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Occupational Therapist

Alzheimer's WA

Position Summary:

Our Occupational Therapists are a crucial part of our Care and Support Services team, responsible for the assessment and facilitation of services for our clients to improve their quality of life through assessment, intervention and ongoing support to them and their families.

As a member of our Care and Support Services team, you will be working with people living with dementia, including younger onset dementia, as well as supporting older clients with cognitive impairments at home.

Essential Criteria:

  • BSc (Occupational Therapy) or an MSc (Occupational Therapy), or equivalent experience
  • AHPRA registration as an Occupational Therapist
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the NDIS
  • Ability to work effectively in a small multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and liaise with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience working with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Working rights in Australia
  • Current Police Clearance
  • A valid WA ‘C’ class driver’s licence
  • NDIS Worker Screening
  • Up-to-date COVID Vaccination

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in Occupational Therapy within community care
  • Experience working with people living with dementia in a person-centred approach
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a dementia-based environment, in a range of care settings including acute, primary, community or residential aged care

At Alzheimer’s WA, we offer:

  • Opportunity to salary package up to $15,900 per annum,
  • Five (5) weeks of annual leave per year,
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP),
  • A comprehensive induction program, and
  • On-going professional development opportunities.

About Us:

Established in 1982, Alzheimer’s WA advocates, educates, and engages Western Australians living with all types of dementia as well as their families and carers.

We support CHSP, HCP and NDIS funding by providing home and community support, as well as respite day and overnight in our three (3) homes based in Perth, Mandurah, and Albany.

Some of our key services include:

  • Home, community, and social support using holistic person-centred care programs, from a philosophy of understanding the lived experience,
  • Education, training, and consultancy for those who wish to learn and have an impact on the lives of people living with dementia.

We endeavour to be by the side of those living with dementia, and to make a positive difference to their lives. If this is a journey that interests you, we welcome you to apply to become part of our team.

More information about Alzheimer’s WA, is available here: https://www.alzheimerswa.org.au/about/

Application Process

After application submission, candidates will be shortlisted and forwarded to respective hiring managers. Only suitable candidates will be considered and contacted following the shortlisting process.

If you have questions about the position, or would like to see the full position description, you can email us at recruitment@alzheimerswa.org.au using the subject line: Occupational Therapist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please note: We reserve the right to close the position without notice.

At Alzheimer’s WA, we believe that we have an important role to play in promoting diversity, equality, respect and inclusion in our society. People from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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