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Chief Occupational Therapist | Royal Melbourne Hospital

Summary

  • Our service is driven by a well-developed vision for providing best practice, recovery-focussed and person-centred care for people with mental health conditions and their families
  • Our clinicians, operational and clinical leaders are passionate about their work, and well supported by an embedded professional development program, with multiple learning modalities.
  • A supportive and friendly team environment.
  • Based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in leafy Parkville precinct with access to other major health facilities, Melbourne University and Melbourne CBD.

Life with Us

  • Our service is driven by a well-developed vision for providing best practice, recovery-focussed and person-centred care for people with mental health conditions and their families.
  • Our clinicians, operational and clinical leaders are passionate about their work, and well supported by an embedded professional development program, with multiple learning modalities.
  • A supportive and friendly team environment.
  • Based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in leafy Parkville precinct with access to other major health facilities, Melbourne University and Melbourne CBD.

A Job to Be Proud Of

  • The Chief OT is responsible for the professional leadership of occupational therapists in the service who deliver recovery-focussed, person-centred care to consumers of the service
  • The role builds best practice in the occupational therapy domain, ensuring service users have the opportunity of participating in evidence-based interventions in the areas of activity, participation and vocation
  • The Chief OT will be joining the service at an exciting time of service expansion and development within the Area Mental Health Service following the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Your Contribution

We are seeking an exceptional clinical professional leader, who is passionate about high quality mental health services, with demonstrated experience in best practice implementation and advanced skills in supporting and developing occupational therapists. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate well with colleagues, stakeholders and other professional leaders
  • Ability to deliver against clinical KPI’s.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage deadlines
  • Capacity to think creatively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to prepare reports promptly
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills

Our Commitment to You

  • We are a values based organisation, a career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development
  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary sacrifice
  • Reward & Recognition Programs
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; Staff Gym, staff health service, peer support program and Employee Assistance Programs 
  • Rich opportunities for professional development, training and research

Connect With Us

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au or click ‘Apply Now’.

Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.

Join us to be the first in Care, Research and Learning

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Clinician/Senior Clinician | Forensic Youth Mental Health Service

Summary

Ad reference 53719

  • Opportunity to join Orygen Specialist Mental Health Service Custodial Forensic Youth Mental Health Service (FYMHS) in a Clinician or Senior Clinician role
  • Multidisciplinary position available at either Allied Health Grade 2 (Social Work, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist)/RPN Grade 3 or Allied Health Grade 3/RPN Grade 4
  • Part Time, Fixed Term until June 2021 (0.9 EFT)

Life With Us

  • Orygen is a world leading youth mental health service that is part of North West Mental Health and Melbourne Health.
  • Orygen provides treatment for young people aged 15 - 24 years who live in the west and north western suburbs of Melbourne, which includes early intervention programs for psychosis, severe mood disorders and borderline personality disorder.
  • The Custodial FYMHS team also sees young people presenting with ADHD, ASD, intellectual disability and complex trauma.
  • Our clinical program offers specialist inpatient care, crisis intervention and assessment, individual case management, family therapy and group interventions, intensive outreach services, community consultation, and training.
  • Orygen Specialist Mental Health teams have strong links with research and training organisations including Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. 

A Job to Be Proud Of

  • Be part of a team working with young people with mental health issues in custodial settings, including the Parkville and Malmsbury sites. 
  • Provide high quality care and expertise to achieve the best outcomes for our consumers and their families and carers 
  • Contribute to the development of Forensic Youth Mental Health services at Orygen

Your Contribution

  • Orygen Specialist Mental Health Service is seeking a highly motivated, and clinically skilled clinician to provide clinical services to our Custodial Forensic Youth Mental Health Service.
  • Experience in the provision of mental health care, particularly in youth mental health (length of experience as per position description).
  • Strong communication and clinical liaison skills
  • Proven capacity to liaise with and build positive relationships with service providers
  • Proven capacity to provide clinical services including in mental health care settings
  • Membership of your appropriate professional organisation

Our Commitment to You

  • A career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • Rich opportunities for professional development, training, and engagement with research
  • NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development
  • We are a values based organisation
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including staff gym, staff health service, peer support program, and Employee Assistance Program

Connect With Us

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au or click 'Apply Now'

Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion. 

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check.  Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Community Mental Health Clinician | Royal Melbourne Hospital

Summary

Ad reference 53542

  • Community Mental Health Clinician -RPN3
  • Inner West Area Mental Health Service - Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Full Time – Fixed Term Position for 12 weeks
  • Adult Mental Health Community Team 1 (RMH)

We are looking for a compassionate and dedicated Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join our homeless team as a Mental Health Clinician.  This initiative will work collaboratively with homelessness organisations to support vulnerable individuals residing in temporary hotel accommodation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This position is full time 1.0 EFT, fixed term.

Life with Us

IWAMHS and Community team 1:

  • A caring, cohesive and dynamic multi-disciplinary team that values the contributions of all of our team members in the recovery of our consumers with challenging and complex mental health presentations as well as to the leadership of our team. 
  • Community Team 1 holds the Homeless portfolio which extends to and includes the Homeless Response Portfolio (MHaP) which relies on strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders. 
  • The Inner West Area Mental Health Service is a vibrant dynamic work environment.
  • We are a passionate group of people who love to work hard offering evidenced based services.
  • We are located at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and provide an assertive community treatment model of care to our consumers who are based in Melbourne’s CBD and surrounds.
  • We specialise in supporting consumers living with serious mental illness as well as their carers and significant others.

