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Clinical Educator- Occupational Therapy,

Other Health Care

Posted: 1 Oct 2021

Location: Broome WA

The Clinical Educator – Occupational Therapy is responsible for the provision of the Occupational Therapy component of the Work Readiness Program and provides supervision to Occupational Therapy students completing clinical placements throughout the Kimberley

Broome Cam­pus

Part-time (0.8 FTE), Fixed-term until 31 Decem­ber 2024


Since its incep­tion in 1989, Notre Dame has become a leader in high­er edu­ca­tion and now has over 12,000 stu­dents enrolled across its three main cam­pus­es in Broome, Fre­man­tle, and Syd­ney. Notre Dame is an Aus­tralian Uni­ver­si­ty which embraces both the mod­ern Aus­tralian uni­ver­si­ty tra­di­tion and the ancient and esteemed tra­di­tions of Catholic uni­ver­si­ties both in Europe and North America.

The Uni­ver­si­ty is espe­cial­ly note­wor­thy for its role as a leader in the great tra­di­tion­al pro­fes­sion­al dis­ci­plines of Health and Edu­ca­tion, long asso­ci­at­ed with the mis­sion of the Church in Aus­tralia. Through its Broome Cam­pus, the Uni­ver­si­ty has also assumed a spe­cial role in the edu­ca­tion of, and ser­vice to, the Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple of North West­ern Australia.


Majar­lin Kim­ber­ley Cen­tre for Remote Health (Majar­lin) is a Uni­ver­si­ty Depart­ment of Rur­al Health (UDRH) based on the University’s Broome cam­pus. Majarlin’s aim is to con­tribute to strength­en­ing the allied health and nurs­ing work­force in the Kim­ber­ley. This is achieved through stu­dent place­ment, clin­i­cian sup­port, teach­ing and research. 


The Clin­i­cal Edu­ca­tor – Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py is respon­si­ble for the pro­vi­sion of the Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py com­po­nent of the Work Readi­ness Pro­gram and pro­vides super­vi­sion to Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py stu­dents com­plet­ing clin­i­cal place­ments through­out the Kimberley.


  1. Assist occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py stu­dent learn­ing by tak­ing a stu­dent-cen­tred approach. This includes pro­vid­ing a patient and sup­port­ive envi­ron­ment and man­age the stu­dent assessments.
  2. Devel­op edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ties, resources and learn­ing objec­tives for students
  3. Demon­strate of clin­i­cal exper­tise and pro­fes­sion­al role modelling
  4. Scope new clin­i­cal place­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties for occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py students
  5. Com­mu­ni­cate reg­u­lar­ly with stu­dents’ par­ent uni­ver­si­ties and con­duct admin­is­tra­tive func­tions con­nect­ed to stu­dent supervision
  6. Estab­lish ser­vice learn­ing place­ments and deliv­er­ing learn­ing opportunities
  7. Devel­op stu­dent activ­i­ties for school hol­i­days and encour­age and assist stu­dents to be involved in com­mu­ni­ty activities
  8. Pro­vide teach­ing, men­tor­ing, ori­en­ta­tion and train­ing ses­sions as required
  9. Par­tic­i­pate in the devel­op­ment and deliv­ery of Majar­lin mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary edu­ca­tion and sup­port pro­grams and net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents and health pro­fes­sion­als through­out the Kimberley
  10. Eval­u­ate stu­dent per­for­mance con­sis­tent with the rel­e­vant unit objec­tives and occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py assess­ment require­ments, includ­ing The Stu­dent Prac­tice Eval­u­a­tion Form – Revised (Sec­ond Edi­tion) (SPEF-R2©).
  11. Assist the Majar­lin researchers, research projects and resource development
  12. Car­ry out activ­i­ties to main­tain and devel­op schol­ar­ship and research exper­tise rel­e­vant to the discipline
  13. Ensure com­pli­ance with Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safe­ty stan­dards and guide­lines includ­ing iden­ti­fy­ing, assess­ing and con­trol­ling health and safe­ty risks in the work­place; and
  14. Oth­er duties as direct­ed by the Direc­tor, Aca­d­e­m­ic Lead Allied Health, MKCRH or delegate.



  1. Sup­port­ive of the Objects of Notre Dame as a Catholic University.
  2. Com­mit­ted to teach­ing in the con­text of the Code of Eth­i­cal Stan­dards for Catholic Health and Aged Care Ser­vices.

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions & Experience

  1. Cur­rent and unre­strict­ed C” Class Dri­vers Licence
  2. Cur­rent­ly reg­is­tered Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­pist with Aus­tralian Health Prac­ti­tion­er Reg­u­la­tion Author­i­ty (AHPRA)
  3. Min­i­mum of five (5) years post-reg­is­tra­tion clin­i­cal experience
  4. Expe­ri­ence in work­ing with Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander people
  5. Expe­ri­ence in pro­vid­ing assess­ments and inter­ven­tion in pae­di­atric (ear­ly inter­ven­tion and school aged chil­dren) and adult (includ­ing aged care) caseloads.

Knowl­edge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Excel­lent time man­age­ment and inter­per­son­al skills with a high lev­el of ini­tia­tive and prob­lem-solv­ing abilities
  2. Able to trav­el and stay overnight in remote com­mu­ni­ties if required


  1. Demon­strates an out­stand­ing lev­el of pas­toral care to stu­dents and works autonomous­ly whilst still reg­u­lar­ly com­mu­ni­cat­ing with the team
  2. Post­grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tions or will­ing­ness to under­take fur­ther study
  3. Pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence in super­vis­ing and teach­ing students

Enquiries about the role: 

Please con­tact jobs@​nd.​edu.​au by quot­ing the Job title and ref­er­ence num­ber in the sub­ject line.

How to apply: 

Appli­cants are expect­ed to address all selec­tion cri­te­ria in their Cov­er Let­ter and have cur­rent and valid work rights in Aus­tralia. Send in your appli­ca­tion to Click Here

Appli­ca­tions close DATE 31 Octo­ber 2021

Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ple are encour­aged to apply.

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame Aus­tralia seeks to increase the diver­si­ty of our work­force to bet­ter meet the dif­fer­ent needs of the Uni­ver­si­ty and its stake­hold­ers and to improve equal oppor­tu­ni­ty out­comes for our staff.