Occupational Therapist (512552)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Aug 30, 2021
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for an Occupational Therapist vacancy.


$94,469 to $111,765 per annum

Please note that access to salaries beyond $105,158 is subject to completion of a relevant Graduate Diploma or application to the personal upgrade scheme in accordance with Schedule 8 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Please note, this position attracts a 6.5% correctional allowance.


Allied Health Professional Level 3


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Fixed term, part time, day work, working up to 60.8 hours per fortnight, commencing 6 December 2021 until 18 November 2022.

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


Wilfred Lopes Centre, Risdon Vale


  • Provide a comprehensive clinical service through assessment, case management and individual therapies with clients of the Forensic Mental Health Service.

  • Provide specialist rehabilitation Occupational Therapy treatment and services to patients within the Wilfred Lopes Centre and Community Forensic Mental Health service, and the Risdon Prison Complex as required, including the design, development, implementation and evaluation of specialised treatment programs.

  • Assist with the integration into the community of released clients through consultation and liaison with the Community Forensic Mental Health Teams.

  • Prepare formal reports for Community Corrections, Parole Board, Classification Board and Courts, Forensic Mental Health Tribunal, and Mental Health Tribunal as required.

  • Work within the multidisciplinary team and participate in case management reviews to ensure continuity of client care.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer of any new criminal convictions and/or if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

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 full time and part time vacancies.

(image) 512552 Occupational Therapist HP03 (August 2021) HR.pdf
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(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
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How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to 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 of two referees before applying.

For further information contact

Darren West
Nurse Unit Manager – Wilfrid Lopes Centre
Phone: (03) 6166 0502
Email: Darren.west@ths.tas.gov.au

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