Associate Lecturer / Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

Karratha, Australia
$74,236 to $124,301 p.a. plus 17% superannuation and remote allowance
21 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term

School of Allied Health

Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH)

  • This position is based in Karratha, Pilbara region of Western Australia
  • Full time, fixed term appointment for 2 years
  • Fractional / part time appointment will be considered
  • Salary range: Level A $74,236 – $99,905.00 p.a. or Level B $105,043 – $124,301 p.a. plus 17% superannuation and remote allowance
  • Appointment level will be dependent on qualifications and experience

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is administered by the University of Western Australia and is part of a network of University Departments of Rural Health across Australia. WACRH has expanded from its main centre in Geraldton into the Pilbara region with an office and academics in the City of Karratha where this position will be located.

WACRH’s vision is to be a leader in the creation and optimisation of rural health knowledge and practice that improves the health of rural communities.

About the opportunity  

Under the direction of the Associate Professor in Rural Health, you will participate in the development of innovative professional practice programs for students in their own profession, and in interprofessional practice opportunities. The role will include clinical supervision and evaluation of undergraduate, graduate entry, and postgraduate students as well as support for project based placements. 

You will collaborate with the WACRH team in Geraldton, Karratha and Carnarvon through their role with student placement administration.  You will liaise with key stakeholders including local health service providers, community groups and relevant universities.

This position will contribute to the evaluation of the student placement program and the impacts on the students’ work readiness, rural and remoted practice understanding and attraction to future rural health positions together with other teaching, research and evaluation activities as directed.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate: 

  • Recognised degree in Occupational Therapy, professional registration with Ahpra that enables clinical practice in Australia and have a minimum of 2 years post registration experience
  • Experience in clinical supervision
  • Experience in managing a general client caseload
  • Commitment to principles of client-centred, culturally appropriate health care, interprofessional practice, service learning and community development as they apply to rural and remote Australian communities
  • Experience in the integration of theory to drive the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative allied health programs
  • Postgraduate qualification in a field that supports professional practice, health professional education, public health or research/evaluation (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and NDIS Plans is desirable
  • Experience in regional and remote health settings is desirable

About you  

To succeed in this position, you will possess effective organisational, time management and communication skills within a team environment. Demonstrated commitment to increasing Aboriginal peoples’ roles in improving the health and well-being of their communities, as planners and managers, service providers, trainers and trainees is essential in this position.

Please note to fill the requirements of the role, you must possess:

  • Be immunised/vaccinated as outlined in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, UWA guidelines, and WA Government’s Department of Health’s COVID-19 Health Worker and Residential Aged Care Worker Directions
  • A current “C” class driver’s licence
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Clearance,
  • Ability to undertake rural travel

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: PD - Associate Lecturer Lecturer, Occupational Therapy 514045.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria  

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST Tuesday, 11 April 2023

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. 

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050. 

  • Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.