Occupational Therapist, OT
| Work from home
Are you an occupational therapist? Concerned about the lack of access to this service for people in rural Australia? Want to work from the comfort of your own home?
We're looking for you!
Key benefits of this role
- Help people in rural communities access occupational therapy
- Flexible hours
- Work from home
We're looking for occupational therapists to deliver services online, via video link, all from the comfort of your own home. We don't need you to be overly experienced with telehealth. We need you to be as passionate about this issue as we are. We need you to want to learn, and maintain high quality services.
Currently, we are actively recruiting paediatric or generalist occupational therapists who can see clients across the age spectrum. If you are a specialist adults occupational therapist, you are welcome to apply, and your details will be added to our recruitment pool for when we are actively recruiting this role.
How the role works from a day to day perspective
As a contractor you will be able to work flexibly and determine your work hours and days - from 15 hours per week up to full-time. You can fit your Umbo work around other commitments you have, including another job, study or childcare responsibilities.
As an online role, you can perform this role from any location, even from overseas - we have clinicians in different continents.
You tell us the hours you want to work, including direct and indirect time. We work out which clients suit your expertise and interest level. Our admin staff book your appointments. Our system generates a list of your appointments and you confirm with one click as to whether they are accurate. From this list, your invoices are generated for you - no more messing around with Microsoft Word documents!
We provide both professional and clinical supervision, both one on one and in peer groups. We pay you super. Our support staff are here to ensure you are properly inducted to the role and supported in a compassionate and caring manner.
Umbo is a social enterprise created to solve a huge problem – the lack of speech and occupational therapy across Australia. At Umbo, we believe that despite where you live, no one should be forced to wait 18 months to access vital health care.
As a social enterprise, Umbo is committed to reinvesting 50% of its profit back into the company to reach more vulnerable communities.
We measure and report not only our financial metrics, but also our social impact metrics. From wait times avoided, to measures of how vulnerable our clients are, to carbon emissions saved from lack of travel, we are passionate and dedicated to our purpose.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor or masters degree in occupational therapy
- Experience working as an occupational therapist, ideally at least 3 years or relevant prior working experience
- Current Working with Children Check (renewed every 3 years) and National Police Clearance (renewed every 5 years)
- Current NDIS Worker Screening Check
- Current AHPRA registration
- A passion and understanding of person-centred, evidence-based practice
- A commitment to personal and professional quality improvement
- Great verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent time management and organisational skills
- A desire to help deliver services to rural and regional Australia
- An ability to work effectively within a remote team
Tasks & responsibilities
- Assess, implement, and manage client supports in accordance with best practices.
- Develop intervention plans, including short and long term goals, in line with the client’s NDIS goals.
- Develop the child’s speech pathology program in consultation with the key worker, family, and support network.
- Work cooperatively and effectively within the trans-disciplinary team to provide families with a high quality, coordinated service.
Find out more
The position description can be found here. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
For more information read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for therapists.
Find out more about what it’s like to work at Umbo.
At Umbo, we have a strong commitment to inclusion and participation and want our team to be reflective of our diverse communities and clients. We especially encourage people with a disability or health condition requiring flexible work arrangements, people living in rural Australia and people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to apply.