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Occupational Therapist Job at Kids First

About You

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

You’re a proven professional 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.

You’re an experienced OT who is looking for full-time hours, or perhaps you’re balancing family and work responsibilities and are interested in working 4 days a week in a role that allows you to manage the demands of your personal and professional life.

Good news!  An 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 almost 11 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.  Someone who is a passionate and professional role model with excellent 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 4 OTs, 5 speech pathologists, 3 psychologists and 4 teachers and you’ll be ready to dive enthusiastically into the next phase of your career.

If you are an experienced OT who wants to expand your career opportunities, reach your true potential and enjoy the benefits of working in a private practice where people really matter, we would love to meet you.

What’s next?

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

Occupational Therapist job in Sydney's northern beaches

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 2 years’ 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

* 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 this role.

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

New graduates

Currently, we do not have any positions available for new graduates, however we are always happy to hear from OTs who would like to be considered for future opportunities.

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) are willing to learn, work hard, be mentored and demonstrate commitment to Kids First and the children we work with, feel free to contact us. We will keep your details on file and if a position pops up, advise you that an opportunity to apply is available.