Job Opportunities

Occupational Therapist – Level 1

Required Hours

Various – Part time and Fulltime opportunities available in the Adelaide Hills, Murray Mallee, Riverland, Fleurieu, Kangaroo Island and Southern Metro.

Please contact Nicolle for further details around telehealth opportunities or to be sent details for this role specifically.

About Us

We are an innovative, caring, and supportive Occupational Therapy practice servicing clients in metropolitan and rural South Australia, across the lifespan. We work hard, we love our team (and our clients) and there are plenty of perks to this role.

We are 'committed to supporting ability' by encouraging participation in meaningful activities and providing a high quality, well informed, efficient, community-based therapy service for all. We live and breathe this in everything we do.

Things You Should Know Up Front

  • You will be travelling and working from various locations, e.g. client’s home or school (don’t worry you get to go home every day) – in general your days starts at the arrival of your first client, this is not for everyone. If you love to hang out in the communal kitchen having a coffee and chatting with your co-workers, this role is probably not for you. We work this way to deliver services in the environment the client is facing the challenge – makes sense, don’t you think?
  • You will need a reliable vehicle and driver’s license – and if you love to sing when you drive… a working radio is a must!
  • There are several roles available and we are flexible (like a gymnast) and can negotiate FTE for the right candidate(s).
  • We work for the love of what we do… what does that mean in dollars? This role is classified under the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010, as a Health Professional Employee Level 1, the salary is commensurate depending on years of experience. You will receive a travel allowance on-top of the salary.
  • We are a client-based service with a focus on service improvement always at the forefront – the role requires you to be upbeat, quick thinking and supportive. Oh, and a team player, but we figure you are a smart cookie and already know that.
  • The role(s) on offer have a heavy focus on Paediatric work and working with NDIS funded clients.
  • You need to live in South Australia.
  • You need to be able to commence work as soon as possible, but we are always interested to hear from Occupational Therapists who think they would be a good fit for our business.
  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and supply a vaccination certificate.

The Good Stuff (great you are still here reading this!)

  • We pay above the award and you will be paid between $64,519 - $78,761 (Full Time Equivalent) by us based on your years of experience. New graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • We have structured pay increases related to performance reviews (so you will not ever have to have ‘that’ awkward conversation!).
  • We provide you with a Surface Pro.
  • We pay an internet/phone allowance on top of your salary.
  • Of course, we pay travel too.
  • Supervision is built into the fabric of the role; both formal and informal supervision is just part of how we practice.
  • Our team is awesome, inspiring, and fun – even if we say so ourselves!
  • We have amazing administrative support so that you can focus on being an OT!
  • We have dedicated team days and team dinners to ensure we stay connected.
  • We have paid Professional Development leave – we want to help you grow to be your best.
  • We have Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) opportunities.
  • We have weekly online OT meetings so we can all see each other’s lovely faces and check in around what the week looks like, have robust clinical conversations, and support each other to provide exceptional Occupational Therapy supports to clients in the community!
  • We have a daily self-care accrual – this means you can take a short paid break each day for something like a walk or doing some yoga or you can accrue it and maybe take an afternoon off for a massage!
  • We are a collaborative team – this means your opinion, ideas and random thoughts not only count but are actively sought out and required.
  • We pride ourselves on supporting our team and are committed to helping you achieve your career goals at The Potential Ability Group.

The Role

So, what exactly will your purpose be? You will be predominantly working in the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) space to provide therapeutic support to our Evolving Potential clients. What does this really mean? You will travel to a specified region and see clients during the day, complete your clinical notes and some other fun admin type things, enjoy the sunshine and views as you feel grateful not to be stuck in an office and of course, enjoy the satisfaction of undertaking meaningful work.

What You Need to be Successful in the Role

  • The ability to provide high quality service to clients and maintain strong relationships.
  • The ability to hit your KPI’s which are a minimum 59% billable / max 20% travel / max 8% non-client / max 10% team services / max 3% self-care. Don’t worry though, we have reduced expectations for new grads!
  • To be a case management administration star; ensuring all administration/case files and notes are accurately completed within agree timeframes.
  • Consistent positive professional communication and consultation with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • The desire to actively participate in minimum monthly clinical supervision.
  • Commitment to and consistent use of The Potential Ability Group processes and systems.
  • Become an effective member of the team and upholding The Potential Ability Group values (Ability, Autonomy, Building Strong Relationships, Holistic and Work / Life Balance).
  • Contribute to achieving overall company objectives through generating and implementing ideas for continuous improvement.
  • Practice according to professional and ethical standards.

