Location: Bega Valley, Bega, NSW
Employment status: Part-time, Full-time, ongoing role
Pay rates: HPSS Level 3, $40.80 – Level 4, $49.40
Benefits: Tax-free salary packaging option available
Are you a dedicated, values driven Occupational Therapist ready to support children meet their development milestones?
We have a new purpose built centre in Bega with a large gym and play room spaces for your workplace and a team of passionate and caring people as colleagues.
PlayAbility is a community based not-for-profit organisation, based in the Bega Valley NSW, providing a range of services for children and families under the NDIS and through Government funded programs.
As a registered NDIS provider, we offer early childhood and therapy services for children and young adults. As a social service, we offer playgroups, a mobile toy library and intensive support programs for parents and caregivers.
We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, motivated, and dedicated professional to join our team as an Occupational Therapist.
About the role:
An Occupational Therapist with PlayAbility will provide evidence-based, person centred services to children and young adults living with disability and/or developmental delay. You will be delivering supports in centres, homes or schools depending on the goals of the family and the child’s developmental needs.
You will be working in a transdisciplinary approach and in collaboration with families and carers to identify strengths, skills, goals and apply strategies across environments.
Equipped with knowledge of childhood development and excellent clinical observation skills, you are known for your ability to quickly and genuinely establish and build relationships. You are committed to capacity building within the family environment and the community, and understand the positive impact that community inclusion and participation has on people’s lives.
- Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy with AHPRA registration.
- Knowledge of strengths-based practice, as well as family and person centred approaches.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a caseload and administrative responsibilities in an autonomous, efficient and effective manner.
- Be able to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills – written, oral and listening.
- WWCC & NDIS WS check
- Current First Aid & CPR
- Current Driver’s License with access to own vehicle (reimbursement for KM’s is provided)
- Certified proof of Working Rights in Australia - Passport or Australian Birth Certificate.
- Paediatric experience
- Knowledge and experience working in the disability and/or social services sector, including a sound understanding of the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators.
- An understanding of the NDIS framework and working within a fee for service model
Diversity and Inclusion
PlayAbility welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, sexually and gender diverse people, and people of all ages.
People who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and/or those who have strong connections with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.
For further information:
For further information about this role, please contact CEO, Geoff Johnston, at email@example.com or by phone on 0437 961 918.
To apply for this role, submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your application should include the following:
- Your current resume that outlines your skills, experience, qualifications, and work history in the context of the job role.
- A cover letter that outlines your suitability for the role, in the context of the essential criteria listed above. Cover letters should be no more than two (2) pages.