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Diversional Therapist Level 2 - David Berry Hospital

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District - Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time (32 hours per week)

Position Classification: Diversional Therapist Level 2

Remuneration: $40.92 - $47.11 per hour

Facility: Rehabilitation, David Berry Hospital

Requisition ID: REQ211714

Closing Date: Sunday, 7 March 2021

An eligibility list will be created for future Permanent and Temporary Positions.


Provide a high quality diversional therapy service to clients and carers, to ensure the provision of optimal health outcomes for the clients of the service.


David Berry Hospital provides rehabilitation and specialist palliative care for the Shoalhaven. For more information on the hospital click here.

We pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance. We also offer competitive salary-packaging options designed to increase your take home pay, the Fitness Passport and real career development and progression opportunities.

The Shoalhaven area is one of the fastest growing areas of NSW with over 5,000 new residents making the move here every year. The area has plenty to offer with the beautiful beaches of Jervis Bay, rainforests of Kangaroo Valley and tourist townships like Berry, all within 30 minutes’ drive. For more information on the Shoalhaven Region, you can visit council's website here.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people with disability, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application#

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with https://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2020_017 before employment can commence.

Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/guide/nswhealth/Pages/apply-for-position.aspx

Selection Criteria

  1. Health Science of Applied Science Bachelor Degree in Leisure, Recreation, or Diversional Therapy or equivalent as recognised by Diversional and Recreation Therapy Australia.
  2. Demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills, with a demonstrated understanding of therapeutic interpersonal skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and able to work in a team environment.
  4. Demonstrated ability delivering diversional therapy in a healthcare setting with clients who have health, disability or aged related functional impairments.
  5. Demonstrated experience in client goal development.
  6. Evidence of knowledge and commitment to the application of quality improvement and evidence based practice to diversional therapy.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Murray Hair on [email protected]

Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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