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Reference Number 10410
Position Title Occupational Therapist
Employment Type Limited Term Full Time
Department Therapy LSW
Location Busselton, Margaret River
Enterprise Agreement Classification Senses Collective Agreem - Professional
Salary $34.00 to $42.00
Position Summary

Are you a therapist looking to make a difference in the lives of people with a disability? If so this is the perfect opportunity for you!


Senses Australia has been providing world class disability services to the Western Australian community for more than 120 years. Every day, we help well over 650 children, adults and seniors with a wide range of disabilities reach their full potential. The number of individuals choosing Senses Australia as their provider of choice is growing more and more each week – this is why we need you to join our team!


We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to deliver services in the South West region, whose values align with ours, strive for excellence and are passionate in providing the best possible service to people with a disability. Our allied health professionals encourage clients and their families to have choice and control over their services, achieve their goals in their individual plans including improved well-being, healthier relationships, participation in their chosen community and independence.


Snapshot of the role:

  • Limited term Full time until February 2022 (with a possibility of an extension).
  • 38 hours per week
  • Providing Occupational Therapy services to clients within Senses Australia’s Disability Professional Services.
  • Assess, plan and develop discipline specific programs and regimes relevant to client’s individual service plans.
  • Assess and prescribe adaptive and therapeutic equipment as required to meet individual client needs.
  • Act as a consultant to other professionals, support staff, caregivers and local community regarding specific services provided to the client.

What is in it for you?

  • Salary sacrificing options up to $15,899
  • Health Insurance Discount
  • Healthy work life balance
  • A supportive, multi-discipline team based workplace
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Career development opportunities
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

Essential Criteria:

  • Must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and maintain yearly registration.
  • Understanding of and a commitment to the Professional Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct and the National Standards for Disability Services.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication (listening, oral and written) skills.  
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, resolve conflict and work collaboratively within a team.                           
  • Effective time management and caseload management skills.  
  • Ability to evaluate and adapt services as required.
  • National Police Clearance (Obtained in the last 6 months).
  • Hold a current and valid First Aid Certificate (with at least 12 months validity left before renewal is required).
  • Hold a current WA Working with Children Card (WWCC).
  • Possession of a valid WA class C driver’s licence.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous experience working with clients with disabilities and their families and caregivers.
  • Knowledge or experience with equipment and assistive technology.
  • Membership of the Australian Occupational Therapy Association and relevant special interest groups.

How to Apply:

Click on the apply button and follow the onscreen prompts to complete your online application. The system will prompt you to answer the selection criteria. Please ensure you submit your latest resume and a cover letter that addresses the reason you are applying for this position.

For further information please contact our recruitment team via email on   

Please note: only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted and the position may be filled prior to the stated closing date.

We do not accept applications via email or calls from recruitment agencies.

Senses Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and encourages social and cultural diversity. We are also committed to maintaining a non-smoking environment.

Selection Criteria Essential: Please list your availability from Monday to Sunday describing the times that you are available each day.
Contact Person Holly Coopes
Alternate Contact Person Senses Recruitment
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Closing Date 25/01/2021
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AESDT) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.