Working as an Occupational Therapist provides a unique opportunity to help those in need of support, who are struggling to manage everyday life activities. The role of occupational therapists is becoming increasingly complex as such, there are more opportunities when it comes to permanent and locum occupational therapy work in Australia.
Aussie Locums works closely with our clients across all sectors of healthcare including public and private hospitals, community health centres, residential care facilities and the NDIS. Whether you are looking for your next locum adventure or seeking a permanent role, our experienced team of recruiters will help you find the right job for you. We offer support for all areas of occupational therapy including: mental health, disability, neuro and ABI, occupational rehabilitation, environment modifications, paediatric, palliative care, NDIS, aged care, and vision impairment.
As an occupational therapist, you have a wealth of remarkable opportunities at your fingertips, regardless of whether you’re in the market for permanent or locum work.
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Some questions you may like answered
We are professional recruitment consultants, with an extensive network of both candidates and clinics, hospitals and other care facilities. We make it our mission to get to know who we work with, so we can find the best fit for our candidates as well as for our clients. Some of our candidates become clients and vice versa, with many having been with us since we opened in 2008.
By gathering industry insights and identifying trends, we can capture opportunities before they even come to the market. Our candidates actively choose to work with us exclusively, which further builds on the detailed understanding of their needs which we have gained. By having a talented pool of occupational therapists who we have got to know, our clients can be confident that we aren’t simply passing on a resume, we are referring a person who we know beyond simply words on a page or a quick phone call.
You will need to have your qualifications and skills assessed by the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia (OTC). The OTC have been appointed by Occupational Therapy Board of Australia to be the sole provider of the assessment of skills and qualifications of overseas trained occupational therapists. In addition, if you are seeking a more permanent stay in Australia, they are also the appointed relevant assessing authority for the purposes of skilled migration.
Correct working rights for Australia:
If you are intending to work in Australia, you will need to obtain correct visa to support your intended stay. You can find more information here:
Occupational therapists wishing to head over to the UK for a working holiday can connect with a dedicated UK based consultant who can assist you with securing work. Australian trained occupational therapists are highly sought after so if you are thinking of heading to the UK, it is likely you will have a wealth of opportunities to pick from. Speak to your Aussie Locum consultant to find out more about how we can help.
The locum work in the UK is largely within the NHS Hospital system and can be a great way to gain experience if you are looking to break into hospital-based work upon your return to Australia.
You can learn more about the NHS here: