Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Therapy and Education Support Services

Macksville NSW

Full time position Monday to Friday

New Graduates welcome to apply and will be provided with additional training and supports – see below.


About Us

Therapy and Education Support Services is an intervention service that is managed by Lifetime Connect, which prides itself on working alongside families of children 0-16yrs with a developmental delay or a diagnosed disability, and others sharing their journey. TESS provides quality and inclusive community-based practices that will enhance the lives of people we support.

Lifetime Connect is a not-for-profit community-based organisation that specialises in providing services to local communities across the Nambucca Valley, Bellingen Valley, Kempsey, Port Macquarie, and Coffs Harbour local government areas. The organisation is committed to providing person-centred services, enabling consumers to choose their own care and support services.

Due to exponential growth, we are seeking an Occupational Therapist to extend our reach and deliver supports in the Nambucca Shire.

Lifetime Connect is looking for an Occupational Therapist to work in our Early Intervention Service Team. Successful applicants will be working in our therapy rooms, providing Telehealth Services and within school/home environments with children and their families to achieve goals, developmental milestones, and an integrated approach to therapy.


  •  A 4-week structured induction program to ease you into your caseload and give you that critical insight and roadmap to your new career.
  • Beyond induction, we offer an ongoing individualised support and supervision structure tailored to your learning needs.
  • A flexible and autonomous working day with a current daily billable expectation of four hours, supporting three to four people each day as a new graduate. Billable hours are dependant on qualifications and skills.
  • Excellent internal and external professional development opportunities including access to a Professional Development allowance, a personal development day and a resource budget.
  • Leave entitlements including parental leave, study leave, and generous sick/carers leave.
  • Technology including phone and laptop.
  • A variety of work options including full and part time, permanent and maximum term contracts depending on experience
  • A competitive package based on relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free, increasing the value of your take-home pay.
  • Work with a Transdisciplinary team of highly experienced therapists
  • Very Flexible work environment
  • Use of treatment room, assessment tools and large therapy gym
  • Reception and administration support

Essential Criteria:

  • Recognised degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Professional membership/registration with AHPRA

Why Lifetime Connect?

Lifetime Connect is committed to a culture of learning and growth. Our people aspire to improve knowledge, broaden experience, and seek to be better skilled and equipped to support the outcomes and goals identified by our clients. This has enabled us to become one of the leading providers of allied health and therapy services for children and young people living with disability or delay in NSW.

As an organisation, we value and support the development and success of each individual. Lifetime Connect offers an attractive salary, including generous salary sacrifice options, which will increase your take home pay. Lifetime Connect provides on-going training and learning opportunities, a structured and supportive management system.

Who We Are Looking For?

The Occupational Therapist we require will have a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and a genuine commitment to achieving positive outcomes for children, young people, and families to enable them to lead an inclusive life in their community.

As a member of a transdisciplinary team, within a strengths-based framework, you will deliver flexible and individualised supports to meet the holistic needs of the child or young person and their family, as outlined by their individual plan. Your responsibilities will include increasing the capacity of families/carers and mainstream services providers to provide inclusive services and experiences for children/young people living with a disability.

You are regarded as someone who; is passionate about supporting the rights of children and families, holds values in working collaboratively with mutual trust and respect, has good problem solving and decision-making skills and can act on feedback.

How to Apply?

Please forward your CV along with a cover letter to


Lifetime Connect welcomes applications from culturally and linguistically diverse candidates, suitably qualified people who may have a disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Applicants must hold a valid Working with Children clearance number and successfully undertake pre-employment police check.

We encourage you to submit an application today. We will be actively shortlisting applications as they are received. Lifetime Connect reserves the right to close this role to new applications prior to the advised closing date, should suitable candidates be identified for this opportunity.

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