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Grade 1 Occupational Therapist - Experienced or New graduate

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68491
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.



  1. New Graduate Occupational Therapist (Rotational) Positions – fixed term for 18 months until January 2026
  2. Grade One Occupational Therapist (rotational) positions – permanent ongoing


  • Full Time - 80 hours per fortnight (with ADO). Part-Time considered
  • Grade 1 Occupational Therapist Classifications (VE8-VF3)
  • Alfred Health sites (The Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham Hospitals)
  • Be part of a supportive team with a strong focus on supervision and learning and development as you commence your Occupational Therapy career
  • Great staff benefits!


The Occupational Therapy Department at Alfred Health

The Occupational Therapy Service at Alfred Health operates across The Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham Hospitals, with clinical services aligned to Alfred Health's strategic goals and operational performance targets.

Join Our Team!

The benefits of working within the Occupational Therapy department at Alfred Health include:

  • 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 the opportunity to participate in Research and Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • A focus on work-life balance and employee well-being with access to formal employee support programs.
  • Access to Salary Packaging.

The Role

The successful candidates will participate in 6-monthly rotational positions across all Alfred Health sites. The Occupational Therapy department has 18 rotations, allowing for a fantastic opportunity to gain clinical experience in a diverse range of clinical areas. These rotations may include:

  • Rehabilitation and aged care caseloads at the Caulfield site including Better at Home (home based rehabilitation model) and Acquired brain injury (ABI).
  • Acute Occupational Therapy Service at The Alfred and Sandringham sites, including general medicine, neuro/trauma, orthopaedics, hand therapy/burns and medical specialties.
  • Community Rehabilitation Program (Caulfield).

Grade One (Rotational) Occupational Therapists are responsible for the provision of Occupational Therapy Services within a designated clinical caseload, appropriate to their level of experience and competency. We are looking for dynamic grade one Occupational Therapists to provide high-quality assessment and management of patients as a member of the Alfred Health Occupational Therapy department. This role offers a valuable and unique opportunity to gain clinical experience in a range of settings and clinical areas/settings and first-hand exposure to a patient's journey through the entire continuum of care. 

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • New Graduate (Grade 1 Year 2) or Post Graduate experience welcomed to apply
  • B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, MOT prac or recognised equivalent (New Graduates who are due to graduate in coming months are encouraged to apply) 
  • Full Registration held with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (via AHPRA)
  • Member of OT Australia (or eligibility for membership)
  • Emerging core clinical assessment and intervention skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to work well within a team environment and relate to medical, nursing and allied health staff, patients and families
  • Recent experience working in acute or subacute inpatient hospital services (and/or relevant experience as a student) is desirable 

Staff Benefits

  • Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym (Alfred Hospital)
  • Close to shops and public transport 

For more information please refer to the position description.

If you have any questions please contact Anna Kennedy, Deputy Occupational Therapy Manager at 0408 484 099 or [email protected]

Applications close 11pm AEST, Monday 20th May 2024.

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.