Occupational Therapy

Example Job Adverts

Please find below some recent job advertisements sourced by the Careers and Employer Liaison Centre (CELC). 

It should be noted that this is not an exhaustive list, but is merely meant to demonstrate the employment opportunities available to graduates of this discipline.

Nikula, Occupational Therapists 

Occupational Health and Rehabilitation offers OTs a challenging and rewarding career, flexibility and a promise that no two days will ever be the same!

On Monday you may be wearing a hi-vis vest and safety boots to complete a job analysis at a factory, whilst on Tuesday you might be training a group in workstation ergonomics. Wednesday might involve a home visit to assess a client’s safety and independence and Thursday you may decide that a day in the office is right for you. Before heading into the weekend, Friday may involve a follow up visit to a worksite to review a clients graduated return to work program.

Department of Health (Ambulatory & Primary Health Care Services), Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Duties: As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Paediatric Occupational Therapist will promote the health and well being of children 0-4 and their families in the community by providing responsive primary health care services, programs and activities which are based on social justice and a social view of health. You will do this by working in collaboration with communities and relevant organisations within government and other sectors. You will have the ability to manage a therapeutic caseload including assessment, therapy, group work and consultation. You will bring your experience in working with clients from diverse value systems and cultural backgrounds and with children (0-4) around a broad range of issues including developmental delay and sensory processing difficulties.

Essential Minimum Qualifications: A Degree or other qualification which gives eligibility for registration as an Occupational Therapist.

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, New Graduate Occupational Therapist

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer and one of an elite group of hospitals worldwide to have its own integrated cancer research program and laboratories.

We are looking for a highly motivated new graduate Occupational Therapist to join our progressive and supportive team. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will be required to provide a high standard of patient centred, family focused care on the inpatient wards. Your clinical responsibilities include functional and home assessments, equipment prescription, discharge planning and end of life care. You will also have a role in project work and service development.

The successful applicant will have a tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy, be eligible for national registration with AHPRA, relevant undergraduate experience and evidence of ongoing professional development. Experience in oncology or a strong interest in oncology and palliative care is preferred.