Occupational Therapy Job Summary:
Experience Occupational Therapy in its full expression - unshackled from the systems that limit. At Enable OT we help people build lives worth living and love doing it. We have an awesome team who are making such an impact on the people of Townsville, that we are inundated and cannot keep up with the work. (We're facing the same challenge in Mackay and Cairns too!)
If you love what OT can do for people and wish to explore the possibility of joining us (part-time or full-time) on this crazy adventure, then get in touch.
There are no set positions, although every Occupational Therapist is an employee of Enable Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Pty Ltd. Everyone gets both the protection of employment and freedom of working the hours they wish to work and the caseload they prefer. You can even tack a few hours working for Enable OT onto your existing full-time job if you'd like.
We support each other in weekly supervision sessions, and bring the extended team (from all locations) together for a couple of weekends/year.
You basically get paid what you earn, with a small contribution to practice overheads & supervision only once you cross a generous threshold. The opportunity to earn above the average OT income is possible very quickly (although a focus on making money is not our agenda). Enable OT was established only to make a difference to the lives of our clients, and to make it possible for OT's to earn their living in a job that fulfils them as clinicians.
We have new grads and decades-of-experience grads. We have OT's who have only ever worked in physical rehab as well as those who have only ever worked in the psychosocial area. We have people who travel to see clients, those who deliver workshops, and those who are building specialty caseloads according to their unique areas of interest.
The only thing we have in common is that we deeply care about people and we get super excited about the difference that occupation as therapy can make to their lives.
This just might be the type of environment in which you would flourish as an OT.
If you are curious then make contact via the application . Your application below is an EOI. We’re more interested in you than your CV so be brave and include genuine information about:
• why the possibility of working with the Enable OT team appeals to you?
• how you feel about working as an OT at the moment, and your aspirations for working as an OT in the future?
• where you are from and your ability to plant yourself in Townsville (or Mackay, or Cairns) for at least a 3 year period so that we don’t build you up your caseload/reputation, only to have you walk away?
• And, any questions you might have about how this works? (although, check out our website first to see if the answers you are after are there: www.enableot.com.au.)
Make sure you include your contact details. If only a handful of people express their interest, you will receive a call from Enable OT’s Director, Christine Coop, to talk to you in person. If we get inundated with interest, there will be an information session scheduled with multiple members of the Enable OT team there to talk you as a unit. If both the Enable Team and you feel that we’re going to fit together well, you’ll be brought into the team and we’ll make it happen from there. You’ll never be the same!