Marrickville, New South Wales
Full Time | Part Time
Join Plumtree as an Occupational Therapist, working with young children and their families. Full time and part time roles are available.
Who we are
Plumtree is an independent, community based, not for profit organisation, working across the Inner West, East and South East of Sydney. We offer a range of services for young children (aged 0 – 8) of all abilities and their families. Most families who use our service have a child with a disability or delay in development. Much of our work is through the Key Worker model and we support each other to develop as trans-disciplinary practitioners by sharing our skills and experience.
We value family centred practice, inclusion and diversity. We strive to be innovative and welcome the contributions of all families and staff towards developing better ways to assist families in reaching their goals, especially as we transition into the NDIS. Plumtree is registered with the NDIS and is an ECEI Transition Partner for children in the 0 – 6 age range, until July 2018.
What the role involves
You will work with families in their homes, and in children’s preschools, childcare centres and schools, as well as our Marrickville Centre.
You may also have the opportunity to work in one of our group programs, or in our Learning Together program of workshops for families.
While using your skills and knowledge as an Occupational Therapist, you will consider the whole child and all the families’ priorities, calling on team members from other disciplines as needed.
In all your work you will build on strengths. Where challenges arise you will approach them collaboratively, in partnership with families, carers, teachers and colleagues.
You will have opportunities to learn from others, and to contribute your own knowledge and experience. Our OT team are passionate about sharing their skills with each other, and meet regularly for this purpose.
You will be welcome to participate in online training programs in the Keyworker model and/or in Positive Behaviour Support.
What you bring to the role
You are an experienced Occupational Therapist who wants to make a difference for children and families while working in a supportive and creative team environment.
You are able to demonstrate your understanding of
While the above criteria are essential, you may also have particular interests or skills which you would like to tell us about, such as:
In your application, please include a cover letter in which you address all relevant criteria under ‘What you bring to the role’ above, plus your CV. Please indicate your preferred days of work and nominate two referees. For more information, or to apply, please email Elif on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plumtree is an equal opportunity employer. People from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate if appointed.