Hand Therapist - Occupational Therapist


We are growing and on the hunt for a very special Hand Therapist to join our team in Ballarat. We are a team dedicated to providing excellent and compassionate therapy services to assist people to recover from injury, manage their condition, reduce pain and symptoms, and return to the activities they love. Our vision is to provide quality compassionate care, education and support for our clients, referrers and community. 


Restore Hand Therapy began in 2018 by Jennifer Kaess working Hand Therapy for 25 years both here in and the USA including 17 yrs in Private Practice. As we continue to grow, we are in need of a wonderful person to join our team as our new hand therapist. We are looking for someone who is hard working, a delight to be around and someone who is friendly and honest. Are you our missing person?


What is involved in this position?

This position involves providing therapy to clients including splinting, casting, exercise for regaining movement and strength, scar care, and wound care. It involves seeing a variety of clients including chronic and acute injuries, as well as post-operative care. Our practice runs full time hand therapy sessions and local GPs rely on us to assist with diagnosis so experience in this area is definitely a plus.  


This position would be a great match for you if:

  • You are looking for a career that allows you to grow for the long term.

  • You don’t mind rolling up your sleeves and doing a bit of hard work.

  • You understand the value of the therapeutic relationship.

  • You love efficiency and have the initiative to get things done when you see they are needed.

  • You are keen to engage in more training as needed, and love our philosophy that as therapists we engage in life-long learning to better ourselves and help our clients.

  • You have the passion for hand therapy that will allow you to push outside your comfort zone in a supported environment to further your skills.

This position is not great for you if:

  • You can’t get through a work day without feeling the need to check your social media followers.

  • You feel like the glass is always half empty.

  • You are not open to personal growth or a bit of a challenge.

  • You are needing a ‘stepping stone’ job till your other dream job comes up.

  • You want ‘a job’ and any one will do!

  • You want to work with a big team.

Who we are seeking

We are looking for a great team player and promise a workplace that will challenge and stretch you, as well as care and support you. We are a determined and driven team but we also know how to have fun.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who is available full time, however, if you are looking to wind down or you can’t quite commit to full time at the moment, please still apply as we are happy to be flexible for the right person.

Perks of the job include:

  • The location is in Ballarat – which is a vibrant and liveable regional city, with affordable housing, top private and public local schools and hospitals, fast rail link to Melbourne (about 1 hour by train)- .

  • The opportunity to be part of something special while helping people who are recovering from illness and injury and helping our team and business grow

  • Being part of a friendly supportive workplace

  • The opportunity to work with a varied caseload

  • Flexibility, education support, positive work culture and opportunity to develop professionally and clinically 

  • The opportunity to work with Accredited Hand Therapists (awarded by the AHTA) who can support you through gaining your AHT if you aren’t already there.

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

If you think you might be the person we are looking for, please email Jen at jennifer@restorehands.com.au and include:

  • Your resume,

  • A one page letter indicating why you would like this job and why you think you are suited to it,

  • Your results from taking the following personality test. Head to www.16personalities.com and follow the prompts to complete the test. Just answer honestly, there are no right or wrong answers!

Your inquiry or application will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Have a question? Feel free to contact us. You may call or email us on 03 5303 0333 or via email to reception@restorehands.com.