SA Health

Job no: 862094
Work type: Casual
Location: Yorke and Mid North
Categories: Allied and Scientific Health

  • Yorke and Northern Local Health Network, Port Pirie
  • Salary: AHP1 $34.49 – $42.10 per hour |  AHP2 $44.45 – $51.49 per hour + 25% casual loading
  • Casual Positions available up to 30 April 2025



In this rewarding role, the Occupational Therapist (OT) assists clients in meeting their goals, by planning, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive and integrated range of Occupational Therapy services appropriate to the needs of the local community within the Yorke & Northern Cluster.

The OT will utilise Primary Health Care principles to ensure the range of Occupational Therapy services provided meets changing community needs. Coordinating the updating and development of evidence based resources, the OT will participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Occupational Therapy programs across a range of acute, outpatient and community settings.

The OT will undertake clinical prioritisation and triaging of referrals and managing this in line with other organisational priorities, support less experienced clinicians and allied health assistants and undertake clinical assessments and implementing recommendations to keep clients in their homes, assist in hospital discharge or meet client goals.


Please note that this position is multi-classed as either a AHP1 or AHP2 and classification will be determined by qualifications, knowledge and experience.

The successful applicant(s) must hold a recognised qualification within the Occupational Therapy profession and be eligible for full membership of the South Australian Board of Occupational Therapist.  For those disciplines requiring Registration, all requirements to maintain current registration must be filled.  For self regulated professions, it is desirable to participate in the professional associations’ accredited continuous professional development program.

Applicants will need to be skilled in supporting clients, carers and families across the Patient Journey, providing effective assessment and triage, timely referrals, accurate information, coordinated care and prompt follow-up. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will equip the OT in interacting effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, as well as working well within a multidisciplinary team environment.

Important Information

A career in the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network offers many great lifestyle benefits, including diverse job prospects and the opportunity to fast track your skills and career, not to mention your choice of scenery from farm, ocean, vineyards and the Southern Flinders ranges. View the below videos for more information about working for Yorke and Northern Local Health Network

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Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • DHS National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Check
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref862094.


Viv London
Allied Health Team Leader
Phone: 8638 4494

Application Closing Date

30 April 2025 – 11.55PM


Download File 862094 Occupational Therapist – Casual Job Pack.pdf

Download File JCS+Occupational+Therapist+final.pdf

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Advertised: 30 Mar 2024 Cen. Australia Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Apr 2025 Cen. Australia Standard Time

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