Kimberley - Kununurra

Vacancy Number: 1996

Occupational Therapist

About the Role
  • Currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join the allied health team at our Juniper Gerdewoonem facility located in the Kimberley town of Kununurra. There is scope for the successful candidate to be based at one of our other 3 locations (Derby, Fitzroy Crossing or Wyndham) should this better suit their personal circumstances. The Occupational Therapist will support our 4 aged care facilities across the Kimberley in Kununurra, Wyndham, Fitzroy Crossing and Derby.

    The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for undertaking assessments, contributing to care plans and providing appropriate treatment and advice to residents.They will be part of both a broader Occupational Therapy team, working across Juniper's locations, and an important member of a smaller, multidisciplinary team at this aged care home. In addition the Occupational Therapist will implement mobility programs to meet the individual needs of residents, supervise and effectively lead Therapy staff when required and maintain accurate resident information.
Experience & Skills
  • Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • Current APHRA registration
  • Previous experience working in an aged care environment (Desirable)
  • Experience in effective supervision and performance management of staff
  • A compassionate manner with people, leadership qualities, clear communication skills and the ability to plan your day and manage priorities
  • A valid WA driver's licence will be essential in this role due to the ongoing travel requirements
What's on Offer
  • Permanent full time position, 75 hours per fortnight, Monday to Friday with an ongoing requirement for travel across the Kimberley region every 6-8 weeks
  • Attractive rates of pay, $43.60 - $49.88 p.h. depending on experience
  • Salary packaging of $15,900 p/a
  • Flexibility to achieve work-life balance
  • Large, well respected aged care provider with ongoing employment opportunities throughout Western Australia
  • Relocation support may also be provided to eligible applicants through Rural Health West
Practice Type Aged Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.