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Position Vacant: Occupational Therapists

Growing Early Minds is looking for experienced Occupational Therapists with an interest in paediatrics to join our innovative and supportive Intervention Services team.

About us

Growing Early Minds is a not-for-profit, early intervention and disability support service, based in the heart of Blacktown and Expanding into the Penrith area in late 2022. We are a multidisciplinary service where families can access speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, psychology, and behaviour support all under one roof. Our services are flexible, where we offer in-clinic, mobile and telehealth appointments to our clients.

About our clients/ clientele

  • children 0-14 years of age with a disability or developmental concerns
  • parents, teachers, and childcare early childhood educators

Responsibilities

  • providing therapy in-clinic, in the community and via telehealth
  • completing occupational therapy assessments
  • providing group therapy interventions
  • organising workshops and training for teachers and childcare educators
  • providing supervision and clinical support to junior OTs, allied health assistants and students
  • review clinical notes, session plans and clinical reports

About the Benefits

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice no matter where you are on your career path, and we offer a great range of benefits when you join our team.

Remuneration and Allowances

  • Attractive above award salary, competitive against NGO’s and Health sector
  • Incentive scheme with the potential to earn up to an additional $35,000 p.a
  • Salary packaging, claim $15,900 p.a tax-free plus $2,650 towards meals and entertainment
  • Professional Development budget of $2,000 per year (pro-rata) to spend as you choose
  • Monthly external clinical supervision paid, at an agreed amount
  • Travel (km’s) reimbursed for community visits
  • Super contributions paid while on parental leave
  • $100 credit towards your first uniform purchase

Opportunities and Career Growth

  • Annual performance reviews with pathways for career progression and promotions
  • Broaden knowledge and skillset by collaborating real-time amongst multidisciplinary team
  • Be part of innovative programs such as the we do with Windaan Aboriginal Services

Caseload and Support

  • Realistic billable hour targets starting from 19 hours for a 38-hour week
  • Monthly operational mentoring sessions
  • Monthly clinical support from the Practice Lead
  • Monthly paid external supervision

What we supply

  • All therapy equipment, resources and assessments are  supplied – everything you need is waiting for you!
  • Worksafe Guardian app to ensure your safety while offsite
  • Laptop and mobile phone

Flexibility, Culture and Wellbeing

  • Free counselling through Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Team building events, fun social activities and multiple end-of-year festivities

About you

Desirable criteria

  • Experience as an occupational therapist working with children, adolescents, and their families
  • Sound knowledge of disability, learning difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and child development.
  • Experience with developmental delays and disorders, ASD, ADHD, Genetic Conditions, Intellectual Disability and Down Syndrome.
  • Experience completing occupational therapy assessments and developing intervention plans
  • Experience in completing and reviewing session plans and clinical reports
  • Experience providing supervision to junior therapists, allied health assistants and students
  • High level organisational and time management skills

Essential criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • AHPRA registration
  • Current driver license and reliable insured car

Be eligible and willing to obtain prior to commencement

  • Registration with Medicare
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificates
  • Current employee Working with Children Check
  • Current NDIS Worker Check
  • Completion of the NDIS Worker Orientation module ‘Quality, Safety and You’
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (3 doses)

 

By the way…

Growing Early Minds values diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, people with disability and people seeking flexible working arrangements.

Growing Early Minds is also part of the Growing Potential Ltd group, one of Australia’s longest-running, not-for-profit community service providers with a rich history spanning over 70 years. Visit www.growingpotential.org.au for more information.

How to apply

Feel we could be a good fit? Let’s get started! Send your resume to recruitment@growingearlyminds.org.au

  • Positions available: Full-time, Part-time
  • Applications close: Until positions are filled
  • Interviews: Arranged as soon as possible for the right candidate
  • Commencement date: As soon as practical
  • Other: Only successful candidates will be contacted. Internal applicants welcome to apply

If you would like to discuss the position in more detail, please call Kyla Platt, Recruitment Officer on 1800 436 436. All discussions are held in strict confidence.

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