Occupational Therapist (OT)

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‘Team, balance, community, benefits, environment, autonomy, connecting…’

These are some of the top reasons our staff rate OVAHS as an Employer of Choice in the Kimberley region.

We do what we love, and we love what we do. Our vision is to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in our region, and that’s why the delivery of quality and culturally-secure primary and allied health services is our passion. We work adaptively and with transparency to determine, prioritize, and meet the health and well-being needs of Aboriginal people in our region.

OVAHS is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary primary health care service delivering clinical, allied health and mental health throughout Kununurra and surrounding communities. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of professionals, based at our office in Kununurra.


About the role

Working as part of the wider OVAHS team in Kununurra and surrounding communities, the NDIS Occupational Therapist is a key part of our NDIS team.

The role of the NDIS Occupational Therapist is to develop, coordinate and provide effective inpatient, outpatient and community-based occupational therapy services, which are culturally sensitive and
You will be supporting our participants in their homes, pre-school and community settings. You will also provide parents/carers with the knowledge, skills and supports to
optimize their child’s development and ability to participate inclusively within the wider community.


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply.


What you can expect from working at OVAHS:

As well as working in a positive team culture and supportive environment, OVAHS offers multiple benefits to employees, including and not limited to:

  1. Above Award wages – HPSS Award Grade 4: $119,988.65 per annum pro rata
  2. Rental allowance – $6240 per annum
  3. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  4. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave
  5. An additional 10 days paid Christmas leave
  6. Salary Sacrifice up to $30,000

More information

Contact Sankini De Silva (SEWB and Disability Services Manager)  on 08 9166 2262 or via email sankini.desilva@ovahs.org.au

To apply

To apply, please submit the below documents to: katie.tyson@ovahs.org.au

  1. A Cover Letter addressing each of the selection criteria (located within the attached job description)
  2. A current CV/Resume along with the names of a least two referees
  3. A completed Application form
  4. A completed Pre-Health Employment Declaration Form


Applications Close: 18th April 2023

We reserve the right to close off this position before the closing date.


OVAHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category: NDIS
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kununurra

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