Occupational Therapist

Koorana is looking for Graduate, Early Career and Senior Occupational Therapists with an interest in paediatrics to join our innovative and supportive Intervention Services team.   

The role

You will be working in a variety of settings including community-based (in home, early education settings and schools), clinic, 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 trans-disciplinary 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 trans-disciplinary 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 ensuring the application of these principles always
  • Gradually working up to maintaining a clinical caseload
  • Providing clinical support to occupational therapists and other allied health practitioners across Koorana

Who we are?

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.  

What is on Offer?  

Remuneration & Allowances

  • Attractive above award salary based on experience
  • 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
  • Opportunities for professional training & development, including a designated budget per employee.
  • Refer a friend rewards.

Support

  • The opportunity to work in innovative program and supportive work environment
  • Realistic KPIs with support as you build your experience and caseload
  • One on one support from designated Team Leader and Senior Therapists,
  • Generous programming and planning time

What we supply?

  • Milage reimbursement for work related travel
  • Comfortable and stylish Polo shirts to wear when representing Koorana
  • Work mobile phone and Surface Pro

Work Culture and wellbeing

  • A permanent full-time or part-time position
  • Flexible work arrangements including hybrid model based on yours and client needs
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Quarterly team building events
  • Paid parental leave

Opportunities and Career Growth

  • Annual performance reviews with options for career progression
  • Broaden knowledge and skillset by collaborating real-time amongst multidisciplinary team

What do you need to succeed?

  • 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 client’s around Southwestern, Inner West Sydney, Sutherland Shire & St George areas
  • 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. 

How to Apply?  

If this role is what you are looking for, then we would love to hear from you! 

Apply now via Seek with your resume and cover letter. Please let us know if you have any questions by calling Jacqui Myers on 0428 135 403 or email to people@koorana.org.au. Preferred candidates will be subject to a Working with Children, NDIS Worker and Criminal Record check. 

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.

 

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