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Occupational Therapist

Advertiser: AccessPLUS WA DeafMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
22 Jul 2020
Location
Perth, CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Salary
$45 - $50 per hour
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Physiotherapy, OT & Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapist (Casual)

 

About Access Plus WA Deaf

Access Plus WA Deaf is a profit for purpose organisation whose core purpose is to foster a community of communication without limits. We believe in a world where there is equal opportunity and community participation for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Access Plus WA Deaf (formerly the WA Deaf Society) has been around for 99 years, it is a dynamic organisation and a leader in the provision of a range of specialist services to children and adults who have a range of hearing loss or communication barriers. For more information visit our website: www.accessplus.org.au

 

About the Role

An exciting opportunity exists to join our growing team of trans-disciplinary specialists as an Occupational Therapist within the Allied Health Team. We are looking to expand our base of Occupational Therapists providing services across Perth metro and into rural/regional WA. This is a part-time role offering 22.5 hours per week.

We are looking for Occupational Therapists who enjoy working to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

You will:

  • Become a valued member of the team to develop and implement therapy goals to maximise participation of the individual across home, school and community environments
  • Manage a caseload of children and/or adolescents and/or adults
  • Work in close collaboration with teachers, support staff, workplaces and community organisations to facilitate the participation and inclusion of the person with disability
  • Contribute professional skills and knowledge, including discipline specific expertise to their colleagues within the team

 

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor (or Masters) in Occupational Therapy or equivalent in addition to registration with APHRA
  • Strong clinical experience working in the field of disability services
  • Passion for supporting people with disabilities to lead the life they desire
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Sound problem-solving and organisational skills
  • Ability to contribute to a transdisciplinary team
  • Familiar with NDIS and appropriate processes around OT/Assistive Technology applications
  • Current Working With Children and Criminal Record Check
  • Ability to work individually and in a team environment
  • Sound computer literacy

 

Desirable

  • Experience working effectively with people with a range of disabilities; children and/or adolescents
  • Demonstrated experience in working with people with deafness
  • Theoretical understanding of deafness and implications for Occupational Therapy.

 

Benefits

  • An opportunity to work in a passionate, supportive team
  • Ongoing professional training and development
  • A range of rosters and hours to maintain a great work life balance

 

If you want to work in a caring, dedicated organisation committed to making a difference for people with Deafness and their families, apply today using the link below attaching your cover letter outlining your suitability to the role.

Our office is a bilingual workplace with both English and Auslan (Australian Sign Language) being used for communication. Whilst any exposure to Deaf culture or sign language is of benefit, we will provide basic Auslan training for the right person.

 

Access Plus WA Deaf promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value the contributions of all people and encourages people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

We encourage you to contact Jayde Perry on 08 9441 2677, to discuss the specifics of the position.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as an occupational therapist?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

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