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February

Occupational Therapist

NORTHCOTT - Parramatta, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

About Northcott:

We are a leading disability services provider in NSW and the ACT, providing services and support for people with disability and their families and carers. Northcott Therapy provides support to children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities including intellectual disability, physical disability, autism and global developmental delay.

About the role:

We require a dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our vibrant Northcott therapy team. Based in Parramatta and servicing the Western Sydney region, you will report to the Service Manager and provide timely, evidence based and person-centred Occupational Therapy services to people of a range of ages and disabilities. 

In this role you will:

  • Manage a caseload of children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities (i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual and Physical Disability). The option to specialise in a particular clinical area, such as physical disability or neurodevelopmental, is possible and we encourage you to discuss your preferences with us.
  • Work with customers and families to identify strengths, skills and goals.
  • Use appropriate assessment tools and methods to assess strengths and areas of development, in order to identify suitable intervention strategies.
  • Always work on "best practice" solutions for our customers.
  • Provide centre and community based therapies.
  • Proactively contribute to the ongoing development of professional knowledge and skills in Occupational Therapy.

Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current AHPRA registration.
  • 5 years post graduate Occupational Therapy experience.
  • Understanding of the NDIS and experience working in a fee for service model.
  • Excellent communication skills – written, oral and listening.
  • Ability and commitment to work with a customer-centred approach.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team with Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a caseload and administrative responsibilities in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Computer literate and familiar with using customer record systems.
  • Current First Aid Certificate (including CPR) or willing to obtain.
  • Police Check, less than 6 months old.
  • Current NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) or willing to obtain.
  • Must have a valid driver's licence and willingness to travel as required.

Culture and Benefits:

  • We are a friendly, supportive and collaborative team made up of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and a Dietitian working across Western Sydney with access to a larger multidisciplinary team across all NSW/ACT Northcott sites.
  • Novated Lease Arrangement for vehicle
  • A family friendly workplace with flexible hours for staff to manage their home and work lives effectively; including the option for a 9 day fortnight.
  • Negotiable option to work from home when appropriate to your caseload.
  • We provide 2 weeks paid Professional Development leave including some funding towards approved courses, seminars, etc.
  • We provide peer to peer support, formalised supervision, and attendance at regular therapy forums.
  • Develop your skills – extend yourself and excel in your chosen field. We provide learning & career opportunities.
  • In addition to annual leave entitlements, we also provide a week of special paid leave annually and paid maternity leave.
  • Multiple employee benefits, such as discounted gym & health fund membership, discounted motor vehicle services and entertainment cards.

For a confidential discussion about this position please contact Angelina Josevska Therapy Service Manager on 0484 266 430 or email angelina.josevska@northcott.com.au

Applications for this position close on 25/01/2021

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Northcott actively promotes diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTIQ+, people with a lived experience of disability, and carers.

Reasonable workplace adjustments are available. Applicants should feel free to discuss their needs with Mitch Jeffs on 0431 193 736 or mitch.jeffs@northcott.com.au

Essential employment checks will be conducted.

Parramatta, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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