Great Southern - Albany

Vacancy Number: 2040

Occupational Therapist

About the Role
  • New opportunity for a Occupational Therapist to join a NDIS providor in Albany, Western Australia on a casual contract.Start date as soon as possible.

    Indigo is a leading provider of information, advice, assessment, training, funding and hire services that enable Western Australians of all ages and abilities to live more independent and fulfilling lives. Our purpose is greater independence and inclusion for all through allied health and assistive technology solutions. Indigo is funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) to provide allied health home care support in the Great Southern region to CHSP eligible clients. Our allied health professionals provide people with short-term occupational therapy services with a focus on regaining or maintaining their physical, functional and cognitive abilities, which support their safety and maximise their independence and quality of life.

    The Occupational Therapist will provide a high quality service including assistive technology/home modifications assessment and prescription to people who have been referred for CHSP allied health services. In the future, there may also be potential to deliver services to clients across the life span, in addition to CHSP clients. This flexible and varied role will include: Delivery of specialised clinical assessment and prescription of assistive technology and home modifications that support individuals and their families/carers to retain/optimise functional capacity, maximise quality of life and engage with community and social activities
  • Undertaking of person-centred assessments that identify the customers' functional capacity, strengths and lifestyle goals and develop a holistic, individualised person-centred therapy plan in partnership with the customer and their carer
  • Preparation of professional reports and equipment funding applications, providing clinical reasoning and recommendations on assistive technology and related therapy services
  • The opportunity to be part of a diverse and highly motivated team of allied health professionals at Indigo with ongoing support from head office.
Experience & Skills
  • APHRA registration as an Occupational Therapist
  • Relevant undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Understanding of the needs of a wide range of people with disabilities from children to the elderly particularly in the areas of assistive technology and environmental design
  • High level of clinical expertise in assistive technology and home modifications assessment and prescription
  • High levels of communication, problem-solving and initiative are essential, as are time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
What's on Offer
  • Casual contract with scope to grow caseload to part time Competitive remuneration dependent upon skills and experience
  • Varied Caseload
  • Flexible hours and support from head office in Perth
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Contract
Map of Great Southern

Great Southern

The Great Southern region, located south-east of Perth, covers an area of approximately 87,000 square kilometres and has a population of about 80,000 people.

The regional centre is the historic port town of Albany, which has one of the best natural anchorages in the southern hemisphere. Other centres include Denmark, a popular coastal holiday town, as well as the agricultural centres of Katanning and Mount Barker. The Great Southern is a burgeoning area of Western Australia, combining as it does a spectacular coastline that sweeps into quiet coves and protected inlets with a lush interior that has proved a perfect growth area for viticulture with a growing reputation in cool climate premium wine production. The oceans here provide food and protected waters for dolphins, seals and whales whilst the rural areas of the region have become a focus for two-legged lovers of gourmet foods.

There are over 70 doctors working across 24 practices throughout the region. Nine of these are solo practitioner practices.