Why be a Paediatric Occupational Therapist?
Do you love kids, playing games and science? Are you a good communicator and problem solver and enjoy a good challenge? OTs change lives – so if you are looking for a purpose-driven career, this could be for you.
As a paediatric occupational therapist, you will always be in demand and find employment opportunities anywhere in the world. You will put to practice scientific thinking with an empathetic application; treating the whole person to improve their quality of life. Playing with kids and coaching their caregivers offers a truly meaningful career in an industry that is continuously innovating and relentlessly compassionate.
Why work at MoveAbout?
The Best Place to Work
At MoveAbout we’re on a mission to develop ourselves as the leader in clinical excellence.
MoveAbout is not the only well-resourced clinic in NSW, but our innovative and supportive culture ensures we are continually pushing ourselves to be the best workplace in OT and the best Paediatric clinic in Australia.
Our clinics are not only focussed on the delivery of world class therapy services for children and families, they are also committed to developing Australia’s best Paediatric Occupational Therapists. Our team of therapists are committed to ongoing learning, and are supported in their professional development through mentoring, training and networking.
MoveAbout has a mission to inspire and support paediatric OTs throughout Australia.
Co-Create Your Career Path
Occupational Therapy is so much more than a job. At MoveAbout, we work with you to identify your goals and passions so that we can develop a leadership career path for you within MoveAbout. Being a family run business created by two OTs, there is always support at every stage of your career. As a team of more than 20 OTs across three locations, there is so much support and opportunity for you to develop in your areas of specialisation and passion.
Be Supported & Inspired
MoveAbout was created so that we could love every minute of our day by creating a place of work where we could be fully engaged and inspired in our work, continuously grow and love what we do. A place where we are surrounded by inspired OTs who sek to do the same. We want the same for you!
You will be supported, inspired and challenged at MoveAbout through opportunities for clinical reflection, 1:1 mentoring, group mentoring, in-session coaching, peer co-treats, and mentoring with Master Clinicians from the US and Canada, including Kim Barthel, Sheila Frick, Tracy Stackhouse and Beth Osten.
Careers with MoveAbout
MoveAbout Therapy Services is committed to supporting the people who support the kids – YOU!
Being an OT at MoveAbout
As an Occupational Therapist at MoveAbout, you will support families and children with delays or disabilities, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavioural challenges, sensory processing disorders, gross and fine motor difficulties, and children with trauma-related difficulties.
You will commence with a small weekly caseload and build your caseload slowly over 4-6 months.
During this time, you’ll get to observe lots of sessions each week and engage in training, including our ‘Intro to MoveAbout’ training program. This allows you time to grow and learn in the role..
Skills and Requirements
- University qualifications in Occupational Therapy
- Registration with AHPRA
- Clinical experience working with children as an Occupational Therapist is preferable but not required
- Passion for OT and supporting kids
- A commitment to continuing professional development
- Strong desire to grow as a Paediatric OT with passion and care
- A vision of co-developing the best Allied Health workplace in Australia
Our values are simple:
- We are passionate about integrating play into our therapy.
- We believe our work impacts positive change for families.
- We are driven by connection because the best outcomes are achieved by working with families and the community.
- We are always learning, committed to best practice therapy and dedicated to the creation of fulfilling career paths for our therapists.
If this sounds like you, what are you waiting for? Whether you are a school leaver, career changer, looking for a new opportunity or would like to attend one of our Master Clinician sessions, reach out to us today for a confidential chat.