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Careers | The Benevolent Society

Graduate Occupational Therapist

  • New graduate opportunity to join our multidisciplinary team and grow as a practitioner! 
  • Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology students are all welcome! 

The Benevolent Society has found that new graduates come with energy, ideas, motivation & a strong desire to create sustainable change, & they needed high quality formal & informal support, some essential skills in a short period of time, & a gradual increase in workload to be able to do it well. And so, In 2021 we designed Graduate Pathways. 

About the role 

This year our Graduate Program is being expanded to operate across all our services in rural, regional & metro Hubs in QLD, NSW & SA. We are looking for newly registered Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathology students who will work within our multi-disciplinary Disability Services team.

We offer our services to a diverse range of clients from Paediatric to Geriatric with physical or intellectual disabilities, working flexibly either in their homes, community settings or from our office space.  

Your pathways journey 

Your journey starts with a two week induction. You are paired with a peer buddy to show you the ropes. You're engaged with other grads in different roles around the organisation. You will move through self-guided learning modules & build your skills in engagement, assessment, planning, reviewing & walking with people to live their best lives. You will grow as a practitioner through reflective practice activities & workshops. You will learn about other roles & ways of working through short rotations with other programs & services. 

  • High quality and quantity formal supervision for 1 hour per week from your Senior to provide space for questions and feedback  
  • Monthly workshops support by our Practice Impact Management team where you will have the opportunity to develop relationships with peers, build your knowledge in roles and programs and reflect on your learning 
  • Rotations within other areas of our organisation to build your knowledge, create connections with colleagues outside your hub and have exposure to a wide range of skills and other programs 
  • Designated buddy to help you settle in and connect with your peers 
  • Monthly learning modules and workshops to expand your knowledge base and expose you to other disciplines   
  • Paid study leave and access to external training/ study opportunities 

If you would like to know more 

Email: recruitment@benevolent.org.au

Or contact Faz on 0401 675 408 to find out more.

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TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role. The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.