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Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Deaf Connect
  • Job Type: Therapy Services (Allied Health)
  • Hours: Permanent Part-Time
  • Location: Brisbane, QLD
  • Pay: $75,000 – $100,000 per annum + salary packaging + 11% super (negotiable for the right candidate)
  • Flexible, Supportive, and inclusive environment within a leading NFP organisation 
  • Fantastic salary packaging benefits + ongoing professional development 
  • We work around you – great work-life balance

About Us

Deaf Connect is the largest, whole-of-life service provider and social impact organisation for Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians. We stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture and language.

Our organisational values of Heart, Courage, and Discovery stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture, and language. 

We offer an attractive benefits program including:   

  • Salary packaging, enabling you to make huge savings on tax and maximise your pay   
  • Flexibility regarding working arrangements  
  • Discount membership to gyms and facilities throughout Australia   
  • Free annual flu vaccinations   
  • Free comprehensive online learning portal  
  • Free financial wellness support through our default super fund  

About The Role

Deaf Connect are seeking an Occupational Therapist to provide paediatric OT services to deaf and hard of hearing children across greater Brisbane including Redlands, Logan and Ipswich.

The rewarding Paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) position is responsible for the provision of occupational therapy assessments and therapy to children and adults via the different Deaf Connect programs (NDIS, Healthy Hearing monitoring, Hear for Kids in School, and other fee-for-service programs).

In this role you will have access to mentoring within the Therapy Services team and also a generous professional development budget to upskill your knowledge and experience. In addition to this we support your journey in learning Auslan via formal training and the ability to practice Auslan within a multi-disciplinary team. 

The OT will work in a variety of settings, which may include the centre, tele-practice, and community settings such as childcare centres, kindergartens, and schools. Catch-up on your favourite podcasts or audiobooks whilst you travel between clients. You will interact with children and their families supporting families’ communication choices, values and embrace Auslan as the language of the Deaf community. 

This role is family friendly, mainly working throughout school terms. We can provide you flexibility with working hours and a hybrid work from home/office model, our focus is to provide you with the balance you need to work around your non-work-related commitments. 

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Assess children and write formal reports (including NDIS). 
  • Develop, plan and implement programs to meet the needs of the participant. 
  • Provide appropriate, timely and effective clinical management. 
  • Maintain up-to-date case notes and progress reports. 
  • Work independently and cooperatively within a transdisciplinary model. 
  • Interact with the families and children in a manner that fosters the development of the child and considers the needs of the child first. 
  • Contribute to clinical education activities such as student supervision and training of new staff as required.  

About You

In your application, let us know if you have these key skills and experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent) 
  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – Occupational Therapy. 
  • Knowledge and skills in clinical best practice, Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and principles of Family Centred Practice (FCP). 
  • Knowledge of typical and atypical childhood development. 
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a transdisciplinary team. 

You should also let us know if you have these other great skills:

  • Evidence of ongoing education/professional development relevant to deafness 
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a case load, meeting timelines in a responsive manner by adjusting priorities according to changing needs and urgent matters 
  • Experience in Auslan highly regarded.

Apply Now

We may actively review applications and begin interviewing prior to this date. 

To apply you must click "Apply Now" and submit the following within this form:

  • Either a Cover Letter or a link to your Auslan video recording outlining how your skills and experience meet the position requirements as outlined in the position description (no more than 1.5 pages or 5 min Auslan video recording)
  • An up-to-date resume including your name, contact details, employment history and qualifications.

If you have further questions about the role, you can contact our friendly People and Culture team on [email protected] using the subject line: Pediatric Occupational Therapist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Deaf Connect is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate will require a NDIS WC and Blue Card prior to commencement.

A position description is attached.

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