- Access to industry leading professional development opportunities
- Access to clinical supervision and mentoring
- Relocation allowance & assistance available if living outside of the Hunter Region, NSW
About the Occupational Therapist role:
The Occupational Therapist may directly lead supports as the Key Worker with the family, developing a holistic picture of the child and family and deliver routines-based interventions. The Key Worker also acts as a link between the family and the transdisciplinary team and coordinates consultative services from other team members through joint visits, consultation, and direct services as required, based on the individual needs of the child and family. The Occupational Therapist may directly or indirectly provide supports as a consultant on the child’s team. You will have the opportunity to provide sensory and fine/gross motor assessment, daily living skills as well as equipment prescription to a varied caseload of children living with developmental delay and disability.
Outcomes of the role:
- Functional outcomes and meaningful participation: Provide early childhood intervention and evidence-based therapy to support children and their families to assist their development, well-being and to participate in meaningful activities and routines in the home, education settings and community.
- Capacity building: Enhance families and other key caregivers’ capabilities to support their children through experiences and opportunities that strengthen knowledge and skills, and to promote the use of interest-based learning opportunities with children.
- Collaboration: Build strong, collaborative relationships with families and support informed decision making on interventions that fit into everyday routines and activities to help achieve family’s prioritised goals.
- Creating Opportunities: Engage in a range of professional development such as Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Early Childhood Teachers) to provide quality, comprehensive and holistic services.
What will you bring to the role?
• Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy and current registration with AHPRA.
• Experience working with children including children living with developmental delay and/or disability.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team, providing consultation to Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists and Early Childhood Teachers.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with families and professional stakeholders.
• Excellent time management and planning skills.
• Demonstrated commitment and/or experience in implementing the National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention.
• Hold a current NSW Working with Children Check and Police Criminal Record check.
• Hold a current First Aid certificate.
• Hold a current Australian drivers’ license and ability to travel throughout the Hunter.
Why join our team?
- Attractive remuneration with additional employee entitlements.
- Flexible working hours, breaks, and work from home opportunities.
- Additional Leave, including two weeks paid Term Break Leave in addition to four weeks of Annual Leave entitlements (Total 6 Weeks Leave). Additional two days paid Personal Leave in addition to Ten Days Personal Leave entitlements (Total 12 Days Leave).
- Not-for-Profit salary packaging, increasing take home pay.
- Novated Leasing / Mileage reimbursement.
- Company provided mobile phone, laptop and access to online and physical resources.
- Ongoing learning and development, including individual professional development budget, best practice team professional development, clinical supervision and support from experienced Senior Occupational Therapists and our bespoke leadership pipeline program.
- Mentor program: Be connected and feel empowered by partnering up with a mentor (of a different discipline) for peer support and advice on your new journey with Prelude Australia.
- Administrative support provided for intake, referrals and claiming.
- Employee Value Benefits including CPR refresher training, access to employee assistance program, additional mental health support, psychology reimbursement and organisational wellbeing initiative, Sonder, a 24/7 accessible tech-platform keeping you safe in the community.
- Insurance coverage: Public Liability, Professional Indemnity and Journey Accident insurance provided by Prelude Australia.
- Relocation allowance: Negotiable upon appointment into position.
About Prelude Australia
Prelude Australia is a not-for-profit charity organisation that provides quality early childhood intervention & therapy services to children (birth to 12 years) living with developmental delay and disability, and their families under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Medicare and Private Services.
Prelude Australia also partners with the community to deliver capacity building programs, disability sector support including clinical supervision and coaching, training and workshops, facilitated playgroups, and fundraising.
The team at Prelude Australia consists of Early Childhood Teachers, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapy and we provide services in line with our core values:
Prelude Australia recognises and values diversity, equity and the inclusion of all people. We celebrate diversity in culture, language, religion, gender, sexuality and abilities. We encourage applications from all suitability qualified and skilled candidates with the aim to build diverse teams.
If you are a passionate Occupational Therapist and align with our values then we would like to hear from you.
To apply please include the following:
• Cover Letter outlining your interest in the position, including information to address the above Essential Requirements & Special Conditions
• Resume with a minimum of 2 referees
• Applications will be reviewed as received.
Any enquiries please contact Faith Bam, People and Culture Coordinator on 0431432638.