Occupational Therapist


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Skills for Kids provides a team approach to occupational therapy

Occupational Therapist
Skills for Kids

Are you an occupational therapist who thinks working with children is the world’s best job? Would you enjoy working in a private practice which strives to make a difference in children’s lives? We love what we do and are looking for someone who wants to join a team which has depth and vigour, who is excited about learning through professional development and mentoring, who is keen to deliver evidence-informed practice, and who knows the importance of meaningful partnerships with parents, teachers and other professionals.

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an occupational therapist to work at Skills for Kids, a well-established, dynamic and enthusiastic private practice situated in Penrith. This is a perfect position for a highly motivated clinician who demonstrates excellent time management skills, superior oral and written communication skills, and a passionate commitment to working with children.

The private practice

We provide a wide range of innovative, evidence-informed services to children who have difficulties with academic and/or social participation including children with learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual impairment, brain injury and attention deficit disorder. Children’s ages range from 2 – 18 years.

Our focus at Skills for Kids is to work closely with parents and teachers, linking current research theory to clinical practice, in order to guide the successful participation of children in their everyday routines and activities.

The position

Joining a team of 20+ you will be employed, along with other occupational therapists and speech language pathologists, to work in strong partnership with parents and preschool, primary school and high school teachers providing assessment and intervention services.

We provide regular weekly/fortnightly intervention sessions in natural contexts (including many local schools and preschools) as well as at the clinics. Our school holiday group programmes are a vital and exciting part of our service delivery.

Attractive salary package is provided. We also offer opportunities for a rewarding career pathway with progression to Senior Clinician, Clinical Leader, and Clinical Manager positions.

Graduate programme

Our 2 year graduate programme provides an exceptional opportunity for clinicians (either new graduates or clinicians transferring to paediatrics) to gain wide-ranging experience with clients while also learning how to apply current research to clinical practice.

Skills for Kids is a highly respected practice, committed to professional excellence. Our reputation has been achieved through a deliberate focus on quality in the application of research. This is based on a strong foundation of occupation, and a strategic approach using the Perceive Recall Plan and Perform (PRPP) System of Task Analysis and Intervention.

The programme provides grounding in our clinical model for assessment and intervention. It includes

fortnightly group clinical education
extensive and targeted individual mentoring
access to our customised and comprehensive clinical resources
Our intent in offering the program is twofold. We wish to contribute to the occupational therapy profession of which we are immensely proud. We also wish to provide graduates with the tools they need to flourish as highly proficient and confident clinicians.

If you would like be considered for our Graduate Program, please outline in your cover letter why you would be a strong candidate.

The following selection criteria are highly regarded and must be addressed within your cover letter

Strong interest in the area of Learning Difficulty and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in partnership with children, families, teachers and other allied health professionals
Commitment to evidence-informed practice and ongoing professional education
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work efficiently using a range of strategies to manage priorities and workload
The following criteria are essential at time of employment

Recognised degree in occupational therapy
Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Registration with AHPRA
Approved Working with Children Check (WWCC)
Own car and valid driver’s licence
Should you have any questions about this position, please contact Samantha or Stephanie on (02) 4739 0267.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Closing Date for Applications 9 July 2019

To apply for this job email your details to smiles@skillsforkids.com.au.


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