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Occupational Therapist Job at Kids First

Occupational Therapist job in Sydney's northern beachesAbout You

You are a fun, confident, motivated OT who ultimately wants to succeed in private practice.

You’re a high achiever who is looking to learn new skills, expand your clinical knowledge and relishes new and exciting challenges.

You have great people skills, are a fantastic communicator and enjoy working as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

You are keen to contribute to a culture where whole-hearted connection with children, families and colleagues is an everyday reality.

And you want to be of a vibrant practice where banter and a few laughs is the norm.

You’re cool under pressure. You’re efficient and innovative too.

You want to earn a fantastic base salary and be financially rewarded for the results you achieve.

You want the opportunity to become more than just a standard OT, because you know that you can deliver much, much more.

Either you’re looking for your first role in private practice…

Or you’re an experienced OT who knows it’s time for a change because your current practice just doesn’t provide you with what you need to develop your craft and reach your potential.

You’re looking for full-time hours…

Or perhaps you’re balancing family and work responsibilities and are interested in a part-time role that allows you to manage the demands of your personal and professional life

Good news!  A better opportunity is waiting for you at Kids First Children’s Services.

About Us

Kids First is an established, award-winning and family owned private practice with a stellar reputation for clinical excellence and for the fun and friendly way in which we help children to achieve excellent outcomes.

Since 2007, our experienced team of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, child psychologists and teachers has helped more than 10,000 northern beaches children and their families.

With 10 years’ history, we are expanding in order to meet our community’s needs.

Children and families come to us through frequent word of mouth recommendations, medical referrals and our strong networks in the local community, so we’re looking for a personable and outgoing Occupational Therapist who shares our core values and is driven to develop and excel in private practice.

Our vision

At Kids First, our core values are care, kindness and compassion.

We are proud of our reputation for ‘walking the talk’ and living these every day as we help children to achieve their goals.

Our culture is positive, supportive and responsive and we know that the quality of our professional relationships is reflected in the high calibre of care that we provide to our clients and community.

And ‘our kids’ and their families are not the only people we care about….

We care about you as much as you care about the clients you work with.

We know that to do your job well, you need support, opportunity and the right tools.

We’ll provide you with excellent facilities, including fully equipped therapy rooms and sensory gyms.

We’ll make your life easier with a fast and convenient on-line practice management program that makes writing case notes and doing admin more efficient.

Our full-time professional customer service team will provide you with all the back-up you’ll need so that you can focus on your clinical role.

Because professional development is important, we’ll provide you with regular mentoring and continued learning opportunities.

And we’ll offer an attractive salary with great performance incentives, so you’ll be rewarded for your hard work too.

Not just ‘Any OT’

We are not looking for just ‘any OT’ – but someone who will grow with Kids First.

We’re looking for someone who is a team player, has great clinical skills and a kind heart.

Does this sound like you?

If you are the person we’re looking for, you’ll be joining a growing team of 3 OTs, 4 speech pathologists, 3 psychologists and 5 teachers and you’ll be ready to dive enthusiastically into the next phase of your career.

Whether you’re a young, energetic Occupational Therapist looking for an inspiring practice to leap frog years in your learning curve, or you are an experienced OT who wants to expand your career opportunities so that you can reach your true potential, we would love to meet you.

What’s next?

We are looking to fill this NEW position quickly, but we know that ‘fit’ is the most important criteria when selecting professionals to join the Kids First team.

If you’re to be Kids First’s newest OT, you’ll need to apply now because interest is high and, as much as we’d like to, we can’t interview or employ everyone!

If you’re a suitable candidate, we’ll short list and contact you for an interview within 7 days of receiving your application.

In your application, please include the following information:

  • Your cover letter addressing the criteria (see below)
  • Your current resume
  • Contact details of two professional referees

Apply below or email your application to sonja@kids-first.com.au

New graduates

If you are a new graduate who has additional experience working with children (for example, you have teaching qualifications or extensive paediatric experience in another setting) we encourage you to apply for this role

We are looking for an amazing OT who wants to build a career with us, so if you think you have what it takes, meet the criteria below and are willing to learn, work hard, be mentored and demonstrate commitment to Kids First and the children we work with, tell us why we should consider you for this amazing career opportunity.

Essential Criteria

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications (degree minimum)
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Current membership of OT Australia
  • Immediate eligibility for Medicare Provider status
  • Warm, caring interpersonal skills and a flexible, “can do” approach
  • Minimum 12 months’ post-graduate experience in a paediatric setting
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, and proficient computer skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Working with Children Check
  • Permanent Australian residency*
  • After school and school holiday availability

Desirable Criteria

  • Local resident of northern Sydney
  • Proactive approach to continued professional development & learning
  • Available to work till 3.00pm on Saturdays

* Families at Kids First value therapists who can provide children with stable and continuous support. Visa holders who intend to remain permanently in Australia will be considered for these roles.

Want to know more?

Take a look around this website  to get a feel for what we do, and if you’d like more information, give Kids First Children’s Services a call on (02)9938 5419 and ask for our director, Sonja Walker

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