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Therapy Assistant
@ Zanda


About the Role…

  • We are seeking a highly personable Therapy Assistant to work with children with additional needs and their families.

  • This is a fantastic role for someone who is studying Speech, OT, allied health…etc. to further develop their skills and experience OR anyone with a passion for working with children with additional needs.

  • Opportunity to develop your skills, under the supervision of our experienced speech and occupational therapists

  • The hourly rate is: $39.05 + super ($43.15/hour inclusive of super). Saturday rate of $58.58/hr + super ($64.72/hr inclusive of super). Working on Saturday is completely optional. We don’t operate on public holidays and Sundays

  • Any training and development conducted is paid at your hourly rate

  • Any travel between clients is reimbursed at $1/km – and any additional travel to clients (beyond 15 minutes) – is also paid at your hourly rate.

  • You will be provided with an induction as well as ongoing training and support from our senior speech and occupational therapists – including a structured fortnightly supervision session

  • In addition, for some clients you will also have an allocation for set planning and administrative time – paid at hourly rate – but dependant on the client and situation.

  • Opportunity to work directly with our Therapists in our group therapy programs (e.g. our school readiness and social skills programs)

  • Conduct sessions at clients school, kinder and home


About You…

  • Passionate about working with and helping children

  • Highly personable, engaging, and energetic!

  • Responsible and reliable

  • Must be available at least 2-3 days per week – although there is flexibility with schedule if completing placements or studying.

  • Must have some experience working with children with additional needs

  • Passion for allied health, childcare, education, arts, dance…etc.


What you’ll be doing…

  • Be able to confidently and independently work with children aged 2-12 years old in their home/childcare/school environments (need own personal transport)

  • Be able to establish excellent rapport with children and parents

  • Be able to follow therapy plan activities – under direction of therapist (however, we will provide you with all the materials, activities, and support you need)

  • Document simple notes in our practice management software

  • Some ad hoc admin activities related to client’s needs (e.g. preparing therapy resources, creating visuals…etc.)


About Zanda...

  • We have a dedicated team who go above and beyond to support our families

  • We celebrate amazing moments as a team and have a supportive, friendly and social culture

  • Multidisciplinary and outcome focused team

  • We love using elements of performing arts (e.g. dance, music, acting…etc) in therapy

Ready to Apply? Please complete the application form here...

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Resume / Coverletter

​Instead of writing a coverletter, we'd love to hear from you directly!

This can simply be a quick video recorded on your phone.

It doesn't need to be any longer than a couple of minutes. 


We'd love to hear about:

  • Why you'd like to work at Zanda?

  • A brief story about a great client outcome

  • What you think might make a great therapy assistant?

  • Anything else you'd like to share about yourself 


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We look forward to hearing from you 

Team @ Zanda

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