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Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy

Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy (SOT) 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.

From the moment you walk through the doors of their newly furnished clinic you can feel the positive culture. Watching Nathan and Claire, hands on Directors of SOT engage with their team is nothing short of inspiring.

Based on their prior experiences and wanting to create a workplace that not only fulfilled their personal career aspirations and family goals, but also delivered this in spades for their team, is without doubt what they have created.

Rated top 5 best places to work

A diverse team of young through to experienced, teamwork is notably the key to their success. In an industry challenged by high levels of burnout and stress, SOT are bucking the trends with culture ratings of 96% and team satisfaction ratings of 91%. (As measured in 2024 by STAR Workplace Australasia)

In a sector where OT’s report the role of occupational therapists not being well understood, contributing to feelings of being undervalued, you only have to follow SOT’s socials to get a strong sense of the importance they place on their services and the impact they are having on their local community.


Clients at Heart - Collective Joy -  Listen Up - Powered by Positivity

SOT’s core values fuel their shared mission; to improve people’s lives on the South Coast everyday through holistic, evidence-based therapies delivered with understanding, and a smile.

With the need for Allied Health support in the Shoalhaven currently out waying the services available, not only are Nathan and Claire consciously investing and growing their team’s capability and size, but being true to the regional way, they have taken a collaborative approach with other local professionals to ensure the community is cared for;

Career value

Above award wages

Bonus system (Occupational Therapists)

Team bonus for social activities


Rated in top 5 places to work (STAR workplace assessment result 2024)

Flexible work arrangements

Employee Assistance Program

Options for working from home for admin days


Professional development allowance (Occupational Therapists)

Inhouse training program

Structured supervision and mentoring for all team members

Internal career advancement

Leadership development program

Student mentoring


Work Environment

Flat and responsive management structure

Diverse scope of practice

Long + short -term care case management

Balanced and tailored case load

Interprofessional collaboration

Therapy dog (in training)

Recently renovated clinic in Nowra CBD

Support from Allied Health Assistants with reporting and administration.

Strong clinical governance



Warm + welcoming

Collaborative + supportive

Team all the way

Team social days

Team wellbeing – yoga and team walks

Charitable/community engagement opportunities



“I get to enjoy a real variety at work, I could be helping an 8-year-old with their handwriting skills in the morning and an 80-year-old with their powered wheelchair in the afternoon.”

Jill Scott
Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy | Graduate Occupational Therapist

“I really enjoy making a difference for people and finding creative ways of helping them that resonates with them whether that’s through games like Minecraft or participating in bike riding or sense rugby.”

Hayden Windell
Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy | Allied Health Assistant

In some areas of health, the interventions are fairly standard, in OT there are a lot of possible solutions, but you get to look at the options on a human level and find out what is actually important to the person.”

Janine Prowse
Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy | Occupational Therapist

“Both Nathan and I come from Government roles where it was difficult to get to kid’s assemblies, gain reward for effort, or enjoy variety in a role. We wanted to create something different with flexibility, fun and plenty of support.”

Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy | Principal Occupational Therapist


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  • Administration/Reception
  • Allied Health Assistants
  • Graduate Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Principal Occupational Therapist
  • Business Manager



The Holt Centre,

Nowra, NSW

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