Vacancies

Health Policy and Advocacy Professional – Credentialing Council 

The Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) seeks expressions of interest for an independent professional with health policy and advocacy expertise to serve on the Credentialing Council.

The AHTA is Australia's peak body for hand therapy. It sets practice standards and credentials for qualified occupational therapists and physiotherapists in hand and upper limb rehabilitation.

The purpose of the Council is to support the highest level of clinical competence in hand therapy practice to advance patient outcomes through a formal credentialing process. It aims:

  • To recognise and award a credential to occupational therapists and physiotherapists assessed at a post-graduate level of advanced professional knowledge, skills, and competence.
  • To advance and refine the accreditation of practitioners to meet the evolving needs of members, employers, and the industry.
  • To serve the public and hand therapy community by maintaining high standards in hand therapy practice.

The Council comprises up to nine members, two non-members of the association with expertise in other sectors.

This role requires attendance at six online meetings per year. Meetings are approximately two hours in duration.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for further information.  

Please send a cover letter indicating why the role is of interest and what you can bring to the role, with your CV, to the CEO by email at ceo@ahta.com.au by COB Wednesday, 27 March 2024. 

Occupational Therapist – Academic – Credentialing Council 

The Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) is seeking expressions of interest for an Occupational Therapist with academic experience and expertise to serve on the Credentialing Council.

The AHTA is Australia's peak body for hand therapy. It sets practice standards and credentials for qualified occupational therapists and physiotherapists in hand and upper limb rehabilitation.

The purpose of the Council is to support the highest level of clinical competence in hand therapy practice to advance patient outcomes through a formal credentialing process. It aims:

  • To recognise and award a credential to occupational therapists and physiotherapists assessed at a post-graduate level of advanced professional knowledge, skills, and competence.
  • To advance and refine the accreditation of practitioners to meet the evolving needs of members, employers, and the industry.
  • To serve the public and hand therapy community by maintaining high standards in hand therapy practice.

The Council comprises up to nine members, including two academic positions filled by one occupational therapist and one physiotherapist.

This role requires attendance at six online meetings per year. Meetings are approximately two hours in duration.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for further information.  

Please send a cover letter indicating why the role is of interest and what you can bring to the role, with your CV, to the CEO by email at ceo@ahta.com.au by COB Wednesday, 27 March 2024.