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Join our experienced team and business

 

 

Hopalong has been providing occupational therapy services to the St George and Inner West community for the past 25 years, with 15 years with the current senior OT and director, Tahnee. We have been dynamic throughout the challenges of covid and pivoted to telehealth during both lockdowns without standing down any team members.
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Newly renovated 180sqm sensory gym in Newington over two levels based on our long established sensory gym in Peakhurst in a two story light industrial warehouse space.

Hopalong has recently expanded and moved our North Strathfield clinic to a new clinic space in Newington, next to Olympic Park. We have 180sqm of floor space including multiple suspended equipment set ups, ball pool, 2 rock climbing walls, trampoline, scooterboard ramp, 100s of games and handwriting resources. Enjoy 1:1 sessions through the term and group programs in the school holidays.

Also options for regular mobile sessions in local schools and homes. You will need access to a car for regular or one off school and home visits in the local area. Free onsite parking is provided out the front of both clinics.

 

All our therapists on team have passion for working with children and their families with a variety of functional difficulties, not just NDIS clients.

We work with children aged 2-18 years with a variety of diagnosis, not solely ASD. Our focus is on supporting children in mainstream preschools and schools who often miss out on support and funding. 

Hopalong is not NDIA registered, so only sees Self Managed and Plan Managed funded clients. Your caseload will be a mix of NDIS and privately paying clients for school based goals including handwriting, social skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, sensory processing, self care and visual perception.

 

We are a bespoke team of experienced OT's with realistic KPI's in the business

Hopalong only employs OT’s so Tahnee and the team are dedicated to developing your OT skills. We currently have a team has a team of 5 experienced, positive and supportive occupational therapists who work across both clinic locations. We have 3 OTA to assist you in your administration and additional sessions with your clients as well as Suzie our Office Manager aka Office Angel.
Based in both clinics you will have access to daily admin support from our admin angels and OTA who help take referrals, manage your calendar, confirm appointments and start your reports. We specialise in paediatrics and have over 40 years combined experience in paediatrics across the team. We hold quarterly team training nights, Wellbeing lunches and socials which have included restaurant dinners, escape rooms, cruises, bowling and mini golf.
New graduates commence with our Onboarding Program with KPI’s set at an achievable 4 clients per day for the first 3 months. Once confident, KPI’s then increase to 6 clients per day. You can define your own calender which could be:
  • Two morning clients, CPD time, school visit, lunch, three afternoon clients
  • Three morning clients, assessment, report writing time, lunch, 2 afternoon clients
  • Three morning clients, lunch, CPD and supervision, three afternoon clients
  • Three school visit clients, lunch, reports, 2 afternoon clients

You will have access to standarised assessments and non standardised informal assessment checklists as well as programs including MORE, Therapeutic Listening, SOS, Willbarger Therapressure and Proprioceptive Protocol as well as our group programs of Bounce Back 4 Kids, Social Skills, PALS Social Skills, Handwriting and NAPLAN Skills.

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You develop your own CPD plan ​

Hopalong offers internal training and supervision including our Hopalong Onboarding Program, which is weekly then fortnightly face to face supervision sessions, quarterly team training and all day accessible supervision to senior OT’s through emails and phone calls. External supervision, including a budget of up to $750 per year (depending on salary rate selected), for external professional development courses relevant to your caseload. Our senior OT’s can also assist you with supervision requirements for AHPRA to gain your registration if you have your qualifications from overseas or returning to the workforce.

No need to submit your own BAS or only be paid the equivalent award rate ​

Join the team as an employee so no need to have an ABN or submit your own BAS. We offer a Full time or Part time Salary above award rates, starting at above award wage at Level 2.1 for new graduate therapists. Or an option for Casual percentage based pay structures, from $55.50-$67.50 per/hour depending on your experience.

If this position sounds like the start of your paediatric career or the change you’re looking for, apply now. You can work up to 5 days/full time from our Newington clinic with options for mobile days or our Peakhurst clinic. Part time days also available so you can work around another position or your family.

One of our current therapist say I thoroughly enjoy the ‘varied caseload, regular supervision and great resources’.

Another says we all have ‘access to great resources, regular supervision and positive and supportive team environment. The workload flexibility is positive and great for working Mums’.

You will have:

  • A degree in Occupational Therapy and AHPRA registration
  • A cleared WWCC
  • Some experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses such as ASD, DD, ADHD, ODD, OCD
  • Your own car for home and school visits
  • A passion for helping children and their families and a keen interest to develop your clinical skills
  • A commitment to develop your skills for assessment and intervention
  • Exceptional communication skills and initiative for clients and the business
  • Commitment to the role for a minimum of 1 year

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