Position Description:
Occupational Therapist 

Position Details

Location: Australia-wide (work from home)

Time commitment: As a contractor you will be able to determine your work hours and days, from a minimum 15 hours per week up to full-time

Rate: $55 - $88 per hour plus super

Reporting to: Clinical Services Manager

Direct reports: Allied Health Assistants

Other key relationships -

  • Internal: Occupational therapists, speech pathologists, wider Umbo team

  • External: Families, Schools, Other providers and referral sources             

Our Vision

That all communities are supported to grow, thrive, and connect.

Our Values

  • Inclusion

  • Authenticity

  • Respect

  • Creativity

  • Open-mindedness

Position Purpose

We are seeking a passionate, innovative and driven occupational therapist to help deliver occupational therapy services to families living across Australia, particularly those in rural and regional areas of Australia. We are a social enterprise dedicated to working with families to ensure that they have access to allied health services. 

The purpose of this position is to deliver high quality OT services to adults and children in rural Australia via Umbo’s online platform.

Key Areas of Responsibility     

Core clinical role
  • Assess, implement, and manage client supports in accordance with best practices. 

  • Demonstrate in assessment and intervention an advanced level of clinical reasoning, professional knowledge and judgement in the clinical area of Occupational Therapy services. 

  • Collaboratively develop intervention plans, including short- and long-term goals, in line with the client’s NDIS or other determined goals.

  • Develop the client’s occupational therapy program in consultation with the key worker, family, and support network. 

  • Work cooperatively and effectively within the interdisciplinary team to provide families with a high quality, coordinated service. 

  • Identify relevant referrals to other disciplines, services and organisations

  • Maintain documentation including evaluation/assessment reports and progress notes in a timely and professional manner. 

  • Ensure client confidentiality in all situations as required

  • Work with the admin staff to book in appointments, and complete admin duties on time

  • Proactively work towards achieving 75% billable hours
Continuing education and training
  • Participate in regular clinical supervision 

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and leading professional development sessions. 

  • Share knowledge and provide clinical orientation to Umbo staff and volunteers.

Quality assurance
  • Maintain a safe working environment by complying with safety procedures, rules and regulations. 

  • Adhere and adapt to client goals, and standards of performance, policies and procedures. 

  • Adhere to NDIS compliance requirements

  • Complete support plans in a timely manner with client

Key Performance Indicators

  • Able to manage own time and prioritise competing demands to ensure completion of clinical and client responsibilities 

  • Practice high level of professional child/adult caseload clinical skills

  • Maintain professional expertise through professional development initiatives, conferences and literature. 

  • Actively participates in regular peer and clinical supervision

  • Complete an annual staff performance appraisal as per Policy

  • Consistent positive professional communication and consultation with relevant internal and external stakeholders 

  • Maintains positive and functional relationships with internal and external service providers 

  • Maintains awareness of external agencies and the services they provide


Key Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s or Masters of Occupational Therapy 

  • We are looking for experienced clinicians (at least two years in profession) or early career clinicians who have relevant prior experience (e.g. working in disability sector).

  • A passion and understanding of person-centred, evidence-based practice 

  • A desire to help deliver services to rural Australia 

  • Demonstration of ability to work independently 

All staff must have:

  • Australian Business Number

  • Certified Practising Membership with APHRA

  • Current Working with Children Check (renewed every 3 years)

  • National Police Clearance (renewed every 5 years)

  • Current professional indemnity and public liability insurance, or ability to obtain before commencing work (min $5m)

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check

Highly Desirable

Previous experience delivering online therapy

  • Previous experience delivering online therapy 

  • Experience working with clients with complex needs 

  • Experience working within the NDIS 

  • Experience living or working in rural settings

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