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Occupational Therapist

Branch: Canberra

Full time or Part Time position

Competitive salary and benefits

Position based in the ACT

Exciting opportunity to work for one of Canberra’s largest community sector organisations. We’re looking for a passionate and talented Occupational Therapist to join our Clinical Service team in Canberra. Working alongside our team of psychologists, social workers and nurses, you’ll provide person centered functional and environmental assessments and interventions to promote independence and quality of life.

The Role

Your key responsibilities as an Occupational Therapist will be to provide clinical treatment and therapies designed to enable your clients to maintain and improve the daily functioning and independence. Within the role, you will:

  • Manage a wide variety of client presentations across many funding streams including home care packages, NDIS, Medicare and mental health services.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team and liaise with healthcare professionals, such as GP’s, nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists to ensure plans are formulated and monitored.
  • Provide long and short term rehabilitation and group programs; eg, falls prevention groups.
  • Provide simple and complex equipment prescription, and major and minor home modifications.
  • Work with carers to support them in learning the skills to nurture independence across all environments.
If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives and be a part of our clinical services team, we want to hear from you!

What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option and professional development in a family friendly environment. A large group of highly skilled and specialist clinicians provide a great team environment, supporting learning and excellence.

About us

CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration.

Selection Criteria

The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Relevant qualification and current registration as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Experience delivering Occupational therapy.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations and to manage risk.
  • Commitment to delivering evidence based practice.
  • Willingness to reflect on, review and challenge current practice and an openness to training and development.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and good time management skills.
  • Have an understanding of EEO, Work Safety and confidentiality.
  • Relevant accreditation as Better Access to Mental Health endorsed Occupational Therapist or in the process of training to become endorsed.

To Apply you must

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Include covering Letter (no more than one page)
  • Address each Selection Criteria above (no more than 2 pages)
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered. You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check. To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:
  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card

Please download the selection criteria:Occupational Therapist PD

Please send your applications to:

Closing Date:  5pm on 25th September 2020

*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally undertaken within two weeks of the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.