Careers

Join the team at Melbourne Child Development who have been respected for over 20 years for exceptional service to children and their families. Melbourne Child Development has been dedicated to building positive pathways for exciting futures for children and their families for over 20 years.

As of August 2022, we have four openings available. Click the arrow under the job title to view the position description and application instructions:

Occupational Therapist – Full time

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About the Business

Melbourne Child Development has grown from a Speech Pathology practice into a multi-disciplinary clinic that includes Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Psychology for children and their families from birth to young adulthood. We offer services in person and through tele-health.

We have followed families’ needs for over 20 years and continue to be a preferred provider for our loyal network of paediatricians, health professionals, teachers, and parents.

The clinic is bright, fresh and is located in Box Hill South. It contains a purpose-built sensory gym, numerous assessments and an extensive range of equipment and resources. The clinic also includes an outdoor deck and garden which provides opportunities for flexible therapy spaces. 

Melbourne Child Development offers work/life balance, with its 7.6-hour workday. Our Clinicians alternate early morning starts which finish mid-afternoon, with mid-morning starts which finish later. Even before COVID -19 we combined working at the clinic with working from home.

About the role

We are looking for a fun, creative and passionate Occupational Therapist with at least 2 years’ experience who is looking for a part-time or full-time position.

Many of the children, adolescents, and students (ages 2 to early 20s) present to our Occupational Therapy Service requiring intervention for self-care skills, fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing, and executive functioning and/or motor planning. 

The Occupational Therapist’s day is made up of 4 clients in a 4 hour clinical block and an admin and supervision block. 

Supervision is provided by a highly experienced paediatric Occupational Therapist.

Your duties will include:

  • Working with a varied paediatric caseload, including individual or group sessions.
  • Communicating regularly with parents, teachers, school support staff, referrers and other allied health professionals and stakeholders.
  • Implementing therapeutic, evidence-based interventions to children, adolescents, and students.
  • Utilising a child centred and family focused approach to support and meet functional goals.
  • Timely and high standard completion of documentation; including session notes, assessment, and progress reports as needed.

Benefits and perks

  • Opportunities to develop clinical knowledge and self-leadership.
  • Access to supervision and mentoring from the Practice Principal, colleagues, in- house and sponsored external professional development.
  • Supportive and friendly team environment and culture.
  • Annual professional development allowance.
  • Parental leave program (following 2 years of employment).

Skills and experience  

  • At least 2 years’ experience as a paediatric Occupational Therapist.
  • Experience in paediatric private practice is an advantage.
  • Ability to administer assessment and target intervention.
  • Ability to build great rapport with children, families, and their support network.
  • Excellent time and self-management skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a multidiscipline team.
  • Good self-awareness, positive attitude, and ability to be in-tune with colleagues.

Essential Criteria

  • Full registration as an Occupational Therapist with AHPRA
  • Membership of Occupational Therapy Australia is preferred.
  • Current Working with Children check and Australian National Police check.
  • Ability to transit in response to client’s needs. Employment is under the Health Professionals & Support Services Award.

We would love to discuss this exciting opportunity with you.

If you would like more information, you can request a confidential telephone call with Robyn Stephen, Practice Principal, by contacting Melbourne Child Development on 9890 1062 or by emailing careers@melbournechilddevelopment.com.au   

Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@melbournechilddevelopment.com.au

Applications will be considered immediately. 

Level 2 & Senior Speech Pathologists. Full time or part-time.

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Well Above Award Pay plus Super plus generous PD allowance

Are you looking for an exciting change? Choose a job at Melbourne Child Development to compliment your lifestyle choices. Finish each workday with your emotional cup filled to overflowing. You will support clients who value your relationship with them, have flexible work from practice rooms or home, be provided with extensive resources, be surrounded by experienced clinicians, and take a leadership role in a team that embraces you.

Melbourne Child Development is an established multi-discipline practice of 25 years where your job will make your life better.

About the position

As a Level 2 or as a Senior Speech Pathologist at Melbourne Child Development you will be supported to develop expertise in your areas of passion.

The Clinical Team led by Practice Principal Robyn Stephen have a depth of experience to call on to provide the best evidence-based therapy for children and their families.

Experienced Speech Pathologists will provide you with weekly supervision and regular internal PD sharing their many years of experience across a broad range of paediatric speech pathology including autism, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, feeding and literacy. You will be supported to share your knowledge with the team. You will also have a generous annual allowance for external PD.

As one of the founding members of the Alliance of Speech Pathology Practices Victoria, staff at Melbourne Child Development have exclusive access to the Alliance’s Professional Development Program.

In the team you will be a leader in your areas of expertise and areas of passion.  There is opportunity to be trained as a clinical supervisor and to supervise early career Speech Pathologists.

