Occupational Therapy for Children
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 across each of our clinic locations, being Medowie, New Lambton & Cardiff.
The caseload includes children with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, ASD, learning difficulties, motor coordination challenges, and other developmental, learning, and behavioural difficulties. You will visit children in their home, pre-school, and school environments, as well as in clinic.
This is a position for a highly motivated therapist who demonstrates ability to work independently as well as within a team. The selected candidate will have excellent time management skills, along with oral and written communication skills. Experience in working with children is desirable but not essential. The therapist will be expected to independently assess and treat children from 2 years to 18 years.
Key Selection Criteria include:
Recognised degree in Occupational Therapy
Willingness to be on the road
Professional membership/registration with OT Australia and/or AHPRA
Current working with children check
Current First Aid Certification
Specific experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders & Sensory Processing Disorders.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional education
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with therapists, parents, teachers and children
Current driver’s license
This position includes:
Above Award Salary
Use of Company Car
Relocation Allowance/Rent Assistance (where applicable)
Fantastic team and culture
Full admin support for scheduling clients
Annual Professional Development allowance
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Regular, ongoing supervision (both formal & informal).
Regular social & team building events
Case Conference Meetings
Flexible working arrangements
Why we are an employer of choice…
Quarterly Alignment Meetings- Team culture and satisfaction is a high priority at Happy Dots. On a quarterly basis each team member meets formally with the Director & Manager to establish individual goals surrounding your wellbeing, career progression and alignment with our Happy Dots core values. You will develop a plan and action steps required to advance towards your goals and you are supported to reach your goals through fortnightly informal ‘catch ups’ between each alignment meeting.
Clinical Supervision- Therapists meet with their senior supervisor either weekly or fortnightly (depending on experience) to discuss caseloads and gain advice for areas that are challenging. You will be guided to problem solve clinical questions related to your clients and provided with opportunities to up skill within a diverse range of clinical areas.
Case Conference Meetings- Each fortnight our therapists all meet together to discuss a particular case that everyone can learn from. It is a chance to ask any clinical questions you might have in a open environment to get the direction you need.
Lunch & Learn sessions- Every fortnight our therapists will meet for a 30 minute “bite size” professional development session on a particular topic such as a specific learning disorder or particular skill such as hand-eye coordination. This is an opportunity to learn something new in your week, and also contributes towards your CPD hours for the year.
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.
Team Culture Days- Every quarter (January, April, July & September) we host a team culture day to align everyone with our values, set goals moving forward and have a heap of fun. Whether it be trampolining, go carts or ten pin bowling, you will be sure to come away from the day feeling energised!
Willing to negotiate hours/days of work, and salary will be set dependent on level of experience. Applications will be considered as received so feel free to apply early.
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