Placement Education Coordinator (Occupational Therapy)

Katherine, Australia
$101,724 - $120,380 p.a.
20 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Details

  • Fixed Term until December 2024 | Capacity Negotiable (Full-Time preferred)
  • Academic Level B | $101,724 - $120,380 p.a.
  • Location: Katherine, Northern Territory
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This opportunity will be based at the Flinders University Katherine Campus in the Northern Territory and will support Occupational Therapy and Allied health students undertaking work-integrated learning placements at local schools and Aboriginal Health Services.  

Katherine provides opportunities to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle and explore the stunning scenery located around the Top End of Australia. Katherine is a stepping off point for many adventures - canoeing down the Katherine River, hiking the world-renowned Jatbula Trail, exploring Kakadu National Park and more! To learn more about all this beautiful part of Australia has to offer, please visit:  

About the Role

A unique opportunity located in the heart of Jawoyn Land, the Placement Education Coordinator in Occupational Therapy (OT) will be responsible for the supervision of OT students, from Flinders University and other universities, who are undertaking placements within the Katherine region of the Northern Territory.

The position will also contribute to the development and coordination of other allied health student placements within the Katherine region.  The role works in partnership with local school and health service staff and is supported by a local team of academic and professional staff and a wider allied health and placement support team located across Flinders University Rural and Remote Health campuses in the NT and SA. Working within a cross-cross cultural setting, the role will be supported with access to cultural training and mentoring.

Flinders University welcomes all queries from all interested OTs. The role requires a professional who is passionate about working with Indigenous people and improving Remote Health outcomes. Flinders University understands the desired candidate may not be able to commit to living in Katherine full-time and welcomes proposals from candidates for alternative work arrangements (e.g. rostering or drive in/out) that allow you to have the opportunity to both work on the ground in Katherine and provide supervision remotely. This is an exciting opportunity to try the remote lifestyle before you buy or have a working holiday during the dry season. We welcome all proposals and negotiations for accommodation assistance if required.

About You

You are an experienced Occupational Therapist, passionate about making a difference for individuals with diverse needs and a motivation to inspire/support the next generation of allied health professionals. Ideally, you have experience in remote/rural service delivery with Indigenous people.

The desired candidate will ideally have several years’ clinical experience, including a paediatric caseload. You may be looking for their next challenge or a change of scenery. Moreover, you may be looking for an opportunity to commence their academic career, or to explore teaching and/or research career pathways. You will bring ongoing (concurrent) or extensive experience and knowledge of contemporary clinical/professional practice to the position. Lastly, you are expected to make an independent contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service.  The position does not include making a research contribution.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming, and investing in people and facilities, to create contemporary, stimulating and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid ‘Working with Children Clearance’ (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.
  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions and limited exemptions.

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Anthea Brand

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

16 Apr 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

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