Graduate Paediatric Occupational Therapist Belmore

Koorana Child and Family Services Ltd
Belmore, Sydney NSW
Physiotherapy, OT & Rehabilitation (Healthcare & Medical)
Full time 

About Koorana

Koorana’s vision is to create and support learning and social opportunities in caring environments for all children and young people.

We are a community-owned children’s organisation, working with all children, committed to the provision of high-quality early childhood education, intervention, and family support services across Sydney in ways that acknowledge and respect all individuals.

Koorana values self-determination, universal access and equity, mutual respect, collaboration, ethical behaviour, and integrity. Our practice is driven by family-centred principles and evidence-based best practice, fostering natural community inclusion and quality management through the key worker model.

Our services are designed to ensure that families are well informed, have choices, and are supported in their decisions.

About the Role

You will be working in a variety of settings including clinic, community-based (in home, early education settings and schools) and tele-health.  We work from a best practice enhanced key worker model and have a specific focus on supporting children and young people with additional needs, and their families. 

In this role, you will be mentored and led by a designated Team Leader and Senior Practitioners, working within our transdisciplinary team.  

You will be responsible for providing occupational therapy and support services to families who have a child with additional needs enrolled in one of Koorana’s services. Some of the key responsibilities of this role are:  

  • Collaboratively planning, implementing and evaluating the allied health program.
  • Participating in transdisciplinary practice and consulting with other relevant agencies.
  • Referring to other professionals or agencies as appropriate.
  • Maintaining a high degree of professional awareness regarding current best practice and research in the field, and always ensuring the application of these principles.
  • Gradually working up to maintaining a clinical caseload.
  • Providing clinical support to occupational therapists and other allied health practitioners across Koorana. 

What is on Offer?

Koorana offers the right applicant:

  • Generous above award salaries.
  • The opportunity to work in innovative programs and a supportive work environment.
  • A personalised induction program.
  • A permanent full-time or part-time position.
  • One on one support from designated Team Leader and Senior Therapists.
  • Generous programming and planning time.
  • Realistic KPIs with support as you build your experience and caseload.
  • An attractive salary package, including salary packaging benefit of up to $18,550 per year and options to access novated leasing arrangements.
  • Opportunities to achieve generous bonus remuneration.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program.
  • Flexible work arrangements based on yours and client needs.
  • Opportunities for professional development, including a designated budget per employee.
  • Refer a friend rewards program.
  • Generous paid parental leave conditions.
  • Tools and technology to carry out the role – mobile phone, surface pro etc.
  • Regular “All In” organisational team building days.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A recognised degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current (or awaiting) AHPRA Registration.
  • To enjoy working with children.
  • To be a good active listener.
  • To have outstanding time management skills.
  • To be able to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • The desire to be challenged and progress further as a therapist.
  • The ability to work autonomously and be efficient at problem solving.
  • To have the ability to build strong relationships with families.
  • To have a demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse community.
  • Current driver’s licence and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle and be willing to travel to our clients around the South West, Inner West, Sutherland Shire and St George areas of Sydney.
  • To be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful. 

Apply Now

If this role is just what you are looking for, then we would love to hear from you! Apply now with your resume and cover letter advising which role you’re applying for. Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting Jacqui Myers on 0428 135 403 or at people@koorana.org.au.

Koorana is committed to child safety and empowerment. Koorana has zero tolerance to child abuse and take seriously any concerns about child safety. We have a robust framework to ensure child safety. Koorana seeks to ensure that its employees are skilled people to work with children. All people who are engaged in child-related work and who are not exempt, including volunteers, are required to hold a Working with Children Check and National Police Check and must provide evidence of these checks.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and support an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

No recruiters, please. We love the work you do but are going solo on this one. We promise… if we need help, we’ll reach out to you. 

Employer Questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • Do you have experience working with children?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?

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