About the role
Your new role
The Occupational Therapist position sits within the Kinder Partnerships program, a fee for service program,providing paediatric allied health capacity building programs to early childhood education and care services in the local area.
Kinder Partnerships is a new program supporting kindergarten educators and the families in their centres to build their capacity to support young children’s learning in the areas of well-being and communication.
The role will be supported through collaboration with a broader paediatric allied health team, including Speech Pathologists, Psychologist and Audiologist.
What you’ll need to succeed
To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:
-Experience working in paediatric allied health, with experience working in a kindergarten setting an advantage.
– Experience working in a capability building and coaching role with educators and families to promote skills and knowledge in child development.
-Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to develop and implement evidence-based programs that meet the goals and desired outcomes for children, families and educators.
-Highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills to liaise with a range of people in the education and community health community,
About the organisation
Your new organisation
At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services. A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community. We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.
What we offer
This position will give the successful applicant the opportunity to help develop an exciting and innovative new program, contributing to a formal evaluation of the impact of the service and its longer term sustainability.
We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.
You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.
How to apply
What you need to do now
If this position captures your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you would like to review the position description or have any questions about the role please refer to our Career Portal for further information.
Merri Health will only accept applications that are submitted via our Career Portal.
What else do I need to know
Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, disability worker exclusion scheme check and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.
All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.
We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.
Please quote in application: Occupational Therapist via Pro Bono Australia.