Occupational Therapist

About Us

The Autism Association of Western Australia is the largest specialist lifespan organisation in Australia, providing support to people with Autism through a wide range of services from early childhood to adulthood. We are deeply committed to enhancing the quality of life of every individual with Autism. The organisation has well established professional links both nationally and internationally and the programs we develop are best-practice and based on leading international peer-reviewed research in the field of Autism. Our team are passionate, courageous, and committed to delivering evidence-based best practice for the people we support and their families.

About our Therapy Services

Our Specialist Autism Therapy Services, includes a highly skilled team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Specialist Educators, and Therapy Assistants. Together this team deliver on a range of therapy services including Diagnostic Assessment, Direct Therapy, Specialist Speech/OT Programs, and a diverse range of therapy programs delivered across our centres and in community settings including home, childcare, and school. Our Therapy Team also have a number of specialist programs, including our Augmentative and Alternative Communication Team, Mealtime Management and a specialist Positive Behaviour Support Team.

About the Role

We are looking for dynamic and highly organised Occupational Therapist to join our Therapy Team.  Opportunities are available across the following teams including Early Intervention, School Aged Therapy, Adult Community Team and the Shared Living Therapy Team.   Successful candidates we be selected to the program that matches their passion and career development goals. Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Clinical assessment, development, and implementation of Individual Therapy plans
  • Direct Therapy across environments including a clinic, home, school and community
  • Delivery of Speech/Occupational Therapy groups
  • Specialist assessment Sensory/fine & gross motor/equipment
  • Specialist Programs such as Social adventurer & Kontakt Social Skills, PEERS social skills programs, research initiatives, and our Transition to Employment Program

About You

You will need to possess the following attributes and qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with APHRHA
  • Highly motivated with a can-do approach
  • Highly organised and an ability to prioritise
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team builder
  • Sound experience in working with people with disability and their families
  • High level communication skills
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to working with people with Autism and their families

To join our team you’ll also be happy to get a seasonal flu vaccination, and complete required selection clearances including an NDIS Workers Check.

Benefits

You’ll make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, join a ‘for purpose’ organisation and also receive:

  • Extensive training, growth and development opportunities
  • A competitive salary that reflects your skills and experience
  • Access to generous Not for Profit salary options
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

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