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  • Writer's pictureShayna Gavin, Splash Principal Physiotherapist

Careers with Splash

We are eager to form an encouraging and cooperative team to support the wonderful families we work with to achieve their goals.

Psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists have important roles to play in facilitating a child's participation within their family, educational and community settings.

We see babies, children and young people in aquatic and community based settings across Melbourne, within a very flexible working environment.

We look to grow a team - based culture that:

  • is family centred, forming a partnership with each family, building their skills and confidence in promoting their child's development and participation

  • is play based

  • is strengths based (for the children, families and for ourselves!)

  • is focussed on participation goals and the functional skills required, under the ICF - CY model

  • provides high quality, direct therapy specific to each child's needs

  • coordinates well within the team and with the child's family, educational and medical teams

  • continually learns and grows through professional development

  • can employ a keyworker model while still providing direct therapy within the participation goals in the context of the family and their community

  • is innovative and creative in our approaches to play, working with families and each other, and in finding new and better ways to work

If this sounds like the way you'd love to work, I look forward to hearing from you!

Shayna Gavin is a physiotherapist who is passionate about helping babies, children and young people learn functional skills so they can participate in life at home, school and in their community. Recognising that children do best in their own environments, she visits homes, schools, and leisure activities from football fields to ballet classes. She also has daily aquatic physiotherapy sessions available at two private swimming schools in Moonee Ponds and Greensborough, Melbourne. She combines principles of paediatric physiotherapy, Neuro Developmental Treatment / Bobath, motor learning, Sensory Integration and swimming teaching to address the individual needs of each child and their family. She loves providing professional development to physiotherapists, allied health and education professionals, allied health assistants and swimming teachers.

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