Senior Occupational Therapist, Brisbane

Senior Occupational Therapist – Brisbane

BRISBANE | Full-time | Currently taking applicants

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team!

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?

Our diverse team of multi-disciplinary 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 provide 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.

We prioritise work-life balance, which is reflected in our team culture. We can offer you:

  • Annual professional development allowance
  • Additional paid professional development days
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wellness personal leave days
  • Laptop and private therapy room
  • Shared resources
  • Administration team booking appointments, invoicing, and managing NDIS changes 

Your role:

  • With a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach, coach, mentor and develop the OT Cohort within the Centre (and across the Organisation as appropriate) to provide exceptional therapies and supports to Brain Train’s clients in line with the values, mission, and strategy, while factoring in each Therapists professional development/endeavours
  • Identify the support, upskilling, and therapy needs of the OT Cohort
  • Maintaining high-quality documentation including written assessments and reports, and case notes for all clients
  • Support quality innovation, therapy innovation, and development of Brain Train’s Therapy Group Programs
  • 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
  • Proactively work with your Allied Health Centre Manager to develop appropriate external and internal communications to support an optimal caseload and waitlist
  • Establishing neurodiversity affirming occupational therapy treatment goals collaboratively with the family incorporating values, interests, and cultural factors.
  • 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.
  • 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 position will suit you 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.

The successful applicant will require:

  • A tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy (registration with AHPRA)
  • First Aid and CPR qualifications
  • Working with Children and NDIS Workers Clearance check
  • 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.

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

Please send your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to