Our Purpose and Ambition
Sense, formerly Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), is a not-for-profit organisation supporting people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision across Australia. We work with children, adults and their families to educate and create an individual program of care that meets their unique needs. We're a registered NDIS provider, and we work with our clients to achieve their own goals and potential.
Sense has been breaking boundaries since 1860, and we've been expanding our services ever since. Today, we deliver world-class education, cochlear implant, allied health, therapy, research and clinical services to children, adults and their families.
We provide a holistic approach to hearing services for newborns through to people over 90 years old, and we help children who are blind or have low vision to develop the right skills, mobility and independence to confidently explore their world.
We're committed to research and innovation; harnessing the latest technologies and new ways of thinking and educating the generation to lead the way in hearing and vision services.
Sense has an exciting opportunity for a graduate Occupational Therapist to join our team at Moonee Ponds. This is a Permanent Full-time role reporting directly to our Area Manager. You'll make a difference in this role by;
Providing consultation, assessment and therapy intervention that supports children and adults to build their independence and reach their goals
Collaborating with other vision and hearing specialists and therapists to play a key role in assessing and implementing individualised programs for our clients
Managing client related administration ensuring all client records, information and case notes meet legislative and policy requirements
Understanding and using processes related to NDIS funding for clients
What we can offer you
Above award remuneration and salary packaging allowing you to increase your take home pay
Unlimited personal/carer's leave
2 weeks paid leave over Christmas in addition to 4 weeks annual leave
Paid parental leave of 14 weeks for primary carer and 6 weeks for secondary carer
Access to industry leading education and professional development
Collaborative work environment
Wellbeing program including Employee Assistance Program
Desired Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role you'll need to demonstrate you meet the following selection criteria;
Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
Current Occupational Therapy Registration compatible with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Important Company)
Demonstrated Occupational Therapist experience working with children and adults with sensory impairment and additional needs
Working knowledge of operational systems and processes related to clients client bookings
Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check in accordance with Victorian Child Protection legislation (assistance available if required)
Work autonomously as well as the ability to w