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Access Team Clinician I Orygen

Summary

  • Purposeful work and make a real difference
  • Early intervention intake/assessment services to young people, their families/carers and community professional/agencies
  • Role located at our Parkville Hub, Orygen’s demonstration integrated service for young people, families and carers
  • Well supported, including career development in clinical care and research
  • Flexible work/life balance arrangements
  • Generous NFP Salary Packaging increasing net pay

The Opportunity

Orygen is looking for an allied health professional to work within a multi-disciplinary team within our Parkville Hub. The Parkville Hub is Orygen’s demonstration integrated service offering young people, families and carers a range of services across the full continuum of needs, using a stepped care model. 

This pivotal role is an exciting opportunity for career development in clinical care and research within a leading organisation in youth mental health, where you will be well supported clinically and operationally to ensure your career at Orygen is both fulfilling and rewarding without compromising on your life goals.

If you have a passion for the field of youth mental health and want to make a real difference to the lives of young people and their families and carers and share Orygen’s values of respect, accountability, teamwork, excellence and innovation, then we would love you to apply for the Access Team Clinician role!

About Orygen

We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on this outcome. Orygen is leading and redefining what’s possible in global research, policy, education and clinical care. Find out more on our website.

The role and your impact

This is a part time (0.8 FTE), fixed term position available until 30 June 2022, located in Parkville, with opportunity for further employment.

The Access Team Clinician will contribute to developing and providing high quality, early intervention intake/assessment services to young people, their families/carers and community professional/agencies. This position will have a direct role in the engagement, assessment and coordination of care for young people accessing services at Parkville Hub including Parkville Clinic. The role will also assist in the referral of young people to appropriate programs (including research interventions) either within the Parkville Hub or other community agencies.

In addition, the position will participate in community awareness raising activities that promote early help-seeking for mental health and substance use problems in young people. Your role as the Access Team Clinician will aim to improve access to services and continuity of care for young people across four core streams of service: mental health; alcohol and other drugs; primary care; and social recovery/vocational services.

Salary and benefits

Depending on your skills and experience, a salary of $57,265 - $75,148 p.a. (pro-rata) is offered plus superannuation, access to generous NFP salary packaging, flexible work/life balance benefits, well regarded supervision and a supportive team, career growth and development opportunities, purposeful work that makes a real difference to lives of young people and their families and carers and career opportunities within an organisation that is the leader in youth mental health.

What you will bring to the role

To be successful in this role, you will need to have tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline in clinical psychology, social work, occupational therapy, or mental health nursing. The successful candidate must have full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for full registration with AASW.  In addition, you will need:

  • Passion, energy and determination to make a difference to health outcomes for young people.
  • Experience in the provision of mental health care, including experience in exploring young people’s needs, presenting issues and psychosocial factors contributing to mental health difficulties. 
  • Experience understanding risk and crisis intervention, provision of brief interventions and psychoeducation where relevant. 
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to determine and plan for a young person’s recovery and support needs, employing a shared-decision making approach.
  • Demonstrated sound ability to make decisions, problem solve, and risk manage, in relation to young people and families presenting issues, and determining a young people’s suitability for ongoing treatment/support services within the Parkville Hub.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to liaise and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Commitment to supporting clinical research within the service.

To view the FULL selection criteria and learn more about this opportunity, please go to www.orygen.org.au/About/Work-with-Us to view the Position Description or contact Emily McDonald at emily.mcdonald@orygen.org.au for a confidential discussion.

How to apply

Please refer to the position description and submit a cover letter addressing the above key selection criteria and your resume to careers@orygen.org.au, using the subject line ‘Access Team Clinician – Parkville Hub’ followed by your ‘full name’. 

Closing date: Sunday 25 April 2021, 11:55PM AEST

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. Orygen may close the advertisement before the closing date.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our strategic commitment to partner with First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

AccessAbility Advisors I James Cook University

Summary

James Cook University (JCU) is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. We are now seeking suitably experienced and qualified AccessAbility Advisors for the following positions:

  • Full-time; continuing, based at the Bebegu-Yumba campus in Townsville
  • Part-time (70%); fixed term to May 2022, based at the Nguma-bada campus in Cairns

Both positions remunerated at HEWL 8 $93,347 - $107,193 p.a. (pro rata for part time) +17% super.

What you can accomplish in the role

As an experienced professional, you will provide a comprehensive range of services to JCU students with documented disabilities or health conditions. You will also provide high-level advice to staff and students, and liaise with external stakeholders to ensure the needs of the students are accomplished.

What you will bring to the role

A degree qualification in a relevant field, preferably occupational therapy, psychology, social work, rehabilitation or education with registration required with professional background. You will also have experience in assessing, determining, developing and evaluating reasonable adjustment for people with a range of disabilities and health conditions in the context of education and within federal and state legislation.

Why JCU

JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region and the tropics worldwide.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • five weeks annual recreation leave

  • attractive options for salary packaging

  • well-equipped; on-campus facilities including medical, cafes, gym, pool and childcare

  • balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests

How to Apply

If you are a passionate professional looking to contribute to this valuable area of our University, please visit the Careers at JCU website. Positions close 23 April, 2021.

Contact Details:

If you would like to speak to someone directly about this role, please phone Larissa Siliezar on 0435700797.

Clinical Advisor (Occupational Therapist) I AHPRA

Phone: 03 8708 9113
Email: ben.keith@ahpra.gov.au
Url: www.ahpra.gov.au/careers

Summary

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from experienced practitioners from across the Occupational Therapy profession to provide contracting services.

Role duties include: providing clinical input to regulatory operations staff on the management of cases, reviewing briefing information sent to external parties, reviewing responses from practitioners and assisting regulatory operation’s staff to understand and interpret clinical material.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) works in partnership with 15 National Boards to implement the national regulatory scheme for health professionals. The purpose of health practitioner regulation is to protect the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who have the skills, qualifications and knowledge to provide safe care are registered.

The Clinical Advisor will contribute to a risk-based approach to the management of matters by providing regulatory operations staff with clinical input into notification, compliance and registration matters.

