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Hunter Prelude

Occupational Therapist

Hunter Valley (Kurri Kurri, Mailtand & Singleton), New South Wales
Full Time | Part Time

Full-time and Part-time positions available.

Hunter Prelude is a not for profit organisation that provides quality early childhood intervention & therapy services to children (0-12yo) with developmental delay and disability, and their families under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

We believe in the importance of:

  • Inclusion Capacity building
  • Meaningful participation
  • Functional outcomes
  • Independence for all

At Hunter Prelude we provide services in line with our core values:

  • Creating Opportunities
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Partnerships
  • ‘Can do’

The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for providing early intervention support to children and their families in collaboration with the service delivery team.

The Occupational Therapist may be providing support as a Key Worker or as a consultant on the transdisciplinary team.

They will work closely with the Team Leader to achieve the goals of the organisation including; effectively developing goals and measuring outcomes with families and ensuring that we adhere to our commitment to families to provide children with the hours of service they are funded for by NDIS.

They will work closely with the Senior Occupational Therapist to achieve the goals of the organisation for best practice service delivery. The Occupational Therapist reports to the Team Leader and is responsible to the General Manager. The Occupational Therapist is a member of the service delivery team and works with the leadership / management team and administration team to support children and their families.

Tertiary qualifications and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria

  • Occupational Therapist, preferably with early intervention and/or disability experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a billable model and be accountable for daily activities
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, family centred and strength based approaches to early intervention
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in using play-based early childhood intervention strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to develop functional goals with a family and build capacity in the child’s networks in order to achieve the goals in the child’s natural environments (e.g. home, school and in the community)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with the transdisciplinary team using the Key Worker model to support children and their families
  • Demonstrated skills in working in partnership with local child and family services
  • Experience working with children and families from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disability
  • Effective oral and written communication and organisational skills
  • Knowledge, and experience in implementing the National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Intervention when working with children and their families
  • Knowledge, and experience of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and guidelines
  • Computer literacy skills including a sound understanding of the use of Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of Workplace Health and Safety Regulations

Special Conditions

  • Verified Working with Children Check
  • Verified Police Criminal Record Check
  • Comprehensively insured private motor vehicle
  • Travel in the Hunter area

On the job training, support & supervision and professional development will be provided.

Not-for-Profit salary packaging is also available, which can increase take home pay. Other benefits include additional leave in the school holidays.

Hunter Prelude is a flexible and family friendly workplace. Hunter Prelude recognises and values the different linguistic, religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds and physical abilities of all people and encourages applications from all suitably qualified and skilled applicants

Applications close 13th of December.

Interviews to be held from 14th of December.

To apply please email to

  • Cover Letter outlining your interest in the position
  • Information to address the Selection Criteria & Special Conditions
  • CV with a minimum of 2 referees.

Any enquiries please contact Kimberly Lewis (General Manager) on 0421 107 785.

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