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Full time or part time Speech Therapist

Full time or part time Occupational Therapist


  • Build on your DIR® Floortime™ skills

  • Be stimulated with a diverse caseload

  • Be part of an experienced team dedicated to helping children

  • Enjoy and benefit from weekly professional supervision

  • Benefit from flexible work arrangements

  • Be part of developing new therapy programs


Kids World Paediatric Therapy clinic offers a unique place to work with professional mentoring for therapists to grow and develop skills. At Kids World we believe that we need to treat the individual, not the diagnosis.  Therapists at Kids World work on strategies to develop a child's lagging skills in connection with their close motivating relationships.  They also believe that children with challenges in their development are entitled to support and interventions tailored to their individual needs. The clinic provides services to children from birth to 17 years with a range of diagnoses including ASD, sensory issues and developmental delay.

About the Role:

Kids World: Paediatric Therapy is looking for an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist or Speech Therapist to join our passionate team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment programs for clients

  • Parent/Teacher conferencing

  • Written Evaluations, progress reports and treatment notes

  • Weekly individual and peer therapy sessions

  • Intensive social therapy programs

  • Weekly mentoring and team meetings

  • Ongoing professional development


Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

  • Current membership with OT Australia

  • Current Working With Children Check

  • Registered with Medicare with a Provider Number


Desired Criteria

  • Experience working with children in Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy

  • Experience with DIR® Floortime™ model of treatment 

  • Self-starter with initiative

  • Passion and motivation to achieve positive outcomes for clients

  • Able to work independently

  • Client focussed with professionalism & empathy


This full-time or part-time position is located between two clinic locations in Lane Cove. The position does allow for some flexibility in the hours worked and these can be negotiated with the employer. Your life outside of work is important and we encourage people to embrace a flexible approach to employment to achieve a great work / life balance.

You will be provided with an extensive introductory and training period before taking on your caseload.  In addition to an attractive hourly rate and flexible arrangements, you will receive weekly coaching from the Clinic Director, Georgina Ahrens, who will provide you with ongoing support and professional mentoring so you can succeed in this important role.

Kids World’s usual hours of work are between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Beginning wage will be dependent on experience and training.

How to Apply:

The team at Kids World is passionate and committed to providing the children treated in the clinic with the best possible therapy to enhance their skills towards reaching their potential and building meaningful relationships.

If you feel your goals are aligned with Kids World and are keen to join the team please email us an introductory letter and your CV so we can make arrangements to meet you.  

About Kids World Paediatric Therapy:


The clinic is a centre based private practice located in Lane Cove which offers occupational therapy services. Kids World’s Director, Georgina Ahrens, established the clinic in 2003 when she returned from the US bringing the DIR® Floortime™ model of therapy to Australia.


Georgina is recognised as a master clinician and her team of therapists are all extensively trained and experienced in this model of therapy. Therapists focus on developing the child’s ability to relate and communicate with others by addressing their underlying individual processing profile and developing a child’s functional emotional milestones.

DIR® Floortime™


DIR®/Floortime Model is the developmentally appropriate, relationship-based approach that has been developed by Stanley Greenspan MD, and Serena Wieder, PhD. This treatment approach focuses on identifying the individual differences of the child. The goal is to assist parents in developing an understanding of how to promote and develop a continuous back and forth flow of interactions with their child. The DIR®/Floortime Model focuses on ‘Developmental levels’ which are the six core capacities of Functional Emotional Development, the ‘Individual Differences’ of the child in their processing capacities and the ‘Relationship’ which is necessary for creating our learning interactions.

The Team

Kids World therapists are offered weekly mentoring as well as opportunities to work collaboratively with other team members to solve their clients’ challenges. The team is fun and hardworking and enjoys a unique rapport with each other, clients and their families.

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