Our Mentoring Program
At Kid Link Occupational Therapy we pride ourselves on offering an exceptional standard of evidence-based and family-centred therapy. We are passionate about educating graduate Occupational Therapists or those new to the paediatric space to do the same. Kid Link Occupational Therapy has a special interest in social emotional development and has comprehensive experience working with children with diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety and motor skills challenges.
Our mentoring program is designed to develop OT’s reflective practice, clinical reasoning, and caseload management through sharing our knowledge, experience, and resources. Our mentor program aims to match mentors and mentees based on areas of clinical interest and expertise to ensure mentees get the most out of their experience. We offer a free 30 minute meet and greet session to ensure the mentoring partnership is a good fit. The mentor program is delivered via Zoom and is available to OT’s across Australia.
All Kid Link OT Mentors:
- Have a minimum of three years experience working within Kid Link Occupational Therapy.
- Have gained their Better Access to Mental Health endorsement.
- Have supervised university students.
- Have developed and presented parent, teacher, and graduate webinar content.
- Have organised and chaired inservices for colleagues.
- Have developed and coordinated group based services.
- Have demonstrated a strong ability to maintain a full caseload.
- Have attended extensive external professional development across a variety of clinical areas.
Mentoring Focus Areas
- Therapeutic skills including clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, family-centred practice, and therapeutic use of self
- Caseload management including note writing, time management, goal setting, and scope of practice
- Education about paediatric resources/strategies and training that may be applicable to your practice
- Report writing for school funding, NDIS, and Medicare plans
- Conducting assessments and interpreting results. Assessments include: Sensory Profile Questionnaire, Detailed Assessment of Speed Handwriting (DASH), McMaster Handwriting Protocol, Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration (Beery VMI), Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency Second Edition (BOT-2), Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System -3rd edition (ABAS-3)
- Navigating prospective private practice employment including interview skills, what to expect from employers, navigating job options, and exploration of suitable work environments
- Specific client discussion and clinical support across a variety of goal areas including: Motor skills, Self-care skills, Executive functioning, Sensory Processing, Anxiety, Emotional regulation, Social skills