Therapy Assistant


Therapy Assistant South Location

Part time fixed term contract 22.5 hours per week (0.6 FTE) (with opportunity of extension or permanency)

$56,504 to $57,792 per annum + super + salary packaging


About the role

Therapy Assistants deliver therapy programs with customers (individuals and groups) in a variety of environments including customers’ homes, community and educational settings, swimming pools and Ability Centre’s onsite hydrotherapy pool under the supervision of a therapist.

As a key member of the team you will be passionate about providing support to both customers and their families and other therapy staff congruent to National Disability Standards and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Our therapy services are based around a person/family-centred philosophy, in which all team members collaborate to work towards the goals identified by our customers and their families. You will actively model and support person/family-centred practices,.


Skills and experience required

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to relate to customers and their families
  • A passion for working with people with disabilities and respect for diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion
  • Current driver’s license
  • Current Basic First Aid certificate
  • Demonstrated time management through proper planning and organisation
  • Ability to travel within the Perth Metropolitan area as required
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • National Police Clearance no older than 6 months, and
  • Completion of the NDIS Workers Orientation Module

What we offer

  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 for general living expenses and an additional $2,650 for entertainment benefits per annum
  • Paid Parental Leave plus return from Parental Leave incentives
  • Ability to purchase additional leave
  • Study Leave of 3.5 days per annum, increasing to 5 days per annum after 5 years continuous service
  • Ongoing professional development and in-house training
  • Generous Long Service Leave, 13 weeks after 7 years continuous service
  • 12.5 days Personal/Carers Leave per annum
  • Compassionate Leave, Blood Donor Leave and Grandparent Leave
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program
  • Additional superannuation contributions after 10 years continuous service
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

About Ability Centre

Ability Centre is a not-for-profit disability service provider that has been supporting Western Australian families for nearly 70 years. Our purpose is to empower people to realise their abilities. We currently operate across the Perth metropolitan area providing our customers and their families the services and supports they need. Our services include therapy, equipment, accommodation, community support and participation, respite, disability employment and supported employment. These services can be provided from early infancy through to adulthood. Our industry is in a period of transformation and change, with the roll-out of the NDIS across Western Australia. This is an exciting time to be part of Ability Centre as we innovate, change and adapt our services to meet the changing needs of our customers.

Who to contact about the position

Cory Gersch, Human Resource Officer on 9267 8327


Application Instructions


1. Your 1 to 2 page cover letter outlining your skills, strengths and relevant experience; and

2. Your current resume.

Applications close 16 November 2020

‘We reserve the right to extend or withdraw this advertisement prior to the closing date’

Ability Centre is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Reference No: VAC0288