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Graduate Occupational Therapist

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Employment: Permanent Full Time
Locations: Sydney-wide including WFH
Applications Close: 07 October 2022


CALLING new grad Occupational Therapists! Go from theory to practice with Lifestart, by joining our New Graduate program across our Sydney locations.

  • Are you graduating in 2022 or early 2023?
  • Do you want to accelerate your skills & abilities in speech pathology?
  • Do you have true passion about growing an incredible career in paediatrics?
  • Are you ready to learn more about your craft?

Lifestart’s 12-month structured graduate program is a great opportunity to help transition you from university life to full time employment as an Occupational Therapist.  From day one you will be supported throughout your journey, developing and strengthening your clinical expertise across the NDIS and the community.

About the New Graduate program

  • Comprehensive learning and development group program and access to Lifestart’s online learning hub
  • Supported by a senior clinical supervisor to help you develop your clinical skills.
  • Direct manager who will answer your questions and support your early career
  • Gradual increase to your caseload with realistic KPIs
  • A diverse caseload that allows you to develop your clinical skills to support children and young people in their everyday life including in self care, sensory and emotional regulation, motor skills, play, social interactions, and life skills
  • Run group programs and training workshops for parents, carers, preschools and schools
  • You will be part of a friendly and energetic multidisciplinary team who will help you learn the ropes through joint sessions and peer supervision
  • Access to all the technology and resources you need to support a range of clients aged 0-24 years including a laptop and phone
  • Flexible work arrangements and work from home opportunities to ensure you have a great work life balance

Your application will be reviewed, and you may be contacted before this close date. Do not hesitate in submitting your application, we would love to hear from you!


Key Selection Criteria:


  • Degree qualification in Occupational Therapy with a graduation date in 2022 or early 2023
  • Current or upcoming registration with AHPRA


  • Demonstrated ability to work with children and young people with disabilities
  • Experience and/or interest in using person and family centred, strength-based approaches
  • Valid Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) Clearance
  • Valid NDIS Worker Screening Check (NDISWC) Clearance
  • Fully vaccinated for the Covid-19 Virus (3 doses) or accepted medical exemption certificate
  • Current driver’s licence and use of own car


Key Result Areas:

Key Result AreasKey Activities
Service Delivery:With appropriate support, use person or family centred frameworks to plan and set goals with clients

Deliver assessments, intervention supports and other appropriate strategies to achieve outcomes

Monitor and evaluate service delivery with individual clients through reflective practice
Communication and
Effectively ensure all information is treated in a way that respects the individual clients right to confidentiality and dignity

Comply with Lifestart policies and procedures and other relevant standards for service provision

Positively represent Lifestart in all opportunities, role modelling the Code of Conduct and actively supporting the mission, vision and values

Seek support through team managers and practice lead through open communication
Reporting, Documentation &
Carry out reporting, documentation and administration tasks including service records

Maintain case notes, plans and required documentation on Lifestart’s Client Record Management system

Comply with organisational requirements for the accurate and timely completion of documentation


For further information, please contact our friendly HR Team on 0415 499 881