Occupational Therapist – School Support Services

We are currently looking for a highly organised individual to join our multidisciplinary team. The Occupational therapist is a professional within the School Support Services multidisciplinary team, supporting appropriate educational outcomes for students with a language disorder. The Occupational therapist will be required to participate in the multidisciplinary evaluation process, inclusive of an intensive support program supporting capacity building for school staff. These services are delivered through both face-to-face and e-services. This role requires travel throughout rural and regional Queensland.


This is a Full-time position until 31 December 2021.

Selection Criteria:


  • A minimum of Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from an approved tertiary institution
  • Member of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority
  • At least 3 years’ experience working as an Occupational Therapist
  • Knowledge of best practice and procedures related to the provision of educational services to students with Language Disorder
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and implement best practice methodologies with a sound evidence base.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the comorbidities associated with language disorder.
  • Experience in and understanding of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to working with children and young people with a disability.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to self-direct as well as work effectively with others.
  • A commitment to personal and professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop professional networks both internally and externally with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support to peers.
  • Previous experience with student supervision is desirable.


Benefits of the role include salary packaging and salary sacrifice options that significantly increase your take home pay.

To be considered for this position your application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • No more than two pages of demonstrated evidence that address the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Position Description.

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 07 January 2019.

SALDA is committed to safe and supportive work practices. The successful candidate will be subject to teacher registration check or Blue Card screening, reference checks, identification verification and be required to disclose any information relevant to the candidate’s eligibility to engage in activities including young people.

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