The Benevolent Society

Our Organisation 

The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; children, young people, and their families; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way.   

As part of The Benevolent Society’s vision, we are strongly committed to reconciliation with our First Nations people of Australia. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting the economic, political, and social inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  

Your New Role 

We offer our services to a diverse range of clients from adults to children with physical or intellectual disabilities, working flexibly either in their homes, community settings or from our office space.

Our Occupational Therapists provide comprehensive functional assessments, establish goals for each client and assist each client achieve these through therapy services, planning home modifications and prescription of assistive technology.

As an Newly Occupational Therapist, you will be supported in:

  • Conduct assessments and collaborate with Practitioners and clients to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and review of the client plan, as appropriate to their circumstances
  • Conduct home visits and visits to the community as required
  • Coordinate the delivery of occupational therapy services to asses, diagnose and treat children and adults with development challenges
  • Assist each client achieve these goals through therapy services, planning home modifications and prescription of assistive technology

Our program consists of:

  • Total remunerations $92,000 (Base + Super) + Salary Packaging + meal & entertainment card
  • Flexible- friendly and hybrid work options
  • Full-time roles in:
    • Sydney and Southern NSW
      • Albury/Wodonga VIC
      • Goulburn
      • Liverpool
      • Wollongong
      • Penrith
    • Northern & Western NSW
      • Armidale
      • Tamworth
      • Inverell
      • Orange
      • Mudgee
      • Port Macquarie
      • Coffs Harbour
      • Broadmeadow
      • East Maitland
    • South Australia
      • Murray Bridge
      • Port Pirie
      • Mount Gambier

To assist in your growth, we will:

  • Facilitate connection between graduates and the rest of the Organisation
  • Provide access to various learning opportunities
  • Set-up one hour of formal supervision each week, providing you with a safe space to seek guidance and support from your seniors
  • Host monthly workshops for you to expand and deepen your knowledge
  • Provide the opportunity to have exposure to practice across other areas of The Benevolent Society

Our Benefits    

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes:

  • Salary Benefits -You can package up to $15,900 pa of your pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!  
  • Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.    
  • Work/Life Balance – Enjoy flexible work arrangements, including hybrid home/office options, and accrue an additional day off each month (a bonus of 12 days per year) as a full-time employee.
  • Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years.     
  • Wellness – Stay fit with a Fitness passport, utilise our Employee Assistance Program, and even purchase additional leave.
  • Professional development – We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth. 
  • Our Reconciliation Commitment – First Nations employees have access to cultural and ceremonial leave, as well as the options to be a voice on our First Nations Staff Reference Group & RAP working group and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, then we want to hear from you. The Benevolent Society recognises and values cultural knowledge and wisdom of the First Nations people, we therefore strongly encourage you to apply. We are strongly committed to being an Employer of Choice, one who offers, provides, and practices cultural safety in our workplace.  

Apply today and embark on an exciting journey with us at The Benevolent Society! Your next fulfilling role awaits.

Have any questions? Contact Faz on 0401 675 408   for a friendly conversation!


The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.