Occupational Therapist - Cairns

Job Classification
Occupational Therapists
Job Type
Full Time
Start timeframe
edmonton QLD 4869
Posted By
Health Workforce

Are you interested in working in regional, rural and remote communities?

You may be a new graduate or an experienced therapist who is looking for something new with flexibility.

Either way, this practice is interested in talking to you!

Practice Information:
This practice has a team of experienced clinicians who understand the challenges of living in Regional, Rural and Remote locations.

Their innovative values driven approach has been making a difference in remote Indigenous Australia for the past 12 months, and they are keen to expand and build on this success.

They are committed to a multi-disciplinary allied health care model utilising emerging and existing technologies to assist clients. They specialise in the NDIS but their services are not limited to this area.  They are committed to using capacity building approaches that are relevant to the participant, family and community.

The practice is based in Cairns, Queensland

Position Description:
The position will function in a close working relationship with other team members to actively contribute to the achievement of the practice's strategic goals and objectives. These include increased access to comprehensive virtual allied health care and improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Position Objectives:
To provide an integrated and comprehensive virtual allied health care model with a focus on the cultural context in which services are delivered, including:

  • the delivery of  high quality generalist occupational therapy clinical services, covering a range of clinical conditions, complexities and age groups presenting in a primary health care environment, with
  • clinical care delivered largely via tele-heath and with delegation to allied health assistants in the communities, which may include the participant’s home or other settings such as residential aged care, education and outpatient settings, and
  • in person delivery both locally and some outreach to clients in rural and remote communities
  • preparedness and interest to support and enhance the capability of the WBC technology model in the delivery of quality care to rural and remote communities

Support will be provided by an experienced clinical lead. Based in Cairns, yet they are able to accommodate a practitioner who wants to live in another location so long as you have suitable internet access to provide virtual health assessments.

After Hours Requirements: No

Qualifications & Experience:
The successful applicant must hold at least a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification in Occupational Therapy and current registration or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHRPA).
All levels of experience considered; use of technology to provide virtual health assessments and treatments; previous experience in indigenous communities valued.

Additional Information:

  • It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to provide evidence that they are, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases: COVID-19, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), and pertussis (whooping cough), influenza during their employment
  • Pre-employment screening:
    • Current Blue Card (Working with Children and young people) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card, unless otherwise exempt
    • Satisfactory National Police Certificate
  • Current Drivers Licence (Qld 'C' class licence) - essential
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certificate
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas
  • Willingness to travel by road and small planes
  • Employees are required to undertake a period of probation appropriate to their appointment

Your Application:
Please provide the following information to the panel to assess your suitability:

  • Your current CV or resume, including the names and contact details of two referees.
  • A short statement on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant for the role with Well Balanced Care.

For more information on this position, please contact our team!

Please apply via the 'Apply Now' button on this page.


Job Type
Business Type
Private Practice
Job Title
Occupational Therapist - Cairns
Salary / Pay Details
Posted By
Health Workforce
Job Reference
JOB -10003024
edmonton QLD 4869
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