What You Will Achieve in the Role

  • Complete assessments, evaluations and intensives as requested.
  • Plan effective and achievable occupational therapy programs and provide appropriate treatments and instructions to an allocated caseload of clients showing appropriate preparation including evidence of applied clinical reasoning.
  • Plan, organise, and conduct occupational therapy programs in a variety of settings (e.g. home, school, community) to assist clients to overcome barriers to occupational performance which may arise due to illness, injury or psychological and/or developmental challenges.
  • Recommend changes in clients’ usual environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
  • Progress reporting to be completed prior to the end of the month.
  • Evaluate outcomes underpinned by current evident based practice and outcome measures.
  • Develop and participate in health promotion programs, group activities, or discussions to promote client health, facilitate social adjustment, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or psycho-social disability.
  • Liaise with other staff members as well as external agencies, equipment suppliers, medical, nursing, school and allied health staff as required.
  • Attend and participate in client case conferences with external care providers as required.
  • Consult with external providers to coordinate therapeutic activities.
  • Maintain patient records including preparation of progress and other reports and maintain required statistics and related documentation.
  • Attend and participate in supervision.
  • Coordinate client bookings (not too many – we have a great Admin team to support you!).
  • Attend relevant staff meetings.
  • Provide services within professional guidelines.
  • Treat all clients with respect and be responsive to their needs.
  • Act on opportunities to improve the quality of client services that The Potential Ability Group provides.
  • Promote cultural safety by acknowledging and valuing the cultural needs of each family/community.
  • Encourage clients/stakeholders to provide feedback to management around service provision.
  • Participate in activities to increase the understanding and awareness of the role and scope of practice of OT and The Potential Ability Group.
  • Utilise opportunities to network in the wider community (e.g. schools, community groups, etc).
  • Participate in presentations, expos, etc, if required.
  • Regularly attend and participate in the planning of service development and improvement activities discussed at planning days.
  • Seek out and make recommendations for new service provision opportunities.
  • Write Blog articles and Fact Sheets.
  • Attend and participate in professional development activities, including maintaining own CPD record.
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge across the team through information sharing.
  • Provide feedback from CPD to Senior OTs for dissemination amongst the team and inclusion in training.
  • Engage in reflective practices.
  • Participate in established Quality Assurance activities.
  • Maintain punctuality and respect to all scheduled appointments and meetings.
  • Keep up to date with The Potential Ability Group fees and payment options and NDIS procedures and roles.
  • Maintain confidentiality with respect to all clients and business of The Potential Ability Group.
  • Adhere to Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and proactively contribute to maintaining a safe, clean, and healthy work environment.
  • Adhere to all The Potential Ability Group policies and procedures and Code of Conduct.
  • All other duties as directed by Management.

What You Need to Know or Have

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) or equivalent.
  • Current Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and knowledge in the provision of a variety of occupational therapy interventions across the lifespan.
  • Registration with AHPRA at the time your employment commences.
  • Must have a NDIS Worker Check and/or DCSI/DHS clearances as appropriate to the clients you will work.
  • Must have/be willing to obtain a DCSI/DHS Disability Employment Services clearance or NDIS Worker Check.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of privacy legislation and patient confidentiality requirements.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and remain flexible in work hours and locations.
  • Capacity to develop effective relationships with key stakeholders, including the client, their carers, referral sources and external providers.
  • Demonstrated high level initiative.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and nonverbal communications skills.
  • Proven ability to prioritise, work well under pressure, multi-task and meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change and changing priorities.
  • Ability to undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to maintain professional and ethical internal and external relationships that meet company core values.
  • Ability and genuine willingness to work collaboratively with the client and The Potential Ability Group team.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills.
  • Completed or willing to complete the NDIS Worker module, 'Supporting Effective Communication'.
  • Completed or willing to complete the NDIS Worker module, ‘Quality, Safety and You’.
  • Strong attention to detail (this is a given but again, a key to this role!).

We’d Love it if You Also Had This

  • Experience working in a similar role.
  • Occupational Therapy Australia membership.
  • Experience, knowledge and demonstrated ability using various IT devices, payment technologies, programs, and media.
  • An understanding of fees and payment options including the differences between various budget streams as well as funding management options under the NDIS.

How to Apply

Send us an email with a paragraph as to why you would be an asset to TPAG (it’s a lot easier to say our company name this way!) along with a PDF of your resume to

To discuss this amazing role in detail or request a detailed job description please call 7200 3216 and ask for Nicolle. No agencies please.