Specialist support staff


​​​​​Allied health in schools​​

We employ over 900 allied health professionals who work in state schools. Our health professionals play a critical role in supporting all students to access an equitable education and succeed. You will contribute to creating a more inclusive society that responds to diversity.

We have many opportunities for qualified occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech language pathologists throughout Queensland – new graduates and experienced professionals.

If you are in your final year of study and are thinking about your future employment, please get in touch via as we may have positions that are not advertised – especially if you have an interest in working in regional, rural or remote areas.

Benefits of working with​​ us

In addition to varied, interesting and valued work, we provide a range of benefits.

Comprehensive professional support and ongoing development

Supporting you to develop your skills and knowledge is a priority for us. All our employees are supported to set and achieve their own goals.

You will be able to access:

  • regular, discipline specific, one on one professional supervision
  • peer and group supervision opportunities (discipline specific and multi-disciplinary)
  • professional development during your paid work time
  • financial support to undertake professional development
  • extensive networks of colleagues and professional forums
  • comprehensive induction
  • special interest groups
  • opportunities to undertake projects and develop interests
  • access to professional journals and ebooks through our digital library
  • tools to support you to develop resources.

Flexible work

We offer a range of ways to enable you to have the lifestyle you want. Some of our flexible work arrangements include the options to:

  • work flexible hours – negotiate your start and finish times
  • accrue time off so you can take extra leave (many of our therapists have a week off each school holiday, in addition to the 4 weeks leave provided)
  • part time work or job sharing
  • work from home as possible (some face-to-face services are required)
  • deliver services by telepractice.

Additional leave and entitlements are provided for employees who work in some rural and remote areas.

No KPIs​​

Our therapists work with schools to manage their work holistically, which means you will not have caseload or billable hours targets. You will negotiate your work with schools to determine what work will have the most impact for student outcomes and how you are best placed to achieve this.

The tools you nee​d

There’s no need to go into your own pocket for work expenses. We provide:

  • laptop and mobile phone
  • equipment loan service – giving you access to a huge range of specialised equipment and assistive technologies to trial
  • access to fleet vehicles, travel arrangements and accommodation when required if you need to travel for work
  • a resource grant to purchase consumables and resources needed to deliver your service
  • telepractice tools.

We share our work, which means you can access resources developed by your colleagues to use or adapt. Innovate instead of re-inventing!

Support for your wellbeing

We strive to ensure you feel safe, connected and welcomed. Staff can access a range of supports including our:

  • Employee Assistance Program, which provides confidential counselling services
  • wellbeing strategy and resources that includes personal learning modules.

For more informati​on

For more information, contact us at

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Last updated 10 January 2023