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Occupational Therapist - Cairns

Health Workforce Queensland
  • Job Type:  Permanent
  • Salary: $80000 - $110000 per annum
  • Discipline: Allied Health
  • JOB - 10003427
  • Open to Full or Part-Time
  • New graduates or recent graduates should apply


Health Workforce Queensland is a not for profit, non-Government Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) for primary health workforce in Queensland, focused on making sure remote, rural, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities have access to highly skilled health professionals when and where they need them, now and into the future. Our Vision is to ensure an optimal health workforce to enhance the health of Queensland communities.

Practice Information:

This practice consists of a fast-growing interdisciplinary allied health team including eight Exercise Physiologists, five Occupational Therapists, two Physiotherapist, two Allied Health Assistants, and seven administrative superstars. They have a strong reputation that is built on quality, compassion, care, and a fun culture. They are a driven team that pride themselves on teamwork, excellence, and innovation. They focus on bringing out the best in their team members, because they know this will result in the best experience for their clients.

Position Description:

Registered Occupational Therapist - New graduate or recent graduate looking to learn from a senior interdisciplinary team inclusive of 4 senior occupational therapists.

How to know if this role is right for you:

  • You love people and enjoy adding value to their lives
  • You are passionate about occupational therapy and feel you would like to make a huge impact in your client’s lives and grow personally and professionally to achieve this
  • You are confident, energetic, driven, and motivated
  • You have experience and/or interest in all aspects of occupational therapy, and a thirst for learning, growth, and diversity
  • You love working and learning within a close-knit supportive team environment
  • You are an outgoing people person who enjoys meeting and working with a broad range of people of different cultural backgrounds, ages, and clinical needs
  • You enjoy networking with and developing working relationships with key stakeholders
  • You like working in a clinic and getting out and about to support people within the community and in their homes
  • You want to live in the tropics
  • You are after clear paid progressions.
  • You love a challenge

If that sounds like you, here are the benefits of working for this organisation:

  • Great work/life balance is a top priority for us so negotiable flexibility in work hours with no early mornings, late evenings, or weekend work
  • New purpose-built clinic space in the heart of Cairns with onsite gym space with cable machines, free weights, parallel bars, aerobic equipment, play therapy space, and more…
  • Fun and exciting team culture with quarterly culture days
  • An amazing and supportive administrative team
  • Weekly mentoring and fortnightly in-house continuing education and clinical workshops
  • Progressive CPD allowance starting in the first year for support in your pursuit of your clinical interests and passion
  • Amazing opportunities for learning and further upskilling from the clinical leadership team in the areas of paediatrics, aged care, and persistent pain
  • Opportunities for progression in your career as a clinical supervisor and/or subject matter expert in any clinical interest area of yours.
  • Be part of a very strong and committed team and you get to learn from other interdisciplinary health professionals who are aligned with the practice’s core purpose
  • You get to help us with creating new ways to do business and help people
  • Excellent work conditions and all required equipment provided
  • Competitive remuneration Potential opportunity for financial assistance in postgraduate study (e.g. Masters etc.) or professional courses
  • Work from home as an option
  • Opportunity to apply new ways of dealing with common problems
  • Unparalleled opportunity to live in the Cairns region where the rainforest meets the reef and so much to do on weekends such as scuba diving, hiking, waterfall hunting, and water skiing.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Current or ability to register with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Relevant bachelors degree or equivalent qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Working with Children (WWC) Check
  • Current Police Check
  • Current Australian Driver's License
  • Rights to work in Australia

Job Type:  Permanent - Full Time or Part Time

After Hours Requirements:  No

Salary Information:  $80,000 - $110,000 per annum

About Cairns:

Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.

For more information on this position, please contact our team via [email protected] using the subject line: Occupational Therapist - Cairns enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please apply via the 'Apply Now' button on this page.

Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.

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