An exciting vacancy now exists for an experienced and passionate professional to join our team!  

  • Contact Name: Kimberley Brown
  • Location: Parkdale
  • Closing Date: July 30, 2021

An exciting vacancy now exists for an experienced and passionate professional to join our team!


About the Company

CBCHS is a for-cause, not-for-profit organisation providing a wide range of allied health, dental, child development, disability and aged care services to more than 15,000 clients every year in and around the City of Kingston. Many of our clients are differently abled, socially isolated, financially disadvantaged or exposed to other socio-economic vulnerabilities. Our head office is in Parkdale with programs and services also offered at Chelsea, Clarinda, Mentone, Cheltenham, Clayton and Edithvale.

We are a values driven organisation with a reputation for service innovation and quality. We are a flexible and inclusive employer that values and supports workforce diversity. We strongly support equal opportunity and encourage applications from all people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, those with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ community, and people with a disability.


Purpose of the Position

The purpose of this role in the child development service is to provide a high quality, effective and efficient service to children and families through the use of qualifications, skills, consultation with the individual and allied health services.

This role works with other members of the child development team to provide a multidisciplinary service to help children achieve meaningful participation in their everyday settings. The service supports families to identify and build on a child’s strengths, interests and capabilities.  The role will provide assessment and treatment to pre-school, primary school aged children, and families within a multidisciplinary service through the provision of appropriate clinical interventions, group work and health promotion activities.

Job Benefits

As a health promoting not for profit business, we offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Easy street parking;
  • Access to public transport;
  • Generous Salary Packaging.

Please refer to Benefits of Working at CBCHS.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide occupational therapy services to children 0 – 12 years old, including formal and informal assessment, care planning, delivery of therapy, reporting , and discharge while using a Family Centred approach;
  • Work collaboratively as a member of the multidisciplinary team (and with the wider organisation), in order to best meet a family’s needs and priorities;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant funding streams, eligibility criteria, and referral pathways available for children, based on their presentation and goals;
  • Provide services across clinical areas including motor skills, play, self-regulation, and executive function;
  • Plan and facilitate group therapy sessions for children and their families;
  • Active participation in the mentoring and development of students / graduates in the field of child Occupational Therapy (grade 2 expectation).

Key Selection Criteria

About You

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or recognised equivalent qualification;
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA);
  • Demonstrated Paediatric OT experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver assessments, recommendations & therapy in line with NDIS plans;
  • Excellent knowledge of Occupational Therapy specific practices with children and their families.
  • Knowledge of relevant theoretical frameworks for working with children;
  • Current Victorian Driver licence;
  • Previous experience in family centred and strength based approach.

How to Apply

Click on the Position Description link below to view the full Position Description details.

All applications require an up to date resume and cover letter to be submitted.

To successfully apply for this position you will be required to attach a copy of your qualifications within the application process.

Click apply now to proceed.

Contact Kimberley Brown for a confidential discussion – via email kbrown@cbchs.org.au or call our head office on 03 8587 0200 and ask to speak to Kimberley.

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