Early Links Supporting Inclusion

Early Links

Supporting Inclusion

Occupational Therapy team

We are seeking someone who has a passion for making a difference in people’s lives, and who strives to support and empower individuals with developmental, physical, or psychosocial disabilities to live the life they choose to live.   

About Early Links

Early Links is a not-for-profit organisation that offers intervention and support services for children, young people and adults with disabilities in the Hunter region. We are committed to encouraging inclusiveness and independence for our clients, and we value our staff and the incredible role they play in the lives of others every day.

People are at the heart of what we do, and you’ll find highly professional and supportive staff who share our commitment to making a difference in our community. We strive to support staff to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous working conditions and flexible working hours to support employees in balancing their personal and work life.

About the role

Reporting to the Occupational Therapy Team Leader, this position would suit someone who enjoys working closely with a large team of occupational therapists and collaborating with other allied health and teaching professionals.

Currently, this role mainly involves supporting young children and adolescents but there is also the opportunity to support young adults and adults with a disability if there is interest and experience in this space. 

The occupational therapist primary purpose is to provide assessments and implement evidence-based intervention while building supportive therapeutic relationships not only with clients but also with parents, families, and caregivers.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Using a holistic, trauma-informed, client-centred approach when working closely with families, carers, teachers and other health professionals to support clients
  • Providing evidence-based occupational therapy intervention and comprehensive assessments in line with professional and ethical guidelines
  • Providing consultancy support to members of the client’s team
  • Maintaining registration requirements and professional knowledge
  • Contributing to organisation goals

Selection criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy  
  • AHPRA Registration 
  • Knowledge of, and ability to implement evidence based interventions
  • Ability to carry out intervention with clients across a range of settings (e.g. home, early childhood setting, school, community, clinic)   
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, family centred and strength-based approaches to intervention 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Mandatory Requirements

  • Valid New South Wales Drivers Licence
  • Current Working with Children Check (Employee)
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate (including CPR)
  • Right to work in Australia

What we offer

People are at the heart of what we do, and you’ll find highly committed, professional and supportive people who share our commitment to making a difference in our community. 

Early Links is a values-driven organisation. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working in a way that reflects our values, who builds respectful relationships and who delivers a great client experience.

At Early Links, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

  • Opportunities for career progression and specialisation, including in-house and external training designed to target your ongoing professional development and interest
  • Regular peer mentoring 
  • Group supervision as well as 1:1 supervision with a senior leader 
  • Generous leave provisions, including Rostered Days Off (RDO) and option of additional purchased annual leave 
  • Salary packaging where a portion of your income can be tax-free (up to $15,900 per annum) 
  • Free 24/7 well-being and safety support via Sonder
  • On-the-job training 
  • A mix of community and clinic-based work
  • Working alongside a range of allied health professionals 
  • Ongoing administration support to book appointments and resources 
  • 30-minute paid lunch break
  • 7.5 hour work days 
  • Highly flexible working arrangements, the opportunity to choose your work hours and options to work from home

If this role sounds like you, and you want to be part of an organisation who really values you, apply now!

How to apply

When applying, please ensure you include a cover letter, resume and address the key selection criteria as part of your application. Attachments can be received in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which include satisfactorily meeting the mandatory requirements.

If you have any questions or require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the People and Culture team on (02) 4934 3773 or at peopleandculture@earlylinks.org.au

We’re committed to respond to every applicant. All applicants will be advised if they have progressed to short listing. Applications will be closed once the recruitment process has been finalised. While we’re reviewing your application, get to know us by exploring our website and engaging with us social media.

Early Links is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and actively seeks to remove barriers people may face in gaining a successful position with us. We value diversity, inclusion and equity through providing a working environment where all employees feel included, valued, and free to bring their different skills, experiences and perspectives.

Recruitment agencies, thanks for thinking of us, but we’ve got this.

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