Career opportunity @ Kids First – Occupational Therapist

Are you an experienced OT who is ready to take the next step in your career?

Welcome to Kids First Children’s Services! We’re an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice built on the Core Values of Care, Kindness, Compassion, and genuinely Making a Contribution to the lives of children. 

We understand the incredible impact occupational therapists have on young lives, and we also see the unique challenges you face. 

You’ve honed your skills, clocking in over 2 years of experience as a paedatric occupational therapist. Now, it’s time to amplify your impact. At Kids First, we’re not just a multi-disciplinary practice; we’re a platform for your professional growth.

Sound Familiar?

  • Feeling bogged down by paperwork? We hear you! Admin can be a maze. As an experienced OT, you’ve spent far too many hours in front of a computer screen. But here’s the twist: We’re committed to streamlining administrative burdens. Our systems are designed to free you up, so you can focus on what truly matters: helping children reach their full potential.

  • Sick of spending time in traffic? Mobile therapy has its perks – flexibility, convenience – but it can be lonely because you’re often on your own. But what if we told you there’s more? At Kids First, you’ll collaborate with onsite colleagues – speech pathologists, psychologists, and early intervention teachers. No more solo missions. Kids First’s fully equipped OT rooms mean that your clients will love coming to see you in your dedicated clinical space.

  • Longing for a supportive, multi-disciplinary team? You’re not alone! At Kids First, you’ll collaborate with child psychologists, speech pathologists, teachers and other OTs who share your passion for helping children. This is a true team effort, and we celebrate successes together! Our working days are more than appointments; they’re opportunities for growth. Our multidisciplinary team thrives on collaboration. We share insights, celebrate victories, and tackle challenges together. Your voice matters, and your ideas shape our path. Imagine:
  • Daily Team Time: Gather with colleagues to share insights, brainstorm and learn from each other.
  • Weekly Discipline-Specific Hub Meetings: Dive deep into the field of OT. Discuss cases, explore new techniques, and collaborate.
  • Fortnightly Whole Team Case Conferences: A collective think tank. We dissect complex cases, get multi-disc perspectives that enhance our own professional skills, learn from outcomes, and refine our approaches.
  • Regular PD Programs: Continued learning keeps us at the forefront of evidence-based practice.

  • Ready to share your expertise? We actively nurture talent! You’re not just a clinician; you’re an emerging leader. You crave more than a job – you seek a decisive role. Kids First recognizes your hunger for more responsibility. Picture this: mentoring junior therapists, supervising students, and shaping our practice. Your ideas? They won’t just be heard; they’ll be actioned. Contribute to our team case conferences and PD program, mentor emerging therapists, and help shape the future of Kids First. 

  • Dreaming of a healthy work-life balance? We respect the boundary between work and life. Yes, we’re passionate about paediatric care, but we also respect your time and understand that you need it to recharge. Pursue your hobbies, spend time with loved ones, and explore your passions secure in the knowledge that your clinical schedule will include dedicated time for professional growth so that you can achieve work/life balance in your personal world. 

  • Want clarity? Every team member at Kids First benefits from a carefully curated career roadmap. It’s your GPS to progression. Whether you aspire to specialize in an area of intervention, lead a team, or create new programs, we’ve got your back. And guess what? Your contributions don’t go unnoticed. Our innovative remuneration and rewards program recognizes your contribution to our clients and clinic, allowing you to confidently plan for your financial future.

Here at Kids First you’ll find:

  • warm and welcoming environment where your voice is heard and your ideas are valued.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression, tailored to your unique goals.
  • collaborative team of experienced multi-disciplinary therapists who share your passion for empowering children.
  • Genuine commitment to professional learning, with time allocated every week for multi-disciplinary collaboration and PD.
  • supportive work culture that prioritizes your well-being and respects your work-life balance.
  • A chance to make a real difference in the lives of children and their families in our beautiful Northern Beaches community.
Children's occupational therapist in Sydney's northern beaches

What you’ll need to be a successful OT at Kids First:

  • A recognised degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • Experience in working with children and confidence in your role with children and their parents
  • Current registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia & AHPRA
  • Current working with children check
  • Willingness to learn and support our clients to achieve their goals
  • Alignment with our values of acting with Care, Kindness, Compassion and Making a Contribution 

Ready to take the next step?

If you are excited by this opportunity, apply now by completing the form below or get in touch with Sonja Walker on (02) 9938 5419 for a confidential chat about your next career move.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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