Occupational Therapist

  • 502326
  • Allied Health
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • NDIS
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Part Time

Be part of an exciting time with Early Start Australia part of APM Group and work for a growing organisation committed to making a real difference to the everyday lives of children and their families.

Here at Early Start Australia, we strive to make a safe, warm space for our clients and staff to allow us to truly make a difference in the lives of our clients. Our dedicated team of multidisipinary therapists work with families to provide the best start for each child to grow and develop and ensure our clients reach their full potential.

The opportunity:

We are seeking experienced, creative and enthusastic Occupational Therapists to join our Sunshine Coast clinic located in Buderim to support our clients to maximise development, overcome individual challenges and improve performance in emotional regulation skills, motor skills, self-care, play, school and learning. We are offering a flexible Part-Time position with the possibility of moving into a full-time position delivering services in our fantastic new clinic space, at client’s homes, schools and via telehealth. Our therapists truly have the ability to wear different hats if they choose to, which gives us the chance to tailor this position to suit your needs. Our Buderim office was established in the Sunshine Coast at the beginning of 2021 and is currently in an exciting growth phase where we are able to connect with the local community and tailor our service delivery to the needs of our clients and families. This can be through individual therapy, group therapy, parent support groups and more!

What will you be doing:

Reporting to the practice principal and working within a multidisciplinary team environment you will provide evidence-based assessments, full scope of paediatric Occupational Therapy and intervention sessions ranging from toddlers, children to adolescents with complex needs, a true mixed caseload. As an experienced therapist we will be able to tailor your caseload to your area’s of interest, or provide you with the opportunity to work with a full spectrum of clients if you are keen for a challenge.

As a Occupational Therapist you will:

  • Conduct assessments
  • Develop tailored therapy programs
  • Provide direct and indirect therapy interventions
  • Work closely with key stakeholders providing information, education and support.
  • Participate in individual supervision, group supervision and discipline specific meetings

What you need to join:

  • Compliance – National Police Check, Working with Children check, NDIS Workers Screening check, Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, First Aid Certificate, Driver’s License & Vehicle.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline with a current APHRA Registration
  • Experience working with children and/or disability and confidence in your role with children and their parents. (preferred)

What we can offer you:

We are happy to discuss the benefits of joining our team of therapists who truly value collaborative working relationships and place client care as our first priority. We love being part of a national organisation offering flexible working hours and on-going employment.

When you join us, you will have access to some of the best brains across Australia. Early Start Australia provides additional professional leave days on top of your annual leave; a professional development budget for each therapist; monthly in-house training; and regular supervision.

Small practice experience with big corporate support. We have friendly and well-organised administration teams booking appointments, invoicing, and managing NDIS changes, leaving our therapists to get on with what is most important to them.

In addition to the incredible professional development and supervision on offer, you will also have access to performance incentives, our Mental Health and Wellbeing Program, paid parental leave and a discount marketplace with hundreds of products at reduced prices from groceries to movie tickets.

Where to from here:

We would love to hear from you so please click Apply Now or contact the Talent Team via email at recruitment@earlystartaustralia.com.au for a confidential enquiry.

Early Start Australia places a high priority on the principles of respect, equity, and diversity. As an employer of choice, we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.


About us:

Early Start Australia part of APM Group is a national multidisciplinary allied health organisation committed to delivering evidence-based early intervention and therapy services to children and their families. As an organisation Early Start Australia prioritises building a fantastic team culture and working with children and their families to make a real difference to everyday lives of our clients.

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