30 June, 2023

Occupational Therapist 

Occupational Therapist 

The Occupational Therapist works as part of the Child & Family Health program based at the Broken Hill Primary Health Care Service and provides outreach services to Wilcannia.

The position provides a leadership role in the delivery of our paediatric allied health team-based care service. The incumbent will work at an advanced level, demonstrating their ability to provide autonomous practice, using their critical thinking skills, and improving practice in their own and other employees care delivery.

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for overseeing a paediatric caseload of complex patients and provides a broad range of paediatric services for children with a developmental delay and/or physical disability. This involves clinic based, school based and community-based services. 

The position acts as the senior therapist in the allied health team, coordinating and monitoring therapy delivered by the allied health assistants. This includes teaching, mentoring and clinical supervision of Allied Health Assistants.

Travel within the Region may be required with some overnight stays.

Attractive Salary up to $98,210 gross per annum plus superannuation (Depending on qualifications and experience)

Incentives for this position

•                    Supported Rural Generalist Training for eligible applicants (conditions apply)

•                    Retention bonus of $5,000 paid following 1 and 2 years of full-time service

•                    Temporary accommodation for 8 weeks

•                    Relocation assistance to help you get to Broken Hill

•                    Compassionate travel allowance to keep in touch with your family – $600 allowance on completion of each 6 months of service for 2 years.

Maari Ma offers a great range of benefits including:

•                    Working Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm

•                    5 weeks paid annual leave per year

•                    Christmas Closure including additional paid leave to cover the period (4 days)

•                    Public holidays off

•                    Accrued day off (up to 12 per year)

•                    Flexible leave accrual

•                    Remote allowance

•                    Special rates at local gym and aquatic centre

•                    Generous Salary Packaging, standard up to $15,900 per year – more take home pay for you. Plus access to Meal Entertainment and Accommodation card and Remote Area Benefits to increase the standard amount you can salary package – full benefits go to the employee.

•                    Salary packaging Novated Leasing

•                    Supported advanced education and training and excellent personal development opportunities

•                    Access to use our accredited health care service for you and your family (conditions apply).

•                    Visa sponsorship available

•                    Access to free and confidential Employment Assistance Program.

•                    CPI increases annually.


Please view our website and see the Strategic Plan, Chronic Disease Strategy and Annual Report at www.maarima.com.au

APPLY ONLINE – please go to the “Working with us” page of our website. www.maarima.com.au/employment

TO DISCUSS the role please contact Helen Freeman on (08) 8082 9777 or email Helen.Freeman@maarima.com.au     

The Location:

We are proud to work on Paakintji country. The Oasis of the Outback, Broken Hill is a living, breathing time capsule where the great mining prosperity of yesteryear blends seamlessly with a rising modern art scene, all set amid a sprawling desert landscape. It is a place of huge skies, rocky red earth, and a fascinating and internationally significant history. This historic town is great for all ages and has several day-cares, primary schools, high schools, and TAFE. Beyond Broken Hill and on your doorstep, you can discover spectacular and culturally significant national parks, lush rivers and lakes, abundant wildlife, and other classic towns of outback New South Wales and beyond. Broken Hill has an airport servicing both Qantas and Rex with two-three flights a day from Sydney and Adelaide and is only a 5-hour drive from Adelaide.

All Maari Ma Aboriginal Health employees are required to have three doses of a COVID-19 vaccination or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate.

An NSW Working With Children Check, NDIS Worker Compliance check and National Police History Check are essential for this position.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are encouraged to apply for this position.

Maari Ma acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land in which we live, and we pay our respect to their Elders both past and present and emerging