Occupational Therapist

$95,883 - $101,033 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • ACT Government Dickson Office Building, Northbourne Avenue, Dickson ACT, Australia
  • 22/02/2021
Full time - Fixed Term Student Services

Job Description

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $95,883 - $101,033 (up to $106,044 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 49240
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 19 February 2021
Contact Officer: Teresa Carr on teresa.carr@ed.act.edu.au or 0466 468 041

Details: Student Engagement Branch is looking for an individual to provide occupational therapy supports within ACT Public Schools, including the provision of information, advice and professional learning to school staff. The position is based in a Network Student Engagement Team (NSET), an interprofessional team of specialist teachers, psychologists, social workers, allied health professionals and allied health assistants. ACT Education Directorate occupational therapists work with schools, building school capacity to benefit students who are experiencing difficulty connecting to school and engaging with education.

Eligibility/Other requirements:


  1. Tertiary qualification or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.
  2. Current registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  3. 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.
  4. Eligibility for Membership with the Australian Occupational Therapy Association.
  5. Current drivers licence essential, including access to a private vehicle.
  6. 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

Highly Desirable:

  1. Applicants must have a minimum of at three years, (ideal five years) experience as an occupational therapist in paediatric settings.
  2. Experience as a school-based occupational therapist and/or working within specialist school settings.

Notes: This is a temporary position available immediately for up to 12 months with the possibility of permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: Please provide a response to the selection criteria (maximum four pages), current curriculum vitae and details for two referees, including your current supervisor.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Note: This is a temporary position available immediately for up to 12 months with the possibility of permanency.


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