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Paediatric Allied Health Therapist - Cambodia

Happy Kids Clinic

Background:

Happy Kids Clinic is a social enterprise of the NGO, OIC Cambodia. HKC was established as a means of showing people in Cambodia what speech therapy looks like and provides opportunities to gather useful information for the development of a university course. We employ a combination of foreign therapists and Khmer therapy assistants and work with both foreign and Cambodian families, creating a complex cultural and linguistic environment. 

Position Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to deliver high quality therapy services to enable children with additional needs to engage in activities of daily living at home, school and in the community. Additionally, the role requires a willingness to support the continued learning and practice of therapy assistants regarding clinical best practice as vital and valued members of a sustainable therapy team, working cross culturally in Cambodia. The role requires an openness to constantly learn and adapt approaches and practice in tandem with the therapy assistant to ensure that each family receives clear and comprehensive therapy support. The position may require resource development to support therapy goals and continued advocacy for the benefits of therapy services for children with additional needs and their families. The clinic is one piece of a larger speech therapy puzzle, where there are NGOs engaged in developing the profession in Cambodia, as well other private practices starting up to address the significant need in country. Employees may have opportunities to do some work with other organisations, depending on their skills and experience.

Key Selection Criteria:  

Essential

  1. Tertiary education in an allied health discipline such as speech therapy or occupational therapy and relevant paediatric work experience & registration with professional body in home country as relevant, or demonstration of continuing professional development
  2. Self-starting, well organised and able to work independently on a daily basis without constant supervision
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with clients, families and colleagues with experience and/or an interest in developing cross cultural skills
  4. Excellent training and mentoring skills 

Highly desirable

  1. Experience working with children with ASD, in early intervention and/or school settings, and/or working with bilingual clients
  2. Understanding and knowledge of development sector and practice 

Desirable

  1. Knowledge or experience working in private practice

How to apply

Please send a current CV, a statement addressing the selection criteria and a short cover letter to hello@happykidsclinicpp.com, using the subject line: Paediatric Allied Health Therapist - Cambodia application via EthicalJobs.

As this is an international role, our recruitment process is quite rigorous, as we want to make sure both parties are pleased with the outcome. If you are shortlisted you will be required to complete some written case studies and if satisfactory, will be invited for a first interview focusing mostly on your clinical experience (usually via video conference). If all goes well with the interview, you will be invited to attend a second interview focusing on team fit (again by video conference).

Successful candidates will be required to provide a recent police check and working with children check prior to employment.

This is a rolling recruitment process, where applications will be assessed as they are received, so apply early to avoid missing out, as appropriate applicants may be offered the role prior to applications closing.

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