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Employment Opportunities

Are you sick of plain white walls with only a desk in therapy spaces?  Come work with colour and crashmats! Are you tired of working in a silo and want to help build a team around a child?  Then come work with us!  If you’re keen to work with a vibrant forward thinking paediatric clinic who puts the client and the family first, then we are the place for you.  Our approach is the Canadian Occupational Therapy Inter-relational Practice Process Framework (Not familiar with that? Don’t stress, we provide in house training and upskilling).  This framework is 100% client engagement based.  And for children this means engaging with play.  Which means you'll find decorated walls, crashmats and sensory gyms in our clinics!​

Senior Occupational Therapist
New Graduate Occupational Therapist
Key Worker

Current Positions

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Occupational Therapist

Job Type 

Part-Time or Full-Time.  Work days and hours flexible to meet the needs of the applicant and the team.

Highlights of working with us

  1. Our values – compassion, respect, holism, development, adaptability individualised and teamwork. This means working as a team, being adaptable and recognizing that every client and person is different is at the core of everything we do.

  1. A strong parent coaching model – it is all about supporting the parents after all.

  1. Staff development of a $2000 professional development budget per year.

  1. Unlimited internal professional development (this should be a given! But we know it isn’t always!!).

Our unique co-therapy model which means you’re never left without a team of support staff to assist in service delivery.

About Us

We are a vibrant and forward-thinking paediatric clinic, committed to providing exceptional care through a play-based bottom-up developmental approach.  Our team is a mix of dedicated occupational therapists, allied health assistants and administration staff who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of the children we serve.  Our values are compassion, teamwork, holism, development, adaptability, individualised and respect. 

Our therapy approach is based on the Canadian Occupational Therapy Inter-relational Practice Process framework.  This framework emphasizes the collaborative and individualized approach to working with each client and their families based on their goals, context and needs.  The process highlights that each client’s occupational therapy journey is unique and that some clients will require a quick time limited intervention while others will need to be reviewed regularly with the therapy plan and end date adjusted based on their needs.

We implement this framework and play-based approach through our clinic spaces that have been designed to embed sensory integration and play as the foundation of all therapy sessions.  All therapy rooms can provide gross motor, fine motor, sensory processing and play approaches that can be adapted to how each child presents on the day.  We employ a strong parent coaching model based on Occupational Performance Coaching by the University of Otago.  This empowers parents to create their own strategies that are in line with their unique context, values, client’s needs, and whole family needs.

As a team we value development by hosting students each term and have strong links with the University of Canberra.  Staff development is supported via a $2000 professional development budget per year, internal professional development sessions, informal collaboration with team members, once a week formal supervision and engaging in external professional development through links the business has with other occupational therapy development avenues including The Kids OT Pod paediatric OT community that provide bi-monthly training webinars.

We implement a co-therapist model, meaning that each child has a primary therapist, however we’re a team that supports the client to have regular therapy by seeing each other’s clients when unplanned or planned leave occurs to the best of our ability. 

We support neurodiversity and are a neurodivergent workplace.  Applicants from neurotypical and neurodiverse occupational therapists are welcome.

 

The Role (We know - this is a standard description, but when you interview you’ll see how we’re different!)

We are seeking a dynamic and adaptable Occupational Therapist to join our team.  This role requires a professional who is ready to throw the therapy plan out the window and adapt on the fly depending on the needs of the child during the session.  You will be working closely with our team of therapists and the child’s support network to provide holistic care to our clients, valuing emotional regulation as the basis of therapy.

 

Key Responsibilities - This is more about YOU than us. 

  1. You love fun! You know that play is the way children learn and to take the client and family through their unique journey. 

  2. You are ready to adapt the session to meet the needs of the child as they are each session while still using strategies and principles from the child’s assessment results, best practice evidence and your knowledge of the individual child’s needs.

  3. Build capacity of the parents, teachers and other important adults in the child’s life using an occupational coaching model, education and a holistic approach.

  4. Participate in supporting your teammates through shared wins, challenges and progress – say a team member is away and you need to help by seeing a client or a team member asks for help working with a client.  You value helping the team and being helped in return.

