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Occupational Therapist

Job No: S3379
Location: Anglicare SQ - Community Aged & Disability - Brisbane South, QLD

About the Position

Anglicare’s Brisbane South Community Aged & Disability team is key in providing care and support to a range of clients across the Southern and Eastern suburbs. We work with people to explore new options, open doors and create solutions that enable people to live well in their own homes. As part of this essential service, we are looking for two qualified Occupational Therapists to join the team, working full time hours and providing support to improve or maintain our clients’ independent functioning in all aspects of living.   You will be required for both day respite & community support, assisting people who are limited by physical or psychological illness, neurological dysfunction, developmental delay or the ageing process.


About You

With an already successful career in Occupational Therapy, you will be passionate about supporting both the elderly, and those people who are living with a disability. To join the Anglicare team, you will be skilled and experienced in:

  • Conducting home based evaluations, devising care plans and writing functional reports
  • Assessing the home environment, and prescribing aids, equipment and modifications as required, within funding program guidelines
  • Supporting clients in their own homes and within our respite centres to work towards self-care development and/or re-ablement
  • Planning, coordination and implementation of group therapy programs as required
  • Working effectively within a multidisciplinary team with a collaborative, person-centred approach

Your exceptional communication skills and genuine interest in helping others, will be supported by:

  • A bright, enthusiastic and dedicated approach to care and client support
  • A team player who has the capacity to plan and prioritise your own workload effectively
  • Problem solving skills, an innovative approach and ability to think outside the box
  • Demonstrated understanding of continuous quality improvement in human services
  • A consistent focus on client safety and wellbeing, following best practice procedures

To be successful in this role, you will also need:

  • A degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Membership with the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists, Queensland
  • Valid Blue Card (Working with Children) with Yellow Card exemption
  • A National Police Certificate
  • Current Queensland Driver Licence


What We Offer

Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team. We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector. You will also enjoy:

  • Ability to increase your take home pay with full PBI salary packaging options ($15,900)
  • An opportunity to further develop your skills in Community Aged Care & Disability services
  • Working in, and supporting your local community and its residents
  • Career progression and development in the form of internal and external training


Show Your Interest

Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working with an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being.  People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island heritage are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Description


For further information please contact

Annabelle Smith on 0402 183 974


Applications close Sunday 29th April 2018

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.


 About Us

Every day the passionate staff and volunteers of Anglicare Southern Queensland are working to respond to growing community demand for our services. For over 140 years our staff have connected with people on every step of their life path, responding with compassion, creativity, commitment and courage to the needs of the members of our community who require support.

Whether it is providing nursing care and domestic assistance in the home, physiotherapy to enable the return of mobility, emergency accommodation for victims of domestic violence, working with foster carers in the care of vulnerable children, a safe caring environment for the elderly, skills training for young unemployed people or parental education and counselling, Anglicare is here, to offer the best quality support to enable you to live the life that you want.

Anglicare has a workforce of over 2500 people in Queensland across residential aged care, community care and a range of social services programs and is a proud member of the Anglicare Australia network. We provide the support in partnership with government and other support organisations in response to identified care needs throughout Southeast Queensland.

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