We are seeking passionate Speech Pathologists with 2 years plus experience in paediatrics, to join our multi-discipline team of 9 Speech Pathologists, 2 Occupational Therapists and Psychologist to create truly holistic intervention for each child and their family.

Our client base presents with a diverse presentation of neurodevelopmental conditions and are aged from birth to their early 20s. Client needs are associated with difficulties with speech and language, social communication, stuttering, feeding and literacy disorders. 

Clinicians work with our dynamic client services team and Allied Health assistant at our bright and freshly renovated rooms in Box Hill South to provide in-person sessions and groups and also see children on Telehealth which can be provided from your home. It is possible to provide our 19 hours of clinical contact over 4 days and have a day for admin and professional reading and development working from home or at the practice. 

We provide a psychologically safe place for you to voice your opinions and ideas and we are innovative in response to those ideas. You can build your professional reputation with our loyal network of referring paediatricians, teachers, and other health professionals. 

There is an extensive range of psychometric assessments at Melbourne Child Development for high quality assessments and diagnosis. Resources are a high priority and there are many toys, games, on-line resource subscriptions and Pearson Global Q- interactive available.

Shape the role to suit your passion and work style

Melbourne Child Development can help you to develop expertise in your area of passion and flourish.

  • opportunity to lead your own career pathway by choosing your caseload
  • choose the MCD client programs you want to lead and/or participate in
  • develop your own programs
  • enjoy a generous external professional development allowance to increase your knowledge and confidence in your areas of passion
  • flexible work locations including at our airy, well ventilated. bright practice rooms and work from home.
  • choose an early start at 7.30 am and finish at 3.36 pm or choose a late start at 10.30 am and finish at 6.36 pm
  • enjoy an outdoor deck, garden and sensory gym for flexible therapy spaces

Work Life balance 

Your well-being is important to us and this is what we offer to keep you feeling energized, motivated and valued:

  • scheduled weekly supervision sessions
  • qualitative client feedback is sought to celebrate your valuable work
  • extensive range of qualitative assessments
  • extensive range of equipment, resource subscriptions and Pearson Global Q- Interactive
  • generous resource sharing within the team to reduce your preparation time
  • on call support from the Practice Principal, Practice Manager and Clinical Managers who are all Speech Pathologists
  • less than half of your time is client contact to leave plenty of time to support your clients with admin tasks outside of sessions
  • develop your self-care strategies through whole practice professional development training
  • participate in social activities within work time
  • take the financial worry out of parental leave with the MCD parental leave payments in addition to your government payment. Eligible after 2 years with MCD.

Join Melbourne Child Development 

If you are an experienced Speech Pathologist who has good self-awareness and self-management skills, is in-tune with your work colleagues so you can benefit from a team, has a positive perspective and is open to learning, we would love to meet you. 

Membership of Speech Pathology Australia is required.

Please submit application and resume to Robyn Stephen Practice Principal careers@melbournechilddevelopment.com.au

Psychologist – Full time

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About the position

As a Melbourne Child Development clinician you will be passionately nurtured by experienced Practice Principal Robyn Stephen and her supportive and experienced clinical supervision team to provide the best evidence-based therapy that creates positive futures for children and their families. 

We are seeking an equally passionate Psychologist with 2 years plus experience in child psychology, to join a multi-discipline team with our Psychologist, Speech Pathologists and Allied Health Assistant to create truly holistic intervention for each child.

Our client base comprises a diverse presentation of neurodevelopmental conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Specific Learning Disorder in clients from birth to their early 20s. 

There is scope to streamline your caseload into your areas of passion and to be provided with internal and external professional development opportunities to develop your knowledge and confidence in those areas. One of our experienced clinicians has recently followed her passion for animal assisted therapy which she now provides at Melbourne Child Development. 

Clinicians work with our dynamic client services team at our bright and freshly renovated rooms in Box Hill South for 4 days a week and spend a day working from home on Telehealth. It is possible to provide our 19 hours of clinical contact over 4 days and have an additional day at home for admin and professional reading and development. 

We provide a psychologically safe place for you to voice your opinions and ideas and we are innovative in response to those ideas. You can build your professional reputation with our loyal network of referring paediatricians, teachers and other health professionals. 

Professional development is a high priority at Melbourne Child Development and you have a generous annual allowance for external PD and external supervision at the same time as having access to regular internal PD and supervision from our experienced supervisors.

Shape the role to suit your passion and work style

Melbourne Child Development can help you to find your passion and flourish.

