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Key Worker - Occupational Therapist

Merri Health - Coburg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Experienced Paediatric OT required
  • Full time position
  • Exciting opportunity to be part of a high achieving, fun, supportive and innovative early childhood intervention allied health team
  • Flexible working conditions and hours
  • Diverse, multicultural communities around Preston, Melbourne

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services. A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community. We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

As a Occupational Therapist/key worker you will be responsible for:

  • Providing assessments and therapy interventions to children (0-10 years) with significant development delays and challenges, funded through the NDIS
  • Liaising and collaborating with other professionals within the team and within the community, to ensure the provision of best practice principles to our clients
  • Advising on and prescribing aids and equipment for participants
  • Supporting, educating and networking families into relevant support services and organisations
  • Assisting to run therapy groups and parenting information groups/training
  • Assisting in the training and supervision of occupational therapy students and allied health assistant

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Experience (minimum 1 year) as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist working within the community.
  • Working knowledge and experience within the Early Intervention sector (Children 0-10 years), the NDIS, and experience in providing family centred, community based care to a diverse, multicultural population
  • A desire to continually develop and challenge yourself, a thirst for new knowledge
  • A proven track record in creating efficiency and meeting targets
  • Experience in a changing dynamic environment and ability to be flexible and adaptable in a time of change
  • A sense of humor
  • A passion for working with children and their families - must love kids!

What we offer

  • Flexible work arrangements (all our therapists are currently dividing their time between home and our Preston South base, utilizing a combination of telehealth and face to face appointments)
  • A welcoming, highly experienced and supportive multidisciplinary team environment
  • Plenty of professional learning opportunities and supervision
  • A richly multicultural and diverse client population

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What you need to do now

If this position captures your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you would like to review the position description or have any questions about the role please refer to our Career Portal for further information.
Merri Health will only accept applications that are submitted via our Career Portal.

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, disability worker exclusion scheme check and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.

Coburg, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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