Careers with Us

Career Progression Stages

Stage 1: Gaining Experience – New Graduate OT

Gaining experience in paediatrics, while consolidating knowledge from your initial qualification and its application to the area of Paediatrics.

Links to Health Award

  • Entry level health professionals and during initial years of experience
  • This level is the entry level for new graduates who meet the requirement to practise as a health professional
  • It is also the level for the early stages of the career of a health professional

Training / CPD

  • Complete mentorship program
  • Participation in clinical supervision and reflective practice
  • Participate in group supervision
  • Attend and participate with in-service trainings
  • Attend clinical or technical skills workshops
  • Engaging in professional association activities
  • Seek new opportunities to work on or in diverse cases, projects and environments to explore own interest and emerging trends
  • Professional Development Performance reviews quarterly (goal setting)
  • Seek feedback and reflect on performance to develop skills and build self-awareness

    Stage 2: Further Skills and Knowledge – Experienced OT

    Furthering skills and knowledge specific to paediatric areas of disability, treatment, research and assessment. Developing deeper understanding and gaining a breadth of experience across the paediatric field.

    OTs continue to build their theoretical knowledge and in-depth experience in various areas, therefore adding further value to their initial training, qualifications and associated experience.

    Links to Health Award

    • At this level, works independently and is required to exercise independent judgment on routine matters
    • They may require professional supervision from more senior members of the profession or health team when performing novel, complex, or critical tasks
    • They have demonstrated a commitment to continuing professional development and may have contributed to workplace education through provision of seminars, lectures or in-services
    • May be actively involved in quality improvement activities or research
    • Contributes to the evaluation and analysis of guidelines, policies and procedures applicable to their clinical/professional work

    Training / CPD

    • Participation in clinical supervision and reflective practice
    • Participate in group supervision
    • Attend and participate with in-service trainings
    • Contribute to the supervision of students, new graduates and therapy assistants
    • Undertaking additional formal training or gaining qualifications in specific areas of specialism or postgraduate studies

        Stage 3: Becoming a Paediatric Expert – Senior OT

        Becoming an expert in paediatrics, with deep knowledge and skill in certain areas. They demonstrate a depth of knowledge in an area, or a breadth of knowledge across a field. Leadership training or leadership development programs.

        Links to Health Award

        • Experienced and be able to independently apply professional knowledge and judgment when performing novel, complex, or critical tasks specific to their discipline.
        • Will have additional responsibilities. works in an area that requires high levels of specialist knowledge and skill.
        • Accountable for allocation and/or expenditure of resources and ensuring targets are met.
        • Is responsible for providing support for the efficient, cost effective and timely delivery of services.

        Training / CPD

        • Participation in clinical supervision and reflective practice
        • Participate in group supervision
        • Create opportunities to share your knowledge and skills, to demonstrate expertise e.g. delivery of education / in-service training
        • Supervise Occupational Therapists, Therapy Assistants and Students
        • Guide others with Professional Developmental Performance
        • Develop relationships or networks outside of department and leverage off networks to share knowledge, generate opportunities and expand impact
        • Seek out adjunct roles that complement your primary role

          Stage 4: Acknowledged Leader – Team Leader / Management

          Recognised by OTKA, peers and colleagues as able to guide and influence others. Leadership or management position.

          Links to Health Award

          • Can apply a high level of professional judgment and knowledge when performing a wide range of novel, complex, and critical tasks, specific to their discipline.
          • Has a proven record of achievement at a senior level; has the capacity to allocate resources, set priorities and ensure budgets are met within a large and complex organisation; may be responsible to the executive for providing effective services and ensuring budget/strategic targets are met; supervises staff where required; and is expected to develop/implement and deliver strategic business plans which increase the level of care to customers within a budget framework.

          Training / CPD

          • Established mentoring arrangements
          • Active peer networking
          • Ongoing leadership coaching
          • Supervision and mentoring of Occupational Therapists to contribute to their growth
          • Governance and company management training
          • Present and teach to share expertise and network
          • Lead in service development initiatives to drive innovation in health care
          • Create networking and development opportunities for others to connect and progress


            Paediatric Occupational Therapist

            New Graduate Paediatric Occupational Therapist


            Are you an Occupational Therapist seeking a career in paediatrics? Are you looking for a supportive team, with a clear mentoring program and a sophisticated, modern, bright workplace?

            If you are passionate about paediatrics, consider yourself a life-long learner, and would like to be part of a cohesive, supportive, and experienced team – than we want to hear from you!



            • Ongoing Mentorship Program – set training and competences that guide your learning and development
            • Clear career progression to match your skill set
            • Weekly Personal Development including protected weekly 1:1 and team supervision, coaching/mentoring & case conferencing.
            • Access to ++ learning, PD resources & external training
            • Manageable caseload with protected admin.
            • A mix of your own caseload (1:1 interventions) and shared caseload working alongside senior OT’s
            • Flexible working – work days and times that suit you!
            • Supportive & fun team culture – committed to you reaching your potential.
            • Be supported by our amazing on site, full time admin team
            • All the resources and equipment you could wish for to engage children in fun and creative therapy sessions.
            • A beautiful, bright new therapy gym and rooms, with spectacular tree-top views. Parking onsite.


            Essential Requirements

            • Bachelor or Masters of Occupational Therapy
            • Current full or limited registration with AHPRA- supervised practice welcomed
            • Eligibility for Medicare provider status
            • NSW Working with Children’s Check
            • English Language Required

            Salary – $70,000 – $80,000 + SUPER


            If you have further questions about the role, call us on (02) 8040 0876. If you are interested in this role and wish to apply, please send your CV to

            Why work with us?

            Specific mentorship program

            High quality support

            Individual and team supervision

            Opportunities for personal development

            We have lots of fun and are a TEAM

            Administration support

            Interaction with everyone on the team

            Career progression

            Apply Now

            If you have further questions about career opportunities at OT Kids Academy, call us on (02) 8040 0876. If you wish to apply, please send your CV to