Job Details
  • Reference383255A_1636618953
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted27 days ago
  • ConsultantFiona Bell

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our client is seeking to engage a Senior Occupational Therapist on a permanent employment basis.


As a Senior Occupational Therapist, you will provide functional assessment and therapy interventions for participants presenting with multiple complex needs. Provide assessments & interventions to children and adults with a wide range of developmental conditions & disabilities. In this role you will be expected to work both autonomously and as part of our team. We are expecting a sound leadership skill to manage and guide a multidisciplinary clinical team (in future)

Service Delivery:

  • Provide high quality occupational therapy assessments and intervention to NDIS participants.
  • Provide appropriate assessment and recommendations to National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS) or other relevant funding agencies.
  • Provide supervision and guidance for the clinical team as needed.
  • Actively participate in MDT meetings, professional development and ongoing learning opportunities.
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to the resolution of complex situations that may involve negotiation with multiple service providers.
  • Demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and ability to complete work with minimal direction.
  • Evaluating participant's functional status in their home, work/school and leisure environments
  • Establish treatment goals.
  • Implement the plan of care through direct treatment.
  • Coordinate treatment plan with other healthcare professionals as required.
  • Record, maintain and provide accurate, timely documentation of participant's treatment and progress.
  • Maintain professional relationships with clients in adherence to legislative requirements and guidelines. Establish, build & maintain relationships with external key stakeholders.
  • Engage with community to identify service delivery opportunities.
  • Conduct risk assessment: develop support plans and shift plans for participants.
  • Respect client and staff confidentiality

The Organisation:

  • Understand and implement agency's aims and objectives through competent work practices.
  • Comply with agency policies and procedures, and with funding guidelines.
  • Adhere to established protocols that exist between agency and other service providers.
  • Follow Occupational Health and Safety standards, guidelines and practices.
  • Participate in the identification of potential and actual hazards and managing risks.
  • Individually contribute to ensure effective communication occurs within the organisation.
  • Participate in annual performance appraisals.


  • Ensure client files, case notes and other relevant documents are up to date.
  • Provide weekly report to the Clinical Director/ Managing Director
  • Maintain relevant reports and documents.
  • Adhere to the established protocols that exist between agency and other service providers.
  • Undertake training and professional development with direction from the Clinical/ Managing Director.
  • Participate in internal and external service evaluations.


  • Actively participate in regular meeting with the Clinical/ Managing Director
  • Assist management with special projects.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Participate in relevant meetings as directed.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy and current AHPRA registration (with no restriction)
  • A minimum 4 years' experience as an Occupational Therapist
  • Demonstrate your sound knowledge and understanding about National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
  • Demonstrate your excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate your experience to conduct functional capacity assessment and report preparation with NDIS.
  • An understanding of NDIS and completion certificate to prove that you have completed Worker Orientation Module designed by NDIS Quality and Safeguards commission
  • Working with Vulnerable People Care and a current Police Clearance Certificate (done within last three months)
  • Proven ability to work individually and as part of a team to motivate, support and communicate effectively with people who are at risk of harm and/or exhibiting challenging behaviours.
  • A current driver license and a car with comprehensive care insurance

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Fiona Bell on 02 6268 9931 or email for further discussion.