Occupational Therapist

Job posted: 20/06/2022
Applications close: 09/07/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Bendigo

Job type: Part time / From 25/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1282730

Reference: 1282730

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Bendigo

Selection Criteria

1.A knowledge of the use and application of a wide range of interventions to assist children with an intellectual disability to participate in school based activities including play, sensory regulation, fine motor, self care.

2. Recognise the importance of working positively and effectively with a multi-disciplinary team in a trans-disciplinary way.

3. Ability to communicate effectively with families, care givers, staff and other professionals on service delivery and client based issues.

4. An ability to resource and in-service staff on relevant Occupational Therapy theory and intervention related to productivity, self care and leisure such that intervention can be facilitated in every class.

5. An understanding and commitment to using adaptive equipment to support participation and productivity within everyday environments



 · Conduct assessment of students in areas such as regulation, fine motor, self care, social interaction, this includes assessments that assist in the application for Disability and Inclusion funding.

· Design and implement programs in collaboration with teachers, parents / carers according to students’ individual needs and based on developmental level and age appropriateness.

· Document, record and accurately report on student involvement, evaluate progress and make recommendations for future programming.

· Provide information about special access equipment and physical barriers within the school environment as required by staff, parents / carers.

· Attend meetings eg staff, therapy and case conferences .

· Manage and maintain Occupational Therapy resources


The initial responsibilities of this position will be:

1. Effective assessment monitoring and reporting of student's individual needs.

2. Implement therapeutic programs through individual, small group or whole class settings.

3. Provide support to student's families or carers through direct and indirect means (E.g meetings and developing/providing resources)

4. Effective organisation management and promotion of team work.

5. Effective communication skills. Evidence of professionally sensitive communication with parents /carers and students.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

Days and hours of work are negotiable with the successful applicant (2 days per week), with the potential for a longer term of employment

Any applicant requiring job details/descriptions please contact Sonya Fergus at:  weeroona.co@education.vic.gov.au



Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfil the specific requirements of the position.

Must be a qualified Occupational Therapist (degree eg. D.Sc.O.T or B.AppSc.O.T.) and a member of AHPRA

Must have a valid Working With Children Check


Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Weeroona College Bendigo (WCB) operates across two campuses with our main campus located on the northern side of Bendigo with a population of 740 year seven to year ten students and a small cohort of Year 11 and 12 students completing VCAL. Our second campus (BFLO- Bendigo Flexible learning Options) is an alternative setting and is a collaborative partnership between the five Bendigo Secondary Colleges and Kalianna Specialist School that aims to reengage learners from year seven through twelve. The current enrolment at BFLO is 65 students.

 We have very strong educational partnerships with our associate primary schools in the White Hills cluster, the other three Bendigo year seven to ten colleges and Bendigo Senior Secondary College where our students transition for years eleven and twelve.

 Our modern learning spaces provide for a wide range of flexible teaching and learning activities including: independent study, peer tutoring, small and large group work, project based learning, lecture based learning, seminar style learning, research, performances and presentations by students and learning by building, doing and creating.

 WCB has a firm commitment to maximising the educational opportunities for each and every one of our students and we place a high emphasis on all students achieving personal excellence, which is one of our five core values. Each student has a Ready to Learn plan where teachers and parents can track progress with their students to ensure that individual learning needs are met. Literacy and Numeracy are a high priority at Weeroona College Bendigo where we work to ensure that our teaching supports all students across the curriculum. We are a community of readers and encourage reading opportunities at school and at home and we have a differentiated learning model for teaching Mathematics that supports individual learners. All teachers at WCB explicitly teach literacy skills in each of their classes, with a focus on vocabulary and we are supported to do this by our brilliantly resourced Global Learning Centre (library).

 Our College has made the development of a high-quality curriculum that caters for the needs of all students a major priority over the past few years. A balanced core curriculum is offered for year seven and eight students and year nine and ten students undertake a mixture of core and elective studies. Recently, we have commenced our involvement in a STEM specialisation. Our year 10 students have access to VCE courses and our year 9/10’s to VET programs with successful pathways to Bendigo Senior Secondary College, our year 11 and 12 provider.

 WCB has a strong culture of extracurricular programs. We have a proud tradition in the Performing and Visual Arts including a well-supported instrumental music program, bands and arts spectaculars and College productions. The College also has very high standard sporting programs, where our students compete as the Weeroona Warriors.  We are proud of our students who perform exceptionally well in a broad range of interschool sports activities. We have forged community partnerships with the YMCA Harriers, the Bendigo Umpires Association, the Sandhurst/Weeroona Cricket Club and the Bendigo & District Cricket Association as part of our Building Stronger Links Program. We are also part of the Bendigo Education Plan, Athlete Development Program with the other secondary schools. Another highlight of our College program is our participation in the Energy Breakthrough competitions. The College has an outstanding record of success over many years and the students, staff and families involved have benefitted enormously from this program.

 We have developed a culture of high expectations for all our students and have embedded a Learning Protocol framework based on our school values: Respect, Integrity, Personal Excellence, Innovation and Resilience. To support this, we have also developed a learning support plan that clearly articulates a consistent set of expectations by all staff through the use of a restorative approach.

Occupational Therapist

Job type:

Part time / From 25/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Sonya Fergus | 03 5443 2133

Occupational Therapist