Early Career/Graduate Occupational Therapist - Grade 1
Location: Eastern Regions
Vacancy Type: Permanent - Full-time - Multiple vacancies
Job reference: 493911
Are you an Occupational Therapist in your first clinical years seeking a fulfilling, flexible new role? Could you provide exceptional support for Yooralla’s customers to achieve their goals, do you like working as part of a team and do you share our values? Then, why not join the passionate Yooralla allied health team?
A role within our Early Careers Program at Yooralla offers:
- The opportunity to support people with disability to achieve their goals and live the life they choose.
- A developed learning program for foundational therapists – including structured and frequent 1:1 clinical supervision, a peer support program with early career professionals to develop your knowledge of the disability sector and lowered billable targets to give you the chance to focus on your learning as you are doing the job.
- Excellent formal and informal professional development opportunities – including opportunities to develop clinical, administration and management/leadership skills; a generous professional development allowance and paid study leave.
- Communities of practice to support professional networking and development – you will be working with the support of a large, multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary team of therapists, with structured ongoing clinical supervision from a team of Senior Clinicians from your own and other disciplines.
- A supportive employer who understands the need for work/life balance and flexibility in your workplace (including flexibility in hours and location of work). We will support you to balance your lifestyle goals with providing excellent care to our customers.
- Administration and logistical support - including administrative staff and team leaders to assist with intake, NDIS coordination and billing.
- A competitive salary, including salary packaging, and generous paid leave entitlements for personal, caring, or parental purposes (21 days personal and/or carer’s leave and 10 week’s primary carer parental leave).
- Paid COVID-19 leave
About the role
Yooralla has vacancies in Melbourne’s North and West region for a passionate, positive relationship builder, with experience working with a transdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team model to join our team as a permanent, full-time, early career Occupational Therapist. This fulfilling role will provide best practice, evidence-based occupational therapy services to children and adults with disability to achieve their goals and live the life they choose.
Your working days may involve:
- delivering therapy in people's homes, educational settings or in the community; aimed at maximising a person’s functional skills and promoting physical health and wellbeing
- working part of an interdisciplinary team of Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists
You will be a newly established and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with good interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop skills in engaging people with disabilities, motivate them and build their capability. You will be working in partnership with people with disabilities to set and achieve goals, and to work collaboratively with the person’s supports, including their families.
To be successful in this role you’ll share Yooralla’s values and have:
- Graduate or within 2 years of your clinical practice experience
- the ability to work within a transdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team model
- the ability to build positive relationships with customers and their families
- a willingness to improve on your clinical practice – including the ability to self-reflect and a focus on developing clinical skills in areas you’re not familiar with
- care for the work you do and for the people you work with
- competency in a variety of IT platforms
- good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
- AHPRA Registration (Occupational Therapy), and
- an Australian driver’s license and own vehicle, and a willingness to travel within the region you are working in as required
Appointment is subject to pre-employment checks including the NDIS Worker Screening Check, Inherent Position Requirements Employee Declaration, Working with Children’s Check, Reference Checks, AHPRA Registration Check and evidence of Full COVID-19 vaccination.
Yooralla is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply.
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To hear more about our Early Careers Professional Program and how it can launch your career, sign up for online information sessions by registering your interest by emailing Kim.Vien@yooralla.com.au
We will be running information sessions towards the end of November and early December.
If you cannot attend our information sessions but want to find out more about this role, please contact Kim Vien on 0434 317 423.
More information about working with Yooralla
As a Disability Support Worker at Yooralla, you’ll work as part of a passionate team with more than 100 years of history of empowering Victorians with disability. We’re committed to providing our people with comprehensive training, and to quality and safeguards, to ensure we are all best placed to empower and support people with disability to achieve their goals and live the lives they choose. Find out more about what we do.
We believe in diversity, inclusion and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community and recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion brings. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.
We encourage applications from people with lived experience of disability. You'll receive adjustments and support throughout the whole process — from the application stage to starting in the workplace.
We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for people with disability. We are an LGBTIQ+ friendly employer that celebrates diversity. We expect you to as well. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.