Novita Regional Services

Disability services in Whyalla

Our state–of-the-art facilities offer a one-stop shop for therapy and family support in Whyalla.

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Support for kids and young people to develop key social and emotional skills, communication and speech, routines and positive behavior that fosters learning and growth. The Educator is able to support coordination of services and help during transitions from home to school, primary school to high school and from high school to employment.

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Speech Pathology

Support for babies, kids, teens and young people experiencing challenges with eating, drinking or communication. These challenges may include problems speaking, or difficulties understanding language. Speech pathologists provide support with verbal and non-verbal communication, such as learning through signing and symbols. Novita’s speech pathologists also provide therapeutic, equipment and assistive technology support for adults with disabilities.

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Aquatic Therapy

Water or hydrotherapy is designed to address both movement skills and sensory issues, such as sensitivity to noise or light. Toddlers, kids, teens and adults seeking support can work with our physiotherapists on strengthening and fitness, while those with sensory challenges work with our occupational therapists. Confidence in the water is an essential life skill for all kids. One-on-one and group therapy sessions are available.

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Occupational Therapy

Support for kids and young people experiencing challenges with their movement, play, personal care, sleep, vision, or participation at preschool or school. Occupational therapists also assist with sensory processing issues such as problems with balance, posture control, or fear of heights. Novita’s occupational therapists also provide therapeutic, equipment and assistive technology support for adults with disabilities.

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If your child is refusing to attend school, experiencing social anxiety, having difficulties making friends, or having trouble managing their emotions, our experienced psychologists can support them to better cope with their emotions and challenges. Novita psychologists also regularly work with teens and young adults to support them with concerns such as dealing with friendship groups, their romantic relationships or learning differences.

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Family Support

Family support services assist and nurture the families of people living with disability. Novita provides counselling during life events like births and deaths, or to manage your family circumstances, as well as case management support to assist with looking after yourself and your family, connecting up with the right services and understanding the NDIS. Regardless of your particular needs, Novita’s team of social workers, family service coordinators, educators, psychologists and other allied health therapists are here to support your family.

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Our expert team of physiotherapists offer movement and mobility therapies for babies, kids, teens and young adults living with physical and intellectual disability, as well as supporting post-injury rehabilitation. We work closely with you and your family to monitor and treat movement and muscle and pain issues. Novita’s physiotherapists also provide therapeutic, including aquatic therapy, equipment and assistive teachnology support for adults with disabilities.

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Social Work

Novita social workers work with kids, teens, adults and families to support planning and managing during important life stages. Social workers can also assist with anxiety issues such as fears or phobias, parenting issues and concerns, or social isolation, helping to foster healthy relationships at home, at school, and in the workplace.

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Day Options

Novita’s Day Options is a friendly, fun and inclusive program for adults run by experienced qualified Disability Support Workers. Individual goals, developmental needs and interests are taken into consideration when planning activities and outings so everyone gets the most out of Day Options. Activities may include cooking, watching movies, arts and crafts and excursions out in the local community.

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Novita’s Whyalla hub offers great facilities for children, adults and families. A dedicated Orthotic and splinting room and telehealth facilities to support access to Novita’s range of clinical, equipment and assistive technology experts are available at the site.

Service Locations

Novita’s Whyalla team provides services to the Whyalla, Upper Eyre and Far North areas, regularly travelling to Port Augusta and surrounding areas. Our therapists can come to you. Depending on the service required, we can offer therapy in the family home, at school or an appropriate location through mobile services.

Whyalla address

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Address: 21-23 Forsyth Street
Whyalla SA 5600
Phone: Customer Support on 1300 668 482

How we work

Novita works using the Life Needs Model of service delivery. This is a flexible approach that focuses on community-based and specialised services that match your goals, whatever your stage of life. With you and your family at the centre of our thinking, we provide services across all areas of life, including:

  • Your home – we work in partnership with families and significant others to support skill development, as well as home modifications, technology and equipment.
  • Education – working in partnership with school staff and providing access to technology and equipment as well as training and support.
  • Community – liaising with health professionals and partnering with community groups to provide linked up services, education and training.

Working for Novita in Whyalla

Our Novita therapists work alongside a supportive and collaborative team in a multi-disciplinary service and primarily support kids, teens and young adults living with physical disability, autism, acquired brain injuries and other conditions.

Through our broader work with families and communities, Novita’s life-changing services have a direct impact on thousands of South Australians. Working with Novita is not only rewarding, you will also benefit from unparalleled PD opportunities and professional support. Novita offers generous regional incentives and is always looking for locally-based therapists to work in Whyalla.

To find out more about working for Novita and our current vacancies visit our Careers page.