Occupational Therapy Jobs Australia
Since 2001: Allied Health Employment has been the agency of choice for both Australian and international Occupational Therapists seeking both locum and permanent work around Australia. Our team of dedicated employment and recruitment consultants consists of experienced Australian health professionals who understand your needs and requirements as a job seeker.
We have a national database of Occupational Therapy clients in all states of Australia in both the Private and Public sectors offering employment opportunities from one week to full time permanent jobs.
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Locum Occupational Therapy Division
We are proud to have consistently provided a superior service for locums over the past few years. Our database consists of many Occupational Therapists who have worked for us exclusively for years. Locum Occupational Therapy provides a great chance to travel Australia, save money, meet other professionals and develop your skills in different medical settings. Our Occupational Therapy consultants have can give a detailed account of a location and job prospect that might interest you, we have placed Occupational Therapists into many of the departments across Australia.
Many locum Occupational Therapy jobs outside the major capital cities in Australia also have accommodation and travel expenses provided at no cost we ensure this as part of our service by negotiating these benefits as part of your package. We have an ever changing database of Occupational Therapy jobs from one week assignments to 6 month assignments and longer. We always have Occupational Therapy jobs across the major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne as well as other regional cities and country areas around Australia in area such as private practise, aged care, hospital and community care. Occupational Therapists who are registered with us have immediate access to a great range of jobs from our database, often well before others in the field. We also offer SMS alerts and email broadcasts of the latest vacancies as they arise.
Permanent Occupational Therapy Division
Our permanent division is very active. Placing not just Australian trained Occupational Therapists into employment but also international candidates. We can assist international candidates with advice on visas and specific registration or examination processes, arrival times, banking, tax, schooling and locations. We oride oursleves on a transparent and smooth recruitment service to both our clients and candidates that are seeking Occupational Therapy work. Allied Health is careful to fit the "right people with the right jobs". This is not just clinically based but also takes into account personal aspects such as salary, family, location and proximity to services such as schools, recreation facilities or other needs that extended familes may have. At Allied Health Employment we stive to ensure that your new role and all that comes with it fits your personal needs here in Australia and those of your family.
Registration to Practice
AHPRA (The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) is the governing national body covering the registration of Occupational Therapists in Australia. To work in Australia or apply for employment, all practitioners must be registered with AHPRA. Contact us at Allied Health Employment to discuss an application to AHPRA if you are an overseas trained Occupational Therapist. Overseas trained Occupational Therapists with the exception of New Zealand graduates will need to undertake a skills assessment and in most cases an examination or period of supervised practise in order to obtain registration. We can advise you of the requirements and where to apply.
For New Zealand trained and registered Occupational Therapists, there is a mutual recognition process in place with reciprocal registration rights in place. Contact us to discuss this process.
If you not from Australia or New Zealand then you will need a visa to enter Australia and undertake employment.
There are 2 main types of visas which can be used to enter and work in Australia.
1. Working Holiday Visa -
The Working Holiday Program provides opportunities for people between 18 and 30 to holiday in Australia and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment.
The visa allows a stay of up to 12 months from the date of first entry to Australia, regardless of whether or not you spend the whole time in Australia.
You are allowed to do any kind of work of a temporary or casual nature, but work for more than three months with any one employer is not permitted.
Australia has reciprocal Working Holiday maker arrangements in effect with the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Korea, Malta, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China, Finland, the Republic of Cyprus, France, and Italy, Belgium and Taiwan if you are not from one of these countries, you cannot apply for a working holiday visa.
The Working Holiday Visa is used by backpackers and young travellers who wish to supplement their income while having a holiday in Australia.
Contact us at Allied Health Employment to discuss the most appropriate visa for you to enter and undertake Occupational Therapy employment in Australia.
2. Sponsored Employee Visa -
Employers can sponsor overseas applicants into Australia for a period of up to four years if they can't fill a vacancy from the local work force. Employees will be under contract and can only work for their sponsoring employer - the visa is provided by the employer and links the employee to the job directly. This is the most common visa for job seekers over the age of 30 or those seeking to work in Australia for a few years or while they arrange immigration. We have a large number of clients across the professions at any one time who are prepared to sponsor the right applicants into Australia. These are across all states and a wide variety of locations. A sponsored visa also allows you to arrange to bring your spouse and dependents to Australia with you as well.
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