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Early Connections Manning & Great Lakes

Occupational Therapists

Taree and Tuncurry (Mid North Coast), NSW
Full Time | Part Time

Early Connections - Manning and Great Lakes (formerly Manning and Great Lakes Early Intervention) is seeking a highly motivated staff in the Occupational Therapy field to join our skilled and transdisciplinary team across Manning and Great Lakes region.

If you are looking for flexibility and a supportive workplace with a diverse range of work opportunities, then this role is for you. This position can be either full time or part time.

Early Connections - Manning and Great Lakes is the leading service provider within the region, servicing children 0-10yrs with a diagnosed disability or significantly delayed development. Our mission is to provide a quality early childhood intervention service, which works in partnership with families and the community to improve each child's participation in inclusive mainstream environments in the Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester areas. We are a verified NDIS Service Provider and have been rolled out within this scheme since July 2016.

Why work for us?

  • Diverse range of clients with a variety of needs and diagnosis.
  • Highly experienced team of Early Intervention Specialist Teachers, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologist.
  • Be a part of the Early Connections alliance (from Taree to Coffs Harbour) and benefit from the knowledge and experience of a vast allied health and education team.
  • Work along side our experienced senior therapy and teacher's who can provide supervision and ongoing mentoring if needed.
  • Access to professional development opportunities.
  • Flexible, family-friendly work arrangements.
  • Flexibility in working hours.
  • Salary packaging

We are an established NDIS provider as well as an Early Childhood Early Intervention Transition Provider, providing referral, planning and supports for clients not yet transitioned to the NDIS.

About the role

  • Provide assessments, interventions and therapy to children 0-10yrs with a diverse range of disabilities
  • Visits to the home, child care and school environments to provide an inclusive model of practice.
  • Early Connections - MGL has extensive existing relationships within the community.
  • Opportunity to be a Key Worker within a transdisciplinary model and to provide consultation to Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapists and Early Childhood Educators and families.
  • Educational sessions for parents, teachers, preschool staff etc. Working between two sites (Taree and Tuncurry)
  • Using state of the art technology including the Echidna CRM (client record management) system and ipads.

The successful candidate will

  • Have relevant qualifications and registered with AHPRA and membership with OT Australia.
  • Commitment to Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention, inclusive practice, family centred approach to service delivery
  • Have excellent communication and documentation skills using technology effectively
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Have a minimum 2 years' experience in disability or paediatrics (desirable not essential)
  • Knowledge or willingness to adopt a routine based therapy strategies to facilitate child development
  • Demonstrated understanding of evidence based practice including use of the COPM (Canadian Occupational Performance Measure) model.
  • Ability to organise time and set priorities
  • A fundamental understanding of child development
  • While we have a fleet of work vehicles some travel is required and your own car and a current driver's licence are a pre-requisite for the position.
  •  A current Working with Children Check and Police Check is also required.

Part Time status will be negotiated on employment and may be dependent on applicants level of experience. Position will be a 12 month contract with possible extension dependent on capacity need.

Location: Taree and Tuncurry

Applications must address the selection criteria. Please send applications to Sally Gibson:

Applications close on Friday, 25 May 2018. For a confidential discussion, please call Sally Gibson on (02) 6552 7333.

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