A Job to Be Proud Of

  • Manage a small caseload of consumers.
  • Provide leadership to the team whilst representing your discipline as a senior clinician and lead relevant portfolios.
  • Operate between the Waratah office (Moonee Ponds) and RMH.
  • Participate in clinical service development activities within the team and encourage and support quality initiatives and research.
  • Provide supervision to staff as well as students within the relevant discipline.
  • Supported by a supervisor, manager and team leader.
  • Be part of a committed, enthusiastic and professional team that strives for the best outcomes for its consumers.
  • Involved in a service located in the heart of Melbourne.

Your Contribution

  • Formal qualifications and registration.
  • You must have at least 3 years’ experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of severe mental illness and psychiatric disability.
  • You have a strong understanding of the legal and ethical principles of the Mental Health Act.
  • You are able to function effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and enjoy working autonomously.
  • You are confident in the provision of support and treatment for people experiencing drug and alcohol related issues and their families.
  • Excellent organisation, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in computer software use and information technology on the Microsoft Windows platform and ability to learn new programs and navigate databases.

Our Commitment to You

  • We are a values-based organisation, a career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement.
  • NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; Staff Gym, staff health service, peer support program and Employee Assistance Programs. 
  • Rich opportunities for professional development, training, research and career progression.
  • We value work life balance.

Connect With Us

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au and if you have any questions or want to know more we would love you to connect with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.

Join us to be the first in Care, Research and Learning 

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Contact:
Alex Smith on 0417 536 251 or Renae McDougall on 0438 599 076

Eating Disorders and Community Key Clinician | NorthWestern Mental Health

Summary

Ad reference 53542

  • Eating Disorders and Community Key Clinician
  • Part Time Fixed Term working 48 hours per fortnight
  • Located at Waratah Clinic, Moonee Ponds

Life with Us

  • Waratah Clinic is set amidst vibrant Moonee Ponds and Puckle Street
  • We are a dynamic passionate multi-disciplinary team
  • We offer evidenced based interventions to consumers and carers with serious mental illness
  • Work with a collaborative team who are passionate and devoted in a supportive environment

A Job to Be Proud Of

  • You will manage a small caseload relative to your EFT
  • We have excellent processes in place to train you in relevant evidenced based practice
  • You will have opportunity to work with families
  • You will be part of your specific discipline group

Your Contribution

  • Qualified RPN4, OT3, SW3 or P3
  • You need to have had at least 5 years’ experience in the field of psychiatry
  • You need to have some experience in eating disorders
  • Well developed communication skills in wriitng and an ability to prepare documentation and communicate effectively with consumers, families, colleagues and service providers

Our Commitment to You

  • We are a values based organisation, a career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development
  • We will provide you with experienced clinical supervision and support you in this challenging role
  • We value and have a comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; Staff Gym, staff health service, peer support program and Employee Assistance Programs 
  • We offer rich opportunities for professional development, training and research on site
  • We are close to public transport – buses, train and tram
  • We support work life balance

Connect With Us

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au or click ‘Apply Now’.

Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.

Join us to be the first in Care, Research and Learning

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Contact:
Trevor Carlisle or Kerryn Devenish on 9377 3400

Occupational Therapist  | Bridge to Best

Summary

Must Love cooking! Join a team that is more that is more than just a workplace. Bridge to Best works alongside clients who have suffered a brain injury to get back to living their best life. We get a kick out of working in the kitchen with our clients. We are looking for an exceptional OT to join us. Bonus points for a winning personality. We would love to meet you."

About the Company

Bridge to Best was developed with a mission to provide exceptional services to adults who have found themselves in the face of significant barriers and obstacles to their pursuit of living their best life, the things that matter most to them. At Bridge to Best, we aspire to be “that bridge” to “your best”.

About the role

The right candidate will be a fully qualified Occupational Therapist (OT) and will be required to work with people who are experiencing neurological conditions, complex and catastrophic brain injuries. You will be responsible for providing therapeutic and program related treatment services. The role is envisioned as part-time however we would be delighted to consider full time for the right candidate.

Brief description of tasks

  • Conduct in home assessments and therapy.
  • Prepare home / therapy programs and resources, including training of support staff.
  • Equipment prescription.
  • Comprehensive report writing including functional assessments and housing assessments.
  • Maintain excellent documentation in client records according to organisational guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal certification requirements and undertake any required training and development activities in a timely manner.
  • Enthusiastically contribute to quality improvement activities under guidance of the Director.
  • Prioritise workload to ensure completion within set timeframe

Job related requirements

  • Minimum 3+ years clinical experience with experience in a community setting.
  • Experience in assisting patients with acquired brain injury preferred
  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy – with current AHPRA Registration.
  • Current CPR certificate preferred.
  • Up to date vaccinations (Hep B, MMR, Pertussis, Varicella).
  • Undertake/complete minimum CPD points.
  • Driver’s license and access to reliable, insured vehicle
  • Valid police check.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent communication and time management skills.
  • Show genuine empathy and be responsive to our clients, with a range of different needs.
  • Willingness to learn with the ability to enjoy a challenge.
  • Flexible and practical.
  • Problem solving skills and creative thinking.
  • Team player with the ability to also work autonomously.
  • A passion for cooking would be brilliant.

