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Occupational Therapist

Alzheimer's WA - Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Occupational Therapist 

  • Immediate Start
  • Suitable for the experienced or new Graduate
  • Excellent salary packaging

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the country's leading dementia specialist care and support organisations.

    At Alzheimer's WA our shared purpose is to improve the lived experience of those on the dementia journey. Through advocacy, services, innovation, education, partnerships and holistic person-centred care, we endeavour to be by the side of those living with dementia and to make a positive difference to their lives.

    Position Summary:

    The Occupational Therapist role is primarily responsible for the assessment and facilitation of services to clients in all aspects of their daily life, through assessment, intervention and ongoing support to clients and their families.

    As a member of our dementia specialist community allied health team, you will be working with people living with younger onset dementia as well as supporting older clients with cognitive impairment at home.


    1. BSc (Occupational Therapy) or a MSc (Occupational Therapy)
    2. AHPRA registration as an Occupational Therapist
    3. Working knowledge of the NDIS
    4. Experience in working with people living with dementia in a person-centred approach
    5. Ability to work effectively in a small multi-disciplinary team.
    6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and liaise with a wide range of stakeholders.
    7. Sound knowledge and skill in using MS Office suite.
    8. Current Police Clearance (not older than 6 months)
    9. Current and valid WA driver’s licence


    1. Experience in occupational therapy in community care
    2. Experience as a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner
    3. Knowledge and experience of working with people with dementia in a range of care settings, such as acute, primary, community or residential aged care.
    4. Experience in adapting the home environment to maximise independence

    Application Process

    If this opportunity appeals to you, and you have the skills and/or experience required – please attach a cover letter (of no more than 2 pages) and a detailed resume. 

    Copies of the full position description form can be obtained by contacting People and Culture at Alzheimer's WA on hr@alzheimerswa.org.au or telephoning 08 9388 2800

    We look forward to hearing from you

    At Alzheimer's WA, we offer:

    • Opportunity to salary package up to $15,900 per annum;
    • 5 weeks of annual leave per year;
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP);
    • On-going professional development:

    Closing Date: 4pm Friday 18th June 2021

    Please note: Short listing may commence immediately. We reserve the right to close the position without notice. Only suitable candidates will be considered and contacted if short-listed.

    At Alzheimer’s WA, we believe that we have an important role to play in promoting diversity, equality, respect and inclusion in our society. People from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.