Senior Occupational Therapist

Job No: GUI9
Location: Darwin

  • 12 month part-time contract (0.6 FTE), with ongoing potential
  • Exciting opportunity to work for Guide Dogs SA/NT in Darwin whilst also servicing remote locations.
  • Values-based, not-for-profit organisation

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary Allied Health Team on a 12 month part-time contract (0.6 FTE), with ongoing potential.

The Occupational Therapist is a specialist resource for Guide Dogs SA/NT working specifically within the Adult, Neurological and Children’s Services areas across the Northern Territory.

About Guide Dogs SA/NT

At Guide Dogs SA/NT we use our expertise in dogs and vision to promote independence, participation, inclusion and wellbeing for people with low vision, blindness or specialized support needs.

We offer a collaborative, flexible working environment and opportunities for growth and development.

About the role

Working remotely, within a multi-disciplinary team, the Occupational Therapist will develop and provide direct vision-related services to our clients and the community, including assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing programs for clients in hospital, school, home and community settings.

In addition, this role will deliver education opportunities for a range of stakeholders, represent the organisation professionally to support business development opportunities and provide supervision for students and less experienced Occupational Therapists.

About you

Applicants must have a tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy registration. A willingness to work with clients across all age groups and backgrounds is essential.

Key skills and experience include:

  • 2+ years’ experience in general practice, with developed specialization
  • Experience assessing vision, prescribing assistive technology and therapy
  • Understanding of the impact of vision loss on individuals, families and carers
  • Ability to design, implement, monitor and evaluate consumer focused vision rehabilitation programs by applying thorough and professional knowledge
  • Proficient in the use of a broad range of technology and a desire to upskill
  • Knowledge of relevant disability legislation
  • Ability to prioritise work independently and effectively manage time
  • Understanding of, and connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (desirable)

A current Driver’s License and relevant police clearances will be required.

Following Government Directions in relation to COVID-19 vaccinations, proof of full vaccination will be required.


As valued employee of Guide Dogs SA/NT you will have access to:

  • Company car as tool of trade – petrol and vehicle maintenance all taken care of
  • Opportunity to salary sacrifice and maximise your take-home pay
  • Access to training and professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering external counselling and support services to you and your family
  • Make a difference for people living with low vision or blindness

Learn more

For a complete description of the role’s key responsibilities and requirements, please review the Position Description.

For a confidential discussion please call Janelle Edmonds, Clinical Services Operations Supervisor on (08) 8203 8387.

Please ensure your application addresses the requirements of the role as described in the Position Description and enter your details below to apply.

Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

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Our people are key to the success of what we do.

At Guide Dogs SA/NT, you’ll be surrounded by passionate and driven people who share your commitment to making a difference.

Our highly-skilled staff love their work and are encouraged and supported to drive their own careers through professional development. Our staff also enjoy flexible working arrangements and attractive salary packaging. Our Head Office is in a great city location in Adelaide, and also Darwin in a vibrant hub of like-minded organisations.

If you're passionate about making a real difference in a fun and collaborative environment, a career with Guide Dogs SA/NT could be for you!

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