Occupational Therapist (506340)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 13, 2022
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:

Applicants are advised that in accordance with Tasmanian Public Health Directions, all employees of the Department of Health must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.


Need a change of pace or lifestyle? Then Hobart is the place for you.

Hobart offers the unique combination of all the facilities and attractions of a modern capital city, a laid back lifestyle and natural beauty such as spectacular rivers, coastal reserves, pristine old growth forests and majestic mountain ranges at your doorstep.
It is renowned for its fine dining, heritage buildings, beautiful parks, the Salamanca Markets and its festivals.

Nestled at the foot of Mount Wellington, the harbour city is shaped and defined by water. Locals can enjoy the highest quality of foods including our famous crayfish, salmon, cheeses and berry fruits.

Hobart’s quality education system and stress-free commutes are further benefits offered in our temperate climate with four distinct seasons.

The Role and the Team:

At the Community Rehab Unit in Hobart you will have the opportunity to work within an interdisciplinary team model of care, delivering outpatient rehabilitation services to the community of Southern Tasmania.

Being the only public health outpatient rehabilitation service ensures working with a diverse range of clients and the chance to build excellent clinical skills in a supportive learning environment.


$ 64,072 to $ 98,027 pro-rata, per annum


Allied Health Professional Level 1-2


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, part-time, day work, working 68.4 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

Please note that actual hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please also note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.


Community Rehabilitation Unit – Repatriation Centre, Davey Street


  • Work as an effective member of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team in the assessment, planning and delivery of Occupational Therapy (OT) services for clients and their carers referred to the Community Rehabilitation Unit (CRU) in Southern Tasmania.
  • Ensure best practice standards for OT services provided by the CRU, in accordance with organisational policies and the professional codes of conduct.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Current Driver’s Licence

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar vacancies.

506340 Occupational Therapist (CRU) HP1-2 (October 2021) HR.pdf
506340 Occupational Therapist (CRU) HP1-2 (October 2021) HR.docx
Applicant Guide.pdf
Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

Important information

The email account you provide when making job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details.

For further information contact

Melissa McQuade
Occupational Therapy Team Leader
Phone: (03) 6166 7288
Email: melissa.mcquade@ths.tas.gov.au

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