Networking in Sydney

18 October 2018

Question: . . .’networking opportunities in Sydney, Australia. . .’

Answer: Resources shared in response. . .

Occuaptional Therapy Australia has a Refugee Settlement Special Interest Group (RS SIG) with 600+ OT Australia members on the mailing list.
If you’re looking to arrange a Sydney ‘meet up’, I suggest adding it to the agenda so that it can be disseminated through the minutes.
There is a meeting / webinar Wednesday next week (usually every second month) so log in and register!

Where to look for opportunities

25 September 2018

Question: . . .”where would be a good place to start looking for opportunities”. . .

Answer: . . . Resources referenced

In Australia relevant jobs are listed on Seek, Ethical Jobs, and Settlement Council of Australia

Practice how to screening job listings and obtain position descriptions to further assess suitability.

The role doesn’t need to be titled occupational therapist. Outside the medical system, roles reflect their function and outcome, not their discipline. For example, this Position Description is for a Community Inclusion and Participation Officer.

On review there’s ample opportunity to create and enable occupational opportunities, and deploy skills commonly developed in other practice areas of occupational therapy.