Employment Opportunities

Kids Matters OT has the sole purpose of Empowering Families and Transforming Lives. In this, we aim to provide the most effective Occupational Therapy treatment in partnership with the children, their families and their communities. We were established in 2005 and have been on a continual journey of improvement since then.

We are always open to employing experienced part-time or full-time OTs to work at our clinics. We currently have a vacancy at our Yeerongpilly clinic. 

We need  therapists who “gets” kids and families and know how to treat them using a combination of developmental and top-down approaches so as to make a meaningful and functional change, not only for the kids, but for their parents and siblings too.

Approaches we use are based in a combination of sensory processing theory and practice/ sensory integration, DIR/ Floortime, NDT, Sensory Attachment Intervention, Executive Function training, COOP and skills training.

The sort of personality we are looking for is warm, engaging, fun, reflective and enthusiastic coupled with a maturity, loyalty, resilience, self-awareness, confidence in oneself and abilities, strong minded yet humble and open to other’s opinions. The person must love working in a team.

 Our core values are:

  • We care for our clients as number one.
  • We are honest & have integrity in our actions & communication.
  • We care for our team.
  • We are positive, open & proactive.
  • We care for our facilities, resources & environment.
  • We work hard for our clients and company.

If you feel that you are a fit for these values then read on…

Kids Matters OT currently has two exciting positions.

 

1. Experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Seeking experienced Paediatric OT  who “gets” kids and families

  • Are you looking for a new challenge and do you love helping people?
  • Do you want family friendly conditions and a supportive team where you can grow and learn?
  • Do you thrive in a positive environment, where your skills and attitude are recognized?

Then we may have the job for you…

 

Read more information about experienced therapist position.

 

Clinical Occupational therapist – Yeerongpilly

The working hours are flexible. A half-day on Saturday is preferred (but not essential) for a full-time position. The position can be filled by one or two therapists according to availability and skill-set. There is an opportunity for this job to become permanent for the right candidate.

On the job training & development including regular professional supervision is provided to make it easy to succeed in this role.

If you wish to apply, please answer the following questions and email them with your CV to viviennew@kidsmatters.com.au

[1] Choose at least 3 of the following conditions and display your clinical reasoning in how you would assess and treat these (giving examples): Do more if you like.

* handwriting issues

* sensory defensiveness

* motor coordination difficulties

* learning difficulties

* low level Autism

* high level Autism

* toileting

* self-care issues

[2] What are the most important factors in building a positive workplace? Give examples of how you have done this?

[3] What are you looking for in a position?

[4] How do you handle obstacles and challenges?

 

 

2. New Graduate Position

We are excited to launch our new graduate position in 2018. This will be structured like an internship where the successful applicant works alongside more experienced therapists to gradually build a caseload of their own.

Both new and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Read more information about new graduate position 2018.

 

What we are offering…

We have an exciting new opportunity for two new graduates to join our dynamic and passionate team at Yeerongpilly and Greenslopes clinics. We are offering extensive training and mentoring on the job with joint clients, weekly training sessions, observation opportunities, full supervision and support from senior therapists with a range of different skill-sets. We also have well-equipped sensory gyms in all clinics, and a range of treatment spaces and resources.We work with a range of different client groups from babies to adults. The kids we see need support in a range of areas including sensory processing, regulation, anxiety, autism, ADD, ADHD, learning, motor coordination, postural control, self-care, handwriting, toileting, feeding and more. You will be given administration time to do reports, progress notes and planning. We have a fabulous administration team who support us.

The position will start part-time in February 2018 for initial training and will then become full-time in March 2018.

 

What we are looking for…

If you are confident, dynamic and are passionate about working with children and families, please read on.  If you naturally embrace the art and the science of therapy and are driven to grow both professionally and personally please apply.

These positions will suit graduates who are:

  • Good team players
  • Good at communicating and negotiating
  • Warm, bubbly and fun loving
  • Intuitive operators
  • Reflective
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Fast learners who can apply what they learn quickly

If you want to apply, please click here for our career application, and send this with your CV to Vivienne Williams (Principal OT) at viviennew@kidsmatters.com.au 

Training seminar opportunity for you…

Have you heard about sensory processing? This is the process where information from the senses is combined and organised for use. Efficient processing is needed for calmness, alertness, emotion and energy regulation, motor skills and coordination. It is the foundation for much of what we do. Want to hear more?

We are also offering an opportunity to visit our practice and learn from our Principal OT about sensory processing and other approaches used at Kids Matters. Vivienne is running this seminar exclusively for New graduates on Tuesday 28th November, 1:30-5:00 pm.
Cost = $55. (special student rate)

Click here for more information

Please ring 3392 6133 to book your place.