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Occupational Therapist - Townsville

Job Classification
Occupational Therapists
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Pay Type
Annual
Salary / Pay Range
$80k to $90k
Start timeframe
Immediately
Location
townsville QLD 4810
Posted By
Health Workforce
  • Join a leading community, non-profit, primary health care services provider – multiple opportunities available!
  • Enjoy a work life-balance whilst making a real difference to those living in the community
  • Come for the life experience, stay for the lifestyle!

Proposed Commencement Date: 13-06-2022

Practice Information:

This organisation is a vibrant, leading not-for-profit provider of community and outreach-based allied health, mental health, aged care, wellbeing and disability services. They’ve been providing services to more than 50 communities throughout regional, rural and remote Queensland since 1993. The organisation harnesses the diversity, energy and professionalism of a large team of multidisciplinary healthcare professionals. They share a commitment to cultural competency, providing a comprehensive and robust model of healthcare service delivery. At this organisation you’ll have the opportunity to work in rural, remote and regional locations, be part of a supportive, multidisciplinary team and feel rewarded by the real difference we make in people’s lives. Grow, both personally and professionally, and set yourself up for success throughout your career!

Position Description:

This organisation is now seeking an Occupational Therapist to join their team in Townsville (opportunities also available in Longreach and Mount Isa) on a permanent, full-time basis. Applications from all experience levels, from fresh graduates to seasoned experts are encouraged. As part of a supportive, diverse, and multidisciplinary team, you’ll provide occupational therapy services in collaboration with a range of specialists. You'll get to treat based on clinical need without the barriers that are often present in private practice funding; offering long-term treatment and prevention strategies. You will work with a diverse range of clients, set your own schedule and have the chance to see the real difference your work makes as you enable rural communities to live and receive high-quality holistic care.

Core duties:

  • Support participants inclusion in the communities and activities they choose
  • Assess clients' emotional, cognitive, developmental and physical capabilities using clinical observations and standardised assessments
  • Plan and direct programs through the use of vocational, recreational, social and educational activities on an individual and group basis
  • Assess clients' functional potential in their home, leisure, work and school environments, and recommend environmental adaptations to maximise their performance
  • Provide advice to family members, carers, employers and teachers about adapting clients' home, leisure, work and school environments
  • Deliver goal-directed early childhoods supports
  • Assist with community education activities to improve the health of individuals by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability

Why join our team?

  • The clinical caseload is varied, giving great exposure to a range of different clinical presentations, allowing you to explore all areas of your discipline early on in your career
  • They provide genuine community and not-for-profit primary health care services where there is no cost to the client
  • They have a great team culture with many early career professionals across our business; this allows for strong friendships to be formed and a wealth of peer support to be provided
  • Working with a large multidisciplinary team you will learn about other health disciplines, holistic health care and referral pathways that exist, allowing a wraparound service for your clients
  • If applying as a Graduate, you will be well supported with structured supervision and mentoring.

The practice prides themselves on growing their clinicians to be the best versions of themselves and providing career progression opportunities. At whatever level you join, you'll have ongoing mentorship and support available and the opportunity to choose your own external mentor.

Whether you are looking for a change of scenery or a new adventure, this is an opportunity to make a real and valuable contribution.

Please note:

  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this role
  • All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check
  • Have or be willing to obtain annual influenza and be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Salary:

Enjoy an attractive starting salary of $72,527 – $88,890 (commensurate with experience) PLUS super and up to $15,900 salary sacrificing!

Benefits:

Excellent benefits on offer, including

  • Flexible working environment
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Annual return flight home
  • 10 days paid professional development leave per year and up to $10,000 for outside professional development (including flights and accommodation if required)
  • relocation assistance!

After Hours Requirements:  No

Qualifications & Experience:

Skills and experience You will need to be registered or eligible to obtain registration with AHPRA and have a passion for providing quality healthcare. In addition, you will need:

  • A relevant Occupational Therapy qualification
  • A current, unrestricted 'C' class Australian Driver's License
  • The right to live and work in Australia

About Townsville:
 
Providing a laid back tropical lifestyle that is complemented by capital city comforts, no other Australian city boasts the resilience, diversity, lifestyle and economic potential that the Townsville North Queensland Region enjoys. Known as the Second Capital of Queensland and with a population of approximately 193,601 people, Townsville offers a dynamic lifestyle coupled with strong economic prosperity. Townsville is a thriving precinct with access to a variety of world class education facilities from primary to tertiary (including James Cook University), leading edge health care, affordable housing, unique retailing, spectacular events and entertainment, dining precincts and a wide range of outdoor recreation options.
 
For more information on this position, please contact our team!

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

Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.

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Private Practice
Job Title
Occupational Therapist - Townsville
Salary / Pay Details
$72,527 - $88,890 Per annum PLUS super
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Job Reference
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Location
townsville QLD 4810
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