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Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
18-Jan-2018
Play and relationship-based therapy Amazing mentoring including access to leaders in the field Highly competitive salary package Close to the beach
Berkeley Vale NSW 2261
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Healthcarelink On Demand
Posted Date:
13-Jan-2018
Full Time Permanent Opportunity and Flexible Hours! Career Progression opportunities! New Graduates are welcome to Apply! Job title: Occu...
South West & M5 Corridor NSW
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: Canaan Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy Clinic
Posted Date:
12-Jan-2018
Part Time OT needed in Aged Care Facility. Location: Boronia/Montrose/Clayton/Ringwood Duties: 1. Carry out pain management program 2. ...
Wantirna South VIC 3152
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: Rusden Street Physiotherapy
Posted Date:
19-Dec-2017
Multidisciplinary team. Varied workload Flexible hours Innovative award winning business leader
Armidale NSW 2350
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Sunnyfield
Posted Date:
16-Dec-2017
Have you provided best practice & professional Occupational Therapy services in line with a person-centred philosophy? Are you seeking job variet...
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Acacia Therapy
Posted Date:
21-Nov-2017
Flexible Work Hours! Routine Supervision & Professional Development! A Fun Place to Work! About Acacia Therapy Acacia Therapy is a gr...
Toowoomba City QLD 4350
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Bundaberg Occupational Therapy
Posted Date:
10-Nov-2017
Work 9 day fortnight in busy expanding regional private practice. Sensory integration/processing based therapy in well equipped workspaces/gym. Have f...
Bundaberg West QLD 4670
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: Flex Physiotherapy Elite Allied Healthcare
Posted Date:
03-Nov-2017
Flex Allied Health is a multidisciplinary healthcare centre dedicated to the provision of elite, evidence based practice. The successful candidate...
Liverpool NSW 2170
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Posted Date:
26-Oct-2017
We have current job opportunities for occupational therapists with a keen interest and strong skill set working with clients within their homes or com...
Black Rock VIC 3193
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Echuca Regional Health
Posted Date:
26-Oct-2017
Occupational Therapist Grade 1 Full time Permanent Position Attractive rates and salary packaging Newly redeveloped public hospital Applic...
Shepparton VIC 3630
About Occupational therapy jobs in Australia

Find Occupational Therapy jobs, careers and vacancies in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and across all cities in Australia.


Purpose and Mission

Occupational therapists are healthcare professionals who help individuals with physical or mental health issues in their working and social lives. These healthcare professionals help people by assessing their physical, emotional and social needs, and then help them learn these skills as well as the everyday skills they need to participate in the community.

In many cases, occupational therapists make arrangements for assistive and/or adaptive technologies, and even modify the home and work environments of clients to help adjust. OPs also consult closely with doctors, nurses and other members of the healthcare team, as well as with family members and caregivers, maintaining a focus on holistic health and client quality of life.

Reports To

Occupational therapists are typically employed by hospitals, clinics, schools or government agencies, and usually report to a mid-level administrator at the institution.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Highly experienced occupational therapists might have significant supervisory responsibilities, including evaluating junior colleagues, assistants and other members of the healthcare team. Inexperienced occupational therapists tend to have more responsibilities related to direct client care, and less responsibility for oversight.

Qualifications

The basic qualification for an occupational therapists is an undergraduate or masters-level degree in occupational therapy. Degrees in occupational therapy are offered at a number of colleges and universities throughout Australia. Practicing occupational therapists must be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

Responsibilities of an Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapists have numerous responsibilities relating to helping clients improve their quality of life, including:

  • Assisting children in achieving important developmental milestones such as fine motor skills or physical coordination.
  • Educating parents, caregivers and others to improve the development and learning of children.
  • Assisting aged clients enhance their daily lives after health setbacks such as hip replacement or a stroke.
  • Assessing and modifying home and community environments to increase client safety and independence.
  • Educating clients and caregivers about how to use adaptive equipment to assist function and improve quality of life.
  • Arrange for specialized care for health conditions including surgery, burns, and serious mental health problems.
  • Determining the cognitive, functional and psychosocial needs of clients.
  • Keeping track of client function and progress, and prescribing adaptive equipment as required after discharge from healthcare facilities.
  • Assessing the functional requirements of jobs, and the ability of a client to return to that job.
  • Designing graded return to work programs for clients.
  • Taking steps to modify the work environment for individuals prevent injuries and maximize efficiency.
  • Designing individual and group activities to help improve independence in day to day activities.
  • Helping clients develop coping strategies to deal with their mental health issues.
  • Working with clients to help them improve their confidence and self-esteem in various social situations.

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