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Occupational Therapist (Paediatric focus) - Mildura

In Leaps & Bounds - Mildura

In Leaps & Bounds is a multi disciplinary family center which provides quality therapy and numerous developmental and fun programs to children of all abilities and ages. Currently seeking either an accredited Paediatric Occupational Therapist OR a keen graduate with work placement experinece with babies - children to fill a newly created full time role.

You will bring your passion for working with children to provide quality therapy from birth to eighteen years, with disability and developmental delays. With a team of dedicated professionals you will work closely in support of parents, carers and their families to achieve identified goals for their children.

Offering numerous group programs for children you will become part of developing the sensory regulation, socials skills and other functional aspects of these groups to further facilitate their families.

Your Package:
  • Full time capacity - flexible hours and negotiable salary upon experience
  • Up to $1000 p/a continual professional development allowance
  • Relocation assistance available - upon criteria selection
  • Incentive Scheme - additional bonus payment per increased caseload

You will be required to apply your knowledge in assessment of sensory, developmental and daily functional abilities and learning needs of children including those with diagnosed disabilities and from diverse backgrounds. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of play based early childhood interventions and have the ability to use strategies that help strengthen parents capacity to meet the learning needs of their child. Having understanding of different Occupational Therapy approaches inclusive of floor time, sensory integration, gross and fine motor development and knowledge of different therapeutic models for treatment approaches will be highly advantageous.

Essential Requirements:
  • Recognised university qualification in Occupational Therapy and current membership of AHPRA or eligible to apply
  • Experience working with a paediatric case load (0-18 years) and effectively with children with disabilities or development delays in mainstream services (highly desirable).
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to administer standardised assessments
  • Evaluation of service outcomes
  • Better Access to Mental Health (BAMH) Certification (highly desirable but not essential)
Most importantly you will be a vibrant individual with strong interpersonal skills who can effectively communicate and demonstrate your passion for outstanding results both autonomously and within a team model and become part of a high performing, progressive and welcoming environment. Training and upskilling can be provided for the right candidate.

Practice details:

In Leaps & Bounds is a progressive small Allied Health Centre located in Mildura that has a holistic approach to therapeutic support.

The allied health and administrative team at In Leaps & Bounds are committed to supporting the wider community and comprise of providing specialist therapy services in Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Psychology.

All In Leaps & Bounds therapist have experience working with children who have a broad range of needs, from those who require minimal support in a specific area to those who require significant support for daily functioning.

In Leaps & Bounds also have a Family & Child Practitioner at the center which allows us to explore other avenues of engagement with the child and parent / caregiver. Far West NSW is in the processes of rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which is likely to see a substantial increase in the volume of diverse and complex clients coming into the center.

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Occupational TherapistIn Leaps & Bounds - Mildura
Location VIC
Job Reference Number 14855
Classification Occupational Therapist
Sub Classification Occupational Therapist
Closing Date 15-06-2018

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