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ASELCC Occupational Therapist

Job No.:561171

Work type:Continuing

  • Full Time, Continuing role
  • $85,724.00 - $94,302.00 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation *
  • Based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus

Fantastic opportunity to work as part of a trans disciplinary team providing early intervention to young autistic children in a long daycare setting. 

About the role

The person working in this position will be responsible for providing occupational therapy specialist support services to young children with autism, consistent with the La Trobe University Community Children Centre’s educational philosophy and the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).  This person will work within an innovative transdisciplinary team implementing ESDM, in the care and education of children (1 to 4 Years) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The position is primarily located at La Trobe University (Melbourne Campus, Bundoora).

Responsibilities will include:

  • Become a certified ESDM therapist (if not already certified): this involves a 3-day workshop with 2-4 other trainees, combining theory and practical implementation of the ESDM with children with autism, with live coaching during workshops and in the playrooms, and a 5-part certification process involving supervision from an ESDM trainer. 
  • Work as part of a transdisciplinary team to support the implementation of the ESDM within the centre and/or in community/home programs as required. This involves working “hands-on” as an ESDM therapist on a daily basis, targeting children’s goals in the playroom throughout daily routines, which may include mealtimes, toileting, transitions and play activities. 
  • Provide key worker support to 6-8 families attending ASELCC: this includes conducting ESDM assessments every 3 months, holding meetings with the child’s family to identify individual goals, writing detailed ESDM goals and programs, conducting progress meetings with families, reviewing each child’s progress weekly (making program modifications as needed), referring to other allied health specialists including occupational therapy and speech pathology, and attending meetings with the family as key worker. 

Skills & Experience

To be successful you will have:

  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Occupational Therapist
  • Undergraduate degree in Occupational therapy (or equivalent)
  • Motivation to work directly with children and colleagues, and adaptability to working within a childcare environment
  • Demonstrated ability to provide occupational therapy support services to children with ASD and their families in an early childhood setting


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits


How to Apply

Closing date: 11.55pm Monday 17th May 2021 AEST

Position Enquiries: Carolyne Jones, Clinical Manager | Email: Carolyne.Jones@latrobe.edu.au

Position Description below:

Download File PD ASELCC Occupational Therapist.pdf


Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

Please scroll down to apply.


La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We encourage people with a disability, lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Recruitment Partner Justin Bolton on +61 (03) 9479 1073

To apply and to view position description please visit http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs and search for job number 561171under current vacancies.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

* La Trobe University currently has a job protection framework in place whereby there is a salary reduction in place from the Collective Agreement. The amount shown in accurate as at the advertised date and will be subject for review at 30th June 2021



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