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Occupational Therapist

VisAbility (Ltd) - Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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At VisAbility, we have a long and proud history of providing services for people with disabilities, enabling them to do the things they love and live the life they want. We have two key areas that we specialise in, services for people with no or low vision, and children across the whole broad spectrum of disabilities. Today, we have over 160 staff and over 300 volunteers connecting, inspiring and supporting adults, children and families across Western Australia and Tasmania. Our family of brands encompasses Guide Dogs WA/TAS, Kites Children's Therapy, Perron Place and our vision only brand VisAbility.

Our multidisciplinary team provides personalised support that opens up a world of possibilities for our clients. This diversity - this mission to constantly evolve to meet our people's changing needs - also opens up a host of career opportunities for you.
The Role
This position has a key role in supporting clients who are blind or vision impaired across their lifespan. We work with all major funding bodies to provide individualised services according to client's needs.

We are seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist to be part of our Independent Living Services team. Travel and carrying out work from home is a requirement of this role as we service clients across the Perth Metro area.

Responsibilities Include

Conducting functional and clinical assessments Prescription and recommendation of specialised assistive technology or aids Development of intervention plans and strategies Provision of recommendations and support to enhance activities of daily living Education and Training for external organisations in our areas of expertise
For the full duties and responsibilities of this role, you can download the job description here.

Please note: this is a fixed-term 12-month contract, with the possibility to extend. To view our Enterprise Agreement for employment terms and salary information click here.

What Is Unique About You

You are a high performer with a commitment to purpose. You possess courage to pursue your areas of passion and expertise and are not afraid to actively contribute to a workplace of openness, adaptability and care. You understand the value of giving and the power of a story to change perspectives.

We are values led, and for us, attitude is everything.

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

To Be Considered For The Role, You Will Need

A Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy and current registration with AHPRA; Experience in assessing and evaluating functional needs of clients Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills as this role requires you to work within an interdisciplinary team, external organisations and a varied client base; Demonstrated ability to write comprehensive, concise and accurate reports for client recommendations; To be highly autonomous and confident in making decisions relating to client recommendations and assessments; Demonstrated experience in implementing person-centred interventions.
To be successful in this role you will have previous experience in or be willing to learn the following:
Funding schemes (i.e. National Disability Insurance Scheme, My Aged Care etc.); Previous experience working within a Fee for Service model; Previous experience in Vision or Acquired Brain Injury.
We encourage people with disability and of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply. Everyone is welcome, as we are an inclusive and diverse workplace.
What's in it for you?
If you enjoy variety in your work, where no day is the same, then this is the role for you! Feel rewarded by purpose in your work as you help people living with disability to gain independence. Be challenged by the work you do in this dynamic and changing environment. We have a number of Allied Health professionals in various areas with expertise in our field, learn or expand on your knowledge in this specialised area.

We Also Offer

Generous salary packaging arrangements which allow you to boost your income by taking the cost of various everyday living expenses and mortgage repayments from your earnings before tax is calculated; Flexible working arrangements to allow you to achieve work-life integration; Training and growth opportunities fostered through regular staff development meetings to provide you the support and training you need to achieve your professional goals; An Employee Assistance Program which offers external counselling and support service to employees and immediate family members; Free on-site parking and close to public transport.