Wheatbelt - Northam

Vacancy Number: 1716

Occupational Therapist

About the Role
  • In Balance Physiotherapy and Fitness are seeking an experienced and passionate OT to join their large multidisciplinary team. A fantastic opportunity also arises for this innovative and forward thinking individual to be involved in the establishment of a holistic children’s health centre and a health cafĂ© where the elderly and kids can interact.

    Only a short drive out of Perth you will be the first point of contact for children and their families. You will be involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of person-centred Occupational Therapy services that deliver choice and control to NDIS and other participants. You will also conduct independent living skills assessments and home modification, utilising assistive technology.
Experience & Skills
  • Relevant undergraduate tertiary qualification as an Occupational Therapist
  • APHRA registration
  • Clinical experience working with paediatrics preferred or willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of NDIS, individualised planning and funding options
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and reflectively
What's on Offer
  • Commission based position with attractive base salary
  • 0.4 FTE. Have flexibility to work between Perth and Northam, with varied caseload
  • Excellent remuneration
  • Flexible working arrangement and work hours
  • Free access to health and wellness facilities and fitness classes
  • Relaxed working environment
  • Accommodation and travel negotiable
Practice Type Private Practice
Full Time / Part Time Part time
Days / Hours 2 days per week
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.