Career Opportunities with Patches

Our employment opportunities allow you to transform communities and change lives. Patches offers competitive salaries, professional development and supervision opportunities within a national network of clinics.

Patches teams work in metro, rural and remote areas across WA and the NT.  We are flexible, we move fast, and we are committed to excellence and efficiency.  We want to see children and families grow to their full potential. The team at Patches is made up of passionate individuals, who bring experience and excellence in their clinical service. 

Our mission is to provide excellence in assessment and therapy services to support individuals, empower communities and change lives.

Patches has a range of roles available is always interested to hear from determined allied health, psychology and medical professionals who are passionate about improving the lives of Australians.

At Patches we believe in flexibility and have casual, part-time and full-time fixed term contracts.  

  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • Flexibility – family friendly, variety of hours and locations to work from
  • Supported Relocation opportunities
  • Professional development support
  • Supportive and accessible leadership
  • Health and wellbeing program
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Corporate health insurance discounts
  • Multidisciplinary team environment
  • Research opportunities
  • Ability to provide and or receive mentoring

Description

As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will conduct complex neurodevelopmental and behavioural assessments, diagnosis, and management planning in paediatric clients, including from culturally and linguistically diverse populations and in corrective services settings. 

 

EssentialCriteria 

  • The successful applicant will have the ability to diagnose complex conditions as part of a multidisciplinary team, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, ADHD, and common Mental Health Conditions.
  • The applicant will have the ability to provide clinical feedback to families following a diagnosis and provide follow up management of a caseload of clients in liaison with general practitioners and community/ general paediatricians.
  • Proficient time management skills and the ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to liaise with participants, team members and key stakeholders.
  • Experience and ability to work with Microsoft services and electronic data management systems with the ability to learn new systems quickly and independently.

 

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Senior Registrar completing training, Fellow, Junior or established 
  • Fellowship of the of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • A dynamic, patient-oriented approach to medicine, with an openness to innovation and enterprise.

Description

As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will conduct complex neurodevelopmental and behavioural assessments, diagnosis and management planning in paediatric and adult clients, including from culturally and linguistically diverse populations and in corrective services settings. 

 

EssentialCriteria 

  • The successful applicant will have the ability to diagnose complex conditions as part of a multidisciplinary team, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, ADHD, and common Mental Health Conditions.
  • The applicant will have the ability to provide clinical feedback to families following a diagnosis and provide follow up management of a caseload of clients in liaison with general practitioners and community/ general paediatricians.
  • Proficient time management skills and the ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to liaise with participants, team members and key stakeholders.
  • Experience and ability to work with Microsoft services and electronic data management systems with the ability to learn new systems quickly and independently.

 

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Senior Registrar completing training, Fellow, Junior or established Consultant.
  • Fellowship of the of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • A dynamic, patient-oriented approach to medicine, with an openness to innovation and enterprise.

Description

This role will provide you with a unique experience in working with people with a range of disabilities and their caregivers, from young children to adult clients. You will work as a part of team with Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Therapy Assistants and Behaviour Support Practitioners and manage your own caseload of clients with complex needs and will receive training and support as required. You will also perform one-on-one interviews, therapy needs assessments, individual and group therapy intervention with children, adolescents, adults and families/carers (including from culturally and linguistically diverse populations) in high standard clinical settings. 

 

Essential Criteria

  • Psychologists only Provisional Psychologists on 5:1 scheme or 4:2 with minimum 6 months clinical experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in therapy planning and delivering evidence-based therapy.
  • Proficient time management skills and the ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to liaise with participants, team members and key stakeholders.
  • Experience and ability to work with Microsoft services and electronic data management systems with the ability to learn new systems quickly and independently.
  • Ability to work within a growing, dynamic multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience working with children and adolescents.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Relevant professional registration AHPRA, Australian Psychological Society.
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence.
  • Current National Police Clearance.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • Australian/New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident.

Description

At Patches, evidence-based practice is highly valued we pride ourselves on offering excellence in Occupational Therapy services.  We are seeking Occupational Therapist who are motivated to make a difference in our participants lives and the communities they work within. The successful applicant will manage a caseload of clients and will receive training and support as required. This role will provide you with a unique experience in working with people with a range of disabilities ranging from young children through to adults. 

For therapists wanting to learn, we have Occupational Therapists on our team with skills in remote service provision, complex assistive technology prescription, home modifications specific to paediatrics, mealtime support, parent-child relational therapy, positive behaviour support and evidenced-based sensory processing difficulties. We also have monthly online professional development with our colleagues who work interstate.

As an organisation, we deliver a transdisciplinary therapy service to paediatric and adult participants. We are an established team who have a strong focus on providing the best therapy to our participants in the evolving space of the NDIS. At Patches, our staff and participants are our priority. The successful applicant of the role will be supported by highly experienced therapists on our team and career growth opportunities are available. Culturally appropriate practice is also of high regard, and Patches have Indigenous Australian Allied Health Assistants and an Indigenous cultural mentor to work alongside. Supported remote work is available for the successful applicant.

Patches will also consider new Graduate Occupational Therapists.

