Wheatbelt - Northam

Vacancy Number: 1144

Occupational Therapist

About the Role
  • The successful applicant will ideally have more than a year’s experience and be committed to making a positive impact on the lives of people with disability and their families. They will be part of a small, dynamic multi-disciplinary team based in Northam, providing a high standard of Occupational Therapy which complements other therapies and services being delivered for people who have a wide range of disabilities, across the lifespan. An important part of the role is supporting individuals and families as they transition into NDIS services with Ability Centre. Ability Centre supports employees to further develop their skills through ongoing professional development and the opportunity of linking with both service users and other agencies to ensure the smooth co-ordination of services.
Experience & Skills
  • Possession of relevant undergraduate tertiary qualification as an Occupational Therapist
  • Membership with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Clinical expertise within the Occupational Therapy profession
  • Working with people of all ages with a disability: and Experience working with children with autism would be an advantage.
What's on Offer
  • Opportunities to develop knowledge and expertise through professional development, clinical supervision and projects
  • You will have access to strong supervision and clinical support, not only through your personal Supervisor, but also through the Research and Development Co-ordinator and Clinical Specialists. Working for an organisation which has helped Western Australians living with disability achieve their dreams and celebrate possibilities for over 65 years, and also has a solid reputation for excellence in evidence based service provision and research
  • Links with other national and international organisations
  • Strong multi-disciplinary team work environment, linking local and Perth metro teams
  • and Flexibility hours for the right person – we’ll work around you!
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Part time
Days / Hours .4FTE
Map of Wheatbelt


The Central Wheatbelt area covers an area of approximately 85,000 square kilometres. The population is widely dispersed across the region, with major service centres at Narrogin, Northam, Merredin and Moora, with an economy based largely on agriculture.

It is a charming region of small farming communities dotted over a landscape of wheat fields and sheep pasture. The environment of the Wheatbelt is quite varied. The Avon region close to Perth is known for its lush environment, thanks to its relatively high rainfall. The coastal region supports fishing and aquaculture, while the warm, dry inland areas are suited to agricultural industries such as wheat and sheep farming.

The region has extensive educational, health, recreational and cultural services and is home to the C Y O'Connor College of TAFE and Curtin University's Muresk Institute of Agriculture. The region also offers affordable housing and business premises.

More than 40 doctors work in the region, mostly in private practice.