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Fit Kidz Foundation

Autism Specific Occupational Therapist – Early Intervention

Dural, New South Wales
Full Time | Part Time

Part-time position or full-time position
Salary packaging options
Not-for-profit organisation based in Dural

About Us

The Fit Kidz Foundation Centre is a not for profit organisation based in Dural, NSW, which was established to support children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Developmental Disability, their families and the wider community. The Foundation Centre offers a range of early intervention programs that meets the needs of families’ and the community.

About this Role

The Occupational Therapist we require will have a high level of energy and enthusiasm and a genuine commitment to achieving positive outcomes for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or Development Disability and their families to enable them to lead a meaningful and inclusive life in their community.

As a member of a transdisciplinary team, within a strengths based and family centred framework, you will deliver and provide support to two programs: The Foundation Early Intervention Group Program and our Individualised Programs. The early intervention group program is delivered by a transdisciplinary team of therapists and early educators and runs Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Every child who attends the group program has identified goals, developed and reviewed with their family, which are embedded into the highly structured program to ensure meaningful participation. Our individualised programs are flexible and individualised to meet the needs and priorities of the child and family, as outlined by their Individual Family Support Plan. Your responsibilities will include increasing the capacity of families/carers and mainstream services providers to ensure children are participating meaningfully in inclusive environments.

What You Need

  • Minimum 2 years experience working with children with Autism and their families
  • A degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration and/or membership with your relevant professional body
  • A sound understanding of evidenced based approaches in developing and implementing early intervention programs with children with autism or developmental disabilities
  • Understating and experience working within mainstream early childhood education and care settings
  • A commitment to working flexibly in response to individual families’ needs and priorities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices of a family centred approach
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A strong work ethic with a collaborative team approach
  • A current drivers licence and use of own vehicle
  • NSW Working With Children Check
  • Current First Aid qualification preferred

Why Work for Us?

At The Foundation Centre we are passionate about the work we do. The children and families we work with inspire us and motivate us to continually grow and improve. The Foundation offers an attractive salary including generous salary packaging options, on-going professional development opportunities, opportunities to work on different early intervention programs and a highly supportive work environment.

How to Apply?

Please email your resume and cover letter to ellenw@fitkidzfoundation.org.au. For further information please contact Ellen Witzlsperger, Service Director, on 02 9627 0721.

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