About the role
Our headspace School Services Team is looking for an Occupational Therapist to work 1 day per week at Maramba Primary School to effectively provide support to students with successful engagement and participation in the classroom and other school-based activities!
If you’re a qualified Occupational Therapist, registered with AHPRA, experienced in working within a school setting and passionate about working with young people and families, then you might be exactly the person we’re looking for!
You will bring your sound knowledge of current theory and practice in occupational therapy combined with your understanding of typical and atypical childhood development and an ability to manage your own workload and set priorities without supervision. The capacity to engage and form positive relationships with children and engage their families and other supports will be crucial to success in the role, especially throughout the relationships with children with developmental differences.
What you’ll be doing
You will bring your passion for improving the life outcomes for young people and their families by building capacity to support the development and engagement of Maramba PS students . Your days will be highly engaging and collaborative; providing individual interventions, working with teachers and parents to develop structured support systems and providing psychoeducation to teachers and parents.
You will be driven, reliable, possess excellent communication skills and be able to exercise professional judgment to ensure service improvement. Your capacity to engage and form positive relationships with children, particularly children with developmental differences will be important to your success in the role.
Who you’ll be working with
Reporting to the Team Leader School Services, you will be working closely with the Assistant Principal and teachers at the school. More broadly you will be part of the headspace School Services Team which consists of a number of programs working works across the 4 South Eastern headspace centres and in schools in the Casey, Cardinia and Dandenong LGAs.
What we offer
EACH offers all staff benefits by offering Not for Profit Salary Packaging, a family-friendly workplace strategy and support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.
About the organisation
At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.
Founded on the vision that everyone is entitled to good health, we’re one of the nation’s leading health and community service providers, offering a broad range of services for over 40 years. Our services include Community Health, Mental Health, NDIS, Counselling, Support for Older Australians, and Family Services.
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: headspace Occupational Therapist - Maramba Primary School via Pro Bono Australia.