Eurella Community Services exists to provide the best practice, meaningful employment, residential and development services for children and adults of all ages with intellectual and other disabilities and to assist them to have their maximum possible quality of life and to develop their maximum potential.
The strategic purpose of Eurella is to develop a local community system of supports for people with a disability through social change and community development. This is achieved through their vision to strive for excellence within the community sector while remaining strongly grounded in person-centred values and local heritage. With core values of Respect, Integrity and Excellence guiding working lives and uniting staff in their purpose and vision.
As the Senior Occupational Therapist, you will have the opportunity to work in an established, beautiful purpose-built centre, located in Burwood, Sydney with a organisation that is celebrating 65 years of quality service and supports to children, teens and adults with disabilities.
As the Senior Occupational Therapist, you will develop and lead a highly engaged team inclusive of a dedicated student led model, enhancing the lives of the infants and children that access the service. Joining a collaborative network committed to employing best practice across the early childhood intervention space.
The team will provide early intervention services for children with a development delay and/or disability and their families in a playgroup setting.
You will bring your strong clinical skills as an Occupational Therapist to delivery initial intake and assessments, to provide short-term early intervention therapies, identify strengths and promote positive family relationships.
Eurella are looking for a hands on leader who is excited by the opportunity and challenge, to grow and shape an innovative student led early childhood intervention service in collaboration with their academic partners at The University of Sydney.
To have success in this role you will;
You will be an effective leader with the ability to listen and inspire, building positive partnerships with children, families, students and key stakeholders exhibiting high interpersonal and collaborative skills.
- Be a registered occupational therapist with 3 years paediatric experience in one or more relevant areas of practice (acute, rehabilitation or community).
- Have a good understanding of best practice early childhood intervention models within the NDIS space, promoting a family centred and strengths based and person centred active support model.
- Experience managing and prioritising strategic and operational responsibilities
- Be an effective instructional leader with previous experience in student education including an ability to embed a culture of high expectation of student learning
- Participate in strategic leadership focusing on excellence, innovation and change, and an ability to design and implement high leverage plans.
- Ensure that financial resources are efficiently managed, including ongoing compliance with the NDIS Quality Standards and relevant legislation.
- Develop positive relationships with children; parents and families; colleagues, The University of Sydney academic partners and the wider community.
- Demonstrated high-level written and verbal communication; along with developed partnership, networking and negotiation skills
- Have well developed computer literacy, skills in the Microsoft Office suite and internet
- Current Australian Driver’s Licence
- Have a valid WWCC and willingness to undertake a national police check as part of the reemployment checks
This role is advertised without a closing date, all applications will be reviewed on receipt so please send your application ASAP if you are interested in this role.
If this sounds like the role for you please click ‘APPLY’ to send your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your experience and reason for application addressed to Sadie Kelly or email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to call to discuss on 02 9093 4911