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Occupational Therapist

Communities and Justice - Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

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Occupational Therapist Role

Coniston, NSW

About us 

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) commenced on 1 July 2019 and is the lead agency which forms the Stronger Communities Cluster. The new department brought together the former departments of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Justice.

We provide services to better work together to support everyone's right to access justice and other help for families, and promote early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.

Stronger Communities brings all government services targeted at achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities under one roof.

About the role/ About the Opportunity

The Occupational Therapist role is a newly created position that sits within a Trauma Healing Treatment program called LINKS Illawarra. This service focuses on improving psychological wellbeing and decreasing the severity of trauma symptoms of children and young people living in out-of-home-care.

The role of the Occupational Therapist is to provide assessment, consultation, therapeutic interventions and professional services within a multidisciplinary team to support children and young people, their families and carers. There is also opportunity to further develop skills and expertise through ongoing clinical training and supervision.

This is a temporary part time role (2 days per week) in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 for a period of up to 6 months with a possibility of extension for up to 12 months.

What we can offer you/Benefits

  • Location: Coniston
  • Occupational Therapist Grade 2
  • Salary range $64,779 pa - $94,327 pa plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
  • 4 weeks annual leave per year of service
  • Flexible work practices
  • Discipline specific supervision provided

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy with demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Experience working with vulnerable Children and Young People and/or within mental health.
  • Current occupational therapy registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Current NSW driver’s license.

Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:

  • National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
  • Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

How to apply

To apply candidates must attach a covering letter (2 pages maximum) which clearly details their skills and experience as relevant to this role and an up to date resume.

Part of the assessment process may include additional online capability testing, skills testing or work samples in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013; therefore you may be contacted to participate. You may also be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form in later stages of the assessment process.

We encourage contact from prospective applicants by phone to further discuss the service and explore any queries regarding the application process.

Find out more

Click here to view the role description.

For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here

Please submit your application online including the information outlined above.

Closing date: 08 March 2021 at 11:59 pm

For enquiries and applications:

Please contact Elizabeth Hagarty on

 P: 024222 2023 E: [email protected]

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and other diversity groups. 

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Tina Baker at [email protected] and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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