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Student Placement – Occupational Therapist

April 22, 2024

How would you like to complete your student placement with a team of quality people who are genuinely interested in adding value to your career?

We are a fast-growing occupational therapy practice in Nowra NSW. Finalists in the local Business Chamber awards for Employer of Choice, we provide excellent work conditions. Our team feels like family.

Our vision is to be part of a world where everyone can live their best lives, regardless of age or disability. We learn by networking with some of the top allied health professionals in the Shoalhaven and surrounding area's to ensure collaboratively we are providing the best care for our community.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapy Student to join our team for a student placement opportunity. This role offers valuable hands-on experience in a dynamic healthcare environment, working alongside experienced occupational therapists to support the delivery of client-cantered care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist occupational therapists in conducting client assessments and evaluations to determine functional abilities, needs, and goals.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans and interventions based on client needs and goals.
  • Provide support and assistance to clients during therapy sessions, including facilitating activities and exercises as directed by the supervising therapist.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members, including other therapists, nurses, and support staff, to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care for clients.
  • Document client progress, treatment interventions, and other relevant information in accordance with organizational and regulatory guidelines.
  • Participate in team meetings, case conferences, and professional development activities to enhance learning and contribute to the overall goals of the placement experience.
  • Adhere to ethical and professional standards of practice, maintaining confidentiality and respecting the rights and dignity of clients at all times.
  • Seek supervision and guidance from supervising occupational therapists to enhance clinical skills, knowledge, and competence in the field of occupational therapy.



  • Currently enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy program.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with clients, families, and multidisciplinary team members.
  • Understanding of ethical and professional standards of practice in occupational therapy.
  • Willingness to learn and actively participate in all aspects of the placement experience, including client care, documentation, and professional development opportunities.


This student placement opportunity provides a unique learning experience for aspiring occupational therapists to gain practical skills and knowledge under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of our clients and contributing to the field of occupational therapy.

Shoalhaven Occupation Therapy is the Shoalhaven’s leading OT provider – supporting people across the region with individual therapy, group therapy, school-based therapy, OT reports and functional capacity assessments. A growing business and team, they recruit not just on skills and experience but just as importantly, on alignment to their values and culture.

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