Join Our Team

Are you a highly motivated occupational therapist looking for a career, and not just a job?

Stepping Stones is a progressive, dynamic and values driven private practice. We believe in supporting and training our team well, so that they can thrive and help our clients in a sustainable way.

We love helping our team to grow their careers and have clear pathways for career progression into clinical leadership or management roles. Our team enjoys regular clinical supervision, mentoring, professional development planning, access to regular in-service training and attending external training and certification courses.

We believe in supporting and training our team well, so that they can thrive and help our clients in a sustainable way.

Having a culture that is all about fun and good vibes is equally important to us! We’re a social team and love getting together for team picnics, pizza parties and nights out. We have regular team culture days throughout the year

If you’re the kind of OT who is passionate about building a solid career and helping children and young adults reach their potential, then this is the workplace for you!

Curious to discover more about the incredible work that sets Stepping Stones apart? Check out our YouTube channel Stepping Up Learning!

We set up this channel specially to support the learning and development of early career OT’s. You’ll get pro-tips to take your therapy to the next level and behind the scenes interviews with our team.

Positions Available

Ignite Your Occupational Therapy Career with Stepping Stones Therapy for Children!

Are you a final year Occupational Therapy student with a passion for helping children unlock their full potential?

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey of growth and development in a supportive and innovative environment?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, then our Paediatric New Graduate Program in 2024 is tailor-made for you!

About Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones Therapy for Children, a well-respected private Occupational Therapy service with clinics in Charlestown, Merewether, and Toronto NSW and a growing telehealth service, is seeking three exceptional graduate Occupational Therapists to join our dynamic team. As a part of our Graduate Program, you will be welcomed into a close-knit group of experienced professionals who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children.

What can you expect from our New Graduate Program?

  • Comprehensive 100 day induction program: Our Induction also includes a week of paediatric specific (assessment and treatment strategies) and NDIS training. You will also have the opportunity to shadow other OT’s. We’ll ensure a smooth transition from student to professional life.
  • Gradual caseload introduction: You’ll begin with a significantly reduced caseload for the first 6 months of your new grad year, to ease into your role confidently.
  • Ongoing support: You will benefit from weekly clinical supervision from a Senior OT PLUS weekly scheduled peer support from fellow graduates. There’s also ample informal support provided from everyone on the team.
  • Professional growth: We’ll assist you in developing a personalised Professional Development Plan, to ensure you’re on the right track to grow a long and rewarding career.
  • Weekly Professional Development: Take advantage of weekly professional development schedule to enhance your skills and knowledge and ensure you’re staying up to date with current best practice.
  • Continued learning: You’ll have access to external courses and study leave opportunities to help you develop your clinical confidence and stay at the forefront of the field.
  • Practical experience: Shadow senior team members and immerse yourself in real-world to deepen your clinical expertise.

About you

To be a successful candidate, you must have a passion for helping children thrive. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential, as is proficiency in computer use. We’re seeking individuals who can work autonomously as well as collaboratively within a team.

Outstanding time management and organisational skills are a must, and you should have a genuine passion for partnering with children, families, educators, and other therapists to achieve optimal outcomes. Bringing good vibes, staying up-to-date with evidence-based practices and making a difference in children’s lives are key traits we value.

Essential Criteria:

  • Completion of an appropriate tertiary qualification by January 2024.
  • Eligibility for AHPRA registration in 2024.
  • Current Working with Children, National Police Check, and NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Eligibility for Medicare Provider status in 2024.
  • Possession of a current NSW driver’s license and a reliable car for outreach visits.
  • Current first aid certificate.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your occupational therapy career and join a supportive and forward-thinking organisation, we encourage you to apply today by sending through your cover letter and resume! For any inquiries, please feel free to reach out to our Clinical Director, Michelle Newby, at 02 49512116.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to make a meaningful impact on children’s lives and embark on an exciting journey of professional growth.

About you

You are highly motivated professional with a passion for helping children to thrive and reach their goals. You are a good problem solver and can work independently and in a team. You love working with children and families and the multidisciplinary team that support them. You may be looking to expand your clinical experience from the public to private sector or may be exploring flexible work opportunities as you juggle family life.

Either way you want to use your valuable skills and experience to make a difference to children’s lives.

Your role as an occupational therapist is to provide the highest level of care to your clients. This will include using quality and evidence-based assessments and interventions for your clients.

About the position:

This will be a new graduate or early career therapist position.
Ways we support you!

  • A tailored and structured induction and training program for all new team members.
  • A structured new graduate training program (for new grads) for the first 12 months.
  • Regular supervision with senior occupational therapists on the team.
  • Admin support
  • Various opportunities for career growth on our team such as learning to be a portfolio holder or clinical supervisor.
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities.
  • Access to our regular CPD and peer mentoring program.

The position will involve the following:

  • Working primarily with children ages birth to 18 years, including their families, carers and possibly other professionals who are part of the clients’ care/intervention team.
  • Assessing, providing feedback, and writing quality reports in the areas of functional capacity for children.
  • Working collaboratively with children and their carers to develop client centered treatment goals.
  • Providing evidence-based intervention to clients.
  • Liaising regularly with other key stakeholders involved in the clients’ care.
  • Writing NDIS reports and review reports.
  • Regularly providing written and verbal information and feedback to families following intervention and assessment sessions.
  • Running groups where the need arises.

You will also participate in other team events such as (but not limited to):

Professional Development days, Culture days, and team lunches/dinners.
We offer attractive remuneration and a flexible work environment. Our team is passionate, collegial and extremely supportive, with regular scheduled mentoring sessions, case discussions and PD opportunities.

