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Bright Eyes Early Intervention is always on the lookout for reliable and dedicated individuals to work as therapists with children with Autism and related disabilities in Sydney.
Psychologist/Program Supervisor (Blue Mountains AND Gordon)
Bright Eyes Early Intervention is a private early intervention and psychology clinic servicing Sydney’s
North Shore and the Blue Mountains Region. Positions currently exist in both locations.
We provide evidence based early intervention services to children with autism and other disabilities or
disorders, in addition to general paediatric psychology sessions. Our early intervention treatment
approach utilises the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis, which is data driven for optimal
treatment outcomes. Our clients are generally preschool and primary-aged; however, we also work
with older children, teenagers and adults for behaviour support, anxiety, social skill development, and mental health.
Our early intervention programs are highly individualised with a focus on teaching functional skills and
working with the child as part of the family unit. The parents are an integral part of our programs and
we help train them in the theoretical and practical aspects of Applied Behaviour Analysis so they may
continue practice of their child’s goals in the home environment.
We also provide a range of other services including developmental and psychological assessments,
preschool and school consultancy and seminars, anxiety programs, behaviour management programs
and social skills groups. We believe that it is important for staff working within this field to have a
varied caseload to keep the job interesting and motivating.
We are looking for someone to join our highly qualified and experienced team to provide high quality
intervention for our dedicated clients. Our clinic has a very good reputation, a good referral base and
the need for growth due to the high demand of client referrals. If you are passionate about early intervention and child psychology, want to make a difference to the lives of others, have a positive
attitude, good work ethic and would prefer to spend the majority of your day working face to face with
clients then we would like to hear from you.
• To design and implement skill acquisition programs utilising the principles of ABA (essential)
• To train and support parents, teachers/educators, and support workers in the implementation of a behaviour support plan.
• For psychologists – to assess and potentially diagnose using a range of psychometric tools (e.g., WISC-V, SB-5, WPPSI-IV, WIAT-III, CBCL, ABAS-3, Vineland-III, ADOS-2 and ADI-R)
• To offer parents, children and educators practical strategies and support to overcome complex issues at home and/or school (in collaboration with lead psychologist if necessary).
Benefits and Remuneration
• Competitive salary
• Part-time position with potential for full-time for the right candidate
• To be part of a generous and enthusiastic clinical team with regular peer supervision and CPD opportunities
• Extensive experience in developing and implementing programs using ABA teaching methodologies and a variety of data collection tools
• Accredited BCBA/BCaBA or working towards accreditation AND/OR registered as a psychologist with AHPRA. Provisional psychologists with extensive early intervention experience may be considered.
• Experience in diverse paediatric mental health and/or educational contexts predominantly with preschool and or/primary-school aged clients.
• Demonstrated experience in working with children with developmental delays and a variety of challenging behaviours
• Excellent self-motivation and autonomous working skills with good accountability
• Ability to liaise effectively with other professionals such as preschool/school staff, paediatricians, speech pathologists and occupational therapists in order to provide a cohesive program for each child.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including high quality report writing skills and strong rapport building skills.
• Comprehensive understanding of NDIS Framework.
• Current first aid certificate
• Desire to be involved in facilitating growth of a small business with potential for career development
• Driver’s license and own car
• An ability to develop a genuine rapport with a broad range of children and parents who may be in challenging situations.
• Patient, flexible and committed to seeking solutions.
• Flexibility to attend home and school visits, as required.
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Junior therapists work one-on-one with children in homes, schools and community settings. Your role is to follow a program based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) that has been specifically designed to teach the child with whom you’re working skills including language, play, social skills, motor skills, behavioural management, and daily-living skills.
Through your work as a junior therapist, you will be trained in ABA, understanding Autism, behavioural management and data-taking procedures. More importantly, you will play a key role in positively and directly shaping the development of children with a disability.
- Interest working with children with special needs
- Quick thinking
- Relevant and up to date ABA training. If you have not completed any ABA training then you will need to complete the Bright Eyes Introductory ABA training available in the Courses section on our website. There is an online theoretical component and face-to-face practical component.
- Bright Eyes staff will also continue to provide ongoing training and supervision to therapists working on programs with Bright Eyes clients.
- It is also preferred but not necessary that you are studying or have completed a degree in a related field (including psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, or teaching).
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FAQs for Junior Therapists
1. When can I start working?
2. The Bright Eyes practical workshop is only in a few months. Can I start work already?
3. Do I receive a certificate after completing my training?
4. Who trains me to work with a specific child?
5. Do I work alone?
6. How soon before I can start running sessions on my own?
7. What if I have no experience in this area?
8. Do I have to like kids?
9. Who employs me?
10. Do I have to do interviews to work with families?
11. Will I get paid?
12. Do I need an ABN?
13. Do I need a Working With Children Check (WWCC)?
14. What suburbs can I work in?
15. How many families can I work with?
16. How many hours a week can/must I work?
17. Can I work whenever I want?