First listed on: 06 September 2023

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

  • Part-Time, Ongoing role
  • Access to 14 weeks paid parental leave benefits above standard industry agreements
  • Work for a multi-award-winning iconic community health organisation
  • Increase your take home pay with a generous Salary Packaging

So why cohealth?

cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. Named Premier's Health Service of the Year (Primary) and the Supporting LGBTIQ+ Health Service at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, cohealth's 1000 staff demonstrate courage, leadership, innovation, and agility in their commitment to providing inclusive and culturally safe health services that protect the human rights of all people of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, faiths, and abilities.

Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role. Please click here to find out more.

About the role

The Paediatric Occupational Therapist is responsible for quality community based occupational therapy services to children from 0-6 years of age within North/West metropolitan regions. The Paediatric Occupational Therapist will be responsible for client care in accordance with current best practice and the strategic directions of cohealth. The position will be primarily based at Collingwood, Braybrook, North Melbourne, or Niddrie but may be required to work from other sites.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Your duties include:

  • Provide ethical, evidence-based, flexible, professional family centred and goal-directed Occupational therapy for individuals and groups of children
  • In collaboration with the Child and Family Health Team, oversee the day-to-day occupational therapy service ensuring the provision of high-quality care
  • Maintain and complete client files and statistical/program records in keeping with the organisation's policy
  • Participate in team/site/staff meetings and contribute to the development of policies and procedures of the organisation

What cohealth offers:

  • Exciting Parental leave benefits
    • cohealth offers primary carers 14 weeks paid parental leave upon completion of only 6 months of continuous service
    • Eligible co-workers will continue to receive superannuation on unpaid parental leave as well
  • Increase your take home pay with a salary packaging to suit you - tax free amount of up to $15,900 p.a (mortgage, rent, or credit cards) and a further $2,650 p.a (meal, entertainment expenses and holiday accommodation) alongside generous reward programs from our salary packaging providers. Find out more on salary packaging here.
  • Novated Leasing available
  • Counselling services for you and your immediate family through our EAP-Access provider, and mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing programs
  • We offer inclusion, equality, and opportunity in a workplace where making a difference counts (based on our guiding principles and values)

Our ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)
  • Demonstrated clinical competence including sound decision making skills
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating occupational therapy programs for paediatric clients

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check, a Working With Children Check (WWCC), complete a Statutory Declaration, evidence of legal rights to work in Australia, and evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses). Additionally, some roles will also require current AHPRA registration and/or NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.

Roles that are determined to be Risk Category A or B [staff that have direct and/or indirect contact with body substances and are at higher risk of occupational exposure to infections] will be required to provide evidence of immunisation assessment including Influenza prior to commencement [A] or within 12 weeks of commencement [B]. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.

Application Process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume and answer the Key Selection Criteria. We will be conducting interviews for this role as applications are received. This campaign will close on the mentioned date at 10.00 PM.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Lorena Wright,

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 6438221.

Applications close 21 September 2023.


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