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07 3105 7800
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Are you a recent Graduate (or about to be) looking for a diverse and challenging opportunity?
Fantastic opportunity for a qualified Occupational Therapist with a passion for rural and remote health care
Are you excited by the idea of living and working in rural communities and making a real difference?
Join the leaders in the provision of community-based allied health working in far north Queensland!
Multiple opportunities available, attractive remuneration of $72,526 - $79,779, relocation and great benefits!
Come for the life experience, stay for the lifestyle
This organisation is now seeking several Graduate Occupational Therapists to join their teams in Townsville, Mount Isa, or Longreach on a permanent, full-time basis.
As part of a supportive, diverse, and multidisciplinary team, you’ll be providing occupational therapy services throughout your town 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 your area, with some overnight stay required, so you must be comfortable with this.
Why join as a Graduate?
Graduate positions are well supported with structured supervision and mentoring
The clinical case load is varied, giving great exposure to a range of different clinical presentations, allowing you to explore all areas of your discipline early on in your career
A great team culture with many early career professionals across our business, this allows for strong friendships to be formed and a wealth of peer support being provided
they have a large multidisciplinary team that you will work with, and alongside, at all times. Within your new graduate year, you will learn about other health disciplines, holistic health care and referral pathways that exist, allowing a wraparound service for your clients.
They employ Senior Clinicians in each of the Allied Health disciplines, which will support you by:
Providing feedback about your clinical documentation and work-day structure
Providing regular one on one mentoring sessions
Organising peer group mentoring and discipline-specific in-services
Facilitating an online discipline-specific Microsoft Teams group, that allows you to ask your peers about clinical queries you might be experiencing within your case load
Providing work shadowing opportunities
Allowing you to drive your own success, work autonomously and become a successful and experienced Allied Health Professional
They pride themselves on growing their clinicians to be the best versions of themselves and provide career progression opportunities at all levels of their business
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 starting salary of $72,526, negotiable upwards 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;
Relocation assistance (available for Mount Isa and Longreach opportunities).
For those relocating to the area, they 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
Living in North Queensland
They have opportunities for Occupational Therapists in three tropical North Queensland communities:
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.