What we offer

  • Above award remuneration
  • Flexible and supportive work environment with opportunities to work from home
  • Family friendly work culture
  • Vehicle allowance
  • Generous CPD support and paid days off to attend
  • Technology support (iPhone, Apple watch, Microsoft Surface Tablet)
  • Enthusiasm to support your interest in cooking (Thermomix)

Send your resume and cover letter to Justin@suncoasthr.com.au or contact Justin @ Suncoast HR Services on 0420 359 341

Occupational Therapist  | Ultimate Health Greystanes

Summary

Occupational Therapy

Ultimate Health Greystanes is an Allied Health Practice (Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Dietetics, Podiatry, and Occupational Therapy) that provides in clinic and mobile services to children and adults. Our mixed caseloads and the multiple settings in which we work ensure that our therapists are constantly provided with opportunities to develop their skills across many areas. In a typical day, you could be working at a school, visiting early intervention clients in their homes, completing assessments in nursing homes or treating various clients in clinic.

About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join the dedicated Occupational Therapy team in Greystanes. The position is 5 days per week (hours on these days are flexible). This is a contractor position.

Your tasks will include

  • Clinical assessments and treatment of physical, developmental and neurological conditions
  • Assessment and prescription of aids and equipment to improve independent living skills e.g. hoists, mobile commode, wheelchairs
  • Capable of a variety therapeutic based approaches (gross motor, fine motor, sensory skills, cognitive skills, attention skills etc.)
  • Focus on building relationships and assisting people day to day with effective communication and service
  • Environmental assessments and home modifications to minimise the risk of falls and improve access
  • Assessment of clients’ mobility and control when moving in their environments

Essential Criteria

  • Qualification in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current drivers licence and own car
  • Certified Practising Membership with AHPRA.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current First Aid Qualifications
  • Current professional indemnity and public liability insurance (or the ability to obtain these before commencing clinical work).
  • Happy, energetic, caring and positive personality
  • Commitment to personal and professional quality improvement
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Highly motivated to achieve positive outcomes for our clients
  • Show initiative
  • Able to work independently
  • Professional & empathetic in your approach

Desirable Criteria

  • Ideally 1+ years of paediatric and adult Occupational Therapy experience.
  • Supervision opportunities for more experienced therapists
  • Have experience working with children and adults with a disability or autism
  • Demonstrated experience with multidisciplinary team working
  • Understanding of the need for evidence-informed, client centred care
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with skills in computer applications
  • Understanding of quality activities, WHS and infection control policies
  • Be willing to undertake a Working With Children Check 
  • Registered with Medicare, Provider no. at commencement

Benefits and Perks

  • Job Security - Well established business with a wealth of experience and knowledge
  • Great Culture - Supportive management + close knit multi-disciplinary team
  • Well Equipped Practice - Heavily invested in best-practice infrastructure and processes
  • Supportive and inclusive team environment
  • Flexible hours to suit your schedule
  • High level of autonomy in the role
  • Mentoring Sessions
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • The ability to foster your areas of interest
  • Variety of clients - ages and disorders
  • Administrative support

Position to start ideally August 2020. Applications close end August 2020 however we will be interviewing throughout until the right applicants have been found.

Please email us your CV and cover letter so we can begin our interview process with you. Email: Ultimatehealth.business@outlook.com or phone Lisa on 0477028501.

Occupational Therapist | Aspect Therapy

Summary

Occupational Therapist - autism specific intervention services - Melbourne, VIC

Aspect Therapy are recruiting for either full time or part time Occupational Therapists to join our team.

If you share our passion for making a difference in the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum - please read on!

  • Full time roles and part time (minimum of 3 days per week) roles available
  • 12 month maximum term contracts
  • Approx. $70k to $105k p.a. FTE salary package range - (inclusive of superannuation and pro rata for part time)
  • Excellent tax effective salary packaging benefits
  • Training or experience in Positive Behaviour Support is preferred but will also be provided
  • Itinerant role servicing the South/East Melbourne LGA's of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Monash, Glen Eira, Bayside, Kingston, Greater Dandenong, Frankston and Casey and the North/West Melbourne LGA's of Moreland, Hume, Darebin, Whittlesea, Moonee valley and Melbourne

Aspect is committed to providing an autism friendly workplace and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce. It is through this commitment that we encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Aspect Therapy

The therapy team includes over 200 allied health therapists and delivers services which are person and family-centred, flexible, responsive and evidence-informed for individuals of all ages on the autism spectrum. This role will see you building and nurturing connections in therapy environments including the community, schools, preschools and early education settings or via face-to-face services or via Tele Therapy. 

About the role

Work within a team of therapists and registered behaviour support practitioners including speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, special educators and social workers. Develop, deliver and evaluate evidence based, individualised services across a range of settings within the specified region. Work with individuals on the autism spectrum through individualised school, home and community based programs. Build capacity of families, care givers and the broader community to develop the strengths of each individual and to promote and encourage engagement within their community. 

What do we offer?

  • A competitive salary package (including attractive and tax effective salary packaging benefits)
  • Excellent internal and external professional development opportunities
  • Comprehensive support and supervision, including PBS support and supervision for registered behaviour support practitioners
  • Connections with highly experienced therapy staff who are part of a larger therapy team
  • Interesting and varied work with a comprehensive structured training induction program to ensure you are best skilled to make a difference in your new role
  • Your Operational Leader and Supervisor will support your individual learning needs
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in autism and Positive Behaviour Support, work with autism and Positive Behaviour experts and access the latest autism research

What you will bring to the role?

  • Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Fully registered with AHPRA
  • Training or experience in Positive Behaviour Support is preferred and alignment to PBS is required
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and empathise with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families and carers
  • Ability to use assessment skills and tailor evidence-base intervention to meet the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families or carers
  • Outstanding organisational, communication, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to coordinate the delivery of a service, including managing enquiries, referrals and intake as well as recording and reporting service information
  • Ability to empower others to implement and maintain strategies
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Superior customer service approach
  • Current valid driver’s licence and use of own vehicle for business purposes
  • Willingness to travel across the listed LGAs
  • Victorian Working With Children Check clearance for paid employment
  • Current first aid, CPR and anaphylaxis certificates (preferred)

You will require a clearance as part of the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) and a National Police Check clearance, Aspect will arrange this. Completion of the mandatory NDIS Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’ is also required. You may be required to provide an International Police Check clearance.

What we offer

A competitive package will be based on relevant qualifications and experience. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free, increasing the value of your take-home pay.

To apply

Please attach your resume, cover letter and complete the candidate questionnaire via the following link as part of Aspect's recruitment process: https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ni/ASPECT1140

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries should be directed to: Marlene Daniher, Operational Leader on 0419 168 690.

 Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.  

Occupational Therapist | Cobaw Community Health

Summary

  • Ongoing
  • 1 EFT (flexible for part time Job share)
  • Kyneton Location

We are seeking to employ an Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic Adult Primary Health Team. Cobaw is one hour from Melbourne in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. This position will be based in our brand new purpose built building where you will be providing on site, outreach and telehealth services.

About the Role

In this role you will be responsible for provide occupational therapy assessments, treatments and services across a range of client groups in the Community Aged Care and/or Disability sectors.

The key deliverables of this position are:

  • Deliver a direct therapeutic service to clients within the Macedon Ranges Shire and surrounding areas.
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team and implement an integrated approach for adult services.
  • Liaise with clients, families, referring bodies, suppliers and other stakeholders.
  • Meet organizational and individual service delivery targets.
  • Complete client notes documents that support services and statistical recording as required.
  • Participate in continued service development and team activities as part of the Primary Health Team and Cobaw community.
  • Provide group education sessions as part of the Chronic Disease Management Program as required.
  • Supervise Allied Health Assistants and students.

Instrumental to your success is your:

  • Commitment to providing a high level of care within the community in a regional environment.
  • An understanding of current health policy and funding arrangements for health service delivery in the regional community environment.
  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including computer literacy.
  • Time management, prioritizing and clinical risk management skills.
  • Proactive approach to knowledge development, service development and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Willingness to participate in peer/group supervision with clinical colleagues as well as provide supervision for allied health assistants and students.
  • An understanding of current health policy and funding arrangements for health service delivery in the regional community environment.

How to Apply:
Please download the position description and view instructions on how to apply at our website:  https://www.cobaw.org.au/careers/employment/current-vacancies/

For queries regarding this position, please contact the Practice Lead - Adult Primary Health (Virginia Hanstein-Pearce) on (03) 5421 1666

Applications Close: 12 noon, Friday 21 August 2020

About Cobaw Community Health
Cobaw Community Health Services Ltd (Cobaw) provides a diverse range of health, wellbeing and community services across the Macedon Ranges Shire. To achieve our vision of a healthy resilient community, we are committed to the principles of collaborative partnerships, health promotion, community engagement, social justice and advocacy.

Occupational Therapist | Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

Summary

  • Vacancies: 2
  • Location –Brisbane North & Hervey Bay
  • Salary Range - $60,000 - $69,999
  • Classification – North Brisbane - Fixed Term, Full Time - 6 Month Contract - Hervey Bay – Ongoing, Full Time

About Us?

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) leads the development, planning and deliver of comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in South East Queensland.

Regional Services is our Allied Health team who are dedicated to managing the physical and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across South East Queensland. We offer several services within the IUIH network to Our Community including the Work it Out program, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, Dietetics, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Transitional Services and much more.

About the Role?

An opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join the IUIH high performing team. Within this role, you will be providing individualized and/ or group programs designed to support individual through developmental programs and OT interventions as needed

  • Demonstrated skill in working in a primary care setting with the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with a sound understanding of your role in the cycle of care for a client
  • Strong knowledge and experience of health related issues affecting the indigenous communities with a strong commitment to improving health outcomes
  • Commitment to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
  • Liaising with external providers and Queensland Health regarding services available and referral pathways

About You?

Essentials:

  • Open to experienced Occupational therapist and recent graduates
  • Willingness to travel across the Brisbane region
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and self-starter capabilities
  • Current C Class Driver’s Licence (QLD)
  • Relevant degree in Occupational Therapy
  • APHRA Registration
  • Current First Aid and CPR

Desirable, but not mandatory:

  • Previous experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and /or communities

What Can we Offer?

As an employer, IUIH values the contributions of all staff and is committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all staff feel safe, accepted, included and welcomed.

Our Employees enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • We support work-life balance by offering flexible working arrangements including Part-time hours, notable start and finishing times, opportunity to change hours if your circumstances change
  • An organisation that supports growing our own and provides career development opportunities

Please submit your applications to Employment@iuih.org.au

Occupational Therapist | OneLife NQ

Summary

Are you looking for a sea change? Come to Mackay - the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and be part of our Occupational Therapy team who provide varied supports to participants involved with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland (NIISQ).