In this role you will:

  • Provide accurate and timely clinical input in to the assessment and management of notifications (complaints), compliance and registration matters
  • Assist in the identification of performance-based issues
  • Advise on the application and monitoring of regulatory action imposed on an occupational therapist’s registration
  • Contribute to the delivery of a professional, proactive, accurate, efficient, confidential and customer focused service

As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant tertiary Occupational Therapy qualification.
  • Currently holds general registration without restrictions as a health practitioner in Australia, in the Occupational Therapy profession and has held general registration for a minimum of five years.
  • Demonstrated senior experience in professional practice, including advanced clinical decision making, training and supervision, and management/oversight of health practitioners in a clinical setting.
  • High level organisational skills, including the ability to effectively prioritise and manage tasks and deadlines to deliver quality clinical input in a regulatory environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and resolve issues independently, consistent with organisational objectives and delegations of authority.
  • Well-developed conceptual and analytical skills and a demonstrable ability to identify critical issues and provide high level, authoritative strategic advice.

To submit your interest:

  • Visit www.ahpra.gov.au/careers
  • Please submit your application from a confidential email address where you are prepared to receive all emails regarding the position
  • Your application must include a resume (including referees) and a two-page maximum, cover letter, addressing the Qualifications and Experience detailed in the Scope of Work.
  • Expressions of Interest close: Sunday 9th May 2021
  • For further information or enquiries please contact Dr Ben Keith on 03 8708 9113 or email ben.keith@ahpra.gov.au
Clinical Educator I Orygen

Summary

Clinical Educator – Knowledge Translation

  • Plan, develop and deliver evidence-based workforce development resources and programs to the YMH workforce
  • A great opportunity for tertiary qualified allied health practitioners (clinical psych, SW, OT, mental health nurse) to join a leader in youth mental health
  • Purposeful work and make a real difference
  • Well supported with career development opportunity
  • Flexible work/life balance arrangements
  • Generous NFP Salary Packaging increasing net pay

The Opportunity

The Knowledge Translation division are seeking a Clinical Educator to join their dynamic team of clinicians and academics who contribute their skills and knowledge to the service innovation, workforce development and research translation initiatives of Orygen.

If you have a passion for the field of youth mental health and want to make a real difference to the lives of young people and their families and share Orygen’s values of respect, accountability, teamwork, excellence and innovation, then we would love you to apply for our Clinical Educator role! 

About Orygen

We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on this outcome. Orygen is leading and redefining what’s possible in global research, policy, education and clinical care. Find out more on our website.

The role and your impact

Part time / full time (0.5 – 1.0 FTE) position available until 30 June 2022, with opportunity for further employment.

In collaboration with the Knowledge Translation team and other teams across Orygen, the Clinical Educator’s primary purpose will be to plan, develop and deliver evidence-based workforce development resources and programs to the youth mental health workforce.

The tasks and responsibilities of a Clinical Educator will vary over time depending on the skills, knowledge and experience of the individual Clinical Educator and the range of initiatives and projects in Youth Mental Health currently being undertaken by the division.

Salary and benefits

Depending on your skills and experience, a salary of $95,000 - $110,000 p.a. (pro rata) is offered plus superannuation, access to generous NFP salary packaging, flexible work/life balance benefits, great supportive team, purposeful work that makes a real difference to lives of young people and their families and carers and career opportunities within an organisation that is the leader in youth mental health.

About you

Essential to be successful in this role and to be considered, you will need have tertiary qualifications in clinical psychology, occupational therapy, mental health nursing or social work. In addition, you will bring:

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or equivalent registering authority.
  • A youth-friendly, optimistic and professional approach to work and a passion and commitment to achieving positive change in Youth Mental Health.
  • An advanced level of skill in youth mental health clinical practice, including assessment, case formulation and intervention across a range of diagnostic categories, demonstrated experience at a senior clinician/clinical coordinator or extensive clinical experience within an autonomous role.
  • A robust knowledge of the rationale, current evidence base and treatments for early intervention in youth mental health.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate knowledge transfer and training activities for the youth mental health workforce. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of consultation processes and issues related to provision of consultation to external agencies.
  • Ability to effectively lead, develop, implement and evaluate projects.
  • Experience, interest and knowledge of research and its role in knowledge development and service improvement

To view the FULL selection criteria and learn more about this opportunity, please go to www.orygen.org.au/About/Work-with-Us to view the Position Description or contact Caroline Crlenjak at caroline.crlenjak@orygen.org.au for a confidential discussion.

How to Apply

Please refer to the position description and submit your resume and cover letter to careers@orygen.org.au, using the subject line ‘Clinical Educator’ followed by your ‘full name’. 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 18 April 2021, 11:55 PM AEDT.

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. Orygen may close the advertisement before the closing date.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our strategic commitment to partner with First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

Community Mental Health Clinician I Monash Health

Summary

Full and Part time position vacant in community mental health

  • Pakenham location
  • Monday to Friday 830-5pm
  • free onsite parking

About Community Care Service

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities. Monash Health Mental Health Services provides a range of community, bed-based and specialist services covering the Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash local government areas – a population of nearly one million.

The Casey Area Mental Health Service is led by an innovative and supportive leadership team seeking to provide an innovative and recovery based model of mental health care that will continue to develop with our growing community in the South East growth corridor. Teams are based in both inpatient and community sites offering collaborative care to clients experiencing mental health difficulties within our area. Pakenham Community Mental Health Team provides an effective and comprehensive service to the Monash Adult Mental Health Program. The team work across Monday to Friday 830-5pm.

The team provide comprehensive treatment and support to individuals experiencing complex mental health problems, at all times striving to deliver high quality recovery-focused client care as a multi discipline team. Our aim is to promote self-efficacy and independence, and social inclusion with all the individuals we support.

About the Role

This full and part time position is open to Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational therapist with a working history in Mental Health. It provides an excellent opportunity in Case Management. Drawing on your knowledge in mental health legislation and policy, as well as your Mental Health clinical experience and skills, you will undertake a patient caseload and partake in daily team functions including the intake duty role, multi-agency liaison and crisis management. Your contact with clients will be at our sites, as well as in their own accommodation.

