Occupational Therapist (Part-Time) - Deaf Connect

• Enjoy a flexible work structure giving you greater work-life balance
• Learn and grow as an Occupational Therapist within our highly specialised team
• Southside Brisbane location; two or three days a week

About the Role

Our Therapy & Family Services team provides speech language pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, and teacher of the deaf services across a number of programs, including NDIS. 

We’re currently seeking an Occupational Therapist to join our southside Brisbane team. This exciting clinic-based role would suit both recently graduated and experienced OTs who are passionate about working with deaf and hard of hearing infants and children, and want to be part of a committed and dynamic transdisciplinary team. 

Main responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Assess children in accordance with assessment schedule and write formal reports  
  • Plan and develop programs to meet the needs of the child  
  • Implement therapy programs  
  • Provide appropriate, timely and effective clinical management  
  • Maintain up-to-date case notes and progress reports  
  • Work independently and cooperatively within a transdisciplinary model 
  • Provide family-inclusive support 

About You

In your application, let us know if you have the following key skills, experience and qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy (or equivalent) 
  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – Occupational Therapy. 
  • Current Queensland Blue Card holder. 
  • NDIS Worker Clearance. 
  • Knowledge and skills in clinical best practice, Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and principles of Family Centred Practice (FCP) 
  • Knowledge of typical and atypical childhood development and how this impacts on young children with a disability or development delay; knowledge of how environmental factors influence interventions on a child with a disability or developmental delay 
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a transdisciplinary team. 

The following would also be advantageous: 

  • Evidence of ongoing education/professional development relevant to deafness 
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a case load, meeting timelines in a responsive manner by adjusting priorities according to changing needs and urgent matters 
  • Experience in Auslan highly regarded. 

The successful candidate will require a NDIS WC and to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination prior to commencement.   

About Us

Deaf Connect is the largest whole-of-life service provider for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing Australians, with offices across Queensland and NSW, as well in Adelaide, Melbourne and Darwin.  

We stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture, and language. 

We offer an attractive benefits program including:  

  • Competitive remuneration 
  • Competitive professional development budget 
  • Supervision and mentoring from senior occupational therapists 
  • Laptop and iPad provided 
  • Opportunities to pursue research projects 
  • Access to work vehicle or paid mileage as required 
  • Salary packaging, enabling you to make huge savings on tax and maximise your pay  
  • Flexibility regarding working arrangements 
  • Discount membership to gyms and facilities throughout Australia  
  • Free annual flu vaccinations  
  • Free comprehensive online learning portal  
  • Financial support to learn Auslan and gain nationally recognised qualifications through our own Registered Training Organisation  
  • Free financial wellness support through our default super fund 
  • Paid Deafness Awareness Training and introductory Auslan course, and access to ongoing subsided Certificate level Auslan courses. 

Join our innovative, collaborative and supportive team and know that your contribution is making a difference to the lives of Deaf and hard of hearing Australians.     

How to Apply

Please submit your application online today by emailing our People and Culture team on hr@deafconnect.org.au   

To apply you must submit the following:      

  • Either a Cover Letter or Auslan recording outlining how your skills and experience meet the position requirements as outlined in the position description (no more than 1.5 pages or 5 min Auslan recording)     
  • An up-to-date resume including your name, contact details, employment history and qualifications. 

Position Description

If you have further questions about the role you can contact our friendly People and Culture team on hr@deafconnect.org.au   

Applications close COB Friday 2nd June 2023. 

Deaf Connect is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate will require a NDIS WC and to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination prior to commencement.