FT | Occupational Therapist | Whyalla Norrie, Whyalla, SA

SA Health
Whyalla Norrie, Whyalla
$67,466 - $100,729 p.a - AHP1/2
Friday, 7 June 2024
Sunday, 21 July 2024
Allied Health
Clinic Type

Job no: 870831
Work type: Full time
Location: Far North
Categories: Allied and Scientific Health, Community Services

  • Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, Whyalla Norrie
  • Salary: $67,466 - $100,729 p.a - AHP1/2
  • Ongoing Full Time - 1.0FTE


The Role

The Occupational Therapist (AHP2) utilizes their extensive clinical expertise, encompassing both broad and specialized knowledge, to design, execute, and assess a holistic array of services tailored to meet the unique requirements of individuals, their caregivers, and families. Operating with a degree of autonomy, they may also engage in overseeing the clinical development of junior allied health professionals, assistants, and students. Collaborating within a diverse multi-disciplinary team, which includes professionals and stakeholders from various sectors, the Occupational Therapist employs a blend of preventive measures, early interventions, therapeutic techniques, and assessment methodologies.

Under the direct guidance of a senior clinician, the Occupational Therapist (AHP1) plays a pivotal role in delivering a diverse range of evidence-based, recovery-oriented services within the multi-disciplinary framework of the Local Health Network (LHN) Mental Health service. Their focus is on tailoring interventions to meet the specific needs of both the individual consumer and the broader local community. The Occupational Therapist actively enhances their expertise and proficiency through ongoing professional development and hands-on experience.

In pursuit of these objectives, the Occupational Therapist actively participates in delivering integrated clinical mental health care across various settings, including community, acute, and rehabilitation services. They employ a versatile array of occupational therapy approaches to facilitate holistic therapeutic interventions.

This vacancy is currently a full-time position however consideration will be given to part-time contract availability and hours of work will be by negotiation and salary will be adjusted according to hours worked. 


Must hold a recognised Occupational Therapy qualification and as a regulated profession be eligible for registration as an occupational therapist in Australia.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving no contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (general employment)

Immunisation Risk for this position is - Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 870831

Please refer to the job pack below for more detailed information on the position, responsibilities and qualifications.

Why work in FUNLHN?

Access to support and training: 

  • Regular supervision – as per the Regional LHN Allied Health Supervision Framework
  • Access to professional development funding – eg. through the Country Allied Health Clinical Enhancement Program Plus (CAHCEP+)
  • Support with transitioning into professional practice – through the Allied Health Transition to Professional Practice Program (AHTPPP). Transition to Professional Practice Program for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) | SA Health 
  • Scholarships available to undertake a Certificate of Rural General Practice/ Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice via the Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway (AHRGP) Rural Generalist Program - JCU Australia
  • Access to contextual Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training – specific to the Flinders & Upper North Region
  • Access to Aboriginal Liaison Officers and Aboriginal Health Practitioners
  • Links with RSS (Rural Support Service) – for useful resources and professional support and/or Clinical Governance  


Work/life balance:

  • No weekend work!
  • Flexible work options - The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
  • Family-friendly towns.
  • Large population of young tradespeople and professionals
  • Access to a range of leisure activities and social and competitive sports.


Financial benefits:

  • FREE accommodation - available for the first three months whilst you find your feet!
  • Relocation allowance - available for eligible applicants. For information about Relocation Support working for SA Health can be found here.
  • Whyalla locality allowance
  • In addition to the annual salary and entitlements (superannuation & leave loading), we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, watch a short video about what salary packaging is.
  • Guaranteed salary, no need to negotiate pay (see SA Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement AHP rates)
  • Access to corporate rates at a range of facilities
  • Reduced cost of living!


Job satisfaction:

  • Vibrant, welcoming and inclusive Allied & Community Health Workforce
  • Diverse job prospects and opportunities for career progression
  • Opportunities to visit more rural and remote communities – providing Regional Service Delivery
  • Opportunity to work as part of discipline specific and multi-disciplinary teams


The Region

When you join our dynamic workforce in the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, you will escape the hustle and bustle of city life and be able to take advantage of the endless possibilities for adventure, relaxation, recreation and sightseeing. In the Flinders and Upper North region you can experience cultural diversity, outback locations and regional city conveniences, whilst working to improve the community's health outcomes and wellbeing.

View the below for more information about working for Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network.

  FUNLHN Information Page.pdf

Meet our multidisciplinary team in Allied Health

Looking for a change in scenery? – Allied Health

Our Allied Health workforce


Community Mental Health Team: Whyalla is the first regional community in South Australia to have both a specialised inpatient mental health facility and mental health rehabilitation service. Previously, these specialised services were only available in metropolitan Adelaide. These facilities will now enable regional consumers to stay closer to home and to their support networks.


Living in Whyalla offers great weather with 300 days of sunshine a year, great beaches, and a huge variety of sports and outdoor activities to suit everyone. Whyalla is perfectly located on the Eyre peninsula and offers a doorway to many other tourist locations within 2.5 hours drive to Port Lincoln and beyond, or a short 45-minute drive to the base of the Flinders Ranges - https://www.whyalla.com/.


Enquiries to:

Marion Hall
Administration Officer
Phone: 8644 5130
E-mail: marion.hall@sa.gov.au 

Application Closing Date

Friday 21st June 2024 - 11:55PM


Download File 870831 Occupational Therapist Job Pack.pdf

Download File JCS+Occupational+Therapist+final.pdf

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Advertised: 07 Jun 2024 Cen. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 21 Jun 2024 Cen. Australia Standard Time

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