 

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrate experience working in the disability sector with paediatric and Adult NDIS participants.
  • Able to work effectively in a team and contribute positively to workplace relations.
  • Demonstrate commitment to learning and professional development
  • Demonstrate initiative and flexibility.
  • Proficient time management skills and the ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to liaise with participants, team members and key stakeholders.
  • Experience and ability to work with Microsoft services and electronic data management systems with the ability to learn new systems quickly and independently.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Professional registration AHPRA.
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence.
  • Current National Police Clearance.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • Australian/New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident.

Description

As a Specialist Speech Pathologist you will bring specialist skills to Patches such as specialist knowledge in AAC- Augmentative and Alternative Communication, development delay, FASD, child language disorders, fluency disorders or swallowing disorders. You will deliver transdisciplinary therapy services to paediatric and adult participants. The successful applicant will have the ability to manage a growing caseload. 

 

Essential Criteria

  • Proficient time management skills and the ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills liaise with participants, team members and key stakeholders.
  • Experience and ability to work with Microsoft services and electronic data management systems with the ability to learn new systems quickly and independently.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • SPA professional registration.
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence.
  • Current National Police Clearance.
  • Current Working with Children Check.

Description

We are seeking highly motivated Physiotherapists to join our team in locations across Australia. You will have the support of an established local Allied Health team and Patches national transdisciplinary therapy service.

You will deliver specialist Physiotherapy services to paediatric and adult participants including from culturally and linguistically diverse populations. The successful applicant will have the ability to manage a growing caseload.  You will provide evidence-based practice to support capacity building in a participants’ and their families lives.

As an organisation, we deliver a transdisciplinary therapy service to paediatric and adult participants. We are an established team who have a strong focus on providing the best therapy to our participants in the evolving space of the NDIS. At Patches, our staff and participants are our priority. The successful applicant of the role will be supported by highly experienced therapists on our team and career growth opportunities are available. Culturally appropriate practice is also of high regard, and Patches have Indigenous Australian Allied Health Assistants and an Indigenous cultural mentor to work alongside. Supported remote work is available for the successful applicant.

 

Essential Criteria

  • Proficient experience and knowledge of the disability sector, particularly working within the National Disability Incentives Scheme (NDIS).
  • Experience working with a paediatric and adult participant caseload ensuing practical knowledge of current developmental assessments, tools and therapies implemented.
  • Experience working with a disability paediatric and adult caseload, conducting home assessments and making recommendations for home modification and equipment prescription.
  • Proficient time management skills and the ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to liaise with participants, team members and key stakeholders.
  • Experience and ability to work with Microsoft services and electronic data management systems with the ability to learn new systems quickly and independently.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • AHPRA professional registration.
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence.
  • Current National Police Clearance.
  • Current Working with Children Check.

Description

This is an amazing opportunity for a highly motivated individual to deliver support coordination services to our participants with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding in the Perth region. You will be supported by an established local Allied Health team and Patches Multi-disciplinary therapy service, including experienced Support Coordinators.    

Support coordination is aimed at assisting NDIS participants to build the skills they need to understand, implement, and use their NDIS plan. As a Support Coordinator you will work with NDIS participants to ensure a mix of supports are utilised to improve their capacity to maintain relationships, manage service delivery tasks, live more independently, and be included in their community.  You will have skills to work creatively and resourcefully with participants to utilise their support budgets to achieve their NDIS goals.  The role is available on a full time or part time basis.

Coordination of supports includes, but is not limited to:  

  • Understand and explain an NDIS plan to participants
  • Support participants to connect with informal and formal supports 
  • Support participants to establish service agreements with providers 
  • Build participants’ capacity to coordinate their supports
  • Reports to the NDIS at stated points in time.

 

Essential Criteria

  • Experience working with individuals with disability or psychosocial disability and their networks.
  • Experience in coordinating the provision of person centred supports to people with a disability and their families. 
  • Excellent verbal and written skills (clinical progress notes, report writing and case summary).  
  • Ability to work within a growing, dynamic multidisciplinary team.
  • Proficient time management skills and the ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to liaise with participants, team members and key stakeholders.
  • Experience and ability to work with Microsoft services and electronic data management systems with the ability to learn new systems quickly and independently.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current Australian Drivers Licence.  
  • Current National Police Clearance. 
  • Current Working with Children Check.

 

DesirableCriteria

  • Knowledge of Disability Services and the principles of a quality service, under the Disability Service Standards or considerable experience in a similar field.
  • A thorough understanding of the NDIS and what it means for participants, their families, and providers.

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Description

At Patches we are dedicated to provide culturally thoughtful care. We have implemented the role of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Assistant. We are seeking motivated individuals living in rural or remote locations to join our dynamic teams.

An AAHA is someone who supports people with a disability to receive culturally appropriate therapy services. An AAHA works closely with Allied Health Professionals such as Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists.An AAHA will be providing meaningful therapy to people in their own community.

The training program will be provided on the job through Patches Therapy Services.

 

Essential Criteria

  • Experience caring for paediatric or adult family or friend.
  • Competent computer skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current Australian Drivers Licence. 
  • Current National Police Clearance.  
  • Current Working with Children Check.

 

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working with people on the national disability insurance scheme.
  • Ability to communicate in other languages.

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At Patches we are committed to supporting the next generation of allied health professionals. Contact us to confirm availability and placement locations.

Apply today to join the Patches Team