  5. Innovative in both your practice, learning new skills and engaging in development.  Have a strong desire to learn, push your own comfort zones and are excited to build new skillsets. 

  6. Value supporting your teammates by sharing your knowledge after attending any PD event funded by Together OT.

  7. Value neurodiversity and all the rewards and challenges it brings to a workplace and clients’ journeys.  

  8. Liaise with the Director to ensure you have a complete understanding of our systems and processes that are all designed to implement the COTIPP framework and the Together OT values.

  9. A joy in upskilling and developing future OTs and Allied Health Assistants by supporting 1 student or more per year.

  10. For full time therapists have 25 client contact hours per week on average (we’re human and we’re going to have busier weeks and quieter weeks.)  The 25 client contact hours include a mixture of face-to-face and non-face to face contact hours.

  11. Work with a close team, characterized by mutual respect, professionalism and upholding the team values.

 

About The Team - Who are these people you would be working with?

  1. Teamwork: We are a team first and foremost.  We talk to each other about our day, share ideas & knowledge and are able to adapt our schedule to help out a teammate.

  2. Adaptability: We are a team that is flexible and adjusts the therapy plan in real-time to meet the changing needs of the child.

  3. Health: We understand that there are some days that you are just going to need a slow day or a day off.  Our co-therapist model allows for staff to take a day for R & R or to focus on reports while the children are still supported.

  4. Fun: We bring a sense of fun and creativity to our work, engaging children in enjoyable and therapeutic activities.  There are no silly ideas when working with children.

  5. Respect: We demonstrate respect for all individuals and all staff members, and uphold our commitment to providing inclusive and respectful care to clients and staff.

  6. Holism: We understand the importance of holistic care and are committed to addressing the comprehensive needs of our clients.

  7. Emotional Regulation: We value emotional regulation as the basis of therapy and incorporate this into our practice.

 

Please don’t apply if you:    

  • Wish to come in, see your clients and go home without helping your teammates,

  • Want to manage your own diary and times for outside work appointments without any thought to your teammates,

  • Don’t want to engage in supervision,

  • Are driven by billable hours rather than client outcomes,

  • Prefer more school visits over clinic sessions,

  • Spend more time sitting with the client at a desk than playing on the floor,

  • Want a “one size fits all” approach with block therapy and/or for assessment & therapy models for every client,

  • Want a white sterile “professional” therapy clinic setting,

Then I’m afraid this is not the workplace for you.  We wish you all the best with your career. 😊

 

Qualifications (the bit we know you have down pat…)

  1. Occupational Therapy degree

  2. AHPRA registered

  3. Right to work in Australia

  4. Experience in a paediatric setting is desirable but not essential – some of our most adaptable and supportive staff members came from rehabilitation, acute and mental health backgrounds.

  5. Current Working with Children Check or willingness to get one.

  6. Current Working with Vulnerable People card or willingness to get one.

  7. Driver’s licence is highly desirable – there will be school observation visits once a term to liaise with the teachers.

 

If you are passionate about paediatric healthcare and are looking for a rewarding role in a supportive and fun team, we would love to hear from you.  To apply for this position please email the following:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae

  • Please create a short video no longer than 5 minutes answering the following question:

You have a session with a 6-year-old for handwriting. 

  1. How would you prepare for the session?

  2. How would you adapt the to meet the needs of the child when they arrive dysregulated?  You have access to a boardgame, ball, fidgets, pen, paper, crashmat, wobble cushion and a hallway.

Please contact Christy Vagg, Director, on 6189 4850 if you have any questions.  Applications should be emailed to christy@together-ot.com.au

New Graduate Occupational Therapist

Graduating Students

Location: Together OT Allied Health Services

Job Type: Part-Time or Full-Time.  Work days and hours flexible to meet the needs of the applicant and the team.

 

Are you after a new grad year that’s a bit different from the rest? 

Want a learning program that’s tailored to your learning style and goals? Want the opportunity to learn rather than worrying about billables?  Do you value play and engagement as the basis of all therapy sessions?  Want to work in paediatrics but did not get a placement in paeds so you think you don’t have chance?

Here is an opportunity to work in an occupational therapy clinic that’s just a little bit different from the others.  Come work with colour, crashmats and a supportive team! 

