Senior Occupational Therapist

We have recently launched our new allied health services and are seeking a passionate Senior Occupational Therapist to contribute to evidence-based assessment, intervention and supports for a range of clients including NDIS participants. You will assist the Executive Manager and NDIS Business Specialist in the development, growth, and leadership of the Occupational Therapy service and work with the Senior Speech Pathologist to further develop the WCS Allied Health service.

Woden Community Service (WCS) is a for-purpose organisation that has been providing community-based services for over 50 years. As an established organisation, our vision of providing ‘A caring community where everyone belongs.’ is achieved through our values of inclusion, compassion, hope, responsiveness, integrity, and social justice.

WCS delivers a range of services across the ACT that support children, families, young people, and seniors including disability, housing, and mental health services.

No two days will look the same!

Enjoy an innovative leadership role in an established organisation!

Our Offer

As you support the community, we support you!

  • Permanent full-time position.
  • Salary of WCS 9 $120,724.10–$125,461.88 p.a. plus 11% superannuation, depending on qualifications and experience.
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave.
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per year) plus meal and entertainment cards.
  • Sign on bonus up to $5000.
  • Paid shutdown leave on standard working days between Christmas and New Year.
  • Study leave opportunities.
  • 24/7 nationally recognised Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Reimbursement for work related travel.
  • A family friendly workplace with flexible hours for staff to manage their home and work lives effectively.
  • Ability to negotiate working hours from home when appropriate to your caseload.
  • An experienced Executive Manager with clinical background; administration support, and a helpful management team.
  • Supportive team environment with diversified clinical caseload opportunities.
  • A fun team environment that is collaborative while allowing you independence and autonomy.
  • Interesting and varied caseload that can draw on your special interests and skills.
  • Be part of a person-centred and values-driven culture!

Experience & Qualifications  

  • Current registration with AHPRA as an Occupational Therapist.
  • A commitment to evidence-based, person-centred practice and minimum five years of relevant clinical experience.
  • A commitment to the inclusion, participation, and rights of people with a disability and/or developmental delay.
  • The ability to work positively and collaboratively within inter-professional teams as well as a demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering training and supervision or an interest in developing your leadership skills.
  • A commitment to professional learning, reflective practice, and an interest in being innovative with service delivery.
  • Must have a current Drivers Licence, access to a private motor vehicle and willingness to travel to deliver services when required.
  • Relevant supervision experience is desirable.

A full Position Description is available outlining the knowledge, skills and experience required.

To be eligible for employment, you must also have an ACT Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Card, working rights in Australia, and be willing to undertake background checks required for the position.

To apply, please submit your current resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the essential requirements of this role  via Seek.

For further information about the role, please contact Tania Piper at

Closing Date: COB 19 April 2024

For more information about WCS and services that we provide, including Youth & Family, Community Development, Housing and Homelessness, Disability, Mental Health and Aged Care, please visit our website at

WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.