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As a member of our team, you will be part of a close-knit group of professionals who are committed to providing exceptional care and support to children and their families. Our team consists of passionate occupational therapists, therapy assistants & administration team members who work collaboratively to create a nurturing and enriching environment for children.

At Happy Occupational Therapy for Children, we value teamwork, compassion, and continuous growth. We understand that our team members are the driving force behind our success in positively impacting children’s lives. We provide ongoing professional development opportunities, ensuring that our team stays at the forefront of occupational therapy practices and techniques. We foster an environment that encourages innovation, creativity, and collaboration, allowing our team members to thrive both personally and professionally.

Through our holistic, play-based approach, you will play a vital role in assisting children in overcoming challenges and achieving developmental milestones. From creating personalised treatment plans to implementing therapeutic interventions, your expertise and dedication will contribute to the growth and well-being of each child we serve.

We are looking for passionate individuals who possess excellent communication skills, a strong sense of empathy, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact. Whether you are an experienced occupational therapist or a recent graduate eager to embark on a rewarding career, we welcome you to explore the opportunities available at Happy Occupational Therapy for Children.

Joining our team means becoming part of a supportive and collaborative work environment. We believe in fostering a healthy work-life balance, providing competitive compensation packages, and offering benefits that prioritise your well-being.

If you think this sounds like a place you would like to work, lean in and take the first step towards a rewarding and meaningful occupation by contacting us today. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing how your unique skills and passion can contribute to our company.

Please send your application (Cover Letter & Resume) to [email protected] and we will be in touch!

What Are The Perks?

Support Network

We offer extensive support from our director, practice manager & administration team to ensure each day runs smoothly

Quarterly Alignment Meetings

Team culture and satisfaction is a high priority at Happy Dots. Our quarterly meetings help keep you on track.

Clinical Supervision

Therapists meet their senior supervisor either weekly for feedback and education sessions to assist.

Case Conference

Each fortnight our therapists all meet together to discuss a particular case that everyone can learn from so we all grow together.

Trauma Informed Supervision

Every month our therapists will meet for a hour long “bite size” professional development session on a particular topic.

Team Culture Days

Every year we host a team culture day to align everyone with our values, set goals moving forward and have a heap of fun.

Career Pathways

Career Progression / Pathways- At Happy Dots your first year is an opportunity to settle, learn and grow into your new position. Moving into future years, you will have the opportunity to transition into our pathways program whether it be clinical specialisation, become a part of our leadership team, take on supervisory duties, and/or contribute to research. The sky is the limit with Happy Dots!

In-House Professional Development

Every quarter we invite an outside professional to present to our team on a range of different topics. These speakers and topics are scheduled at the beginning of the year and include topics such as Trauma & Attachment, Sensory Processing Disorder, Parenting a child with special needs, and more.

Employee Happiness & Wellness Program

As a part of your employment at Happy Dots you are considered a valued member of our Happiness & Wellness Program, which includes an array of support services such as training and external help via accredited mental health professionals. We understand sometimes life gets hard and are here to support you 100% of the way.

Quarter Cuddle Days

What are we doing well? What could we do better? Lets reflect on our current practices and how we can best improve. Each school holidays we down the therapy tools to come together and collaborate. These days also include having FUN with an activity chosen especially for you!

Additional Support

How else can we help you? Just tell is what it is you believe you need to thrive in your role! Provision of a laptop, work phone, company car or maybe a relocation allowance to help you settle in to Newcastle? Just know we can help!

External Training Opportunities

In addition to the support available within Happy Dots, each team member has an allocated professional development allowance to attend offsite training courses that are aligned with your clinical goals. In addition, study leave is offered to attend additional training courses outside of the budget allocated. We are very passionate about upskilling our team!

Our Recent Happy Dots Team Day

Below are some photos of the memorable day that we had during our Team Day at Happy Dots.

Be Part of Our Team!

Paediatric Speech Pathologist

Happy Dots is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic Paediatric Speech Pathologists to join their expanding and highly reputable private practice based in Newcastle. We have multiple positions available in each of our clinic locations, Medowie & Cardiff.

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Happy Dots is looking for enthusiastic upcoming New Graduate Occupational Therapists to join their expanding and highly reputable private practice based in Newcastle. We have multiple positions available in each of our clinic locations, Medowie & Cardiff.

2024 Graduate Program

Happy Dots is looking for enthusiastic Graduate Occupational Therapists to join their expanding and highly reputable private practice based in Newcastle. We have multiple positions available in each of our clinics- Cardiff & Medowie, commencing in 2024. We are offering the opportunity to train, learn & observe prior to officially graduating so you can hit the ground running upon registration in 2024.

Front Desk Receptionist

Is it your time to Shine? A unique opportunity exists for an experienced Front Desk Receptionist to work in a team and help coordinate the day to day running of our Paediatric Occupational Therapy clinic in Medowie and Cardiff. Meeting and exceeding client expectations is the major objective.

Allied Health Assistant (Occupational Therapy)

Happy Dots is looking for enthusiastic Allied Health Assistants to join their expanding and highly reputable private practice based in Newcastle. We have multiple positions available across each of our clinic locations, being Medowie & Cardiff.

What Will You Love?

Our Values

Passion, Purpose, Potential

Everything has intent. We have a passion for improvement and a commitment to learning and growth. We care for our clients, and are committed to WOW. We are empowering and high performance.

Outside the ‘Dot’

We are innovative, creative, engaging, and flexible. We are always extending horizons and kicking goals. We create the right place to be for endless possibilities. We are solutions focused and capacity building. Practice makes progress. Uno is more than just uno!

We are Better Together

Clients and team are like family. We are collaborative and value diversity. We work AND win together. We are empowering safe, secure, open, and honest. “It takes a village to raise children…you’ve got this!” We celebrate wins and are filled with gratitude.

Growth through play

We are fun, enthusiastic, and passionate. Kids love coming to our clinic spaces. We find and work with flow. We play with purpose and take PLAY seriously!