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February

Occupational Therapist

UNITINGCARE QUEENSLAND - Annerley, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

About UnitingCare

People Helping People. It’s at the heart of everything we do. As the health and community service provider of the Uniting Church we’ve supported people across Queensland for over 100 years. And while each of our 400 locations offers unique challenges and rewards, our 17,000 staff and 9,000 volunteers are all united by a single goal – to help improve the lives of people in communities across Queensland.

Our vision for 2030 is to become Australia’s most trusted and respected health and community services provider, delivering exceptional values-based care in every corner of the community, and globally recognised as a leading light in care model innovation.

We invite you to be part of our exciting journey!

The Opportunity

Our Family and Disability Services division is currently inviting applications for the position of Occupational Therapist, to be a part of our multidisciplinary Allied Health Unit at UnitingCare – specialising in disability. Family and Disability Services is a respected industry leader and one of Queensland’s largest community service providers.

Reporting to the Allied Health Leader, the Occupational Therapist will be based in our Annerley Office. The role will be accountable for holistically assessing the needs of people we serve, making evidence-based recommendations, and providing the necessary supports to assist them to live as independently as possible.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be an inspiring, flexible and values-based specialist with an understanding of the NDIS and its applications in a client centric service model.

In addition, the successful candidate will ideally have:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar position and a Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy and specialist knowledge within the field of Disability Services. 
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Hold a current membership with OT Australia.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in the application of current methodologies in the field of Occupational Therapy for individuals with a disability.
  • Appropriately qualified to work in the area of major home modifications and vehicle modifications, as outlined by the NDIS. 
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of capacity building and assistive technology prescription.
  • Demonstrate understanding of person centred practice and contemporary approaches to service design and delivery.
  • Effective written communication skills including assessment report writing for various funding bodies, contributing to Positive Behaviour Support Plans (PBSPs).
  • A current Positive Notice from Disability Services, willingness to undergo a “Working with Children Check” and a Suitability Card (Blue Card) prior to commencing employment; and
  • Have completed the NDIS Worker Orientation Module "Quality, Safety and You".
  • Hold a current C Class Driver’s Licence.

To Apply

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, take the next step in your career and apply now by submitting your cover letter, Resumé and selection criteria - addressing the requirements in About You.

As one of the largest employers in Queensland, UnitingCare offers the opportunity to develop your skills within a values-based organisation where people are at the centre of everything we do.

UnitingCare offer a variety of benefits including discounted products and services, attractive salary packaging, career development and lifestyle benefits.

We are proud of our team’s diversity and highly encourage applications from people with a disability and those who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

Annerley, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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