  • opportunity to lead your own career pathway by choosing your caseload
  • choose the MCD client programs you want to lead and/or participate in
  • develop your own programs
  • enjoy a generous external professional development allowance to increase your knowledge and confidence in your areas of passion
  • work from home one day a week on Telehealth
  • work from home another day a week on admin and professional reading and development by choosing to work your 19 clinical contact hours over 4 days instead of 5 days
  • choose an early start at 7.30 am and finish at 3.36 pm or choose a late start at 10.30 am and finish at 6.36 pm
  • enjoy an outdoor deck, garden and sensory gym for flexible therapy spaces

Work Life balance 

Your well-being is important to us and this is what we offer to keep you feeling energized, motivated and valued:

  • scheduled regular internal supervision sessions
  • scheduled regular external supervision sessions 
  • qualitative client feedback is sought to celebrate your valuable work
  • great range of assessment materials including access to tablet administration
  • exciting range of resources and sharing to reduce your preparation time
  • on call support from the Practice Principal, Practice Manager, Clinical Managers and Deputy Clinical Manager
  • less than half of your time is client contact to leave plenty of time to support your clients with admin tasks outside of sessions
  • develop your self-care strategies through whole practice professional development training in self – leadership
  • participate in social activities within work time
  • take the financial worry out of parental leave with the MCD parental leave payments in addition to your government payment. Eligible after 2 years with MCD.

Join Melbourne Child Development 

If you are a Psychologist who has good self-awareness and self-management skills, is in-tune with your work colleagues so you can benefit from a team, has a positive perspective and is open to learning, we would love to meet you. 

Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board (AHPRA) is required. 

Membership of the Australian Psychological Society is desirable

Qualified to administer WISC-V, WIAT-111 and ADOS -2 is an advantage

Please submit application and resume to Robyn Stephen Practice Principal careers@melbournechilddevelopment.com.au

Speech Pathologist Early Career

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Remarkable opportunity to start your career in your dream job with extensive supervision, PD support and work in modern practice rooms and from home.

Established multi-discipline practice where you can develop your foundation Speech Pathology technical skills.  

Experienced and generous supervisors for rapid clinical growth

Triaged and graduated caseload so there’s plenty of time to develop your skills.

About the position

As a Melbourne Child Development clinician you will be passionately nurtured by experienced Practice Principal Robyn Stephen and her supportive and experienced clinical supervision team to provide the best evidence-based therapy that creates positive futures for children and their families. 

We are seeking an equally passionate Early Career Speech Pathologist to join our multi-discipline team of 9 Speech Pathologists, a Psychologist and an Allied Health Assistant to create truly holistic intervention for each child.

Our client base presents with a diverse presentation of neurodevelopmental conditions and are aged from birth to their early 20s. Client needs are associated with difficulties with speech and language, autism, feeding and literacy disorders. 

Clinicians work with our dynamic client services team and Allied Health assistant at our bright and freshly renovated rooms in Box Hill South for 4 days a week and spend a day at working from home on Telehealth.

We provide a psychologically safe place for you to voice your opinions and ideas and we are innovative in response to those ideas. You can build your professional reputation with our loyal network of referring paediatricians, teachers and other health professionals. 

Professional development is a high priority at Melbourne Child Development, and you have a generous annual allowance for external PD at the same time as having access to daily supervision and regular internal PD from our experienced supervisors.

As one of the founding members of the Alliance of Speech Pathology Practices Victoria, staff at Melbourne Child Development have exclusive access to the Alliance’s Professional Development Program.

Establish foundation technical skills as you shape your areas of passion

Melbourne Child Development can help you to find your passion and flourish.

  • Develop a competency map and increase your knowledge and confidence in both strengths and areas for development with a generous external professional development allowance
  • work from home one day a week on Telehealth
  • choose an early start at 7.30 am and finish at 3.36 pm or choose a late start at 10.30 am and finish at 6.36 pm
  • enjoy an outdoor deck, garden and sensory gym for flexible therapy spaces

Work Life balance 

Your well-being is important to us and this is what we offer to keep you feeling energized, motivated and valued:

  • scheduled daily supervision sessions
  • qualitative client feedback is sought to celebrate your valuable work
  • great range of resources and sharing to reduce your preparation time
  • on call support from the Practice Principal, Practice Manager, Clinical Manager and Deputy Clinical Managers who are all Speech Pathologists
  • triaged and graduated caseload so there’s plenty of time to develop your skills and manage your admin tasks
  • develop your self-care strategies through whole practice professional development training
  • participate in social activities within work time
  • take the financial worry out of parental leave with the MCD parental leave payments in addition to your government payment. Eligible after 2 years with MCD.

Join Melbourne Child Development 

If you are an Early Career Speech Pathologist who has good self-awareness and self-management skills, is in-tune with your work colleagues so you can benefit from a team, has a positive perspective and is open to learning, we would love to meet you. 

Membership of Speech Pathology Australia is required.

Please submit application and resume to Robyn Stephen Practice Principal careers@melbournechilddevelopment.com.au

If you are graduating this year you can apply for our new graduate positions. See our website www.melbournechilddevelopment.com.au