Senior Occupational Therapist - Intellectual Disability


Barangaroo, NSW

Posted 4/8/2021

Employment Type: Permanent - 9 day fortnight
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 3
Remuneration: $50.66 - $52.35 per hour + Super + Salary Packaging
Hours Per Week: 34.2
Requisition ID: REQ224770
Location:Broken Hill NSW 2880

About the Opportunity

• Exciting new role. Be a part of a brand new service for Western NSW
• Provide expert advice to support our staff to deliver exceptional care to intellectual disability clients living across the entire far west region – you won’t be stuck to a desk!
• Highly autonomous role with the exciting opportunity to develop a new service, extending specialist skills into a generalist workforce
• Benefit from a positive work life balance with a flexible 9-day fortnight
• Be heavily supported by the Specialist Intellectual Disability Health Team in WNSWLHD and Murrumbidgee LHD


• 1 week extra paid annual leave every year
• Salary packaging (pay less tax!)
• Isolation & climate allowance
• Heavily subsidised staff accommodation (subject to availability)
• Remote Area Housing Assistance Benefits
• Special rates at local gyms
• Support through advanced education & training
• A comfortable country lifestyle that supports balance & wellbeing

About Broken Hill

Often referred to as an “Oasis in the Outback”, Broken Hill is a thriving regional town in far west NSW full of diversity, history and character. Being Australia’s first city to be Nationally Heritage Listed, Broken Hill is a culturally rich town with a vibrant art scene with over 20 galleries! The unique attractions, festivals and beautiful natural landscapes see tourists flock from all over, but the ones who stay quickly fall in love with the place and its liveability.

With a population just shy of 20,000, Broken Hill is small enough to allow for a relaxed country lifestyle, while big enough to provide all the desired facilities of a regional hub including major supermarkets and retail stores, excellent schools (7 primary & 2 high), multiple gyms & aquatic centre, well-known fast food franchises and a plethora of trendy restaurants, pubs and cafés.

The beautiful Murray-Riverina region is just 2.5 hours from Broken Hill, and after a short, 5-hour drive you can enjoy the beautiful Barossa Valley – South Australia’s internationally acclaimed wine region. For a town so unique, it’s really not that far away with just a short 1hr15m flight from Adelaide, a 2hr flight from Melbourne or a 2hr30m flight from Sydney.

Broken Hill truly is a town like no other with a supportive community that will welcome you with open arms. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Selection Criteria

  1. Bachelor or post graduate degree in Occupational Therapy with current authority to practice as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Knowledge, skills and experience to meet the requirements of the NSW Health Professionals Award level.
  2. Current/recent (within the last six (6) months) experience working with people with Intellectual Disabilities.
  3. Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  4. Extensive specialist or broad generalist knowledge in Intellectual Disabilities, ability to work with minimal supervision, and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  5. Ability to effectively prioritise and organise own work/caseload.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to professional development, quality improvement and evidence based practice.
  7. Demonstrated ability to lead planning and evaluation of team activities.
  8. Current unrestricted NSW drivers licence, ability and willingness to travel across the Far West LHD, frequently staying overnight, sometimes several nights.

About the Far West LHD

The Far West Local Health District is one of 15 LHDs under NSW Health, providing high quality public health services to the communities in far west NSW. FWLHD has a mandate to provide the highest quality care and services to its communities using the latest clinical evidence and technological enablers. Our vision is to create excellence in rural and remote healthcare.

Key to our success of course, is our people. Our workforce is inclusive and diverse. We employ well over 800 clinicians and support staff across our 9 health facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia. In the Far West LHD, we are working together to make a real difference to the health outcomes for our communities. We encourage you to consider joining our friendly team for a meaningful and rewarding career in rural and remote healthcare.

Need more information?

Click here for the Position Description

For role related queries or questions contact Brianna Smith, Manager Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy on

Applications Close: 22/04/2021

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