Occupational Therapist - Capability Health

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Capability Health is fast becoming a valuable addition to Weipa and the surrounding communities in Cape York. We operate in various locations with a diverse range of people of all ages and backgrounds; meaning every day is different. We provide friendly, holistic and necessary allied health services to the community.

Capability Health acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of this country as well as their connection to culture, land and community.  We are proudly located on Alnigth Country and respect the traditional Country of the communities we serve.  We believe in treating everyone fairly. Inclusion, removing barriers, striving for equity and embracing diversity are woven throughout our values and behaviours. 

Capability Health has multiple positions available. We are seeking a Speech Pathologist, an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist to become part of our family.


  • Inclusive, family environment, we value our employees
  • Full-time permanent role in beautiful Cape York,
  • Great locally owned business with an enviable reputation


We offer an excellent remuneration package which includes rent assistance, flight allowances and professional development allowances. Long term employment opportunity, flexible working arrangements and the experience of living in a rural remote community.  

PACKAGE: Ranging from $80k - $120k

Some of the other benefits of working with us include:

  • Regular clinical supervision and support as required
  • Opportunities for in-house and external professional development 
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in remote Queensland.


Suitable applicants must:

  • Be able to work independently
  • Enjoy working with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds
  • Be outgoing, adaptable and thrive in living remotely
  • Have a client centred approach that is both professional and empathetic.

Essential requirements:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • Drivers licence and ability to obtain QLD driver’s license
  • Current police record check and blue card or ability to obtain
  • Current registration with Occupational Therapy Board AHPRA
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with children with both mild delays and disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorder.
  • Work within the organisation's vision, beliefs and policies to deliver high quality, skilled Occupational Therapy services in line with accreditation frameworks.


  • Confident in using different forms of technology such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • NDIS experience including functional capacity assessments, equipment prescription, home modifications, intervention and on-going management of clients across the life span will be highly valued
  • Occupational rehabilitation experience in the mining sector including pre-employments, functional capacity assessments
  • Experience in paediatric developmental assessments and intervention programs
  • Strong clinical and non-clinical problem-solving skills
  • A client centred approach that is both professional and empathetic
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of our multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.

We are offering full-time positions, however we are open to part-time positions/job share for the right candidates. We are also open to FIFO or telehealth options.  Please visit our website www.capabilityhealth.com.au

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities and are committed to providing a work environment that enables you to thrive, whatever your circumstances.  If we can provide support with access requirements or alternative work arrangements please advise us via your applications. 

For further information regarding this position please contact Anna Drum on 0417 140 394


Upload your current resume and a short cover letter about yourself, and why you’d be perfect for this position. Please send to anna@capabilityhealth.com.au

Applications open until filled.

We are looking forward to meeting you!