Careers in occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation.

What we do

Occupational therapists are employed across a range of programs within our service.

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enabling people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the environment to better support participation.

This might include providing strategies and activities to help people to look after themselves (self care), enjoy life (leisure) and contributing to the social and economic fabric communities (productivity).

Our occupational therapists work within a number of core clinical practice areas, including:

  • sensory modulation
  • vocational assessments and interventions
  • safe driving

Recruitment requirements

All occupational therapists employed with us must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Find out current vacancies on the Melbourne Health online recruitment system

For more information, contact the Senior Occupational Therapy Advisor.