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our growing team in Mackay.  As an OT with OneLife NQ, you will be working with our NDIS or NIISQ clients to learn how they wish to live their lives and support them to do this as independently as possible.

This may involve assessing and making recommendations  to adapt their home environment to make it more accessible (e.g major bathroom or kitchen adaptations) or it may involve smaller changes such as grab rails and recommendations for specialist equipment (e.g wheelchairs, bedding, hoists, slings). Additionally, you may be involved in doing direct therapy and rehabilitation with your clients.

Your role will also include the provisions of training to the client, their family and their support team in the proper use and maintenance of this equipment and also supporting them to follow home programs as required.

Our team recognise the importance of person-centred care and believe that our clients are the experts in their own lives.

For the successful candidate, we maybe able to assist with a short term/subsidised accommodation option until Christmas if required in our self-contained unit. This is a private upstairs unit at our specialist respite house, Myrtle’s Place.

Options for both full time and part time roles available with negotiated hours to suit that work life balance.

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Occupational Therapy
  • Full Registration with AHRPA
  • Positive Working with Children (blue card) and Working with people with a disability (yellow card) criminal history checks
  • 1st aid and CPR certificates

Desirable

  • Knowledge and/or experience in working with clients with a spinal cord injury very advantageous.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in scripting specialised equipment
  • The ability to work independently and manage your own caseload
  • Knowledge in working within the NDIS system and frameworks

Please contact the People and Culture Manager today with your resume and cover letter to contact@onelifenq.org.au

Or via our Seek Ad: https://www.seek.com.au/job/50207063?type=standout#searchRequestToken=dc6699ce-908a-4e88-a44b-a6a8e4137bf7

We would love for you to be part of our team!

Closing date: open until the right candidate is found!

Occupational Therapist | Positive Step

Summary

Due to ongoing growth, we are looking for an experienced occupational therapist to join our mobile team in the area of home visiting and community rehabilitation.

Established in 2010, Positive Step is dedicated and passionate about providing comprehensive services to enable people to reach their potential and return to the activities they love. Positive Step only employ experienced occupational therapists and our vision is to provide exceptional, tailored interventions to our clients. Our mission is to build a team who can educate, support and empower our clients.

We are looking for someone pretty amazing….someone who is hard working, friendly and a delight to be around.

This position would be a great match for you if:

  • You are looking for a career in community rehabilitation that will allow you to grow for the long term.
  • You have 5 years minimum clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist (ABI/ SCI/ NDIS/ Aged Care Home Visiting preferred).
  • You are able to follow processes and work autonomously but are always ready to admit when you need help or further direction.
  • You don’t mind rolling up your sleeves and doing a bit of hard work.
  • You love efficiency and have the initiative to get things done when you see they are needed. 
  • You are thorough and avoid cutting corners.
  • You value yourself as a person. You are humble and kind and honesty is important to you.
  • You are a great communicator.
  • You strive for the best outcomes for your clients and are prepared to go above and beyond for them.

We are looking for a therapist who has home visiting, NDIS and rehabilitation experience already.  We want someone with excellent clinical skills and the ability to assess and treat a variety of conditions with adults of all ages.

We are looking for someone to mentor and train who also wants to grow.  We 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.

We will consider full time or part time applicants.  If you are looking to return to work after having children and school hours suits you better please still apply as we are happy to be flexible.

Perks of the job include;

  • Work for a friendly, dynamic and respected Occupational Therapy provider.
  • Flexibility with start/ finish times and working days to suit your lifestyle.
  • Support and mentoring from our experienced team – whenever you need it.
  • Regular internal in-service and mentoring for clinical skill development.
  • An annual training allowance for professional development.
  • A caseload that brings great diversity and learning opportunities.  No two working days are ever the same.
  • The opportunity to be part of something special – making a positive difference in people’s lives and helping our team and small business grow.

If you think you might be the person we are looking for, please email kate.hatley@positivestep.com.au with:

  1. Your resume
  2. A letter indicating why you would like this job and why you think you are suited to it.
Occupational Therapist | Tasmanian Health Service

Phone: 03 6493 6188
Email: lucie.bramich@ths.tas.gov.au 
Url: www.jobs.tas.gov.au

Summary

Occupational Therapist (North West Regional Hospital, Burnie)

The Occupational Therapy Service is seeking suitably qualified applicants to join our dedicated team of professionals in the Tasmanian Health Service.

Come work in a dynamic, fast paced, well equipped department. You will be part of a well-supported team that cares for all patients in the beautiful rural setting of the North West. A broad range of opportunities are available to expand your skills & knowledge across multiple service delivery areas. We offer rotations through acute, community, rehabilitation, out-patients, and paediatric services.

  • Full time opportunity
  • Work life balance – day work position
  • Inclusive, friendly team
  • Supportive of professional growth

The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community.  We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day work working 76 hours per fortnight to commence 10 August 2020. Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant. 

Duties

To assess, plan and carry out therapy programs in accordance with organisational policies and professional code of conduct, for clients referred to the Occupational Therapy Service. Rotation across all clinical caseloads in the area will be required including medical, surgical, rehabilitation and orthopaedic inpatients, orthopaedic outpatients, community clients and paediatrics.

Assist Senior Occupational Therapists in ensuring that best practice standards are provided to clients of the Occupational Therapy Service at the THS–North West, including actively promoting the role of Occupational Therapy and participation in the education of service users. 

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please visit www.jobs.tas.gov.au and search 502038.