You will possess:

  • Relevant qualifications (aligned to position description)
  • Demonstrated experience
  • Current practicing registration
  • Include any other mandatory/required skills or licences
  • Australian working rights

Benefits, rewards and remuneration:

  • Salary packaging
  • Continuing professional development;
  • Regular discipline specific supervision; and
  • Friendly and supportive culture.

What we offer:

  • Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills and knowledge base
  • Avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills
  • Mentorship and career guidance
  • Support to attend relevant forums and conferences
  • A supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay, access to onsite discounted staff car parking and gym (only where relevant), uniform (only where relevant) and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles. As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • Reference checks;
  • A clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • A current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • Proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made

To view the full position description and to APPLY NOW, click here

Disability Support Officer I Corrections Victoria

Summary

Do you have experience in disability and complex needs?

Be part of our exciting new program to support people in prison with a disability.

  • Join a collaborative multi-disciplinary team.
  • Earn $62,705 to $85,956 + super.
  • Fixed term roles until June 2022.
  • Work in a role with true work-life balance.

The Prisoner Disability Support Initiative (PDSI) is a new service that will better support prisoners with disability and complex needs whilst in prison and with their transition back into the community.

As a Disability Support Officer, you will have a chance to make your mark in establishing this new program across our regional prison facilities.

We currently have opportunities in the following locations:

  • Dhurringile Prison - .5 FTE
  • Beechworth Correctional Centre - .5 FTE
  • Fulham Correctional Centre - .5 FTE
  • Barwon Prison and/or Marngoneet and Karreenga Correctional Centres - .8FTE
  • Loddon Prison Precinct and Tarrengower Prison – 1 FTE

If you want to challenge yourself in a forensic setting and help set the standard for treatment within corrections, we want to hear from you.

A day in the life of a PDSI disability support officer

Building on your experience working with people with disability and complex needs, your role will focus on the assessment of prisoners and development of positive behaviour support plans to assist with their rehabilitation, placement and management in the prison. You will:

  • Identify prisoners who may have a disability
  • Develop, implement, and monitor positive behaviour support plans.
  • Work with and consult to case managers, and other prison staff on the management, treatment, and transition planning for prisoners with disability.
  • Build prison staff’s understanding and capability in working with prisoner’s with disability and complex needs.
  • Support prisoners to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
  • Work with the manager and clinical team to promote the PDIS initiative and consistently improve day-to-day operations.
  • Prepare case notes, reports and collect service data.

Experience working with people with disability is required.  A qualification in social sciences or in a study area related to disability is desired but not mandatory, as well as an understanding of the forensic working environment.

Ongoing support

As part of a brand-new initiative, you’ll receive personalised training and support including:

  • Our specialised induction program will get you up-to-speed and soon adding value across our multi-disciplinary team.
  • We provide supervision to support your professional development and manage workplace demand.

Considering a tree change?

If you're interested in making a lifestyle change near to one of our facilities, talk to us about accessing our relocation allowance.

Eligibility

Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening. You will also need to possess a current Victorian driver’s licence.

About us

Corrections Victoria (CV) is responsible for the direction, management, and operation of Victoria's corrections system, which incorporates prisons and Community Correctional Services (CCS). As a service agency within the Department of Justice & Community Safety, CV develops and implements policies, programs and services that ensure the safe and secure containment of prisoners, and that seek to rehabilitate offenders by addressing the underlying causes of offending behaviour.

Applications close on Sunday 2 May 2021 at 11.59pm AEST

We regularly review applications so don’t hesitate to submit prior to the closing date. Please note: key selection criteria responses are not required.

To find out more about the role, contact Emma Wilson, Recruitment Campaigns Advisor on 0419 379 476 or email Emma.Wilson@justice.vic.gov.au

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles including clinicians. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

Forensic Occupational Therapist I CoWork

Phone: 03 9509 4870
Email: reception@cowork.com.au
Url: www.cowork.com.au

Summary

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist to join our team of committed professionals making a difference in the medicolegal field.

  • flexible hours – choose how often you work and when
  • largely home-based
  • non-exclusive – keep existing clinical commitments
  • generous rates – circa $100 per hour
  • extensive support available

About CoWork

CoWork has a solid client base and an established reputation that spans almost 25 years. We are a small group of professionals working flexible hours in the medicolegal field.

CoWork fills a unique role in the legal system, preparing reports which present workers holistically to the court and suggests new vocational directions for them. When someone reads our reports, they get a sense that they know the worker on some level.

Assessment interviews are undertaken via Zoom or in-person at our Malvern Office.

We have extensive online resources and currently offer training, mentoring and support via Zoom. You will also be offered guidance and high-level administration assistance during the report writing process.

About the Role

Your role is to perform comprehensive vocational assessments using CoWork’s highly developed interview template, either in-person at our Malvern rooms or online. The interviews normally take approximately 2 hours. From the interview and supporting documents, your role is to identify transferable skills and suitable occupations and retraining possibilities for people who find themselves out of work. Considering the worker holistically, you are expected to prepare a vocational and/or an avocational plan and form an expert opinion to assist the court understand future employability from an occupational therapy perspective. 

You may also be asked to complete on-site Task Analyses of jobs in existing businesses.

About You

  • You must have highly developed rapport-building and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • You must be a self-starter with strong analytical, writing and time-management skills.
  • You should have a strong word processing skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • You must be a qualified OT with vocational and/or rehabilitation experience. Experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse is also of interest to us.
  • You may be looking to increase your current work potential whilst working from home for attractive renumeration. 
  • You may live anywhere in Melbourne, but closer to Malvern may be easier post-COVID-19 when face-to-face interviews resume.

Other Requirements

  • Bachelor of Applied Science Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Membership of AAOT
  • Registration with AHPRA as an Occupational Therapist
  • Your own ABN
  • A WorkSafe Provider Number or meet the eligibility requirements to apply for one
  • A reliable computer and internet connection

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to Joanne Bryant, Managing Director, via email at reception@cowork.com.au or our website, www.cowork.com.au.

Medico Legal Senior Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Phone: 0491645475
Email: Dervogel55@gmail.com

Summary

Require medico-legal reports for AAT Appeals Tribunal. NDIS legislative compliance reports for annual NDIS Reviews. Changes of circumstances applications and NDIS therapy reports. Located in Caulfield North, Victoria. Payment via Service agreement (payment after  reports completed).

