Career Opportunities

Join Our Team

When you join Learning for Life Autism Centre (L4Life) you join a team working towards a world where all autistic and neurodivergent people can thrive and live the life they choose.

L4Life currently has over 40 clinical staff members comprised of:

  • Clinical Director
  • Clinical Consultants, including psychologists, Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA)/Certified Behavioural Analysts (CBA), and Specialist Behaviour Support practitioners,
  • Therapy Assistants
In addition to our clinical team, we have staff supporting the centre in the areas of administration, quality and risk, finance, fundraising, marketing and communications.

Why work at Learning For Life Autism Centre?

Learning For Life Autism Centre

L4Life staff benefit from:

  • Continual training, professional development and support
  • Flexible work options (where possible)
  • A friendly, inclusive and supportive team and working environment
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Not for profit salary packaging benefits
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Counselling Program
  • A hybrid work model (between working from home, on site and at clients homes and educational environments)
  • Award rates
  • Opportunities to contribute to workplace culture, innovation and improvements
"I love the sense of community and support amongst staff at L4Life, as well as the common goal to support others to learn and grow."

Erin Delaney, Early Childhood Clinical Consultant

Become a Learning for Life Therapy Assistant

Work with autistic and neurodivergent children and their families to assist in developing life-long skills that promote independence and choice.

Our Therapy Assistants work across Melbourne with children aged 2-6 years old in their family homes, kindergartens, childcares and schools under the supervision and guidance of senior behaviour analysts and psychologists.

As a L4Life Therapy Assistant, you will:

  • gain hands-on experience and knowledge working directly with children and families;
  • benefit from high quality and ongoing supervision and training, including the opportunity to complete our in-house ABA therapist training program;
  • contribute to the positive outcomes of a child's learning journey;
  • commence (or continue) a career in allied health/health sciences, with opportunities for career progression into senior practitioner roles in the areas of early childhood support, behaviour analysis, psychology and speech pathology.

Our Therapy Assistant roles are suitable for:

  • people who enjoy interacting with preschoolers! This is a hands-on role involving teaching through play so enthusiasm and a positive approach to being with kids is key;
  • people who have experience as a babysitter or nanny and would like to extend their skills and experience working with children;
  • people who have worked in complementary fields (education, disability) and are looking for a career change;
  • university students and, recent graduates, in the areas of Psychology, Behaviour Analysis, Early Education or Speech/Occupational Therapy who are looking to get paid while gaining hands on experience to complement their study or enhance future applications for postgraduate study or work.

Applicants do not require prior qualifications or experience and need not be undertaking any complimentary study; our training program provides the knowledge, experience and support to develop confident, capable therapists adept in the field of evidence-based behavioural programs.

Therapy is delivered offsite in client homes and childcare centres and therefore applicants require a drivers license and access to a car to travel between clients .

Download our careers flyers below to find out more, or read our Therapy Assistant PD.  

Therapy Assistant Expression of Interest Form

We are not currently taking on new Therapy Assistants but will be recruiting again in the near future. If you would like to be contacted about upcoming therapy assistant positions, please complete our Expression of Interest form.

Being a Therapy Assistant at L4Life developed my knowledge and skills of early intervention, behavioural strategies, working in multidisciplinary teams, and Applied Behavioural Analysis. Now working as a Provisional Psychologist I implement strategies I learnt at L4Life daily, and it has given me the foundational skills and confidence to work within the psychological field.

Grace, Masters in Psychology student and L4Life Therapy Assistant

Download our Careers in Early Intervention Information Flyer

Tiffany Poljakovic Staff

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L4Life Early Childhood Clinical Consultant

Spotlight on Tiffany

We talked to L4Life Early Childhood Clinical consultant, Tiffany, to show you a day in the life of our therapists and the recruitment process for Therapy Assistants at L4Life.

Tiffany has worked with L4Life since 2014. She came on board as a Therapy Assistant. She currently works as a Clinical Consultant, a facilitator in our Secret Agent Society program and the Recruitment Coordinator for L4Life Therapy Assistants.