For more information
Lucie Bramich
Acting Manager, Occupational Therapy Services
Email: lucie.bramich@ths.tas.gov.au 
Phone: 03 6493 6188

Vacancy Number: 502038

Better health and quality of life around Tasmania. Visit us at www.ths.tas.gov.au 

Occupational Therapist | Townsville University Hospital

Summary

Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit – Townsville University Hospital

$33.23 to $48.84 per hour

The Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit is currently seeking an Occupational Therapist to join their team on a temporary part-time basis, 40 hours per fortnight.

The opportunity

To provide Occupational Therapy services in the hospital setting to people experiencing acute psychiatric mental health symptoms, in accordance with professional standards and legislation consistent with the 10-year Mental Health Strategy for Queensland and the National Standards for Mental Health Services. To work collaboratively with consumers, carers, and multidisciplinary professionals providing clinical services and a therapeutic environment conducive to their dignity and wellbeing. To deliver mental health occupational therapy specific assessment, treatment and interventions as part of the multidisciplinary team, on an individual and group basis, for consumers of the Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit.

Role requirements

  • The successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration with the Occupational Therapist Board Australia (AHPRA) is required.

Living in Townsville

Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (over 320 days/year). Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic. Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

Enquiries: Kate Wolff (07) 4433 5495

Job Ad Reference: TV348071

Application Details: https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-TV348071

Closing Date: Sunday 09 August 2020

Occupational Therapist | Vivir Healthcare
              

Summary

Contract hours available, Suitable for someone looking for work flexibility/ means of extra income/ more hours to build up their caseloads.

  • Immediate Start Available, contracts across all major cities and locations in Australia
  • Excellent Pay Rate + Paid Travel
  • Flexible working conditions - Pick your own hours and locations you wish you work

About Vivir Healthcare

Vivir is one of Australia’s leading healthcare providers in the aged care sector and the wider community. We make a difference to over 20,000 lives every week by providing staffing solutions in residential aged care facilities, as well as in the homes of elderly people and retirement villages.

Our team has been working to improve the lives of elderly Australians for over 20 years, blending expert aged care services with a genuine commitment to high-quality care.

The Role

  • The role covers a mixed caseload with the requirement for Community-based home and Aged care facility visits making up the majority of the work.

Job Description

  • Demonstrate advocacy of Vivir Core Values.
  • Assessment of physical, communication, psycho-social and cognitive skills of clients with a wide range of disability and impairments.
  • Assessment and prescription of assistive technical devices and equipment appropriate to the needs and goals of the clients.
  • Assessment of mobility and function and a prescription for the provision of appropriate mobility and functional equipment.
  • Assess and provide appropriate home modification recommendations aligned with Australian Standards to improve client safety and independence.
  • Development of individual, evidence-based treatment plans and goals to address any deficits identified in these areas ensuring best practice and the client's individual person-centred plan.
  • Communicate assessed needs clearly and precisely to the client and ensure funding organisation within appropriate time frames.
  • Liaise with families, specialist services and other stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Regularly review client treatment plans and goals.
  • Develop and implement programs, strategies and materials to enable clients to achieve their health and lifestyle goals as set by their individual person-centred.

What We Offer

  • Excellent hourly rates.
  • Immediate Start
  • Paid KMs for work in the Community.
  • Great variety of work across Homecare and residential aged care facilities.
  • Friendly, fun and supportive team environment.

To be Considered

  • Occupational Therapy Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent as approved by AHPRA – Full Registration
  • Registration with Australian Occupational Therapy Association Australia (OTA) is highly desirable
  • 2020 Flu Vac certificate.
  • Certificate of currency for Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • A current driver’s licence and access to a reliable, registered and insured vehicle
  • Current AUS Police Check.
  • Australian Business Number (ABN).

For more information, please send a CV through to Johnnyl@vivir.com.au or call 0434 090 712.

Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist | Medibank HealthStrong

Summary

The Opportunity Broaden your career horizons by choosing HealthStrong as your partner for clinical opportunities in aged care. Taking this step will allow you to experience a different clinical environment, outside of the hospital and private practice settings. This is a challenging and rewarding career choice for any clinician, regardless of background and level of experience. No matter where you are in your career, HealthStrong is here to support you each step of the way.

We are currently on the lookout for an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join our Brisbane team. We have opportunities in a number of aged care facilities including positions based at Greenbank, Bulimba, The Gap and Chapel Hill. Your role will focus on reducing pain and maximising the mobility and independence of your patients’ daily lives by:

  • conducting comprehensive patient assessments
  • developing innovative treatment plans
  • providing rehabilitation and falls prevention initiatives to residents
  • implementing & managing pain management clinics

About You

An experienced clinician, you love to make a difference in the lives of elderly Australians by providing pain management and working with them to improve their mobility. With the ability to work autonomously, you also thrive building relationships and enjoy contributing professionally to a multidisciplinary environment. You will also have a relevant tertiary degree and full registration with AHPRA.

What We Offer

As an employee you’re entitled to an array of both HealthStrong and Medibank benefits, including:

  • Excellent remuneration based on experience
  • Regional allowances totalling $10,000 for some locations and relocation assistance where applicable.
  • $1000 CPD annual allowance.
  • Private Health Insurance subsidy and discounts on Travel, Life and Pet Insurances
  • 14-weeks paid parental leave for all eligible employees, regardless of whether you are the primary or secondary carer – in fact, we’re the proud winners of the number one workplace for dads.
  • One day of paid community leave per year
  • Flexible part time, flexible hours and job share opportunities available.
  • Sponsorship opportunities for overseas trained clinicians.