Subject: *Urgent* Administrative Appeals Tribunal Hearings - Senior Mental Health OT specialist in complex multiple impairments  with extensive expertise sought Melbourne wide - Highly confidential 

We are urgently looking for Medico Legal Senior Mental Health Occupational Therapist specialist in complex multiple impairments  with extensive expertise Melbourne wide to address legislations for  medico legal Administrative Appeals Tribunal National Disability Insurance Agency Medico Legal Reports for the following:

1.Administrative Appeals Tribunal,  National Disability Insurance Agency Medico Legal Report for FA (Functional Assessment),

2.Administrative Appeals Tribunal NDIS Medico Legal Report for AT (Assistive Technology  Assessment), 

3 Administrative Appeals Tribunal NDIS Medico Legal Report for SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) and SIL (Supported Independent Living). 

Senior Mental Health OT specialist in complex multiple impairments  with extensive expertise must    complete  Administrative Appeals Tribunal medico legal NDIS Reporting for functional assessments utilizing NDIS Reporting  Section/subsection 34 of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)  Act 2013 and  Specialist Disability Accommodation Rules 2020. 

Required to meet high deadlines and liaise with  stakeholders.

Senior Mental Health OT specialist in complex multiple impairments  with extensive expertise is required to utilize the NDIS compliance Report guidelines as very comprehensive Reports inclusive of addressing the NDIA Solicitors Respondent Statement of Issues and NDIS Rejection correspondence, Changes of Circumstances and Review of Plan and taking into consideration NDIS-Applications-A-Peer-Guide-and Report,  MAKING NDIS APPLICATION AND REPORT WRITING EASIER A guide to NDIS for individuals, practitioners and families, 10 steps to excellent NDIS therapy reports over 15 Recommendations Reports and Occupational Therapy Draft Report.

Addressing the AAT NDIS medico legal Reports involves  the following NDIS Activity’s Categories client functional impairments:

1. mobility/motor skills

2. communication

3. social interaction

4. learning

5. self-care (showering, toileting etc)

6. self-management. (finances, bills etc and including comprehensively  the NDIS Goals/Objectives addressing them individually with multiple recommendations and legislation requirements.

NDIS Purpose of Report: This report is prepared in accordance with the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 – Sect 34 to achieve goals (s34(1)(a), facilitate social and economic participation (s34(1)(b), and be effective and beneficial (s34(1)(d)). It represents value for money, relative to both the benefits achieved and the cost of alternative supports (s 34(1)(c)) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme Specialist Disability Accommodation Rules 2020.

Furthermore will include completed: Request for Home and Living Supports Template, Form – Change of Circumstances V3.0, Change of Circumstances  (section 48(1) of the NDIS Act 2013 Template, V12.0 2021-01-02        Assessment template AT.

The contact details of the Principal Solicitor are included: deidre.griffiths@villamanta.org.au,  Deidre Griffiths,  Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service, Mobile:   0414 216 160, 03 5277 3338.

Senior Mental Health OT specialist in complex multiple impairments  with extensive expertise for AT and  The Specialised Senior  OT for SDA/SIL needs also to address the NDIS legislations, utilizing the NDIS compliance Report guidelines as very comprehensive Reports.

2. Administrative Appeals Tribunal NDIS Medico Legal Report for AT (Assistive Technology  Assessment) will include the same headings/legislation requirement inclusive of NDIS extensive templates – and recommendations based on reference to the Functional Assessment medico legal report (V12.0 2021-01-02 Assessment templates AT).

Required sufficient comprehensive evidence to  which AT supports are reasonable and necessary to include in a participant’s plan inclusive of  low, mid or high cost.

Link included Providing assistive technology | NDIS- Assessment Template – General Assistive Technology- https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/housing-and-living-supports-and-services/providing-assistive-technology

3.Administrative Appeals Tribunal NDIS Medico Legal Report for SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) and SIL (Supported Independent Living). 

Required completing SDA Design Category – Robust Housing and High Physical Support Templates

WHO IS IT FOR?

Requires two categories and SIL (Supported Independent Living). 

Examples: People who have complex behaviours, and who may sometimes be a risk to themselves or others SPECIALIST DESIGN FEATURES:

Adequate space and safeguards for the needs of residents with complex behaviours, to reduce the risk of residents hurting themselves or others

Secure windows and doors to and within all areas

Impact-resistant walls, fittings and fixtures (e.g. blinds, door handles)

SDA Design Category – High Physical Support

Examples: WHO IS IT FOR? People with significant physical impairment and who need a high level of personal support

SPECIALIST DESIGN FEATURES:

No steps at external doors and external outdoor private areas z Bathroom vanity/hand basin accessible in seated or standing position

Terms of Service Agreement will be that after the AAT NDIS MEDICO LEGAL Reports are produced and checked for accuracy it will be paid only  satisfactory deemed by the client and the Principal Solicitor, Deidre Griffiths Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service from the current NDIS Plan. 

As a part of the  terms of Service Agreement, any consultations will not be  held in residence but in an office or in alternative office in  Assistive Technology Shops or Library Space.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on Telephone number, 03 9523 5572.

Mobile: 0491645475

Email: Dervogel55@gmail.com

Amy Collins

Mental Health Clinician I Royal Melbourne Hospital

Summary

  • Northern Area Mental Health Service (NAMHS) is looking for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3, Social Worker Grade 2, or Occupational Therapist Grade 2 to join the team!
  • Fixed term Part Time 0.8EFT (maternity leave coverage)
  • Working over 7 days, morning/afternoon shifts
  • Based in NAMHS Hotham Street

You are invited to come and work with us.

This opportunity is rare and does not come along very often.

So, if you are ready to work in a busy community mental health team located in the Northern Suburbs then do not overlook this invitation.

Apply for a position with our Targeted Brief Intervention Function and bring your skills in assessment, planning and evaluation of acute care. Oh, and bring your running shoes as this role can be fast paced at times.

Leave you anxiety about starting with a new team behind, as we are a friendly and supportive team that will ensure that your transition to our service is as enjoyable experience.

