Occupational Therapist (504950)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Aug 31, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

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


Allied Health Professional Level 3


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

Please note that part time hours may be considered.

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


Mental Health Services North


  • Ensure the delivery of a comprehensive clinical service through relevant assessment, case management, and individual therapies including specialised therapies for clients and their families or carers.

  • Provision of evidence-based assessment and treatment interventions for clients with major and complex mental health including the development and implementation of specialised treatment programs.

  • Function as an active member of a multidisciplinary team including the provision of support and consultation to other team members as required.

  • Preparation of specialised reports as required.

  • Consultation and liaison with the broader health system including GP’s, other Agencies and families/carers to optimise service effectiveness and efficiency and continuity of care.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (where applicable as determined by individual position requirements).

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) Generic Occupational Therapist - SMHS HP03 (August 2021) HR.pdf
(image) Generic Occupational Therapist - SMHS HP03 (August 2021) HR.docx
(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) Applicant Guide.docx

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

Tessa Oldfield
Team Leader – Adult and Older Persons Community Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6777 4750
Email: tessa.oldfield@ths.tas.gov.au

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