Grade 1 Occupational Therapist – Community Neuro

Permanent Full Time (38 hours a week). Part time options available.

Salary Range: $75,000 – $83,000 + 11% superannuation, 17.5% leave loading and travel remuneration

Who we are

Independent Rehabilitation Services are a team of 60 passionate, skilled and dedicated staff across our Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Business Support Teams. Established in 1999, we have an outstanding reputation with our clients, their families, and the providers we work with. 

We work exclusively with adults with neurological conditions in the community – from hospital discharge to many years down the track. We strongly believe in our person-centred approach which produces the best outcomes for our clients. We are dedicated to our clients achieving their goals, reaching their potential and maximising their independence and participation in their lives and communities.

Why work with us

  • Genuine support. From the moment you start with us, through induction, your first year with us and beyond, we’re with you every step of the way. 
  • Our unique culture. We’re confident you’ll find our culture genuinely supportive and values-led, which we’re incredibly proud of. We work hard and like to have fun! Our staff retention speaks volumes – some of our staff have been with us for 18 years and counting.
  • Wellbeing focus. Your wellbeing is a major focus. With our wellbeing specific events, mental health first aiders, and check ins, we recognise that our people are our priority.
  • Absolute flexibility and autonomy. Choose to work from home or our office and manage your own calendar and caseload, putting you in control.
  • Work-life balance. We get that you have a life outside of work. You’re able to flex your working hours to suit your lifestyle. Additionally, there is the option to accrue Time in Lieu and take monthly ADOs.
  • Our office. Free parking, a fully stocked kitchen, a hard working coffee machine, doggo-friendly and relaxed vibe at our lovely Carnegie office space, and access to our Western Hub if you’re in the vicinity.
  • Social life. We’re big on regular social events, both within the office and outside of work. Fundraising lunches, a silent disco, group pilates classes and a trip to the snow – just to name a few!
  • Benefits. In addition to your salary you receive annual leave loading (17.5%), superannuation (11%), travel reimbursement, laptop and phone, 5 days of PD leave and 5 weeks of annual leave (pro-rata). 

Your day to day

You’ll be supported –  we won’t just throw you in the deep end. We understand it’s a big learning curve in those early years and support is vital to your success. We’ve got you covered with our extensive induction program, clinical and professional supervision, mentoring, and our unique Resilience Buddy Program. We also have a Grade 1 peer support group. 

You’ll have variety – Every day is different. You’ll see clients with neurological conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and progressive neurological conditions. We work with our clients from hospital discharge to many years down the track. You’ll support clients to maximise their independence and participation at home, in the community, and in their lives.

You’ll have flexibility and autonomy – Make work work for you. You have autonomy of your caseload and how you schedule your day. You can flex your work hours around life admin, whether this is a personal appointment or going to the gym, and can choose where you work from. We spend a lot of time working independently, and the team make an effort to come in for our big team lunch on a Wednesday, which is always a wonderful opportunity to connect with each other for a bite of food and lots of laughs!

You’ll help clients achieve their goalsOur clinicians find this an incredibly rewarding aspect of the role, and use an evidence-based approach as well as some creativity, to help clients achieve their goals. You’ll work collaboratively with clients, their families, supports, members of the multidisciplinary team and external providers such as TAC, NDIS and equipment providers, to ensure your clients’ needs are met and their goals are achieved. 

We’ll support you to achieve your goals –  We’re invested in your growth as a clinician. We respect your desire to grow as a clinician. Our Career Journey Program keeps you accountable and on track with your career goals. You’ll have access to internal and external professional development that aligns with your goals as you commit to lifelong learning. 

You’ll be part of a team –  As a valued member of the OT team, you’ll be actively involved in team meetings, social catch-ups and opportunities to participate in portfolios and projects. Our clinicians are given individual clinical hours to achieve in their day, which factors in all the amazing offerings we provide, and are very reasonable and achievable.

About you

  • Passionate about working in the community 
  • Interested in working with clients with neurological conditions
  • Looking for a genuinely inclusive and supportive workplace
  • A self-motivated lifelong learner
  • AHPRA registered as an Occupational Therapist
  • A holder of a current drivers licence and has a suitable vehicle

Our Culture

At Independent Rehabilitation Services we have developed a culture of inclusivity and respect amongst our employees. We are committed to equality and diversity and value the positive impact that difference has on our team. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences to apply.


Experience working in the community, and with adults with neurological conditions, is desired but not essential. 

If you are interested in applying please send a detailed cover letter and your CV to: If you have any questions, please contact Talia Lipschitz (Community and Connection Leader) on (03) 9885 2533.

Download: IRS OT Grade 1 Job Ad