Interested in other opportunities or want to find out more visit HealthStrong Careers

HealthStrong - our Allied Health service

HealthStrong delivers allied health services into aged care, corporate wellness centres and private homes. HealthStrong operates throughout Australia, so you’re in control of where your career takes you.

A career with us

With flexible working options, our people have choice in how and where they work. We’re also committed to supporting better accessibility for our customers and our people. If we call you to discuss this role, you’ll also get the opportunity to chat about any adjustments.

To start small and impact bigger.

Job Segment: Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Therapy, Healthcare, Part Time, Full Time

To apply, click on the link above

Occupational Therapists | Frontline Health

Summary

Our clients have a strong history and high competency levels in providing and delivering exceptional quality Occupational Therapy services to the community. They are now looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to expand their teams. Multiple opportunities exist across the Northern, Eastern, South Eastern and Western suburbs of Melbourne. These roles cover a range of areas from Early Childhood Development & Autism through to Community Health.

We are currently looking for qualified Occupational Therapists for numerous roles throughout Melbourne. Widely varied in nature, setting and skill base requirements they cover a multitude of areas and all applicants from the newly graduated to highly experienced clinicians are welcome to apply. 

Required Skills & experience

  • Registered Occupational Therapists with current full AHPRA registration
  • Experienced in the areas such as disability, early childhood development, autism, injury prevention.
  • Strong client assessment, clinical reasoning  and client intervention skills
  • Mixed caseload including acute, community services & subacute
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & non verbal)
  • Solid report writing skills
  • Exceptional time management

What's in it for you?

  • Supportive working environment in all areas of Melbourne
  • Autonomy in your role
  • Great team culture + support structure in place
  • Competitive salary with additional benefits
  • Opportunity to make a positive difference
  • Supportive manager and team

Apply

To find out more about these opportunities or for further enquiries please contact James Haru on 0421 553 300. Alternatively you can send a cover letter and an up to date copy of your CV to melbournehealth@frontlinehealth.com.au

Frontline Health Melbourne - Level 6/276 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Closing date – COB Friday 14 August 2020

Occupational Therapy Manager | Swan Hill District Health

Summary

Clinical and Management Role

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Occupational Therapist to lead our caring Occupational Therapy team as manager. Our department consists of 9 occupational therapists and 2 allied health assistants.

The Occupational Therapy Manager has responsibility for the provision of the occupational therapy service to clients of Swan Hill District Health across the continuum of care. A clinical caseload is maintained and the Occupational Therapy Manager leads the team with an emphasis on best practice, quality improvement and supporting the development of the service and staff.

Our integrated health service provides Occupational Therapy to clients of all ages across all sectors of the Health Service. This includes:

  • Inpatients; Acute ward and Subacute ward (GEM, rehabilitation, transition care), and Outpatients
  • Community clients funded through Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC), Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP), Community Health, Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP), Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), Home Care Packages (HCP) and National Disability Insurance Program (NDIS)
  • Residential Aged Care Clients.

 

The Occupational Therapy Manager is supported by and contributes to an expanding Primary Care Division including Health Promotion, Counselling, Dental, Community Rehabilitation, Aboriginal Hospital Liaison and Allied Health Departments.

The role is suitable for someone experienced in management or looking to extend their skills into management for the first time. It offers the satisfaction of providing clinical care and leadership, including progressing and developing current services, completing quality improvement and supporting the learning needs of Occupational Therapy Staff across a generalised, varied caseload.

For more information and application details go to https://www.shdh.org.au/employment/vacancies/ or contact Paul Smith, Director – Primary Care Services.

E: psmith@shdh.org.au or Ph: (03) 5033 9249.

Applications including the names of three referees should be forwarded to: Mr. Steven Wainwright, Human Resources Manager, Swan Hill District Health, PO Box 483, Swan Hill 3585, Victoria or email: Employment@shdh.org.au

Applications will only be accepted if they address the Key Selection Criteria and include an APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT FORM. Email applications are preferred.

Closing date: 14th July

Paediatric Health Professional | Nexus Primary Health

Phone: 1300 77 33 52
Url: http://nph.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies

Summary

Paediatric Health Professional multiple opportunities:

  • 2 x Occupational Therapist - Grade1/2, full-time positions
  • 1 x Speech Pathologist Grade 1, full-time position
  • 1 x Physiotherapist Grade 2, part-time (0.4 EFT) position

Due to a growing demand for our services, we are currently recruiting for several permanent positions to work with our busy and expanding Children's Allied Health Team.

On offer are competitive salaries, generous salary packaging, superannuation and professional development in a cohesive team environment.

Situated in the outer and rural north of Melbourne, you will operate out of our Wallan, Broadford and Seymour sites. Outreach and Telehealth services are also provided across two rural local government areas, with a car available for all home visits. For a period of time, you are also likely to be working from home in consultation with your team leader.

Let's talk about us

Nexus Primary Health has a 40-year history of being the "go to" organisation for primary health information and person-centred services in the region just north of Melbourne. We are passionate about supporting people to participate fully within their community through the provision of appropriate, wide-ranging support services.

We provide a supportive, friendly workplace with staff who are committed and passionate about the Nexus Values of Innovation, Integrity, Diversity, Empowerment, Accountability and Respect.

