Paediatric Occupational Therapists.

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 people to join our family business.

Where are the Roles? We need a person to work or rent in our Gold Coast practice.

What type of employment is in offer? We are flexible with regards to type of employment, if you want to be a permanent employee that's fine and if you just want to contract for 12 months we have no problems with that either.  Alternatively if you have an established clientele but are looking for a new location we can help with that as well. We can also be flexible with hours, so if you have school drop off to do, and only want to work from 10am to 2pm, we don't mind that either. 

What about Supervision? Depending on the type of employment you choose we can provide supervision from an experienced Occupational Therapist who practices privately and who is also a University Clinical Educator. On a regular basis we host  multidisciplinary case discussions, these involve, Speech Pathologists and Psychologists. Further, if your thing is that you want to supervise students and contribute to new learning we can also facilitate that. 

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.

It sounds to good to be true, why should we trust Ladybug House?  These roles are 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 in Melbourne and built up a strong word of mouth reputation. We are a humble organisation and try our best and 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 University in Melbourne to provide student supervision overseas, early days, but these are the initiatives that we support and devote management time to. 

About Us
Ladybug House is run by a family. 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. 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 a team, 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 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 at least 3 years experience working with children as an Occupational Therapist. You must have your own transport, current Working with Childrens Check/Blue Card and relevant qualifications and registrations.

Send application & expression of interest to or for further information phone Renato on 0417 026 990.

To be part of the opportunity these are the requirements:

  1. Relevant Occupational Therapy qualifications.
  2. Current membership and AHPRA registration.
  3. Current Working with Childrens Check/Blue Card
  4. Drivers licence and own vehicle.
  5. Three years previous work experience in Paediatrics


  • Over 3 years clinical experience.
  • Experience in working with children with ASD

Applications considered immediately.