With such varied roles at L4Life, what does a typical day look like for you?
Every day at L4Life can look so different for me. Typically, I have at least one clinic meeting scheduled for a client. This involves getting together with the Early Intervention team to discuss how the learners' therapy has gone over the previous fortnight. From these discussions, I make any modifications to the curriculum as needed, answer any questions or queries by the team, while also providing ongoing training on therapy delivery.

I am frequently scheduled for kinder/school visits, where I observe a learner in a non-therapy environment to ascertain where aditional supports may be needed. I also support and provide recommendations to the learning staff.

There is quite a bit of administration involved in my roles and I need to assign time throughout the week to writing up any clinic reports, school observation reports, or funding reports that are needed.

In my Recruitment Coordinator role I will often spend time looking through applications, running interviews, and setting up onboarding for new Therapy Assistants.

Throughout my week I be working on site at the Centre, from home, or at a client's house, school or kinder. I love the flexibilty of this role and the range of people I get to meet.

What are the best parts of your job?
From a clinical perspective, it’s seeing new skills develop, and then seeing the impact of those skills and how they contribute to confidence in other areas of learning. What that looks like is very different for every child that I work with. It could be a child learning to request a preferred item; them making a new friend; discovering a new way to play; or even learning that dogs, cats, and rabbits are all types of animals! There’s so much fun learning that is happening every day.

From a recruitment perspective, it’s meeting with and talking to people that have a genuine passion for working with children. It’s great being a part of connecting those people with a job that really aligns with their values. 

How does the investment in training and recruitment of students as therapy assistants benefit L4Life?
Clinical Staff at L4Life collaborate with so many different professionals every day. Working with students means that we’re working with the next round of allied health professionals, teachers, researchers etc. Providing students with client based training and support has a ripple effect, which positively impacts not only L4Life clients and staff, but also the wider community of people who may access their support in the future.


What does the recruitment process at L4Life look like?
At L4Life we recruit promising and passionate individuals who are working or studying in the areas of education, psychology and speech therapy.  We onboard them as casual therapy assistants to support children and their families.  

They are trained by L4Life in both theoretical and practical components of ABA, inclusive of our best practice policies. We have a structured initial Certification Training curriculum, and continue to provide ongoing training throughout each Therapy Assistants employment.

The benefits for our Therapy Assistants are the hands-on experience and knowledge; exposure to current ABA research through our research projects; and the contribution to the positive outcomes of a child's learning journey - all while being paid.

Many of our Therapy Assistants have gone on to become permanent L4Life practitioners in the areas of speech therapy, behavioural support, early childhood clinical consulting and psychology through our career progression pathway.

As a result, L4Life builds a cohort of Therapy Assistants, behavioural support practitioners, early childhood clinical consultants and psychologists trained in the L4Life ABA/Early Intervention model. 

What does it take to be a L4Life Therapist?
There’s so much involved in being a Therapy Assistant! You need to be flexible because every day is different, and you’re often required to multi-task because there is so much going on in any given session. But I think the most important thing is that you need to be really passionate about working with children. You need to be confident in presenting in fun and silly ways that are meaningful and enjoyable for the learner that you’re working with. This leads to a safe and fun learning space, which is so important.

Current Openings

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

    Human Resources Coordinator

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    The HR Coordinator plays a vital role in supporting all HR functions within Learning for Life, including recruitment, onboarding, induction, and maintaining the HR database. Reporting to the CEO, the HR Coordinator will provide administrative assistance and advice on human resource management matters. While not responsible for creating HR strategy or policies, the role involves informing strategic directions in collaboration with the CEO and other key stakeholders and ensuring compliance with established guidelines.

    Read the position description.

    Certified Behaviour Analysts, Psychologists, other Allied Health professionals

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    We are always interested to hear from Certified Behaviour Analysist, Psychologists or other registered Allied Health professionals who might be interested in joining our team.. Please contact humanresources@learningforlife.com.au

    At Learning for Life Autism Centre, we support a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we prohibit discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

    The Learning for Life Autism Centre is committed to the wellbeing and safety of children. We have zero tolerance for child abuse.

    "I love the work culture of Learning for Life. Everyone that works here has a commendable work ethic. There is a perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness. It’s a really happy place to work at."

    Krishani Dave, Allied Health Administrator