Occupational Therapist - Paediatrics and Disability

Location: Balcatta, WA 6021

Renumeration: Annual salary with commission & IT allowance

Position Availability: Full time (38hrs / wk, Monday - Friday)

 

Little Bodies Therapy is a multi-disciplinary therapy provider that offers fun, holistic therapy services for babies, children and teens. Therapy services offered include physiotherapy and occupational therapy. We primarily work with children and young people with neurological and physical disabilities in particular cerebral palsy and neurodevelopment disorders; in addition to other diagnoses including autism, ADHD, developmental delay/intellectual disability, and learning and behavioural difficulties. Little Bodies Therapy appointments are offered in a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or intensive format as required to achieve the client's goals.

Job benefits and perks

Join a vibrant and supportive team environment who are just as passionate about working with their team, as well as with their clientele. Little Bodies Therapy is an exciting new clinic offering innovative therapy solutions to the families of Perth. With a strong emphasis on professional and personal development, the Little Bodies Therapy team is dedicated to creating a workplace environment in which therapists are valued, motivated and driven to succeed. Little Bodies Therapy has strong professional relationships with international and international therapists, as well as therapy centres and equipment providers across Australia.

About the role

As an occupational therapist at Little Bodies Therapy you will deliver holistic therapy services to children and their families in a collaborative, evidence-based, and effective manner. Our occupational therapists are expected to work actively with the team around the child including the child’s family, other therapists, medical professionals and educators. Therapy services are primarily delivered in clinic however, can be delivered in a community setting, including the child’s home or school. In this role you are an integral member of the multi-disciplinary therapy team and are responsible in promoting evidence-based practice, managing your caseload and liaising with other therapists to provide gold-standard therapy intervention to your clients.

Jobs & responsibilities:

  • Work with the child and their family to help achieve their individual goals.
  • Participate in regular supervision, mentoring and professional development
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate skills in communicating information and professional advice to clients, their families, educators and carers.
  • Undertake thorough, sensitive and detailed clinical assessment.
  • Formulate and deliver individual occupational therapy intervention using clinical reasoning skills and evidence based practice.
  • Use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication methods to progress rehabilitation and treatment programs.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders including NDIS, other disability service providers and health professionals.

Essential criteria:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent tertiary qualification essential.
  • Experience working with a paediatric caseload is desirable, but not essential.
  • Registration with the Occupational Therapy Registration Board (AHPRA).
  • Passionate about guiding children with different abilities to be their very best selves.
  • Friendly, outgoing personality and strong work ethic.
  • Exceptional communication and time management skills.
  • Competence with desk and portable technology including cloud-based admin and client management systems.

Other criteria:

  • Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current CPR certificate
  • National Police Clearance certificate (no older than 6-months)
  • Current Drivers License and a reliable, insured car

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience delivering assessment and intervention within a clinic, home and community setting.

  • Experience with administration and interpretation of standardised assessments.

  • Experience developing client and family-centred goals and relevant intervention plans.

  • Experience in working in a multidisciplinary team.

  • Experience in working with families with complex challenges and liaising with a range of government departments.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 20kgs.

  • Ability to sit on the floor or stand for extended periods of time.

Allowances:

  • Significant earning potential plus superannuation.

  • IT and mileage allowance.

  • Generous yearly professional development allowance.

 

To find out more about Little Bodies Therapy check us out online on social media.

If Little Bodies Therapy sound like the place for you or for further information about this position, please get in touch

To apply for the role, please email your resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to sayhi@littlebodiestherapy.com.au.

All applicants are encouraged.