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Reference Number 20943
Position Title Occupational Therapist
Employment Type Temporary Part Time
Location WAGGA WAGGA NSW
Hours Per Week 30.40
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  • Two Year Contract Opportunity
  • Four Days Per Week
  • Working with Children & Adults

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

We support more than 27,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 28 Vision Australia centres across the country.  

An exciting opportunity awaits an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our regional team based out of our Wagga office. This role will also support the regional town of Griffith and surrounding areas.

Responsibilities

 As an Occupational Therapist at Vision Australia you will:

  • In consultation with clients and their families plan, develop, deliver and evaluate individual or group specialised services as per their needs identified throughout the assessment process.
  • Assess the client's capacity to independently participate in activities of daily living (self-care), and instrumental activities of daily living including home and community activities, learning and education, employment, play and recreation.
  • Provide both individual and group OT training/intervention programs to achieve maximum independence and participation in activities appropriate to the client’s developmental level.
  • Assess and train clients in the use of assistive devices and equipment to enhance access to developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Assess, plan and coordinate environmental and/or task modifications according to client’s needs.

Requirements

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualification in Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Knowledge and skills in working with children, adults and older adults.
  • Experience in providing client support and OT services in person and/or through other communication mediums.
  • Training and intervention strategies for individuals and groups.
  • Strong planning skills including sound time management skills.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills.

Our Benefits

Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based working environments
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process. 

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons. 

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers 

We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

Contact Person Melissa Stewart
Contact Number 0429 042 359
Closing Date 06/01/2019
Position Description
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