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Fantastic opportunity for a qualified Occupational Therapist with a passion for rural and remote health care
All levels of experience are encouraged to apply!
Collaborate with specialists to provide holistic treatment for a diverse range of cases across the full spectrum of health concerns
Highly attractive salary starting from $71,455 upwards commensurate with experience PLUS super, accommodation allowance, an annual flight home and more!
Come for the life experience, stay for the lifestyle
This organisation is now seeking an Occupational Therapist to join their team in Longreach on a permanent, full-time basis.
As part of a supportive, diverse, and multidisciplinary team, you’ll be providing occupational therapy services throughout Longreach and the neighbouring communities. You will provide holistic care and long-term treatment and prevention strategies in collaboration with a range of specialists.
Helping people who may not otherwise have access to healthcare and support, you’ll see the real difference your work makes in rural communities as you enable clients to live and receive high-quality care locally.
Core duties will include, but not limited to:
Supporting participants inclusion in the communities and activities they choose;
Assessing clients' emotional, cognitive, developmental and physical capabilities using clinical observations and standardised assessments;
Planning and directing programs through the use of vocational, recreational, social and educational activities on an individual and group basis;
Assessing clients' functional potential in their home, leisure, work and school environments, and recommend environmental adaptations to maximise their performance;
Providing advice to family members, carers, employers and teachers about adapting clients' home, leisure, work and school environments;
Delivering goal-directed early childhoods supports; and
Assisting with community education activities to improve the health of individuals by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability.
Working with a diverse range of clients, you'll get to live and work in a part of Australia that many never get to see - set your own schedule and help the community members thrive.
There will be some travel required to provide services to communities outside of Longreach, with some overnight stay required, so you must be comfortable with this.
Skills and Experience:
The organisation would love to hear from OT's with all levels of experience, from new graduates to seasoned professionals!
Regardless of experience, you'll need to bring a high level of autonomy and flexibility, along with a demonstrated knowledge of Primary Health Care principles and issues presenting in rural and remote communities.
In addition, you must have:
Relevant Occupational Therapy Qualification; and
Combined blue card & NDIS worker screening (Apply online at this link);
We love our work - so will you!
Whether you are looking for a change of scenery or new adventure, this is an opportunity to make a real and valuable contribution. You will be joining a vibrant, multi-disciplinary team who have come from across Australia, with a mix of experiences, from fresh graduates to seasoned experts!
Successful candidates will receive an excellent salary package. Recent Graduates starting salary will be $71,455, negotiable upwards for an experienced OT, plus super.
A fantastic range of ADDITIONAL benefits will also be provided, including:
Salary sacrificing options up to $15,900;
10 days personal development leave a year and funding through Health Workforce Queensland;
5 weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading;
Annual return flight home;
For those relocating to the area, the organisation will provide initial shared housing to support your move and help you get settled; with an ongoing rental subsidy provided once you settle into your own accommodation!
You must have the right to live and work in Australia;
You will need a current, unrestricted 'C' class Australian Driver's Licence;
Evidence of a current Influenza vaccination must be provided;
All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check and other compliance requirements; and
Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply
Longreach, the largest town in Central Western Queensland, is the region's main administrative centre and caters for an ever-expanding tourism sector. A location of choice for both comfortable outback living and business investment, the Longreach Region is strategically located to support both a vibrant economy and a dynamic and connected community.
Please apply via the 'Apply Now' button on this page.