Occupational Therapist for Disability and Aged Care Business

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We are one of the fastest growing Home Care and NDIS Service Providers in Melbourne.

We are looking for a capable and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our team and work in our Disability and Aged Care provider business.

We are working with a large number of participants within Victoria, and we are dedicated to providing a high-quality support experience with a company philosophy of, “We treat everyone as if they are part of our family, both those we support and our workers”. We are well established and use the latest quality systems to ensure the integrity of our service and workers. We are looking to be around for the long term.

Key information about us:

  1. We use the latest Customer Relationship Management software and have a mobile phone rostering system that provides our workers with key participant information including GPS locations.
  2. We operate with integrity and have passed NDIS Quality Standards audit demonstrating our compliance and quality of service delivery.
  3. We provide a wide range of NDIS and Aged Care service categories including Allied health services, Support Coordination and Plan Management.
  4. We provide comprehensive induction and training support for our staff.

About the Role/roles

The Occupational therapist will provide a range of supports and services to enable effective participation (of the NDIS Participants and Aged Care consumers) in the occupations of everyday life, including:

  • Activities of daily living: Showering, toileting, dressing, grooming, food preparation and eating
  • Supported Independent Living assessments: Preparing assessments to outline readiness and assist applications for SIL.
  • Household and community functioning: Home maintenance, driving, budgeting, shopping, and community mobility.
  • Education: Activities which allow a person to participate effectively in a learning environment
  • Leisure and play: Reading, knitting, and playing sport
  • Social participation: Interacting positively with others in the community
  • Work: Participating in employment and volunteer activities


  • Assess and recommend assistive technology/environmental modifications
  • Comply with legal and certification requirements at all times


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) or Bachelor/Masters of Occupational Therapy
  • Current AHPRA Registration
  • A current “Working with Children Card” and “Criminal History Check” prior to a letter of offer being made.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • 100 points of Identity validation (Passport and Drivers Licence)
  • Clearance from Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES)

Desired experience and skills

  • Current AHPRA Registration and experience appropriate to each registration group:
    • Home Modifications
Experience & understanding of concepts & limitations of AS 1428 & other disability access standards & their application in accordance with a person’s needs & specifications of plans
    • Customised Prosthetics
Experience relevant to the specific customised technology
    • Therapeutic Supports
Experience in the profession and evidence of involvement in clinical supervision and professional development
  • Can assess and document the limitations caused either by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, and developmental delay or the effects of aging on the participant/consumer.
  • Can develop strategies and provide input to care plans to address and or mitigate the identified limitations of the participant/consumer.
  • Can identify appropriate consumables, home modifications, and or assistive technology to assist the participant/consumer with managing their limitations.
  • Can provide SIL assessments if required.
  • Can report on progress of enacted strategies to mitigate participant’s/ consumer’s limitations.
  • Can provide reviews to amend strategies, approaches and actions to address any changes in limitations or conditions.
  • Willing to participate in ongoing self-development. On-line courses and in person.
  • Willing to participate in staff performance reviews to identify how we can assist you.
  • Will behave in a professional manner at all times, and respect the NDIS Quality Standards, Aged Care Quality and Safety Standards and support the participant’s and consumers rights, dignity and independence.
  • Experience of working with people living with disability.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar role (Preferably with NDIS participants)

Effectively document the occupational therapy process in compliance with regulations.


  • Above award pay rates
  • Flexible working hours

How to apply

All applications must be lodged online by clicking on the Apply button within this advertisement. Applications should include a CV and two professional referees.

Our commitment to quality and safety for our patients, staff, and visitors is our highest priority. Applicants will be required to provide a current National Police Check prior to appointment.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Madeleine.rooney@farriscare.com.au


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