Lead Allied Professional, Early Intervention Programme
About the Role
At Rainbow Centre we envision a world where persons with disabilities are empowered and thriving in inclusive communities. We are always on the lookout for people who share our values, who are passionate about serving persons with disabilities and their families; and who are keen to keep learning so they can bring their best to the people we serve.
The Allied Professional Services at Rainbow Centre aims to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities through the delivery of quality therapy, social work and psychological services so that they can achieve their highest level of independence and lead thriving lives.
Rainbow Centre is looking for a Lead Allied Professional (AP) to play a key role in overseeing the case management of the assigned AP team to ensure that clients receive effective and coordinated intervention services based on best practices for quality outcomes, in collaboration with the teaching team and other key stakeholders like families. Concurrently appointed as a Principal Therapist, this is a dynamic role requiring the post-holder to provide hands-on leadership of therapy staff including but not limited to establishing clinical practice policy, individual/group supervision, case conferencing, reviewing treatment plans while setting the pace for a high-performance and productive team.
The post-holder shall promote a collaborative approach to therapy services delivery while maintaining programme compliance standards and service deliverables.
Key responsibilities include:
Effective leadership of the AP team, through
- Working closely with the teaching team and leading a collaborative and person-centered / family centred approach to therapeutic planning, intervention and evaluation
- Facilitating the team’s consideration of relevant inputs for clinical decisions, via team consensus, or when necessary to make the decision
- Coordinating the work of the therapists to monitor the deployment of intervention, the progress of clients, and evaluation of outcomes
Clinical oversight of services by
- Staying up to trends in practices for APs, and designing evidence-based practices that improve the quality of the services to achieve programme outcomes in collaboration with the AP team and Lead Teacher to ensure optimisation of structures and processes
- Ensuring service alignment and quality of services
- Effectively managing caseloads of the APs as per guidelines and work plans
- Managing complex cases efficiently
Proactively managing team and staff development in the following key areas:
- Service challenges
- Staff’s performance management
- Staff’s professional developmental needs and career development
- Demonstrates a high understanding of professional standards and development in the areas of therapy and disability issues
- Energetic and agile
- Registered as an Allied Health Professional under the Allied Health Professions Act
- Posses a good Degree or Master in Therapy (SLT/PT/OT) or Applied Psychology
- Typically 5 years post qualification experience working in a similar setting with at least 4 years in preceding grade and 3 years’ experience in staff supervision and management
Full Time (Permanent)