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Occupational Therapist


Fixed-Term Part-Time


Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist who is looking for a new challenge? Parkerville Children and Youth Care (Inc) has an exciting new opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of professionals within our Geraldton service.


Our Geraldton team are currently seeking an Occupational Therapist to work in Early Intervention and Prevention with children aged 0-18 years, playing a key role within the Foster Care and Family Group Homes, as well as the wider community. Our Out of Home Care team specialises in early childhood development and trauma, where you will have the opportunity to facilitate parenting programs and workshops to assist in empowering parents and caregivers in guiding their child’s age-appropriate development. 


We currently have Geraldton service who will work independently, whilst also being a part of a dynamic and multidisciplinary team committed to doing challenging but rewarding work. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of children and their families and have access to numerous ongoing professional development opportunities. 


The Occupational Therapist will support the Out of Home Care team by engaging in several activities, such as: 


  • Provide occupational therapy group intervention services and consultation to community playgroups to support age-appropriate child development,
  • Coordinate and run professional development workshops for the community and support the children within our Out of Home Care programme,
  • Provide comprehensive assessment of the children and young people that access the service,
  • Provide education and consultation to case managers, caregivers and other professional support staff regarding appropriate therapeutic strategies,
  • Liaise and collaborate with agencies, schools, organisations, departments, individuals, and families as required for the effective operation of the service.


In addition to highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, the successful applicant will display the following skills and experience: 


  • Formal qualifications in Occupational Therapy, and registration with the applicable board,
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills which include a high standard in report writing,
  • Knowledge of assessment and intervention strategies in regard to at risk and traumatised children and youth,
  • Excellent self-management skills and ability to work with a significant degree of autonomy in a team environment,
  • A “C” class driver’s license,
  • Willingness to comply with Parkerville Children and Youth Care workplace policies such as Occupational Health and Safety Standards. 


In addition to ongoing professional development opportunities and regular professional supervision, this position offers an attractive remuneration package that includes:


  • A competitive salary and rental assistance of $10,400
  • Access to a vehicle for work and personal use 
  • A mobile phone and laptop
  • Salary packaging options of up to $15,900 per annum 
  • Access to discounted health insurance plans


For role related inquiries, please contact Beki Smith, Program Manager, on 0418 407 310 or during business hours.


To submit an application for this role, please visit Occupational Therapist ( to obtain the Job Description and an Application Form. We ask that you then please submit your application along with the following documents: 


  • Completed employment application form
  • Covering letter
  • CV or resume




Applications for this position should be submitted by COB Friday, 23 April 2021. Applications will be dealt with on an as received basis and we reserve the right to close the advertising early. 


Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc. has met the Safeguarding Children Standards set out by the Australian Childhood Foundation and received full Safeguarding Children accreditation in September 2019.


Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share our commitment.


Our recruitment and selection processes reflect this commitment and will include criminal records and reference checks for successful applicants.


It is essential that all applicants meet the above criteria and are permitted to work and remain in Australia with no limitations.


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At Parkerville we are always on the lookout for like-minded individuals who want to make a truly significant difference to the lives of WA children .

From client facing roles which include social workers, foster cares and psychologists to corporate and support services, when you choose to work for us you’ll become part of a family of diverse people from different backgrounds and cultures all working together to improve the outcomes for children, young people and their families who have experienced trauma from abuse.



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