Occupational Therapists – New Graduate positions

September 16, 2021



Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs
Company: Xavier
Full Time

About Xavier  

 At Xavier, our care and focus on individual outcomes makes a difference in the lives of children and young people who have complex care needs. 

Our specialised team of Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists provide tailored services for our clients within their home, community, or in our clinics.

As part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane, we have been enabling families of children with complex health and disability needs since 1949. 

Are you Xavier?

We are looking for passionate and dedicated new graduate Occupational Therapists to join our team. 

There are two (2) positions available: 

  • One (1) at Mt. Gravatt, and 
  • One (1) at either North Lakes or Springfield Lakes

Successful applicants may have the opportunity to commence as a part-time Allied Health Assistant on successful completion of Degree/Masters prior to AHPRA registration as negotiated. 

What Xavier can offer you:

Successful applicants can expect:

  • Retention incentives as you progress your career with Xavier;
  • Possibility of employment opportunities as you await your professional registration (shadow our therapists & upskill before you start practicing);
  • The opportunity to gain a broad range of clinical experience;
  • Supervision and generous mentoring not only in Speech Pathology but with other disciplines to provide a holistic approach for your clients;
  • Flexible working environment;
  • A friendly and supportive team;
  • Your office can be our office or your home office;
  • Generous salary sacrifice options (significantly increase your take home pay);
  • Meals and entertainment card;
  • Vehicle reimbursement allowance for travel costs;
  • Mobile phone and laptop;
  • Professional development opportunities including 5 days leave (pro rata) and financial support each year;
  • Manage your own caseload;
  • Superannuation payments of 10%;
  • Paid parental leave.                                                     

What we are looking for:

  • A strong interest in providing paediatric developmental assessments and intervention programs;
  • Knowledge of and any experience with assistive technology will be highly regarded;
  • 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;
  • The ability to provide  mobile services that are mostly in a client’s home or educational setting with some clients attending Xavier clinics;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.

Other essentials:

  • Successful completion of a recognised degree in Occupational Therapy;
  • AHPRA registration;
  • Willingness to obtain a Medicare provider number;
  • Meet suitability requirements including current police check;
  • Current Australian driver’s licence and reliable vehicle;
  • Completion of NDIS Code of Conduct modules.

What do you need to do to apply?

Apply via the ‘I am Xavier’ website


Please provide:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae;
  • A covering letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining:
    • Which location/s you are applying for;
    • Why you would be the right candidate for this opportunity;
    • Your interest in and any experience in working with children and young adults with complex disabilities; and
    • What you will bring to Xavier.

What you will experience:

  • A truly rewarding role where you are making a difference in the lives of children and their families;
  • An interesting caseload that is varied and will broadly develop your clinical skills;
  • You will join a team where you will be valued and supported;
  • Generous professional development and mentoring programs;
  • Generous salary packaging options including salary sacrifice;
  • A great work environment where you’ll love coming to work each day.

At Xavier, our care makes a difference in children’s lives – we see the results.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Robyn Last, Manager Allied Health on PH:  0437 674 884.


Xavier, as part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane has standards of conduct for all employees and volunteers.  Our commitment to these standards requires that we conduct background referencing for all persons who will engage in direct and regular involvement with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults.

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