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.



Finding people and info in Turkey

6 September 2018
Question: . . .”resources related to OT services in Turkey and/or contacts to OT practitioners with this type of experience? . . .”
Answer: Response included the following links. . .
Turkey is a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), so you can look up the local delegates for information or advice about connecting with the OT profession in Turkey.
You might also like to reach out for networks in Turkey using the WFOT OTION site.
Keeping an eye on Turkey job listings on Relief Web might be a useful orientation exercise in terms of connecting to the organisations on the ground (subscribing to news, job alerts, volunteering etc) and also the types of roles that an occupational therapist could work in (to shape the experiences you seek, and the development plan you need to prepare).