If you’re keen to work with a vibrant forward thinking paediatric clinic who puts the client and the family first, then we are the place for you.  Our approach is the Canadian Occupational Therapy Inter-relational Practice Process Framework (Not familiar with that? Don’t stress, we provide in-house training and upskilling).  This framework is 100% client engagement based.  And for children this means engaging with play.  Which means you won’t find only plain white walls and just a desk when you walk into our clinic spaces. 

    

Highlights of working with us:

  1. Our values – compassion, respect, holism, development, adaptability individualised and teamwork. This means working as a team, being adaptable and recognizing that every client and person is different is at the core of everything we do.

  1. Staff development of a $2000 professional development budget per year.

  1. Unlimited internal professional development (this should be a given! But we know it isn’t always!!).

  2. We support neurodiversity and are a neurodivergent workplace.  Applicants from neurotypical and neurodiverse occupational therapists are welcome.

  3. Our unique co-therapy model which means you’re never left without a team of support staff to assist in service delivery.

  4. New graduate training and caseload tailored to each therapist to match their interests and learning styles.

 

About Us

We are a vibrant and forward-thinking paediatric clinic, committed to providing exceptional care through a play-based bottom-up developmental approach.  Our team is a mix of dedicated occupational therapists, allied health assistants and administration staff who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of the children we serve.  Our values are compassion, teamwork, holism, development, adaptability, individualised and respect. 

Our therapy approach is based on the Canadian Occupational Therapy Inter-relational Practice Process framework.  This framework emphasizes the collaborative and individualized approach to working with each client and their families based on their goals, context and needs.  The process highlights that each client’s occupational therapy journey is unique and that some clients will require a quick time limited intervention while others will need to be reviewed regularly with the therapy plan and end date adjusted based on their needs.

We implement this framework and play-based approach through our clinic spaces that have been designed to embed sensory integration and play as the foundation of all therapy sessions.  All therapy rooms can provide gross motor, fine motor, sensory processing and play approaches that can be adapted to how each child presents on the day.  We employ a strong parent coaching model based on Occupational Performance Coaching by the University of Otago.  This empowers parents to create their own strategies that are in line with their unique context, values, client’s needs, and whole family needs.

We implement a co-therapist model, meaning that each child has a primary therapist, however we’re a team that supports the client to have regular therapy by seeing each other’s clients when unplanned or planned leave occurs to the best of our ability. 

 

The Role (We know - this is a standard description, but when you interview you’ll see how we’re different!)

We are seeking a New Graduate Occupational Therapist who values play, self-reflection and teamwork to join our team.  This role requires a professional who values individual training, everyday learning opportunities and building therapy skills to become an adaptable, supportive and dynamic therapist who responds to the needs of the child during each session.  You will be working closely with our team of therapists and the child’s support network to provide holistic care to our clients, valuing emotional regulation as the basis of therapy.

 

New Grad Program (This will be different from what other companies have on offer)

We are excited to announce our new graduate program, meticulously designed to cater to your individual goals and learning requirements. This unique approach ensures that you will set personal goals at the 3-month, 6-month, 9-month, and 12-month marks with your supervisor. Our program is structured to progressively enhance your skills and boost your confidence.

Unlike traditional training programs, our focus on personal goals significantly amplifies learning and development. Your caseload will be carefully selected to align with your goals, ensuring a gradual build-up over the first three months.

  • We offer formal weekly supervision to ensure continuous guidance and learning.

  • A weekly one-hour slot is allocated for self-directed learning via engaging in structured learning webinars.

  • We have a partnership with The Kids OT Pod paediatric OT community that provides bi-monthly training webinars and an extensive library of resources and webinars.

  • We provide informal supervision by our highly experienced on-site Occupational Therapists for shared learning and growth.

  • Staff development is supported via a $2000 professional development budget per year.

  • We conduct internal professional development sessions to enhance your skills.

  • We provide opportunities for engaging in external professional development through our business links with other occupational therapy development avenues.

As you can see our program is designed to support your professional growth and personal aspirations.

 

Key Responsibilities (This is more about YOU than us) 

  1. You love fun! You know that play is the way children learn and to take the client and family through their unique journey. 