So what are you waiting for; apply now and join us at Hotham Street.

Arrange a site visit and chat with us over a coffee. Once you have seen our service and spoken to our some of our wonderful team members, you will want to be part of something special and help us make a difference.

Contact: Janne-Maree Blackman or Paul Sutherland on 94166300

Occupational Therapist - Grade 1 & 2 I Carrington Health

Summary

Multiple Grade 1 and Grade 2 Occupational Therapist roles available in a range of part time or full time capacities in either Eltham or Box Hill! Join our dynamic and innovative OT team across two sites in the North East of Melbourne. Amazing salary packaging options to increase take home pay as well as fantastic locations close to public transport and shops

THE OPPORTUNITY

Nillumbik Community Health Service Pty Ltd, operating as Carrington Health and healthAbility (CHHA), is recognised as an industry leader in the delivery of innovative primary health care services. We have a demonstrated record of working with communities to strengthen the health and wellbeing of the local population. We offer wide ranging, locally delivered community healthcare services in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, with major hubs in Box Hill and Eltham. We are looking for multiple Occupational Therapists to join our team in either a part time or full time capacity, at either Eltham or Box Hill.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Occupational Therapy provides adult services to enable effective and meaningful participation in daily living. The principles of self-management, empowerment and advocacy are encouraged in all service provision. The range of services aims to support, facilitate and empower our clients and their support networks to live well.

  • Provision of quality Occupational Therapy services to individuals and their support networks; including assessment (initial and ongoing as required) treatment, individual and/or group-based programs, education and support services.
  • In collaboration with the Allied Health Team, healthAbility Occupational Therapists identify, organise, plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based services.
  • Participation in continuous improvement and planning processes.
  • Liaison with key stakeholders and local service providers and participate in appropriate networks as required.
  • Maintenance of client records in accordance with professional and organisational protocols.
  • Participation in regular interdisciplinary team meetings, case reviews and case presentations; Completion of timely and accurate collection of appropriate data to meet relevant reporting requirements and to ensure compliance with privacy legislation

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent.
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioners’ Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
  • Minimum green registration with the State Wide Equipment Program (SWEP)

To view the position description, please go to https://www.healthability.org.au/about-us/careers/ click on “current vacancies”. Any enquiries can be made to Anna Phyland, Program Manager Allied Health, aphyland@carringtonhealth.org.au

If you meet the criteria and you are looking for a dynamic role during a period of growth and transformation - we'd love to hear from you.  Please apply here by submitting a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria with your CV.  Thank you for your time and interest and please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly.  “no agencies please”.

Applications for this exciting role will be reviewed as soon as they are received so don't delay!

Occupational Therapist Grade 1 I Southwest Healthcare

Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for a temporary full time Occupational Therapist Grade 1 position until December 2021. Our Occupational Therapy Department provides best practice services to groups and individuals of all ages, across a range of hospital and community programs. Warrnambool is a welcoming community located in South West Victoria only 3 hours’ drive from Melbourne. Our seaside city offers award-winning festivals, theatre, local art, a developing food scene, outdoor sports, surfing, and great activities and facilities for kids. It boasts a high quality of living at a low cost

About the role

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for a temporary full time Occupational Therapist Grade One position until December 2021.

South West Healthcare’s (SWH) Occupational Therapy Department provides best practice services to groups and individuals of all ages, across a range of hospital and community programs. Care is delivered as part of an established and progressive multidisciplinary team which includes Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Podiatry, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Allied Health Assistants, Nurses and Medical services. SWH has a well renowned supportive workplace culture, with an opportunity to work alongside experienced health professionals and managers. The team works from a new multipurpose community based facility in the CBD of Warrnambool, with access to modern well-equipped clinical spaces, fleet vehicles, laptops and remote internet access to assist in the delivery of services.

What you bring

As an Occupational Therapist, you will be engaging and collaborative, and have excellent communication and influencing skills. Ideally you will have clinical experience within the health sector, a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of contemporary practice, and you will be looking for an opportunity to enhance and progress your health career.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 34,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria’s Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers and Volunteers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Heidi Manson (Manager Occupational Therapy), on (03) 5563 1493 or email hmanson@swh.net.au  

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Allied health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020, with the appropriate classification Occupational Therapist Grade 1.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children’s Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and Volunteers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of two (2) referees by Sunday 18 April 2021.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio-economic status.

Occupational Therapist I Adaptive Physiotherapy & Performance

Phone: 0419 964 642
Email: contact@adaptivephysioandperformance.com

Summary

Join a growing Multidisciplinary Allied Health Team in Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie! Providing services to Port Macquarie, Lake Cathie, Laurieton and Wauchope - In Clinic Therapy, Mobile Services, Hydrotherapy, Surf Therapy and Community Services.

We pride ourselves on delivering evidence based, patient centred care in a fun, enjoyable setting

  • Great work life balance (<5 minutes to the beach, cafes and food. <10 minutes into town, flexible work arrangements, young and energetic team)
  • Diverse caseload that can be catered towards clinical interests (Paediatrics, Adults, Disability, Neurological Conditions, Sports and MSK)
  • CPD Allowance, In-Services and Professional Advancement Opportunities, Access to a variety of clinical resources
  • Supportive Multi-Disciplinary team

About the Role

We are seeking a passionate and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our growing team to work across both a paediatric and adult caseload, with NDIS experience ideal. Flexible working arrangements are available, we understand to be at your best and enjoy your role that this requires a work/life balance and we are here to support you to find this.

  • Open, interactive rehabilitation space (accommodating multidisciplinary therapy sessions to meet client needs/goals)
  • Hydrotherapy sessions with access to heated therapy pool
  • Close to parks and beaches for community sessions (Enjoy the sun, flexible therapy spaces and seeing clients in the community)
  • Regular multidisciplinary in-services, professional development opportunities, mentoring and support to develop clinical skills and knowledge
  • Flexible employment arrangements, seeking Full-Time, however, Part-Time and Casual opportunities available to suit work/life balance

Skills and Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech Pathologist)
  • Registration with AHPRA
  • Flexible and approachable manner, good communication skills and looking for an enjoyable, satisfying role
  • Confidence working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Passion for improving the quality of life for children and/or adults with disability
  • NDIS/disability experience will be highly regarded
  • National police check, WWCC, and drivers’ license are required

Contact

  • Contact James and Tasmyne at Adaptive Physiotherapy and Performance for all enquiries and applications
Occupational Therapist I AFFORD (Australian Foundation for Disability)

Summary

Due to our continued growth, we are expanding our Allied Health Teams and we require an experienced Occupational Therapist based in the Gold Coast. Our therapists enjoy a great balance of independent work and a connected team environment where they can thrive and add value.