Let's talk about the roles

These positions will join the current team of OTs, Speech Pathologists, Dietitian and Paediatrician to perform a diverse and flexible role in the provision of therapy services to paediatric clients and their families. An interest in working with children with disabilities and developmental delay is essential. Experience with NDIS services would be an advantage. We are seeking applicants who also have flexibility to work some late afternoon/early evenings and/or Saturday mornings to accommodate school-aged children. Additional payments will apply in these situations.

Let's talk about your background

You have formal relevant tertiary qualifications, are registered with AHPRA (where required) and hold an employee Working with Children Check.

You have a genuine commitment to the Nexus values and standard of care and have a client-centred, strengths-based approach to empowering clients and their families.

For the Grade 2 positions, you will have a minimum of 2 years' experience working in paediatrics.

How to apply

We want to get to know you better, so please include a resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria contained within the Position Description in your application. Note: The Position Description is a combined one with all disciplines, so please scroll down to the relevant Position Description for your information.

Enquiries can be made to Ashlee Higgins or Michelle Taylor on 1300 77 33 52.

To apply for this job go to: http://nph.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies & enter ref code: 5118950.

Nexus is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All successful applicants will undergo rigorous compliance screening prior to their appointment.

Applications close at 10pm on 20 August 2020

Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist | Medibank HealthStrong

Summary

Broaden your career horizons by choosing HealthStrong as your partner for clinical opportunities in aged care. Taking this step will allow you to experience a different clinical environment, outside of the hospital and private practice settings. This is a challenging and rewarding career choice for any clinician, regardless of background and level of experience. No matter where you are in your career, HealthStrong is here to support you each step of the way.

We are currently on the lookout for a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist to join our team on the Gold Coast, as a mobile practitioner across our 7 aged care sites. Your role will focus on reducing pain and maximising the mobility and independence of your patients’ daily lives by: 

  • conducting comprehensive patient assessments 
  • developing innovative treatment plans 
  • providing rehabilitation and falls prevention initiatives to residents 
  • implementing & managing pain management clinics 

About You 

An experienced clinician, you love to make a difference in the lives of elderly Australians by providing pain management and working with them to improve their mobility. With the ability to work autonomously, you also thrive building relationships and enjoy contributing professionally to a multidisciplinary environment. You will also have a relevant tertiary degree and full registration with AHPRA.  

What We Offer 

As an employee you’re entitled to an array of both HealthStrong and Medibank benefits, including: 

  • Excellent remuneration based on experience
  • $1000 CPD annual allowance. 
  • Private Health Insurance subsidy and discounts on Travel, Life and Pet Insurances 
  • 14-weeks paid parental leave for all eligible employees, regardless of whether you are the primary or secondary carer – in fact, we’re the proud winners of the number one workplace for dads.  
  • One day of paid community leave per year 
  • Flexible part time, flexible hours and job share opportunities available. 
  • Sponsorship opportunities for overseas trained clinicians. 

Interested in other opportunities or want to find out more visit HealthStrong Careers 

HealthStrong - our Allied Health service

HealthStrong delivers allied health services into aged care, corporate wellness centres and private homes. HealthStrong operates throughout Australia, so you’re in control of where your career takes you.

A career with us

With flexible working options, our people have choice in how and where they work. We’re also committed to supporting better accessibility for our customers and our people. If we call you to discuss this role, you’ll also get the opportunity to chat about any adjustments.

To start small and impact bigger.

Job Segment: Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Therapy, Healthcare, Part Time, Full Time

To apply, click on the link above

Professional Practice Advisor - Learning and Development (Occupational Therapist) | Occupational Therapy Australia

Phone: 1300 682 878
Email: carol.jewell@otaus.com.au

Summary

  • Are you looking for a unique challenge to develop your clinical education skills?
  • Are you looking to support the development of your profession?
  • This full-time role can be undertaken from anywhere in Australia.

About Us

Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) is your professional association and it exists to support occupational therapists to support their community. As Australia's professional association for occupational therapy with over 10,000 members across Australia, OTA fosters evidence-based practice, enables lifelong learning and promotes the future of occupational therapy.  We provide a range of services such as professional development, advocacy, practice standards, collegial networking, as well as the provision of quality member services.

OTA has a flexible approach to supporting its employees achieve their outcomes and achieve balance in their life.

OTA is committed to supporting its staff to engage in continuing professional development to support your development in the role and within the organisation.

OTA as an Equal Opportunity Employer is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

About the Role 

This role will work with a great team to develop and manage continuing professional development resources, programs and opportunities that OTA will provide to its members and the profession.

You will be part of a larger team to engage with a wide range of stakeholders to review, develop and implement a contemporary professional development offering that will support the professional practice needs of occupational therapists. 

You will facilitate stakeholder engagement / partnerships and alliances for the development of well-informed, robust, sustainable and innovative professional development activities, resources and programs.

About You

You will be a passionate and energetic registered Occupational Therapists looking to apply your clinical and administrative skills to support occupational therapists to support their community. 

You will have

  • excellent understanding of adult learning principles
  • an understanding of the professional practice and current issues for occupational therapists
  • excellent communication skills
  • experience in leading evidence-based quality improvement and or research projects
  • exceptional teamwork skills

Queries about this role and applications can be directed to Carol Jewell, (carol.jewell@otaus.com.au or 1300 682 878).  Applications must include a response to the Essential and Desirable Criteria outlined in the Position Description and a CV. Applications are open from 5 August to 23 August 2020.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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