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Occupational Therapist

SAL Consulting NT

SAL Consulting Group is an organisation with a focus on working with complex individuals, systems and organisations across Australia. We work with children, young people and adults; people with a disability; people who have mental health support needs, people who have experienced trauma, their families, and the organisations and government departments that support them.

We provide a range of customised services, including Clinical / Behaviour Support, Psychology Services, Clinical Supervision, Therapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Cultural Consultancy, Training and Organisational Practice and Professional Development.

SAL Consulting Group is a leader in the field of neurodevelopment, attachment and a trauma-informed (NATI ©) practice. We recognise that relationship is fundamental to every aspect of our work. Through our national and international partnerships, we have access to current research that informs the work we do. We are also NDIS registered and NMT accredited, an RTO and provide psychological services under Medicare.


As our existing Allied Health team continues to do amazing work, our referral base keeps quickly growing, creating opportunities to expand our Allied Health team. The successful candidate will be given an opportunity to participate in improving other people’s lives by delivering high-quality, person-centred services, working with a range of clients across a range of care needs from short-term involvement, to complex, long-term needs.

This will involve, but is not limited to:

  • Providing a range of assessments and reports, e.g. Sensory Profile, Functional Assessments, Cognitive Functional Assessments, Multi-disciplinary Assessments (FASD, Motor Skills Assessment, Housing and Support Needs Assessments);
  • Identifying Occupational Therapy goals with the person and / or their family or carers;
  • Developing Occupational Therapy intervention plans;
  • Providing Occupational Therapy support in a variety of settings incl. in the home, the community, in schools, the clinic or via telehealth (were appropriate);
  • Developing individual resources for the person and identifying useful strategies;
  • Providing training for parents, carers and / or support workers;
  • Attending Care Team Meetings and providing Occupational Therapy specific input.

Our Occupational Therapists have a variety of assessments tools available, e.g. Child and Adult / Adolescent Sensory Profile, WHODAS 2.0, Vineland-3, CEFI, PEDI-CAT, BOT-2, BRIE-2, HoNOS, LSP-16, DACSA, MSE, Interest Checklist, Role Checklist, etc.

The position is suitable for experienced practitioners as well as recent graduates as we aim to tailor a caseload, supervision and training to our practitioners’ specific needs.

While our office base and primary work is in Darwin, we also offer a range of opportunities to work regionally (e.g. Katherine, Alice Springs) and within remote Indigenous communities eg. Maningrida, Gunbalanya. There is an option to work from home for administration / report writing.

The Northern Territory is an exciting mix of tropical and desert landscapes, with world leading national parks and diverse wildlife. Joining our NT team presents an opportunity to experience parts of Australia that many people never see, whilst at the same time, doing work that is impactful and interesting.

To learn more about what the Northern Territory and SAL Consulting have to offer, visit our TikTok.

Essential Criteria:

  1. A degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent and registration (or eligibility to register) with AHPRA.

Desirable Experience, Interest and Skills:

  1. Experience or interest in working with people with intellectual disabilities and/or experiences of trauma who have complex needs;
  2. Experience or interest in comprehensive assessments of individuals functional needs; sensory assessment and profiling; and holistic lifestyle assessment and associated goal setting;
  3. Experience or interest in administration and interpretation of a variety of assessment tools.

Due to the nature of our business, it is required that our staff:

  • have a current Driver’s Licence;
  • have a current Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening, or the ability to attain these checks.


  • A job with purpose and capacity to positively impact lives
  • Opportunity for advocacy and systems change
  • A strong and supportive workplace culture
  • Flexible work hours and a family-friendly environment
  • Regular clinical and operational supervision
  • Access to professional development (internal and external)
  • Diverse caseload
  • Career progression
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with a professional, experienced multidisciplinary team
  • Opportunities for interstate & remote placements / work projects if desired
  • Attractive salary package and additional benefits (including laptop and phone with access to internet, and IT support)
  • Relocation support for candidates looking to move interstate for the position


Please submit your application including a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining what interests you about the position and addressing the designated criteria.

Please note that interviews will be conducted as appropriate applications are received. To assist with preparations for the interview, shortlisted candidates will be provided with interview questions in advance. Should the right applicant be found prior to the expiration of the advertisement, no further interviews will be arranged.

If you have any questions, please get in touch:

Julia Hoban

People & Culture Officer

Mobile: 0499 702 355

Email: [email protected], using the subject line: Occupational Therapist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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