  • Junior and senior roles available
  • Salary packing up to $15,900
  • $2000 personal development allowance
  • Capacity to work from home

About Afford

Afford is a recognised Employer of Choice within the disability sector, and we are celebrating our 70th year. We pride ourselves on our reputation of delivering service excellence, person centred care focused on individual outcomes and are highly respected in the disability community. 

About the opportunity:

Due to our continued growth, we are expanding our Allied Health Teams and we require an experienced Occupational Therapist based in the Gold Coast. Our therapists enjoy a great balance of independent work and a connected team environment where they can thrive and add value. Some of the key responsibilities include; 

  • Provide high quality Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention for clients in a community based setting
  • Developing and implementing plans that fit individual needs and goals
  • Work collaboratively with NDIS participants, families and supporting networks to improve effectiveness and drive positive outcomes
  • Ensure cohesive service delivery and follow up, coordinating and communicating as required with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work within the NDIS funding framework and meet Affords compliance and quality standards
  • Evaluating the requirement for modifications and writing equipment prescriptions 
  • This role will involve travelling out to clients in varied locations.

About You:

Affords vision is to provide innovative, flexible and high-quality support for people with disabilities. As an experienced Occupational Therapist you will have a genuine desire to support people with disabilities lead exceptional lives. You will also have;

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification and current AHPRA membership
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a drive to improve the quality of life for our clients
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS
  • Ability to work autonomously in a complex environment with multiple demands and tight timelines
  • Experience with equipment prescriptions
  • Must have a valid, full drivers' licence.

Why be part of AFFORD?

  • Be part of the best Allied Health team in the disability sector
  • Company Car or Car Allowance available
  • Competitive salary including packaging options;
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Fully paid training and professional development
  • Numerous other benefits

AFFORD is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Occupational Therapist I Forensicare

Summary

  • Full time, ongoing Grade 1 Occupational Therapist role
  • Based in Thomas Embling Hospital, Fairfield
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. Forensicare is situated across five sites across Victoria with its largest site being Thomas Embling Hospital, located in Fairfield just 15 minutes north of the Melbourne CBD. 

Thomas Embling Hospital is a 136 bed secure hospital providing acute care, rehabilitation and continuing

About the role:

The Grade 1 Occuptional Therapist will be responsible for planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating occupational therapy assessment and treatment with an identified patient group. They will work collaboratively and impartially with patients to identify occupational therapy treatment priorities and assist in the delivery of a responsive campus wide therapeutic program. Supported by a large and progressive Occupational Therapy team, the Grade 1 OT will be provided with opportunities to develop their clinical practice within the specialised area of forensic mental health.

Duties:

  • Assesses, interprets and intervenes to improve occupational performance through identifying individual needs based on functional deficits and strengths, and through promoting occupational choices that balance work, leisure and self-care.
  • Focuses on the development of life roles and skills required by patients for community adaptation and integration, including vocational planning, development and maintenance of a responsible attitude to time use, drug use and other behaviours which may lead to re-offending.
  • Contributes to the creation of a therapeutic environment where natural and legitimate decision-making, adaptive functional behaviour and independent living can be practised and reinforced.
  • Participates in the assessment and treatment of patients through group work and individual sessions, making a discipline-specific contribution to the clinical team’s understanding of the patient and their situation.

Skills and experience:

  • To have a solid conceptual understanding of the theories of occupational performance, including the Model of Human Occupation and be committed to understanding and improving patient functioning through formal assessment and interventions using recognised occupational therapy models of intervention.
  • An ability to plan, implement and evaluate Occupational Therapy interventions for patients with a serious mental illness.
  • Ability to work autonomously and to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • A demonstrated commitment to learning through analysis of own performance, engaging in clinical supervision and professional development, and a commitment to applying this knowledge to practice.
  • Possesses good interpersonal and organisational skills, and the ability to prepare and deliver written and verbal reports of a high standard.

Mandatory qualifications & registrations:

  • Approved degree in Occupational Therapy recognised for membership of OT Australia – Australian Association of Occupational Therapists.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)
  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential

This position is subject to a Police Check.

Benefits:

We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions.
  • Excellent leave entitlements.
  • Post-graduate scholarship programs.
  • Ongoing training and full orientation.
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Programs.


Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

Occupational Therapist I GV Health

Summary

Here is your opportunity to join our growing team

We are on the lookout for a dedicated and passionate Occupational Therapist to join our Rural Allied Health Team on a permanent full time basis

If you have a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, current registration with AHPRA and knowledge of the delivery of Occupational Therapy services within home, group and community settings then we would love to hear from you.

Occupational Therapist

Rural Allied Health Team

  • Grade 1 (VE9 – AF14) or Grade 2 (VF6 - VF9)
  • Permanent Full Time, 80 hours per fortnight (including monthly ADO)
  • Reference 10705

Applications close: 16 May 2021

For enquiries please contact: Jenelle Gannon on 1800 222 582

About the role and team

Come and join the GV Health Rural Allied Health Team (RAHT), a team with a well renowned supportive workplace culture with an opportunity to work alongside experienced Occupational Therapists.  You will work autonomously, undertake a varied and diverse workload and provide interventions in predominately home based settings, making a true difference to our client’s independence and well-being. The Occupational Therapist will provide person centred care with an opportunity to:

  • Travel across the Goulburn Valley region working in home and clinic settings
  • Work with clients, carers and families to provide practical solutions to promote independence and safety at home
  • Develop goals and care plans to assist clients to remain at home and active in their local community
  • Complete equipment prescriptions, home modifications, advise on pressure care management/ seating 
  • Work with a diverse range of clients and health conditions
  • Participate in student training programs
  • Participate in service development and quality improvement initiative

To find out more and to apply for the position please visit http://www.gvhealth.org.au/careers/current-vacancies/

About GV Health

GV Health is the Public Health Service for the Hume Region, with main campuses located at Shepparton, Tatura and Rushworth and additional sites in Shepparton, Seymour, Benalla and Wodonga. GV Health provides a range of acute, mental health, aged and primary health and community support services across the Goulburn Valley Sub Region of the Department of Human Services, Hume Region. The main campus is the major acute referral site for the sub region.