We would love to meet you. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. However, we can offer a later start date for the right applicant.

Please send through your cover letter and resume to info@steppingstonesforchildren.com.au as soon as possible. In your cover letter, please tell us what your favourite part is about being an occupational therapist and why.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-Time, Permanent

About you

You have over 3 years’ experience as an occupational therapist and are seeking career progression. You are seeking a work culture that inspires and energises you. You are keen to take the next step to develop your management and/ or clinical leadership skills.

Your role as an experienced occupational therapist within our team is to provide the highest level of care to your clients and learn how to teach and supervise other occupational therapists. This will include using quality and evidence-based assessments and interventions for your clients. You will also have opportunities to lead initiatives with a focus on service development and quality improvement. You will also have the opportunity to grow your leadership skills.

About the position:

We are seeking to add more senior occupational therapists to our team. This can be a position for someone who enjoys a niche area (eg feeding) OR who wants to broaden their skills in paediatrics.

This is also a position for someone who wants to embark on growing leadership or managerial skills through supervising other clinicians, students, and supporting parents and leading a service development portfolio.

You will be part of a team of occupational therapists and admin staff who really support one another.

Ways we support you:

  • A tailored and structured induction and training program for all new team members.
  • Regular supervision with the Clinical Director or a Clinical Leader.
  • Admin support
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities.
  • Access to our regular CPD and peer mentoring program.
  • Opportunities for career progression to Clinical Leader role
  • Flexible work environment

The position will involve the following:

  • Provision of clinical supervision and mentoring to early career occupational therapists
  • Supporting Leadership Team with service development activities,
  • Working primarily with children ages birth to 18 years, including their families, carers and possibly other professionals who are part of the clients’ care/intervention team.
  • Assessing, providing feedback, and writing quality reports in the areas of functional capacity for children.
  • Working collaboratively with children and their carers to develop client centered treatment goals.
  • Providing evidence-based intervention to clients.
  • Liaising regularly with other key stakeholders involved in the clients’ care.
  • Writing NDIS reports and review reports.
  • Regularly providing written and verbal information and feedback to families following intervention and assessment sessions.
    Running groups where the need arises.

You will also help lead and participate in other team events such as (but not limited to): Professional Development days, Culture days, and team lunches/dinners.

We offer attractive remuneration and a flexible work environment. Our team is passionate, collegial and extremely supportive, with regular scheduled mentoring sessions, case discussions and PD opportunities.

We would love to meet you. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. However, we can offer later start dates for the right applicant.

You can apply using our online form here. Remember to attach your CV and cover letter. In your cover letter, please tell us what your favourite part is about being an occupational therapist and why.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-Time, Permanent

Lead our telehealth team and grow your occupational therapy career from the comfort of your own home!

Are you an experienced and highly motivated OT with a genuine passion for empowering both children and therapists to thrive and achieve their goals? Are you a skilled problem solver who excels when working both independently and within a collaborative team? If you love leading and inspiring others and are seeking a flexible work opportunity to balance all the different demands of life, we have the perfect position for you!

Make an Impact and Serve Communities Across Australia
As our telehealth Team Lead for Occupational Therapy, you’ll play a crucial role in ensuring that children in rural and remote regions of Australia are not disadvantaged and can access important intervention. Your leadership and expertise will extend the reach of our services, making a significant impact on communities across Australia.

About the role

In this role, you will help us to grow our telehealth service and lead a team of dedicated OT’s who provide telehealth services, breaking down geographical barriers and bridging the gap between urban centres and remote areas. You will also carry a caseload of telehealth clients, offering high quality assessments and interventions. By utilising technology and innovation, you will empower our team to deliver high-quality care to children and families in need, regardless of their location.

Your commitment to serving communities across Australia will not only transform the lives of individual children but will also contribute to the overall wellbeing of families and communities in underserved regions. Together, we will strive to create a more inclusive and equitable healthcare landscape, making a lasting difference in the lives of countless children who deserve the chance to unlock their full potential.

Position requirements:

We’re looking for an OT with three or more years of hands-on clinical experience working with children and empowering them to reach their full potential. Experience with delivering telehealth assessments and interventions is a must, as is experience with leading innovation within a clinical setting, leading service development projects and provision of clinical supervision and mentoring to OT team members.

How We Support You:

As a valued Team Leader, you’ll receive ongoing support and resources to excel in your role. We believe in empowering our leaders to grow their skills and knowledge and to nurture their teams. These are just some of the perks you’ll enjoy:

  • A tailored and structured 100-day induction and training program.
  • Regular supervision with our Clinical Director.
  • Monthly participation in our Leaders Learning Lunch leadership development forum.
  • Admin support.
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities.
  • Access to our regular CPD and peer mentoring program.
  • Opportunities to design and deliver effective service delivery to children in rural and remote regions of Australia and children all around Australia who are sitting on waiting lists.
  • Flexible work environment

Why Join Us?

At Stepping Stones Therapy for Children, we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and their families. As a Team Leader in our telehealth department, you’ll have the unique opportunity to help design an innovative service in collaboration with our Leadership Team and other clinicians, recruit and lead a team of passionate therapists, contribute to our telehealth expansion, and shape the future of paediatric Occupational Therapy in Australia.

Join our mission to create a future where all children are given the opportunity to participate fully in their lives! Help us to serve and impact communities across Australia by becoming our telehealth Team Lead for Occupational Therapy. Together, we can build a brighter future for children, no matter where they live.

Job Types: Full-time; Part-time; Permanent

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