Role Overview and Purpose:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join the My Therapy House® team on a full-time permanent or part time basis. My Therapy House® provides professional, fun relationship-based family centered services to children with intellectual, emotional, physical, and/or developmental disabilities and their families. We are seeking someone who wants to develop specialist skills in sensory motor and pretend play as well as social emotional development and parent coaching and who wants to work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team.
Our frameworks include DIRFloortime®, Marte Meo, Hanen, Sensory Motor Processing, Language and Speech Development and Play. Our programs are individually tailored to suit both the child’s and family’s profile, needs, aspirations and goals. We work collaboratively with other professionals within the disability, allied health and community sectors.
Join a business that genuinely cares about you as a person and also about your career progression and advancement. We are enjoying a phase of growth at present and consequently expanding our multidisciplinary team, embracing therapy and interventions that are goal-based and use the latest based evidence.
To be considered, you must have/be:
- A fully registered in your discipline with a passion for working with children and families in a multidisciplinary team. Experience required.
- Initiative, strong work ethic, and the ability to positively interact and collaborate in a supportive team environment
- A genuine, passionate and caring individual able to work with children and families
- Knowledge and skills in play development and hands on support for children in this area, as well as coaching parents in how to play with their children
- Proven written and verbal communication skills and clear report writing skills
- Excellent time management and organisational skills, able to manage own caseload
- Keen to be part of a very special and unique community of staff, clients and families.
- Able to work in a sensory motor environment as well as using pretend play approaches.
- Strong skills in technology
- Generous salary + superannuation
- Friendly, caring and supportive environment, working with professionals who genuinely care about making a difference
- Opportunity to develop skills in specific clinical areas of interest
- Well-resourced environment with access to a wide variety of assessment and therapy materials
- Support and mentoring from committed senior practitioners, and others on the multidisciplinary team, as well as external sources
- Ongoing professional development opportunities and training.
- Current registration within relevant discipline area
- First Aid Training
- Current Driver’s licence and own car (but based one location)
- Current Child Safe Environment Training
- Current Police Check (Child-Related Employment Screening)
- Awareness of and willing to learn approaches such as DIR® Floortime™, Hanen Parent Training Programs, Circle Of Security, Marte Meo, Play and Child Development
- Training and/or experience in parent-child attachment and relationships
- General knowledge of the federal, state, local legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures that mandate and affect private paediatric therapy services
- Understanding of principles and practices of NDIS, including use of NDIS provider portal
- Ability to articulate the role of the Occupational Therapist in the assessment, planning, intervention and review process.
If you are seeking a change, or perhaps your career is just starting out, we would love to hear from you. Please apply by sending an email to email@example.com with your resume and cover letter for a confidential discussion.