Pilbara - South Hedland

Vacancy Number: 2011

Occupational Therapist

About the Role
  • Seeking a passionate Occupational Therapist to work in South Hedland on a full time basis.

    You will work as a part of team with Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Therapy Assistants managing your own caseload of clients with complex needs and will receive training and support as required. This role will provide you with a unique experience in working with people with a range of disabilities ranging from 0 all the way up to adult years. You will also perform one-on-one interviews, therapy needs assessments, and diagnostic assessments with children, adolescents and families/carers (including from culturally and linguistically diverse populations) in high standard clinical settings. The successful applicants will have the ability to seek referrals and manage a growing caseload
Experience & Skills
  • Ideally seeking a Occupational Therapist with a minimum of two years’ experience, however new graduates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy and APHRA registration is essential
  • The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • . They will have the ability to work independently, use initiative and set priorities as well as work constructively within a team and observe a professional code of conduct.
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, a high level of attention to detail and experience with relevant computer applications
  • Experience working with children, families and carers and/or in the disability sector (desirable) Knowledge of the laws and ethical standards governing clinical practice and therapy provision with NDIS and relevant state bodies
  • Working with Children Check for all relevant states where child related work will be conducted and Current National Police Clearance
  • The position will also require the candidate to drive large distances (>400km) and on unsealed roads.
What's on Offer
  • The chance to work collaboratively and alongside some great and highly experienced clinicians in a transdisciplinary team
  • Competitive (20-40%) above award rate remuneration plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements to promote work life balance
  • Administrative and practice management support
  • Cloud-based, secure practice management and client database software.
  • Training in evidence based, best practice assessment, therapy, and support programs
  • Varied caseload, with the ability to grow caseload
  • Paid Professional development
  • Relocation assistance for eligible candidates through Rural Health West
  • Travel allowances, accommodation and reimbursements
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Pilbara


The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.