Senior Occupational Therapist, Melbourne

Senior Occupational Therapist – Melbourne

MELBOURNE | Full time | Currently taking applicants

  • Senior Occupational Therapist 

    We are an innovative NDIS registered allied health service provider. We support  our community  with autism and other neurological challenges, through unique play based therapies that our clients love. With multi-disciplinary facilities in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and strong demand for additional locations, we are committed to building and nurturing a team of like-minded individuals.


    Why work with Brain Train?

    A unique culture.

    Our diverse team of multi discipline therapists have created a culture built on respect and care for our clients and each other. We are a supportive team with a focus on developing our capacity as a whole to ensure our clients receive the best possible care. We are a team that celebrates birthdays and successes, spends lunch breaks together, and truly cares about ensuring that both our team and clients feel safe, respected, and recognised.


    Therapists talking to therapists.

    We focus on a holistic and multidisciplinary approach with a focus on optimising client outcomes. Time is provided in the working day for discipline specific and multidisciplinary team meetings to upskill and discuss cases with a multidisciplinary focus. There are opportunities to work directly with multidisciplinary therapists in joint sessions, groups, and other flexible therapeutic modalities.


    Proactive personal AND professional development.

    We prioritise work/life balance, which is reflected in our team culture. We offer ‘wellness’ leave days, maximum KPI expectations, flexible working arrangements, as well as office snacks and culture building activities. To ensure our team stays up to date we offer an annual professional development budget, additional paid PD days, monthly lunch and learns, regular supervision, and regular team meetings.


    Flexibility within Therapy

    As an Occupational Therapist at Brain Train you will have access to a laptop, your own therapy room, and shared resources. We have friendly and well-organised administration teams booking appointments, invoicing and managing NDIS changes. You will have scope to be innovative and shape the role with access to sensory integration equipment as well as traditional OT resources. You will develop ongoing relationships with a varied caseload of children and families through weekly/fortnightly occupational therapy intervention using a neuro-affirming and family centred approach with flexible treatment options including parent coaching, groups, and individual play based sessions.

    You will be involved in:

    • Establishing neuro-diversity affirming occupational therapy treatment goals collaboratively with the family incorporating values, interests, and cultural factors.
    • Consulting closely with multidisciplinary teams to create collaborative treatment plans and integrative strategies
    • Provisioning play based and goal based interventions to promote sensory processing, regulation, and skill development in daily occupations as well as considering how the environment or activity can be amended to support participation.
    • Providing individual therapy sessions as well as group and/or transdisciplinary therapy options
    • Providing high quality feedback and education to parents and caregivers
    • Advocating for the child and family and supporting self advocacy skills
    • Contributing to program development and multidisciplinary professional development
    • Maintaining high quality documentation including written assessments and reports, and case notes for all clients
    • Together with all staff you will have a shared and overriding responsibility to support the company’s clients and their parents, carers and guardians during all contact points with the Company
    • Compliance with the NDIS Code of Conduct
    • Working with families, schools and communities using a holistic developmental approach that is trauma-informed, neurodiversity-affirming and family-centred.

    This is a position that will suit if you:

    • Love interacting with special needs children in a play-based way and want to make a very real and tangible difference in their lives
    • Are an intuitive person with high levels of energy, engagement and enthusiasm
    • Share our core purpose of helping children with neurodevelopmental differences, and their families, to thrive
    • Have an appreciation for a wide range of therapeutic approaches
    • Are a neurodiversity-affirming practitioner who can advocate for clients from a strengths based perspective.

    Selection Criteria – The be considered for this role, please address the following in a cover letter: 

    • A tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy, registration with AHPRA, First Aid and CPR qualifications, Working with Children and NDIS Workers Clearance check, and minimum 4 years experience as a paediatric occupational therapist.
    • Experience delivering services under the NDIS
    • Experience working with early intervention, children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders, including Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and GDD.
    • High level knowledge, skills and experience in assessment, diagnosis, therapy, case management and discharge planning of children with developmental disorders.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with proven ability to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team.
    • Experience working and communicating with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
    • Knowledge of early life trauma and/or experience working from a trauma-informed and family centred approach.
    • Proven ability to work both collaboratively with members of a multidisciplinary team with a family-centred and strengths-based approach


    Brain Train’s commitment to creating an enjoyable and healthy workplace, life balance, and career development ensures a career path exists for high achievers. Brain Train is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all persons.

    To apply confidentially, please forward your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to via the Seek website.

About Us

Brain Train is a rapidly growing Allied Health service supporting children and adults with autism and other neurological challenges. We provide services in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne to over 800 children and adults. Our foundational program is based on sensorimotor integration and our service covers a vast range of therapies.

Why work with Brain Train?

A unique culture.

When you join the growing multi-disciplinary team at Brain Train, you will immediately recognise the uniquely family orientated culture we have worked so hard to develop. This provides our team with a distinctly and highly supportive work environment that we like to think of as the best of both worlds – a national multi-disciplinary support team, balanced by an individualised therapeutic approach.

Team members talking to team members.

True cross-centre and cross-discipline collaboration, creating the genuine synergy that is possible with a mutually respectful multi-disciplinary approach and a relentless focus on optimising client outcomes, makes for an inspiring work environment.

Proactive personal AND professional development.

In addition to the competitive remuneration package you would expect from a highly regarded registered NDIS provider committed to hiring the best professionals in the market, we ‘walk the wellness talk’ with in-house yoga and mindfulness classes, team wellness stations, and a deep concern for proactively managing work / life balance.

A career at Brain Train is more than just a job! It’s an opportunity to join a community of like-minded professionals committed to making a positive difference in the lives of children and adults with autism and neurodevelopmental differences. Our commitment to creating an enjoyable and healthy workplace, life balance, and career development ensures a career path exists for high achievers.

How to Apply

If you’re looking for a truly rewarding role with a great team, where you’re encouraged to grow and thrive, apply now with a cover letter and resume which demonstrates your ability to deliver on the responsibilities for the role. Please send this to

Brain Train welcomes the rich diversity of our community and strives to be inclusive for all. As an equal opportunity employer, we promote social inclusion and encourage applications from all persons.