What we can offer YOU!

Rural Allied Health Team works from a new multipurpose community-based facility in the CBD of Shepparton with access to a modern well equipped clinical space, fleet vehicles, laptops, smart phones and remote Internet access to assist in the delivery of services within home and community settings to the frail aged and people with a disability (there is no nursing home work).

If you come on board we will provide you with:

  • A comprehensive orientation and learning package
  • Professional learning and development opportunities to support career growth
  • Competitive remuneration, salary packaging, paid maternity and paternity leave and a selection of other great benefits
  • Terrific work/life balance with accrued days off each month
Occupational Therapist I Hedland Community Living Association

Summary

Are you looking for a rewarding position in Occupational Therapy with a community organisation? Are you looking for complete job flexibility? Like to see the progression and development of clients? Hedland Community Living Association is a Disability Support Service based in Port Hedland & Perth. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our team of Allied Health Professionals.

Hedland Community Living Association (HCLA) are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our team of Allied Health Professionals. With a team of 30+ Disability Support Workers, HCLA have expanded our services to deliver Allied Health Services to the Community in Perth and Port Hedland.

Duties will include providing a safe and effective services to all clients, members and general public, overseeing Trainee Allied Health Assistants, performing NDIS consultations, providing reports and documentation on clients when requested by approved personnel, work together with other HCLA Allied Health Professionals to promote, grow and develop the program.

HCLA promote an extremely flexible work environment and would be open to a “Fly-in-Fly-out” style set up for blocks of 2-4 weeks if practicable for the right person.

We are looking for someone who is prepared to assist in growing the program and who will work autonomously but also as part of a team.

If you want a rewarding position helping clients to regain their independence and to meet their personal goals, HCLA is for you!

Contact Details

Kristina Quince – Operations Coordinator operationscoordinator@hedlandcommunityliving.org.au

0477115725

Closing Date

27th April 2021

Occupational Therapist I IPA

Summary

  • F/T OR P/T Permanent Roles – COMMUNITY HEALTH
  • Generous salary Packaging and mix WFH/Office
  • Eltham or Box Hill locations

Various opportunities for Grade 2 OT’s to join a growing Community Health organisation. Open to experience from various sectors!

THE CLIENT

Our client is a NDIS provider, specialising in aged care & disability support, and

health services including OT, podiatry & psychology. Their role is to work in partnership with other health and wellbeing services to enhance the health of their communities in Whitehorse and Nillumbik by meeting additional needs that no one else does in the segments they service. They are committed to building a culture that embodies their values and are driven by providing high quality services, supports and experiences.

THE ROLE

Working within the Allied Health multidisciplinary team, the OT’s also work closely with relevant health and welfare agencies in the region to provide appropriate and relevant OT services to meet the needs of their clients and their support systems.  Several permanent positions are available either FULL TIME OR PART TIME in Eltham or Box Hill.

The range of funding sources, includes:

  • Community Health
  • Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Fee-For-Service
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Duties include:

  • Provision of quality Occupational Therapy services to individuals and their support networks; including assessment (initial and ongoing as required) treatment, individual and/or group-based programs, education and support services
  • In collaboration with the Allied Health Team, healthAbility Occupational Therapists identify, organise, plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based services
  • Participation in continuous improvement and planning processes
  • Liaison with key stakeholders and local service providers and participate in appropriate networks as required
  • Maintenance of client records in accordance with professional and organisational protocols
  • Participation in regular interdisciplinary team meetings, case reviews and case presentations

ABOUT YOU

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Community Health or Commercial experience
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioners’ Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
  • Minimum green registration with the State-wide Equipment
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
  • Demonstrated experience in providing services in both
  • Registered or eligibility and willingness to be registered for Medicare Benefits Schedule/Private health Insurance registration as a service provider at healthAbility
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Current Police and WWC Checks
  • Permanent Resident of Australia or hold current valid Visa
  • If you have an open-minded approach and like continuous learning in your field, then APPLY NOW for these great opportunities!
Occupational Therapist I LifeFul

Phone: 0407 010 014
Email: Emilyl@lifeful.com.au  
Url: https://www.lifeful.com.au/

Summary

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our team at LifeFul Coordination and Management. We are looking for someone who is committed and enthusiastic about delivering client centred assessments and interventions. Lifeful: live life on your terms!

About us

LifeFul lives to its purpose; to listen, understand & challenge our clients to live the best life they are capable of, by finding the best pathways to their chosen outcomes. Giving voice to those unable to speak and skills and confidence to those who can.

LifeFul: Live life on your terms!

Our core values include:

  • Excellence: We do what matters and do it well.
  • Accountable: We own our roles and our mistakes.
  • Live: We laugh often, enjoy our work & know our work is not our life. But it is someone's.
  • Team: We respect, trust and care for each other.

We are looking to strengthen our team with a talented Occupational Therapist.

You will be a key member of our talented Lifeful team, who respect and support each other, enjoy their work and value making a difference.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and an understanding of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
  • A good sense of humour, you are personable and empathetic with a passion in supporting clients to achieve their goals.
  • Clinical skills in the assessment and development of interventions for people with disability

About the Role:

  • Provide evidence-based, person-focused and family centred assessment and interventions to assist participants and their families achieve the goals identified in individual NDIS plans
  • Prepare evidence-based Occupational Therapy reports, assistive technology reports, case notes and progress updates as required by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

Benefits:

  • Great salary
  • Flexible work week - work the hours that suit you
  • Be part of a small, growing, mutually respectful team
  • Maintain a manageable caseload where the quality of your work and client interactions are valued over the volume of your "throughput"
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the NDIS
  • Flexible employment options are available including the possibility of working from home and providing Occupational Therapy services via digital platforms.

