Currently recruiting at four locations: Coffs Coast, Kempsey, Port Macquarie Hastings, and Manning Great Lakes.

Occupational Therapist

  1. Flexible, family-friendly work arrangements
  2. Support children and families in early childhood intervention 
  3. Join a leading Early Childhood Intervention Network
  4. New graduates welcome to apply

Early Connections is seeking an Occupational Therapist. Be part of a large transdisciplinary team specialising in the best practice Key Worker – Team around the child model.  If you are looking for flexibility and a supportive workplace with a diverse range of work opportunities, then this role is for you. Early Connections Alliance is a network of not for profit organisations working together to create a strong and connected Early Childhood Intervention Network on the Mid North Coast. All locations are Registered NDIS Providers working with a diverse range of children with a variety of needs and diagnoses. New graduates welcome to apply. 

Why work for us:

  • Diverse range of clients with a variety of needs and diagnosis.
  • Highly experienced team of Early Intervention Specialist Teachers, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Family Workers.
  • Be a part of the Early Connections Alliance (from Taree to Coffs Harbour) and benefit from the knowledge and experience of a vast allied health and education team.
  • Work alongside our experienced senior therapy and teaching staff, who can provide supervision and ongoing mentoring if needed.
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • Flexible, family-friendly work arrangements
  • Salary packaging

About the position

If you are looking for flexibility and a supportive workplace with a diverse range of work opportunities, then this role is for you. 

  • Provide assessments, interventions and therapy to children 0-12 years with a diverse range of disabilities
  • Visits to the home, child care and school environments to provide an inclusive model of practice. Early Connections has extensive existing relationships within the community.
  • Opportunity to be a Key Worker within a transdisciplinary model and to provide consultation to Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapists and Early Childhood Educators and families.
  • Educational sessions for parents, teachers, preschool staff 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have relevant qualifications and registered with AHPRA  and membership with OT Australia.
  • Commitment to Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention, inclusive practice, family centred approach to service delivery
  • Have excellent communication and documentation skills using technology effectively
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Have a minimum 2 years’ experience in disability or paediatrics (desirable not essential)
  • Knowledge or willingness to adopt a routine based therapy strategies to facilitate child development
  • Demonstrated understanding of evidence based practice including use of the COPM (Canadian Occupational Performance Measure) model.
  • Ability to organise time and set priorities
  • A fundamental understanding of child development
  • NDIS worker check

While we have a fleet of work vehicles some travel is required and your own car and a current driver’s licence are a pre-requisite for the position. A current Working with Children Check and Police Check is also required.