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Occupational Therapist - Unley


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Mental Health & Counselling, Health Care & Allied Health
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Adelaide

Job posted on: 10 October, 2019.
Applications close: 20 October, 2019.

  • Part Time contract

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. 

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply. 

About the Role

We are currently seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our Clinical Services team based in Adelaide on a part-time (0.6 FTE) contract until 30 June 2020 with the possibility of extension.

This position has a key role in supporting clients with disability, including psychosocial disabilities across our disability, mental health and child youth family programs. The types of clients that seek services from our Occupational Therapist include:

  • Children or adults with disabilities who receive funding through the NDIS, in particular; positive behaviour support planning & specialist behavioural intervention support, assessments (sensory, motor skills, functional) and therapeutic support
  • Children and young people in our child youth family program with a trauma background
  • Assessments such as functional, living skills, wheelchair and home modification assessments
  • Children or adults with Autism, sensory processing issues and poor motor skills

This is a great opening for a dynamic and creative OT with a passion for improving the lives of people.

Skills & Experience 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy and current registration with the Occupational Board of Australia.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing and planning interventions with clients
  • Sound knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, effective time management and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Experience working in a culturally sensitive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a willingness to work and train in culturally appropriate approaches
  • Understanding of a commitment to the principles of EEO, Safety, Cultural Diversity and Ethical Practice
  • Current Driver License

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits

  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply for this job

Apply here.

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click 'Apply'. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au.

Applications close on Sunday 20th October 2019.