Occupational Therapist

  • : Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
  • : 03-Sep-2020
  • : All Canberra ACT

Who we are: Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is Australia’s largest non-government provider of Early Intervention, therapy, education and diagnostic services for people with hearing or vision loss. We provide quality and innovative services to achieve the best outcomes for current and future generations of Australians with vision or hearing impairment.  We combine comprehensive services and focused expertise, with genuine care and real-world experience to make a difference to over 9,000 children, adults, families and professionals each year.  We are strategically evolving to provide a new era of service provision for Australians with vision or hearing loss, their families, and the professionals who support them.

 Why join us?  Be part of a team that puts clients at the heart of everything we do.  Across Australia, we ensure that people with vision or hearing impairment are given equal access to communication, education, literacy, therapy and health services that will enable a life where nothing holds them back.  With us, every day offers the opportunity to innovate, learn, and share knowledge.  If you thrive as part of a diverse, purpose-led team, who make a difference, come and join us!

 What you will be doing: The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic and motivated team of professionals while independently managing an allocated caseload.

We are seeking suitably qualified Occupational Therapists to join our Allied Health Team and to act as Key Workers in Early Intervention (Vision Impairment) Teams.

 The successful applicant will be part of a supportive and highly motivated transdisciplinary team of occupational therapists, teachers, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, psychologists, orthoptists and access technology consultants.  We have a family centred philosophy, and offer a combination of home based and centre based services.

 There are options for the successful applicants to be based in a variety of Sydney metro sites.

 To be successful in this position you will have: 

  • Relevant qualifications in Occupational Therapy and current registration with AHPRA.
  • Demonstrated experience working with children with sensory impairment and additional needs. Experience with Deafblindness desirable but not essential.
  • An understanding of family centred practice.
  • A keen interest in consolidating and applying skills working within a dynamic, changing environment.
  • Proven ability to select and perform a range of assessments, developmental checklists, and devise appropriate programs and interventions.
  • A strong appreciation and understanding of technology and an aptitude for learning.
  • Well-developed communication, presentation and computer
  • Familiarity with the National Disability Insurance Scheme and understanding of the implications for service delivery.
  • Previous experience working effectively within multi-disciplinary teams would be desirable.
  • A current NSW driver’s licence.
  • A current Working with Children Check in accordance with Child Protection legislation 
  • Criminal Record Check (obtained within the last 6 months)


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Occupational Therapists
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Full Time
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Non Profit Organisation
Job Title
Occupational Therapist
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Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
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All Canberra ACT
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