Paediatric Occupational Therapist wanted!

If you like working with children and want to be part of a family/community not a business, read on.

We are looking for the right person to be part of our family business.

  • Sensible case load

  • Company car (Yes the Fiat 500 with black dots!)

  • Generous professional development budget

  • Supervision included

  • Great team to work with

  • Peer support

  • Employee, not a contractor role.

Where is the Role?

We need an Occupational Therapist with more than 2 years experience to work in our East Keilor practice in the north west of Melbourne.

What type of employment is in offer?

We are looking for the right person to take on a full time role. This is an employee role which includes annual leave etc. We will consider part time hours.

What is the case load like?

The case load is varied and it includes assessments and therapy, social skills groups and therapy for children with ASD. Therapy location varies from Ladybug House, home visits or the child's place of education, wherever the support is needed the most.

How many days are on offer?

5 days.

Why should you trust Ladybug House? 

The role is not for everyone, yes we are a family business and we have a particular style, but it may or may not be the right fit for you. However, if you are the right fit with the right skills, then the rest is easy. We have been operating since 2013 and built up a strong word of mouth reputation. We are a humble organisation and try our best. We acknowledge that we are not perfect, but we are using all experiences to improve the way we work. We are also working with a service in Singapore to provide therapy overseas, early days, but these are the initiatives that we support and devote management time to. In 2018 one of our staff delivered training to a group of families in Singapore, it was our contribution to those in need. We are planning another training session with a Occupational Therapy focus for 2019/2020.

About Us
Ladybug House is run by a family. Our egos are low and our care factor is high.

Maria is a senior speech pathologist and has over 20 years experience, working at Autism Spectrum Australia in NSW, as a clinical educator at Latrobe University and has lectured in Singapore on ASD. She is responsible for all things clinical. Renato has over 20 years experience working in large and small businesses. He is currently working on his Doctorate which is related to patient feedback on health care services. He does everything else! Their children provide support by volunteering in the office and reception and you will often see them in and about Ladybug  House. They will be part of the interview process!

We want you to be part of the Ladybug House family. In doing so, your work will be more meaningfully connected with the families that come through the house.

Our management philosophy is family orientated. You are part of a family not an organisation, you are not treated as a cog in an organisational wheel. We actively support you and have your back when you need us the most. We are a humble organisation that punches above its weight. If you want a prestigious organisation with a title to match this is not the job for you.

We deliver services that make a real difference to family's everyday lives, we know because families tell us. Each family's stories of progress that we are told (in which we played a part), has sent shivers of joy down our spines and made our eyes water. That's why we exist. The meaning in our work relates directly to those feelings. Consequently, our business has been built on word of mouth and we have worked hard for every family.


Applicants for this position must have experience working with children with special needs in the age range of 0-7. You must have your own transport, current Working with Childrens Check and provide a Police Check and relevant qualifications and registrations, including being a member of Occupational Therapy Australia.

Send in a short cover letter with just one paragraph stating why you want to work at Ladybug House and your CV to or for further information phone Renato on 0417 026 990.

If you don't meet the criteria please don't send in your application as I wont respond, call me and I can explain to you why I need the specific qualifications and you can tell me why you are different and might be a good fit.

The job closes February 28, 2019.

Applications considered immediately.