Occupational Therapist

$97,177 - $102,397 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • Black Mountain, ACT, Australia
  • 16 Nov, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Student Services Teaching Aides & Special Needs Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Black Mountain School
Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 03 December 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $97,177 - $102,397 plus superannuation
Position No: 54142
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 15 November 2021
Contact Officer: Amie Corrigan on amie.corrigan@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 1310

Details: Black Mountain School are seeking Occupational Therapists to be part of an exciting new initiative whereby Allied Health Professionals will be an integral part of teaching and learning teams. Successful applicants will work directly with teachers and students to provide an integrated allied health lens to help inform individual student and whole class programs. These roles will be a part of an interprofessional in-school team that directly supports students to enhance their access to, and participation in all aspects of school life and engagement in the curriculum. New and recent graduates are encouraged to apply for these positions and appropriate close supervision will be provided.

Employment in the Student Engagement branch also provides successful applicants the opportunity to move between school settings and other education allied health teams to further develop their skillset.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Capacity to provide the lifting required for handling and positioning inherent in clinical intervention of clients and trial of equipment, in accordance with relevant Workplace Health and Safety standards.
  • Eligibility for Membership with the Australian Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Prior to commencing in this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 will be required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to: https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804

Note: This is a temporary position available from 24 January 2022 for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of permanency. A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

In accordance with the Public Health (ACT School or Early Childhood Education and Care Workers COVID-19 Vaccination) Emergency Direction 2021, all ACT Education Directorate employees working in the following education settings will be required to provide evidence of their ability to comply with the public health direction, including having received a current course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or holding an approved exemption (where applicable):

  • schools that cater for children under 12 (preschool to year 6 schools)
  • specialist schools
  • flexible learning programs, and
  • early childhood education and care services (including out of school hours care)
  • P-10 schools where they share a campus with those younger years.

High schools and colleges that do not share a campus with primary school students are not covered by the mandate.

How to Apply: In three pages or less your Statement of Claims against the Selection Criteria should summarise how your skills, personal qualities and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. Please also include a current curriculum vitae and contact details for two referees.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.


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Job Closing Date

03 Dec, 2021