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Occupational Therapist - Grade 2: Driving Assessment and Rehabilitation

  • LocationCaulfield Hospital
  • Work TypePart time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Job no: 54201
  • Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Occupational Therapy

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.


  • Permanent-ongoing
  • Part-time - 23 hours per fortnight
  • Opportunity to work in a supportive organisation with opportunities for personal growth and development



Alfred Health Occupational Therapy Services operates across The Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham Hospitals, with clinical services aligned to Alfred Health's strategic goals and operational performance targets. The Occupational Therapy Service is committed to the provision of high-quality, evidence-based care, and strongly values professional development and clinical supervision. Clinical service provision is focused on inpatient acute, rehabilitation and aged care streams, for diverse patient populations including emergency, general medicine, surgical, orthopaedic, neurological, trauma, spinal, amputee and burns/plastics speciality units



An exciting opportunity presents for a suitably qualified Occupational Therapist to join the large and supportive team at Alfred Health. The successful candidate will provide high quality services in the area of driver assessment and rehabilitation or driver training.  They will work with a diverse client group including those with acquired impairments, disabilities and changes related to ageing, to support them in their valued occupations of driving and accessing the community.  They will provide a comprehensive assessment of driving competence in line with legislative expectations as well as organisational expectations, design relevant driver rehabilitation programs, and provide clients and their support people with guidance through the licensing process as applicable.  They will liaise closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that optimal patient outcomes are achieved, including driving instructors, health professionals, and licensing authority representatives.  They will also have opportunities to contribute to training and engagement in quality improvement activities relevant to the role.  The Alfred Health Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment Service is a Registered Service Provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and also provides services to public patients and other compensable patients.



  • Unique opportunity to develop clinical experience and specialist expertise with a diverse group of clients who are seeking to engage in the occupation of driving.
  • Opportunities for autonomy, as well as collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Opportunities for collaboration and shared clinical reasoning with another driving assessor colleague.
  • Support to further develop clinical skills as well as non-clinical skills such as in quality improvement.



  • B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, MOT prac or recognised equivalent.
  • Completion of relevant post-graduate qualifications for Driver Assessor Occupational Therapists.
  • Full Registration held with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia 
  • Member of OT Australia (or eligibility for membership).
  • Minimum three years of clinical experience in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License (unrestricted).
  • Current Working with Children’s Check.


Essential Skills

  • A comprehensive knowledge of driver assessment and rehabilitation processes.
  • An ability to evaluate and modify service delivery in accordance with evidence-based practice.
  • Established skills in organisation, planning and priority setting.
  • Highly effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • A strong commitment to ongoing learning and development.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in both clinical service provision and interactions with the team.



  • The opportunity to work in a supportive team with diverse clinical expertise and knowledge.
  • Access to regularly scheduled PD opportunities and cross-campus education, supported by a strong clinical supervision framework.
  • A commitment to developing your clinical, non-clinical and leadership skills with a focus on promoting personal development and career progression and providing opportunity to participate in Research and Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • A focus on work-life balance and employee wellbeing with access to formal employee support programs.
  • Access to Salary Packaging.


For further information about the role or to discuss any opportunities available to you at Alfred Health, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen Roberts (Allied Health Manager – Occupational Therapy) on [email protected] or 0419 106 099.

Applications close: 11pm Friday, 2 June 2023


Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au