To be considered for the role applicants must have the following (or be able to obtain upon request):

  • Permanent work rights with no restrictions.
  • Bachelor or Masters of Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration with AHPRA.
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check. 
  • An ‘Employee’ Working with Children’s Check or be willing to obtain one at own expense.

If you have any inquiries regarding the position please do not hesitate to contact Emily Luke via email at Emilyl@lifeful.com.au  

Please note: we are looking to recruit our new team member ASAP and so may be arranging interviews and hiring before the closing date.

Applications close 5th June.

Occupational Therapist I Melbourne Occupational Therapy Services

Summary

  • Port Melbourne private practice and the flexibility to work from home (in-time)
  • Full-time or Part-time. Minimum 21 Hours, up to full-time 
  • Encourage mature new graduates to apply 

We are a small, supportive team, looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join us. We are a boutique practice that focuses on serving NDIS participants. One of the company’s main priorities is to create an awesome culture that is a supportive and enjoyable place to work. We aim to provide the flexibility to enjoy your non-work priorities. With this in mind, we consider full-time to be 35 hours a week.

Melbourne Occupational Therapy Services and our team

Melbourne Occupational Therapy Services Pty Ltd specialise in providing home based OT services for adult NDIS participants who have physical disabilities. We are located in Port Melbourne and travel to meet with NDIS participants anywhere within a 40 min driving-radius of our base. We also have the flexibility for our team to work from home. We will consider Full-time or Part-time applications - from a minimum of 21 hours up to full-time, which for us is a 35 hour week.

We pride ourselves on providing the best experience we can for the team and for the participants we serve and have a strong emphasis on working hard, not long. 

Key responsibilities & expectations include the following

  • Attend all internal training and NDIS worker screening.
  • Our support staff manage all onboarding and initial participant bookings. Following this, OT’s are responsible for all participant bookings and managing their own diary. 
  • Accurate recording of all stats, bookings and availability on our internal systems and client management software system (Halaxy)
  • Meeting all KPI’s, including billable time
  • Communication with participant’s (TELEHEALTH where required) and the rest of the team using TEAMS
  • Checking on-boarding documentation 
  • Accurate and professional email communication with participant’s and their families, contractors, suppliers, support coordinators and local area coordinator’s.
  • Driving to assess participants in their homes. Including home mods, posture (MAT), functional assessments and equipment trials.
  • Visiting participants for capacity building OT-sessions
  • Researching equipment
  • Accurate photos and drawings to facilitate home modifications
  • Attaining quotes from suppliers and contractors
  • Completing detailed, accurate NDIS applications and reports for funding & reviews

The essential criteria we require is someone with;

  • Must have experience working with adults with physical disabilities and challenges or a willingness to work with this client group
  • AHPRA registration
  • Clean drivers’ licence
  • A reliable, presentable and insured vehicle that you can complete home visits with
  • Willingness to specialise working with NDIS participants
  • Empathetic and focused on the best outcome for the participant
  • Competent with using MS office and IT platforms
  • Someone who is looking for great work/life balance and to work with a fabulous team! 

The following criteria would be desirable (though not essential)

  • A minimum of 2 years clinical experience as a qualified Occupational Therapist 
  • Experience as an Occupational Therapist working within the NDIS system
  • Experience in major home modifications or willing to learn
  • Experience in MAT assessments and wheelchair prescription or willing to learn
  • Post-graduate qualifications as an Occupational Therapy Driving Assessor
  • Experience in prescribing Assistive Technology/Equipment

What additional experience can you bring in addition to the criteria above? – Let us know! 

What we offer

We offer a genuinely supportive workplace, with fabulous support staff. We are hardworking but with a real emphasis on creating a happy team. We offer flexibility in both hours (minimum 21 Hours, up to full-time 35 hours) and the ability to work from home (in-time). You will of course also be rewarded with a generous salary, mileage allowance, laptop and superannuation. 

We are open to both full and part time candidates, if you are the right fit to complement our fabulous team! You can check us out at; www.melbourneotservices.com.au   

PLEASE APPLY to reception@melbourneotservices.com.au

Occupational Therapist I NextSense

Summary

NextSense has an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our team. This is a part time role working 3 days per week.

  • Moonee Ponds location
  • $65,465 - $90,809 pro rata + salary packaging
  • Provide therapy intervention to children and adults to build independence 
  • Manage a diverse caseload of clients
  • Generous leave entitlements

Who we are:

At NextSense, formerly known as the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), we’ve been supporting people with hearing and vision loss for over 160 years. We lead and influence the hearing and vision sectors, through dedication to our services, and advancing research, education, innovation and technology. We exist to enhance lives by working with people who have hearing and vision loss, so together we can redefine what’s possible.

What you will do:

  • Provide consultation, assessment and therapy intervention that supports children and adults to build their independence and reach their goals
  • Collaborate with other vision and hearing specialists and therapists to play a key role in assessing and implementing individualised programs for our clients
  • Manage client related administration ensuring all client records, information and case notes meet legislative and policy requirements
  • Understand and use processes related to NDIS funding for clients

Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated Occupational Therapist experience working with children and adults with sensory impairment and additional needs
  • Proven ability to select and perform a range of assessments, developmental checklists, and devise appropriate programs and interventions
  • Relevant qualifications in Occupational Therapy and current registration with AHPRA
  • A current Victorian drivers’ licence
  • Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check in accordance with Victorian Child Protection legislation
  • Work autonomously as well as the ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Familiarity with the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Well-developed communication, presentation and computer skills

What we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration and not for profit salary packaging
  • Generous annual leave and personal leave provisions
  • Professional development support in sensory disability
  • Cross exposure to different sites to expand knowledge and experience
  • Collaborative work environment with multi-disciplinary team
  • Staff mentoring program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid parental leave

To apply for this position, please visit https://nextsense.applynow.net.au/jobs/NS580-occupational-therapist

If you have any questions or queries relating to this role please contact Jen Davie on jen.davie@nextsense.org.au .

Applications accepted until 15th May 2021. NextSense is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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