Therapy Assistant Position - Launceston

About Independent Kids Occupational Therapy

 

Our ethos is - We empower everyone to see their strengths and reach their potential – we live this with our amazing clients, dedicated team and all the families and support teams we work with. With our clients we strive to remove barriers to allow them to be and achieve without limitation. With our amazing team we strive to foster a workplace that supports, recognises, celebrates, promotes learning, and allows for an individualised work/life balance.

We are currently looking for 2 therapy assistants to join our team. 

About the role

  • Assist clients in activities and developmental plans set down by the OT

  • Prepare patient information and resources for use in intervention programs and provide accurate and high quality written reports / feedback of assessments and programs.  Records to be kept confidential and in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988

  • Work closely with, and provide advice, consultancy and support to parents, teachers and early childhood staff in the implementation of occupational therapy intervention programs

  • Maintain a client-centred, flexible approach for the establishment of goals and treatment plans with children and their families, and ongoing evaluation of such programs

  • Close interaction with the OT and health professional team to discuss client development and intervention, and provide a holistic, client focused service

  • Prioritise conflicting work demands, managing situations and relationships

  • Positive promotion of IKOT services, and maintaining effective networks and therapeutic relationships

  • Travel to clients to provide assessment and treatment (travel costs to be met by the Principal)

 

About you 

The successful candidates will possess or be working towards qualifications as a therapy assistant, support worker, teacher's assistant or other relevant qualifications. Previous experience working with children is necessary.  

Successful applicants will provide responses to the following selection criteria in conjunction with their resume and a cover letter.

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of objectives for therapy support and demonstrate knowledge of clinical reasoning for treatments.

  • Work under direction and in a spirit that encourages and promotes a positive and productive work environment and relationships

  • Ability to woke both autonomously and as part of a team. 

  • Demonstrated ability to follow a structured work plan and remain adaptable to change. ​

Enquiries can be made by contacting our Director of Business Operations, Lee Richardson at lee@ikot.com.au or on 03 6234 533. Applicants should submit their resume and a detailed cover letter.

Position description can be found here.