  2. Participate in supporting your teammates through shared wins, challenges and progress – say a team member is away and you need to help by seeing a client or a team member asks for help working with a client.  You value helping the team and being helped in return.

  3. Innovative in your learning new skills and engaging in development.  Have a strong desire to learn, push your own comfort zones and are excited to build new skillsets. 

  4. Value reflective practice as a foundation of Occupational Therapy (don’t stress if you can’t remember the formal self-reflection models taught at uni – you’ll have a team of experienced senior OTs to help you build your self-reflection skills).

  5. Value supporting your teammates by sharing your knowledge after attending any PD event funded by Together OT.

  6. Value neurodiversity and all the rewards and challenges it brings to a workplace and clients’ journeys.  

  7. Liaise with the Director to ensure you have a complete understanding of our systems and processes that are all designed to implement the COTIPP framework and the Together OT values.

  8. Work with a close team, characterized by mutual respect, professionalism and upholding the team values.

 

About The Team - Who are these people you would be working with?

  1. Adaptability: We are a team that is flexible and adjusts the therapy plan in real-time to meet the changing needs of the child.

  2. Teamwork: We are a team first and foremost.  We talk to each other about our day, share ideas & knowledge and are able to adapt our schedule to help out a teammate.

  3. Health: We understand that there are some days that you are just going to need a slow day or a day off.  Our co-therapist model allows for staff to take a day for R & R or to focus on reports while the children are still supported.

  4. Fun: We bring a sense of fun and creativity to our work, engaging children in enjoyable and therapeutic activities.  There are no silly ideas when working with children.

  5. Respect: We demonstrate respect for all individuals and all staff members, and uphold our commitment to providing inclusive and respectful care to clients and staff.

  6. Holism: We understand the importance of holistic care and are committed to addressing the comprehensive needs of our clients.

  7. Emotional Regulation: We value emotional regulation as the basis of therapy and incorporate this into our practice.

 

Please don’t apply if you:    

  • Want a set ‘cookie cutter’ training program that every new grad in the company would do,

  • Don’t want to engage in formal supervision,

  • Think a chat about clients or processes with a senior OT doesn’t count as support,

  • Dislike engaging in self-reflection,

  • Prefer more school visits over clinic sessions,

  • Spend more time sitting with the client at a desk than playing on the floor,

  • Want a white sterile “professional” therapy clinic setting,

Then I’m afraid this is not the workplace for you.  We wish you all the best with your career. 😊

 

Qualifications (the bit we know you have down pat…)

  1. Occupational Therapy degree

  2. AHPRA registered in 2024

  3. Right to work in Australia

  4. Experience in a paediatric setting is desirable but not essential – some of our most adaptable and supportive staff members came from rehabilitation, acute and mental health backgrounds.

  5. Current Working with Children Check or willingness to get one.

  6. Current Working with Vulnerable People card or willingness to get one.

  7. Driver’s licence is highly desirable – there will be school observation visits once a term to liaise with the teachers.

 

If you are passionate about paediatric healthcare and are looking for a rewarding role in a supportive and fun team, we would love to hear from you.  To apply for this position please email the following:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae

  • Please create a short video no longer than 5 minutes answering the following questions:

  • By the end of 2024 what is the main skill you want to be able to shout from the roof tops that you achieved?

  • What is your learning style? How did you use that learning style on placement?

  • How do you work as a team to be adaptable in real time to solve a problem?

 

Please contact Christy Vagg, Director, on 6189 4850 if you have any questions.  Applications should be emailed to christy@together-ot.com.au

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Key Worker

Job Type: Part-Time or Full-Time 

Are you an Early Childhood Educator that believes in early intervention therapy and wants a change from working in early childhood centers or preschools?  Want to work in a therapy team that promotes fun, development, adaptability and teamwork as the core of each day? 

Are you an Allied Health Practitioner that believes in a transdisciplinary model and teamwork approach?  Have you always wondered what the other allied health disciplines did or do you know some of their tricks and want to implement them in your sessions?   

Are you tired of working in a silo and want to help build a team around a child?  Then look no further – sounds like the key worker model is for you.  Come work with us! 

