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Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Apply now Job no: 494043
Work type: Full - Time (Auto), Part - Time (Auto)
Location: Various Locations
Categories: Occupational Therapist

Until 30 June 2022, Yooralla is offering financial bonuses for any established allied health therapist, registered psychologist or specialist behaviour support practitioner who joins our experienced, supportive team.

You will receive a $1,500 (gross) bonus paid on commencement of your employment in an eligible role with Yooralla, and you’ll receive a further $1,500 (gross) on successful completion of probation. If you’re referred to us by a current Yooralla Allied Services or Specialist Behaviour Support employee, then the person who referred you will also receive $1,500 (gross) as a thank you for referring you.

This applies to all applications for eligible roles received by 30 June 2022. 

 Paediatric Occupational Therapist [Grade 2]

Location:                 West (Sunshine),  South (Carnegie, Endeavour Hills)
Vacancy Type:        Multiple vacancies
Job reference:         494043

Are you an established Paediatric Occupational Therapist seeking a fulfilling, flexible new role? Could you provide exceptional support for Yooralla’s customers to achieve their goals, do you like working as part of a team and do you share our values? Then, why not join the passionate Yooralla allied health team?

A therapy role with Yooralla offers:

  • The opportunity to support children with a disability to achieve their goals and live the life they choose.
  • Excellent formal and informal professional development opportunities – including opportunities to develop clinical, administration and management/leadership skills; a generous professional development allowance and paid study leave.
  • Communities of practice to support professional networking and development – you’ll be working with the support of a large, multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary team of therapists, with structured ongoing clinical supervision from Senior Clinicians.
  • A supportive employer who understands the need for work/life balance and flexibility in your workplace (including flexibility in hours and location of work). Our allied health positions can be undertaken full-time or part-time, and we will support you to balance your lifestyle goals with providing excellent care to our customers.
  • Administration and logistical support - including administrative staff and team leaders to assist with intake, NDIS coordination and billing.
  • A competitive salary, including salary packaging, and generous paid leave entitlements for personal, caring or parental purposes (21 days personal and/or carer’s leave and 10 week’s primary carer parental leave).

About the role

Yooralla has vacancies in Broadmeadows, Sunshine, Carnegie and Endeavour Hills, for a passionate, positive relationship builder, with experience working with a transdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team model to join our team as a permanent or casual, full-time or part-time, Paediatric Occupational Therapist. This fulfilling role will provide best practice, evidence-based occupational therapy services across the scope of practice to children with a disability to achieve their goals and live the life they choose.

Your working days may involve:

  • delivering therapy in people's homes, educational settings or in the community; aimed at maximising a person’s functional skills and participation as well as promoting physical health and wellbeing
  • working part of an interdisciplinary team of Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists
  • providing indirect customer service/family coordination to support customer goals.

About You

You’ll be an established and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, good interpersonal skills, and ability to engage people with a disability, motivate them and build their capability. You’ll have an ability to work in partnership with children with a disability to set and achieve goals, and to work collaboratively with the person’s supports, including their families.

To be successful in this role you’ll share Yooralla’s values and have:

  • experience working within a transdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team model
  • the ability to build positive relationships with customers and their families
  • a willingness to improve on your clinical practice – including the ability to self-reflect and a focus on developing clinical skills in areas you’re not familiar with
  • care for the work you do and for the people you work with
  • competency in a variety of IT platforms, particularly client management systems
  • good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • AHPRA Registration (Occupational Therapy), and
  • an Australian driver’s licence and own vehicle, and a willingness to travel across Melbourne as required

If you hold a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline, even better!

Appointment is subject to pre-employment checks including the NDIS Worker Screening Check, Inherent Position Requirements Employee Declaration, Working with Children’s Check, Reference Checks, AHPRA Registration Check and evidence of Full COVID-19 vaccination.

Yooralla is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply.

Sound like you?

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Vacancy contact

To find out more about this role or working with Yooralla, please contact Cassie Kenyon on 0432 139 367 or

More information about working with Yooralla

As a Disability Support Worker at Yooralla, you’ll work as part of a passionate team with more than 100 years of history of empowering Victorians with disability. We’re committed to providing our people with comprehensive training, and to quality and safeguards, to ensure we are all best placed to empower and support people with disability to achieve their goals and live the lives they choose. Find out more about what we do.

We believe in diversity, inclusion and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community and recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion brings. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.

We encourage applications from people with lived experience of disability. You'll receive adjustments and support throughout the whole process — from the application stage to starting in the workplace.

We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for people with disability. We are an LGBTIQ+ friendly employer that celebrates diversity. We expect you to as well. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.



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