Occupational Therapist

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Do you need employer sponsorship? Northcott may be able to help!

 

If you are an overseas trained Occupational Therapist ready to move to Australia, or even if you are already in Australia ready for your next challenge, contact Northcott

At Northcott our therapy teams are committed to providing our local communities with much needed therapy services, in an inclusive, welcoming and multi-disciplinary environment. This position is available at Wollongong, NSW.

We provide ongoing support, mentorship and career development!

Our multi-disiplinary approach not only provides support for our customers and their families, but also for you as a therapist, from your peers, administration and leadership team – but also the wider clinical services group including our Support Practitioners, Social Workers and Support Coordinators. We are across NSW, QLD and the ACT.

Learn more about Occupational Therapy at Northcott here

Why work for The Northcott Society?

Northcott is a leading disability service provider. We provide dynamic and personalised support to children and adults with disability, whom we support and empower to live the life they choose.

  • You will be joining a friendly, supportive and collaborative team not only in your local area, but you also become part of the wider therapy teams across QLD/NSW/ACT.
  • We have a family friendly workplace with flexible hours for you to manage your home and work lives effectively.
  • We are very happy to discuss working from home when appropriate to your caseload, or a 9 day fortnight if you prefer.
  • We have Formalised supervision, peer to peer support and attendance at regular therapy forums, as well as structured internal training and support.
  • You will have 2 weeks paid Professional Development leave (pro rata for part time) including some funding towards approved courses, seminars, etc.
  • 5 weeks paid annual leave and additional paid parental leave.
  • As a not for profit, we are able to offer salary sacrifice as well as a number of other employee benefits, such as discounted gym & health fund membership, discounted motor vehicle services and entertainment cards.

In this role you will:

  • Provide a high-quality Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention service that is evidence based and solutions focused.
  • Manage a mixed caseload with complex and varied needs.
  • Be able to work with customers of all ages, their families and carers to identify strengths, skills and goals.
  • Use appropriate assessment tools and methods to assess strengths and areas of development, in order to identify suitable intervention strategies.
  • Be able to deliver therapy in a variety of environments, e.g. centre based, schools/preschools, group homes, homes and via telehealth.
  • Demonstrate and embody Northcott values; ‘innovative, respectful and brave’.
  • Contribute proactively to the ongoing development of professional knowledge and skills within the Occupational Therapy profession.

Requirements:

  • Ability to enter and work in Australia under approved employer sponsored visa types.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current AHPRA registration (or registration in progress)
  • Experience delivering evidence based therapy to a paediatric, adolescent and/or adult caseload.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a caseload and administrative responsibilities in an autonomous, efficient and effective manner.
  • An understanding of the NDIS framework and working within a fee for service model is desired.
  • Be able to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • NDIS Worker Check & WWCC (or willingness to obtain)
  • Current First Aid Certificate (including CPR) or willingness to obtain.

Position Description: https://northcott.com.au/documents/clinical-services-professional-level-2-position-description/

Covid Vaccination Status
The health and safety of our people, customers, and communities is our number one priority. To maintain this, we require all of our employees to show evidence that they have received the two full primary doses and at least one booster dose of a TGA approved Covid-19 vaccination. Evidence of your current vaccination status or medical exemption will be required. Northcott will consider exemptions on a case-by-case basis.

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