If you’re keen to work with a vibrant forward thinking paediatric clinic who puts the client and the family first, then we are the place for you.  Our approach is the Canadian Occupational Therapy Inter-relational Practice Process Framework (Not familiar with that? Don’t stress, we provide in house training and upskilling).  This framework is 100% client engagement based.  And for children this means engaging with play.  Which means you’ll find colourful walls, toys, games and crashmats in the clinic spaces. 

​​​     ​​ 

​​​Highlights of working with us:​​ 

  1. ​​​Our values – compassion, respect, holism, development, adaptability individualised and teamwork. This means working as a team, being adaptable and recognizing that every client and person is different is at the core of everything we do.​​ 

  2. ​​​A strong parent coaching model – it is all about supporting the parents after all.​​ 

  3. ​​​Staff development of a $2000 professional development budget per year.​​ 

  4. ​​​Unlimited internal professional development (this should be a given! But we know it isn’t always!!).​​ 

  5. ​​​Our unique co-therapy model which means you’re never left without a team of support staff to assist in service delivery​​ 

 

About Us 

We are a vibrant and forward-thinking paediatric clinic, committed to providing exceptional care through a play-based bottom-up developmental approach.  Our team is a mix of dedicated occupational therapists, allied health assistants and administration staff who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of the children we serve.  Our values are compassion, teamwork, holism, development, adaptability, individualised and respect.   

Our therapy approach is based on the Canadian Occupational Therapy Inter-relational Practice Process framework.  This framework emphasizes the collaborative and individualized approach to working with each client and their families based on their goals, context and needs.  The process highlights that each client’s therapy journey is unique and that some clients will require a quick time limited intervention while others will need to be reviewed regularly with the therapy plan and end date adjusted based on their needs. 

We implement this framework and play-based approach through our clinic spaces that have been designed to embed sensory integration and play as the foundation of all therapy sessions.  All therapy rooms can provide gross motor, fine motor, sensory processing and play approaches that can be adapted to how each child presents on the day.  We employ a strong parent coaching model based on Occupational Performance Coaching by the University of Otago.  This empowers parents to create their own strategies that are in line with their unique context, values, client’s needs, and whole family needs. 

As a team we value development by hosting students each term and have strong links with the University of Canberra.  Staff development is supported via a $2000 professional development budget per year, internal professional development sessions, informal collaboration with team members, once a week formal supervision and engaging in external professional development through links the business has with other occupational therapy development avenues including The Kids OT Pod paediatric OT community that provide bi-monthly training webinars.  Not your profession?  Don’t worry – we can find the equivalent for a speech pathologist, early childhood educator or other allied health professionals.  Saying that, you’re going to be a key worker so you’ll need to access to regular training in the ideas and therapy approaches of the other professions. 

We support neurodiversity and are a neurodivergent workplace.  Applicants from neurotypical and neurodiverse occupational therapists are welcome. 

 

The Role​ (We know - this is a standard description, but when you interview you’ll see how we’re different!)​ 

We are seeking a dynamic and adaptable Key Worker to join our team. This role requires a professional who is ready to throw the therapy plan out the window and adapt on the fly depending on the needs of the child during the session. You will be working closely with our team of therapists and the child’s support network to provide holistic care to our clients, valuing emotional regulation as the basis of therapy. 

 

Key Responsibilities​​​ - This is more about YOU than us.  ​ 

  1. You love fun! You know that play is the way children learn and to take the client and family through their unique journey. 

  2. Client onboarding and coordination: complete a holistic assessment of the child to determine what supports are required including other services. 

  3. Care coordination: help families connect with other services and allied health professionals for additional in-depth assessments and therapy plan.  You will be the main point of contact for the child’s family and support network. 

  4. Conduct therapy sessions using the strategies of the allied health therapists.  Engage children in fun, play-based activities to support their development. 

  5. You are ready to adapt the session to meet the needs of the child as they are each session while still using strategies and principles from the child’s OT, Speech and Physio assessment results, best practice evidence and your knowledge of the individual child’s needs. 

  6. Build capacity of the parents, teachers and other important adults in the child’s life using an occupational coaching model, education and a holistic approach. 

