Careers | The Benevolent Society

Occupational Therapist

  • Full time or Part time opportunity based in Penrith.  
  • $88K - $105K + Salary Packaging  
  • Flexible Friendly organisation, WFH & part time options available 

The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: children, young people, and their families; First Nations Australians; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way. We use our practice wisdom to mobilise social movements that advocate for anyone in need and create social change.

About the role 

We aim to optimise our clients’ quality of life through collaborative and holistic work practices. We are passionate about our work within the NDIS space and centre our approach through an evidence-based, client-oriented lens. We are a team of passionate and innovative allied health professionals who work flexibly and creatively to ensure our services are client-centred, effective, connected, and safe. 


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


  • Conduct assessments and collaborate with Practitioners and clients to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and review of the client plan, as appropriate to their circumstances 
  • Conduct home visits and visits to the community as required  
  • Coordinate the delivery of occupational therapy services to asses, diagnose and treat children and adults with development challenges 
  • Assist each client achieve these goals through therapy services, planning home modifications and prescription of assistive technology  

We are open to applications from experienced OTs, those with less experience and new graduates, those with disability experience and without, so get in touch to have a chat today! 

Our Benefits 

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A best life is deeply personal. It can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:  

  • Salary Benefits - In addition to your salary you can package up to $15,900 pa pre tax and benefit from a $2,650 meals and entertainment card + discount program and package vehicles!  
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours  + laptop & phone provided to work remotely + 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees  
  • Recognition and Reward - Length of Service rewards + long service leave after 5 years   
  • Wellness -  Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program +  opportunity to purchase additional leave    
  • Clinical Supervision regular clinical supervision from a senior OT to support you to deliver high quality, evidence based services 
  • Professional development including monthly Communities of Practice, and a range of other learning opportunities tailored to you 
  • Multi-disciplinary team of OTs, Speech Pathologists, Behaviour Support Practitioners, Psychologists and Support Coordinators to deliver outcomes for clients 

Skills and Experience 

  • Currently registered with AHPRA 
  • Passionate about supporting people with a disability to achieve their goals 
  • Honest and who carry out their role with integrity and demonstrate genuine respect for all people regardless of their disability, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation 
  • Experienced in applying evidence-based practice frameworks to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate clinical supports 
  • Effective time managers to ensure they can meet client goals and performance expectations 
  • Current driver's license (pool cars provided) 


Apply today!  


Call Gerald Murray on 0419 409 953 for a friendly confidential chat today!  

Position Profile

The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. 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.