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Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist

Job No: 114204
Location: Blacktown

  • Exciting opportunities for Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists working with families and children up to 12 years
  • Full-time roles with flexible days/times to suit your lifestyle
  • Competitive $$ negotiable with qualifications and experience
  • Strong focus on professional development!
  • Generous benefits including salary packaging, free parking and more

About the Organisation

Growing Early Minds supports children and their families by providing early childhood intervention services for children with a range of developmental delays, concerns and disabilities.

A not-for-profit organisation Growing Early Minds has a proud history that started in 1994. While the landscape of childhood services continues to change, the continuity and commitment from Growing Early Minds will always remain the same. The range of services offered includes speech language pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics and nutrition, psychology, behaviour and family support services, all offered to families under the one roof. 

About the Opportunities

Growing Early Minds now has exciting opportunities for Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists to join their professional team based in Blacktown, NSW. These are full-time positions with days/times worked flexible to suit your requirements. 

Reporting to the Practice Lead these are busy but rewarding roles offering loads of variety in your client base and the way you practice. Working predominantly with young children up to 16 years of age, your duties will include assessments, therapy services, consultancy and practical support for Early Childhood Educators and teachers. You will also liaise with parents/care givers offering training and skills development services relevant to the type of care required.

About You

To be considered for these positions you will hold tertiary qualifications in your relevant discipline and current registration with either Speech Pathology Australia or Occupational Therapy Australia. You will also hold, or be eligible for registration with Medicare. 

Candidates interested in the Speech Pathologist position will need to have demonstrated experience in paediatrics, delivering speech therapy and assessments to children. 

Candidates interested in the Occupational Therapist position will ideally have previous experience in a similar role, however Growing Early Minds will be open to speaking with candidates who have not previously worked with children, who are interested in moving into this field of work. 

Critical to your success in either position will be strong time-management skills and the ability to manage your own workflow without supervision, including the scheduling/rescheduling of appointments and maintaining regular communication with your client base. 

Please note: Before commencement, the successful candidates must hold a current First Aid Certification, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Training and a Current Working With Children Check. You will also need to have a current open Driver's License and your own vehicle with comprehensive insurance cover. Successful candidates will need to complete the NDIS Worker Orientation module 'Quality, Safety, and You, prior to commencement.

About the Benefits

In operation since 1994, Growing Early Minds is currently undergoing significant growth and as such, this is an exciting time to join the organisation, which also prides itself on being an Employer of Choice.

In addition to the Practice Lead, who is an Occupational Therapist, there is also a Senior Therapist for each of the disciplines (Speech and OT), that provide both clinical and professional supervision on a monthly basis, as well as conducting quarterly discipline-specific review meetings. As such, you will be extremely well-supported within a multi-disciplinary team as you continue to learn and grow within the position.

An attractive remuneration package is on offer, negotiable with the qualifications and experience you are bringing to the role. You will also have access to a range of additional benefits including: 

  • Competitive salary packaging with the ability to claim $15,900.00 tax-free (pro-rata);
  • A laptop and mobile, travel reimbursement and free parking;
  • Being part of innovative programs with interstate travel options;
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program with free counselling; and
  • Team building events and rewarding social activities. 

Growing Early Minds also places a strong focus on professional development of employees with allowance for approved CPD and PD programs provided.

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