  7. Participate in supporting your teammates through shared wins, challenges and progress – say a team member is away and you need to help by seeing a client or a team member asks for help working with a client.  You value helping the team and being helped in return. 

  8. Innovative in both your practice, learning new skills and engaging in development.  Have a strong desire to learn, push your own comfort zones and are excited to build new skillsets.  

  9. Value supporting your teammates by sharing your knowledge after attending any PD event funded by Together OT. 

  10. Value neurodiversity and all the rewards and challenges it brings to a workplace and clients’ journeys.    

  11. Liaise with the Director to ensure you have a complete understanding of our systems and processes that are all designed to implement the COTIPP framework and the Together OT values. 

  12. A joy in upskilling and developing future health professionals by supporting 1 student or more per year. 

  13. For full time therapists have 25 client contact hours per week on average (we’re human and we’re going to have busier weeks and quieter weeks.)  The 25 client contact hours include a mixture of face-to-face and non-face-to-face contact hours. 

  14. Work with a close team, characterized by mutual respect, professionalism and upholding the team values. 

 

About The Team - Who are these people you would be working with? 

  1. Adaptability: We are a team that is flexible and adjusts the therapy plan in real-time to meet the changing needs of the child. 

  2. Teamwork: We are a team first and foremost.  We talk to each other about our day, share ideas & knowledge and are able to adapt our schedule to help out a teammate. 

  3. Health: We understand that there are some days that you are just going to need a slow day or a day off.  Our co-therapist model allows for staff to take a day for R & R or to focus on reports while the children are still supported. 

  4. Fun: We bring a sense of fun and creativity to our work, engaging children in enjoyable and therapeutic activities.  There are no silly ideas when working with children. 

  5. Respect: We demonstrate respect for all individuals and all staff members, and uphold our commitment to providing inclusive and respectful care to clients and staff. 

  6. Holism: We understand the importance of holistic care and are committed to addressing the comprehensive needs of our clients. 

  7. Emotional Regulation: We value emotional regulation as the basis of therapy and incorporate this into our practice. 

 

​​Please don’t apply if you:​​     ​ 

  • Wish to come in, see your clients and go home without helping your teammates, 

  • Want to manage your own diary and times for outside work appointments without any thought to your teammates, 

  • Don’t​ want to​ engage in supervision, 

  • ​​Are driven by ​billable hours rather than client outcomes, 

  • Don’t value transdisciplinary care, 

  • Spend more time sitting with the client at a desk than playing on the floor, 

  • Want a “one size fits all” approach with block therapy and/or for assessment & therapy models for every client, 

  • Want a white sterile “professional” therapy clinic setting where messy play is not supported, 

Then I’m afraid this is not the workplace for you.  We wish you all the best with your career. 😊 

 

Qualifications (the bit we know you have down pat...) 

  1. Experience in a paediatric setting. 

  2. Current Working with Children Check. 

  3. Current Working with Vulnerable Children Check. 

  4. Early Childhood Educator OR Allied Health Professional: 

  • Physiotherapist 

  • Occupational Therapist 

  • Social Worker 

  • Speech Pathologist 

  • Psychologist

If you are passionate about early intervention, feel like you need a change from traditional Early Childhood Educator or Allied Health Professional roles, and are looking for a rewarding role in a supportive and fun team, we would love to hear from you.  To apply for this position please email the following: 

  • Your Curriculum Vitae 

  • Please create a ​short video no longer than ​5 minute​s​ answering the following question:  

​​​​​You have a session with a 6-year-old for social skills.  The OT has provided you strategies of using movement, limited handwriting, games that need turn taking, and the child’s favourite subject of Minecraft.  The Speech Pathologist has provided you with strategies of using 1 – 2 step instructions and visuals to aid understanding. 

  1. How would you prepare for the session? 

  2. How would you adapt the to meet the needs of the child when they arrive dysregulated?  You have access to a boardgame, ball, fidgets, pen, paper, crashmat, wobble cushion and a hallway. 

Please contact Christy Vagg, Director, on 6189 4850 if you have any questions.  Applications should be emailed to christy@together-ot.com.au 

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