Occupational Therapist

Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Healthcare & Medical
Physiotherapy, OT & Rehabilitation
Full time
Posted 26d ago

The Role

We are seeking an energetic new graduate, or experienced Occupational Therapist to join our team of dedicated, multi-disciplinary clinicians that make up the Samaritans Therapy and Behaviour Support Team (TaBS). Providing support to people across Greater Newcastle, Lower Hunter, Lake Macquarie, and Central Coast, this is an opportunity to be an integral part of an inclusive and collaborative team.  

The team is a high energy, hardworking and innovative and works together to build the capacity and skills of the children, families, young people, and adults that we support. We are committed to best practice and our service excellence framework underpins all that we do.

The organisation places a strong emphasis on fostering a positive team culture and embracing work-life balance. This role offers flexible working options, including the ability to work from home. The ideal candidate will enjoy a positive and dynamic environment, that is well supported with mentorship and encouragement for personal development. 


  • Degree qualification(s) in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Demonstrated experience prioritising workloads and managing clients with complex needs
  • Demonstrated commitment to Continuing Professional Development, Evidenced Based Practice, and measuring clinical outcomes
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the team and other service providers
  • Knowledge of confidentiality principles and WHS responsibilities.
  • Valid NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) and NDIS Worker Screening Check, or willingness to obtain prior to commencement
  • NSW Driver’s Licence & First Aid



Experience / knowledge in:

  • Providing occupational therapy in a child’s natural environment (home, school or community)
  • Understanding of the current trends and approaches underpinning the provision of early intervention services to children 15-18 years with a disability
  • Developing and /or implementing behaviour support plans
  • Supporting people with mental health issues
  • Supported Independent Living (SIL) quoting
  • Equipment assessment and provision
  • Delivering trauma informed care


Who are we?

Samaritans is a not-for-profit organisation who for over 30 years has been offering support to those in need including young people and families, those with disability or mental health challenges and the wider community. We have over 800 staff and more than 450 volunteers across the regions in which we work. The Samaritans values of Compassion, Integrity, Justice act as our tagline and describe the principles behind the work we do and the way we do it.

Benefits of working with us:

Our teams are at the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As part of the Samaritans team, you will have access to the following great benefits:

  • Competitive Salary & salary packaging available
  • Flexible work options, including the ability to work from home
  • Dynamic, positive work environment with mentorship available
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Payroll giving program
  • The opportunity to work within an innovative, collaborative team of multi-disciplinary clinicians


Apply now!

Samaritans promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • Do you have a current NDIS Worker Screening Check?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

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