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Part Time/Full Time Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Job Classification
Occupational Therapists
Job Type
Full Time
Start timeframe
Immediately
Location
Boronia VIC 3155
Posted By
Happy Chatter

About the company 

Happy Chatter is a paediatric private practice, providing speech pathology and occupational therapy services. Our aim is to help our clients through a range of consultation and therapy options. We seek to Engage with families and build relationships; we want to help clients Communicate by improving skills through fun, evidence-based practice; and Participate happily in life at home, school, and within the community. 

Job benefits and perks 

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun” (Mary Poppins). Please see below!  

About the Role 

  • As an Occupational Therapist, you are responsible for: 
  • Providing evidence-based therapy services to a range of young clients onsite and online 
  • Supporting clients to Engage, Communicate, and Participate 

What makes us different   

Happy Chatter offers a workplace based on respect, client-focused care, and a healthy love of food. As with our clients, we want each staff member to feel supported in reaching their full potential.  
 
Each staff member is an integral part of the team, whether you’re a Speech Pathologist, an Occupational Therapist, a Receptionist, an Allied Health Assistant, or a volunteer.  
 
Our team values – Integrity, Positivity, Respect, Open Communication, and Understanding. We understand everyone’s life is different and want roles to match a positive work-life balance. We celebrate the big and the small, the person and professional. There is always an excuse for cake!  

What we offer 

Explore therapy options with a diverse timetable including telehealth, small group therapy sessions, large group programs, individual therapy, and parent coaching. 

We run a different timetable over school holidays with a focus on intensive therapy and group sessions 

Joint Speech and OT clients, working closely with speech pathologists and collaborating on client goals together.  

Case discussions occur fortnightly with all clinic staff to share experiences, access assistance as needed and ensure holistic therapy.  

Annual PD budget and study days for external PDs, as well as access to In-house PD sessions and library of resources. 

Scheduled, regular supervision with experienced clinicians. 

Partake in the clinic’s growth while having a clear career progression with achievable KPIs to match. 

Opportunity to develop resources and programs around the clinic  

Who is your ideal client? Each clinician sees a diverse range of clients, however your area of interest is taken into account where possible, when onboarding clients for your caseload. 

We want You! 

We want our staff to grow their passion within their area of interest while maintaining a diverse caseload.  

You have a voice in what this role looks like to you – we want to hear it. 

Who is your favourite Disney character and why? Please include this in your cover letter.  

What is your favourite cake so we can celebrate your birthday and achievements? 

Jobs and Responsibility 

Your responsibilities are based on these KPIs below, and may be altered depending on your level of experience.   

Intervention 

  • Use evidence-based practice to implement the agreed-upon therapy plan. Implement a multidisciplinary team approach that will contribute to the child’s development and learning, in order to reach their goals. 
  • Utilise a range of tools and resources to ensure progress and positive change for the client. 

Communication 

  • Ensure proficient and professional communication both written and verbal. 
  • Stay up-to-date with all team communication. 
  • Use practice procedures and templates eg signatures, letterheads, proofreading process. 
  • Select language, tone, and format to suit target recipients and consider the external factors such as environment, timing, and agenda. 
  • Use clear and effective communication methods with all stakeholders. 

Stakeholder Engagement 

  • Build and maintain trusting relationships with team members, families, education facilities, funding agencies, and other external providers and suppliers. 
  • Seek to work and communicate effectively with all stakeholders.  

Safety 

  • Ensure work is not completed out of hours. 
  • Promote a culture of safety by taking personal responsibility, caring for others, monitoring the environment and alerting team leaders/practice manager of any issues. 
  • Understand and adhere to site safety policies and procedures. 
  • Report any hazards or safety-related issues promptly and ensure documentation of any incidents is always recorded within 24 hours. 

Under Supervision 

  • Actively participate in supervision sessions and case discussion. 
  • Collaborate closely with supervisors and team members when you need assistance with a client. 
  • Observe other client sessions by different team members, asking questions to gain valuable experience to improve your service. 

About Candidate Experience 

  • Ideally the candidate would have some experience or a strong interest in working with children with disabilities, their families and teams  
  • Knowledge of NDIS, Medicare and other funding bodies is preferred but not required (training provided) 
  • Professional communication style to all internal and external stakeholders (Internal: Director; Practice manager; Senior clinicians/Team leaders; Clinicians; and Administration. External: Clients, their carers and families; Paediatricians and health care providers; Allied health professionals and support workers; Educators and leadership team in childcare, preschools and schools) 
  • Experience with administration and interpretation of standardised assessments 
  • Flexibility with unexpected schedule changes and managing personal workload 
  • Experience with different telehealth options, and willingness to improve clinical skills over telehealth 
  • Understanding of and a drive to improve your clinical skills and keep up to date with evidence-based practice 

Key Requirements 

Mandatory Documents 

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent 
  • Current registration with AHRPA 
  • Eligible for Medicare provider number 
  • Current Drivers' License 
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance 
  • Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) 
  • Up to date COVID Vaccine Record  

Personal Requirements 

  • Punctual and reliable 
  • Ability to work actively within a team and autonomously 
  • Ability to follow directions and take initiative 
  • Passionate about guiding children with differing abilities to be their very best selves 
  • Competent with technology including Windows laptops, practice management software, cloud-based admin systems, iPads and their apps, and Microsoft Office 
  • A sense of fun and caring for your clients, your fellow team members, and yourself!  

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