact Email Edward.Ralph@hummingbirdhouse.wmq.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Rebekah Brandt
Alternate Contact Number
Closing Date 29/09/2020
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.