Occupational Therapist at Goodstart Early Learning

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Job Description

Occupational Therapist at Goodstart Early Learning

Employment Type:  Part Time – 7.6 hours a week. Two-year Fixed Term

  • Be part of a unique and expanding national Allied Health team working in the early learning sector!

  • Realistic and achievable workload

  • Work with children in their natural setting in our centres

As an Occupational Therapist at Goodstart Early Learning, you will get to see the impact of your work daily through the eyes of children, families and Educators.

Searching for a meaningful career in Allied Health?

At Goodstart, we’re all about laying the foundation for better lives through amazing early learning experiences, and we know that we can’t do that without great people! Our team of Allied Health professionals work together with our centre staff to make a real difference for children in those crucial early years.

We’re not-for-profit; so you can be confident children – not shareholders – are our first priority. Our vision is for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life.  

Safety, health and wellbeing are more than just words to us, they are a personal commitment and a promise we make to our children, our families and each other every day.

As an Occupational Therapist you will work in an integrated and holistic way to enhance the outcomes of children in partnership with the Centre Director, Educators and families, you will engage and support the most vulnerable children and families and focus on targeted capacity building strategies to enhance every child’s access and participation within early learning environments.

As part of your role, you will consider daily routines and occupations as they relate to children’s inclusion in the early learning setting, alongside addressing capacity and support needs to prepare children to transition to school.

Your Impact: 

  • Implement evidence-informed capacity building approaches to enhance outcomes for children and families within the early learning and care setting.

  • Work alongside Centre Directors, Educators and other key stakeholders to observe, identify and support the progression of children’s learning, development and well-being.

  • As a key member of the care team around the child, communicate and engage regularly with families to support the inclusion and participation of their child.

  • Build linkages with local services and streamline referral pathways into and out of the centre.

  • Attend and participate in Centre Team meetings and contribute to the development of a strong, cohesive team.

  • Maintain close liaison and attend regular supervision with the Occupational Therapy Team Lead or Occupational Therapy National Manager as relevant

  • Deliver professional development and contribute to reports, briefings, resources as required.

  • Ensure that all administrative requirements are met and maintained in accordance with Goodstart Early Learning policies and procedures.

You’ll bring to the table:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy 

  • Demonstrated understanding of child development (birth – 5 years) and an awareness of the opportunities and unique nature of working with children in natural settings  

  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication, negotiation and coaching skills to achieve improved outcomes for children and families

  • Ability to document, analyse and report on relevant key performance indicators

  • Flexibility and adaptability, and an ability to work effectively as part of a team of Allied Health professionals, Early Childhood Education and Care Professionals, families, and other key stakeholders 

What Goodstart can offer you 

  • Work for a company that has an aspiration to be globally recognised for early years practice and learning outcomes

  • Gain significant investment in your growth and development with support, tools, training and experiences that will truly enhance the progress and outcomes for children in their earliest years.

  • Be a part of a team and work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, inclusion and purpose

  • Access to discounted childcare (up to 15%)

  • Flexible work arrangements giving you choice about when and how work will be done in order to better manage your work and non-work needs

  • Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA

  • Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more…

How to apply:

  • Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application (please do not e-mail your application to this e-mail address, please apply directly through our website to be considered for this position).

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