Occupational Therapist

Website Hunter Prelude

Flexible Full Time and Part Time Position available at Maitland

Recruitment will include developing an eligibility list for future opportunities at Kurri Kurri, Singleton and our new Telepractice – Regional, Rural & Remote team

Experienced therapists and new graduates encouraged to apply.

Undergraduates (3rd & 4th year) encouraged to also make contact re future Casual Therapy Assistant Positions for 2021.

Hunter Prelude is a not for profit organisation that provides quality early childhood intervention & therapy services to children (0-12 yo) with developmental delay and disability, and their families under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

We believe in the importance of:

Inclusion
Capacity building
Meaningful participation
Functional outcomes
Independence for all

At Hunter Prelude we provide services in line with our core values:

Respect
Collaboration
Creating Opportunities

The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for providing early intervention support to children and their families in collaboration with the service delivery team.

The Occupational Therapist may be providing support as a Key Worker or as a consultant on the transdisciplinary team.

They will work closely with the Senior Occupational Therapist to achieve the goals of the organisation for best practice service delivery.

The Occupational Therapist reports to the Team Leader and is responsible to the Service Manager & General Manager. The Occupational Therapist is a member of the service delivery team and works with the leadership / management team and administration team to support children and their families.

Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria

Relevant tertiary qualifications and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Demonstrated ability to work within a billable model and be accountable for daily activities
Demonstrated ability to develop functional goals with a family and build capacity in the child’s networks in the child’s natural environments (e.g. home, school and in the community)
Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with the transdisciplinary team using the Key Worker model to support children and their families
Demonstrated ability to implement the National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Intervention when working with children and their families
Knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Special Conditions

Verified Working with Children Check
Verified Police Criminal Record Check
Comprehensively insured private motor vehicle
Travel in the Hunter area
On the job training, support & supervision and professional development will be provided.

New graduates will receive additional support & supervision.

Not-for-Profit salary packaging is available, which can increase take home pay.

Other benefits include up to 2 weeks additional leave in the school holidays and up to 2 days additional personal leave.

Hunter Prelude is a flexible and family friendly workplace that offers working from home opportunities for our team.

Hunter Prelude recognises and values the different linguistic, religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds and physical abilities of all people and encourages applications from all suitably qualified and skilled applicants

To apply please email to admin@hunterprelude.org.au

Cover Letter outlining your interest in the position
Information to address the Selection Criteria & Special Conditions
CV with a minimum of 2 referees
Any enquiries please contact Alanna Jinks (Service Manager) on 0417 017 753.

To apply for this job email your details to admin@hunterprelude.org.au.