Occupational Therapist/Senior Occupational Therapist

Website KU Children's Services

KU Children’s Services (KU) is one of the most respected early education providers in Australia and has an enviable reputation for the quality of our services. 100% of KU centres meet or exceed the National Quality Standards.

KU employs more than 2,500 highly qualified, experienced and dedicated specialist staff, who work in approximately 140 early education services throughout Australia. Our unmatched experience in providing preschool and childcare services extends more than 120 years, since establishing the nation’s first kindergarten in 1895.

The Centre

KU operates brokered programs on behalf of the Commonwealth Government and provides professional services to the early childhood sector and the wider community, one of which is the Family Programs.

KU Starting Points Macarthur, an approved NDIS service provider located in Airds and Cobbitty, provides early intervention and support to families who have young children (0–8 years) with disabilities or developmental delays in the Macarthur area.

We help children communicate, learn, move and play, support meaningful participation in children’s school, early childhood centre and community settings, and assist during transition times in children’s and their family’s life, such as into educational and community settings.

For more information, please visit the centre: https://www.ku.com.au/childcare/centres/kustartingpointsmacarthurl1

The Role

As a member of the Education Support and Family Services team you will be working with a dedicated and skilled team of educators and allied health professionals providing support to children and families.

We are seeking a Paediatric Occupational Therapist to join our team in providing support and expertise for families of children from birth with developmental disability or developmental delay.

The ideal applicant is able to work in a transdisciplinary team and has knowledge of NDIS.

On offer is a full-time permanent position working Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day accruing one monthly Rostered Day Off (RDO).

**New graduates are encouraged to apply**

We are also looking for a Senior Occupational Therapist to lead a team based in Airds in providing support and expertise for families of children from birth with developmental disability or delay.

The ideal applicant has experience providing clinical supervision for other Occupational Therapists and is able to work in a transdisciplinary team.

Knowledge of NDIS and experience working with children with a disability or developmental delay undertaking assessments, sensory profiles and therapy is also highly regarded.

On offer is a full-time permanent position working Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day and accruing one monthly Rostered Day Off (RDO).

To be considered for either of these roles the following are essential:

  • Degree in Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) or its equivalent
  • Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • AHPRA registration
  • Driver licence and own reliable vehicle
  • A current NSW Working with Children Check
  • A valid NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Knowledge of child protection legislation and its implications for the care and protection of children
  • Demonstrated professional level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer literacy

Why join us?

KU has been recognised as a Winner of The Australian Business Awards for Employer of Choice in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. At KU we want to make your work with us as interesting and rewarding as we possibly can.

KU is a culturally sensitive employer, committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and employees.

The KU Difference:

·         We Reward – We offer sector leading pay and benefits including salary packaging and discounted private health insurance.

·         We Build Careers – We enable and encourage our people to grow and evolve with us

·         We Grow Our People – We provide opportunities to learn, grow and enhance your professional practice through KU’s high quality professional learning program

·         We Offer an Inclusive Culture – We’ve created a diverse and inclusive working culture with a shared vision and common values.

If you are someone who values partnering with families, is keen to further develop your skills and wants to join a passionate, capable and dedicated team, this is an excellent opportunity.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your Cover Letter and CV to careers@ku.com.au

For inquiries or a copy of the position description, contact Katie Histon, HR Generalist on 9268 3919 or careers@ku.com.au

To view other vacant positions, please visit our www.ku.com.au/careers

To apply for this job email your details to careers@ku.com.au.