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Contract Role – Sydney, NSW

Policy & Advocacy Officer

We have a rewarding position of Advocacy Officer for a 12 month contract role available in our Head Office (Sydney based) team.

The primary responsibility of this role is providing individual advocacy to people with disability experiencing any issues related to their services and supports, such as NDIS, health, housing, employment, transport, education.

The SCIA Advocacy Services team is at the forefront of advocating for the rights of people with Spinal Cord Injury at both systemic and individual level. We have a broad and inclusive workforce and our head office team has a representation of approximately 25% of people living with disability.

Applications close December 1, 2020. Click here for more information and how to apply

Full Time – Lismore, Sydney, NSW

NeuroMoves – Team Leader

SCIA’s exercise service NeuroMoves is looking for full time Team Leader to oversee all clinical programming and goal setting for NeuroMoves customers and be responsible for the operational delivery of the services at our Lismore site.

The Team Leader role involves:

• Overseeing operational duties and have responsibility for on-site staff and student management.

• Coordinating the scheduling of staff and customers.

• Delivering quality one-on-one exercise therapy sessions to customers and achieving billable hours.

•Responding to customer enquiries and applications.

• Providing assistance to therapists as required

• Maintaining customer clinical notes, undertake and document customer assessments and support research activities as required.

•Responsible for increasing client numbers for the site.


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If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please submit a cover letter and your CV to jobs@scia.org.au.

For more information please contact Judith Sinclair on 1800 819 775.

Full Time + Casual Roles – Sydney, NSW

Exercise Physiologist / Physiotherapist

SCIA’s exercise service NeuroMoves is looking for full time and casual Exercise Physiologists (EP) and Physiotherapists to join our Sydney team.

The EP or Physiotherapist applying will be applying new graduate knowledge, or new sector experience, to deliver a range of common exercise programs and therapies to our NeuroMoves clients.

The EP/ Physio role involves:

• Working as a part of a team to deliver quality exercise therapy sessions to clients with neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy etc.

• Working autonomously under the guidance of a supervisor to manage a case load of clients with varying conditions

• Accurately assesses individual client needs and sets goals accordingly

• Provide guidance to less experienced staff

• Prepare reports/plans for clients, medical and health professionals and external funding agencies 

To succeed in the role, you will have the following experience, attributes and capabilities:

• Tertiary qualification in Exercise Physiology

• Accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) or Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

• Proven clinical experience with excellent clinical reasoning skills

• Experience in working as part of a team, ideally in a rehabilitation or community based setting

• An ability to encourage and support clients with an empathic, positive approach

• Strong written, administration, organisation and time management skills

• Ability to adhere to work health and safety protocols and awareness of work health and safety issues

• Ability to be involved in work of a highly physical nature

• Passionate about working with neurological populations

This role is a full time working 37.5 Hours per week and will include occasional Saturday shifts.  The role is classified under the Health Professionals Awards as a Level 1-2 position.

SCIA will provide:

• An excellent induction and training program as well as ongoing training & support provided to further develop neurological skills

• The opportunity to deliver a range of programs and utilise the latest specialised equipment and technology

• SCIA offers a flexible, inclusive and friendly work environment and an attractive remuneration package including PBI salary packaging options

If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please submit a cover letter and your CV to jobs@scia.org.au.

For more information please contact Alex Batho on 1800 819 775.

Applications close Friday, 30 October, 2020

Changemakers

Clinical Governance & Research Committee Members

SCIA is establishing a Clinical Governance and Research Committee made up people from lived experience of disability, lived experience in a carer role, researchers and clinicians to oversee Clinical Governance and Research Framework.

At SCIA, our community are central to decision making and play a vital role working alongside professionals with expertise in their field to guide, inform and prioritise.

We are seeking a range of roles to fill this committee including:

ALREADY FILLED Two members of the community with a spinal cord injury, or a neurological condition
• One member of the community who is a carer of a person with a spinal cord injury or a neurological condition
• Three clinicians in the rehabilitation of neurological conditions
• One academic (researcher) in the field of rehabilitation of neurological conditions

To deliver the strategic vision, the Clinical Governance and Research Committee will advise SCIA’s Board of Directors.

As SCIA is a national organisation, we are inviting expressions of interest from across Australia. The committee will meet virtually, and will require a two hour time commitment on a quarterly basis, as well as some background work in preparation for, and after the meetings.

If you would like to apply for any of these roles please provide the following to jobs@scia.org.au:

• An expression of interest outlining why you are interested in joining this Committee
• A Recent CV

Applications close Monday, October 26, 2020

Read below for more information about these exciting opportunities.

Volunteer Community Member – Lived experience of Spinal Cord Injury or other neurological condition
Accountable to: Chair, Clinical Governance and Research Committee

As the community member on the Committee, you will:

• Have lived experience of SCI or other neurological condition
• Have an ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders and consumers
• Work collaboratively with the consumer advisory group
• Maintain SCIA’s image and reputation in context of own clinical governance.

Read more about the role and responsibilities.

Volunteer Community Member – Carer
Accountable to: Chair, Clinical Governance and Research Committee

As the community member of this committee you will:

• Have supported or cared for someone with lived experience of spinal cord injury or other neurological condition
• Have an ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders and consumers
• Work collaboratively with the consumer advisory group
• Maintain SCIA’s image and reputation in context of own clinical governance

Read more about the role and responsibilities.

Volunteer Clinical Representative
Accountable to: Chair, Clinical Governance and Research Committee

As a Clinician on the Committee you will:

• Be an active clinical practitioner from the professions of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Specialist, Spinal Cord Medicine or an equivalent professional accreditation
• Have practiced in your role for at least five (5) years
• Currently actively working with people who have a spinal cord injury and/or neurological conditions in your professional and employed role.
• Have knowledge and skills appropriate to clinical governance
• Be experienced working within a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals

Read more about the role and responsibilities.

Volunteer Academic/Researcher
Accountable to: Chair, Clinical Governance and Research Committee

As the Academic/Researcher on the Committee you will:

• Have three (3) years of active research experience in the field of Spinal Cord Injury, or other neurological areas
• Currently active in your field, with a record of published outputs relative to your career trajectory (emerging, mid-career or senior career)
• Have a professional background in Spinal Cord Injury, other neurological conditions or similar equivalent field of scientific research
• Currently, or willing to become, a member of SCIA
• Maintain SCIA’s image and reputation of own clinical governance

Read more about the role and responsibilities.

If you would like more information about any of these roles, please contact Suzie Stollznow on (02) 7202 0927