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Clinical Services Manager I Act for kids

Summary

  • Are you a passionate about delivering evidence based trauma-informed services to children impacted by harm?
  • Are you a current or emerging leader seeking an opportunity to lead a multidisciplinary team and contribute to the region's growth and delivery of services?
  • Are you seeking a role that offers, variety, growth, support and the opportunity to make real change for others?
  • (Integrated Therapy Services) - Ipswich

About us...

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of free prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk. With over 25 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for more than 30 years. In 2019 - 2020 we provided services to 44,894 people, including over 29,000 children.

Our unique multidisciplinary teams provide integrated therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, information, advice and referral services, intensive family support and early learning centres designed for children with additional development needs to ensure we set them up for success at school.

About the job...

We’re seeking a Clinical Services Manager to join the team.

This position will deliver clinical services to a diverse caseload of clients and lead a multidisciplinary team to enhance psychosocial outcomes for children and young people impacted by trauma.

Conveniently located in Ipswich, this position is full-time permanent with an easy commute from the Gold Coast or Brisbane.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead a clinical team to deliver high quality outcomes within a performance planning and development culture.
  • Hold a clinical caseload of children impacted by trauma.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with local community, corporate and government agencies with the goal of increasing referrals and Act for Kids’ profile in Ipswich.
  • Work with the Director of Therapy Services to implement cost recovery business models and foster business partnerships to sustain and grow the service.
  • Provide clinical supervision and leadership for team members with a focus on practice excellence.

About you...

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, speech and language pathology or occupational therapy.
  • Registration or membership with the relevant National Board of Australia (APHRA or Speech Pathology Australia).
  • At least three years’ experience working with children, young people and their families who have been impacted by trauma or experienced abuse and neglect, or at least five years’ experience working in similar roles.
  • Experience providing individual and group therapy to children, young people and their families.
  • Clinical and therapeutic understanding of the impacts of trauma on child and family functioning.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and build a strong, cohesive team in alignment with Act for Kids’ values.
  • Proven management experience within a service delivery context.

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified level 7.1 - 7.3 under the SCHCADS award;
  • Salary range is $97,816 - $101,903 plus 9.5% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time);
  • In addition, as a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay.

About the benefits...

  • Overall winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 (100-499 employees)
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 in (1) Health & Wellbeing (2) Leadership (3) Work-Life Balance
  • Strong values based organisation
  • Excellent clinical and leadership development options (including annual professional development fund and thorough trauma-informed onboarding, training and support).
  • Paid parental leave and study assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health & Well-being Portal
  • A friendly and flexible work environment to support work/life balance

Blue Card Requirement

From 31 August 2020, you are required to have a current blue card to commence employment at Act for Kids in Queensland. Please visit Queensland Blue cards for more information.

About applying...

Click on the link supplied to submit an application or for more information about the role, contact Miranda Bain on 0419 794 513 or Miranda.Bain@actforkids.com.au 

Click here to see a full copy of the position description.

Closing Date: 28 June 2021

Clinician I Royal Melbourne Hospital

Summary

RPN 3, AH 2 Part Time Mat Leave - 0.6 July 2021 to July 2022

  • Part-time ongoing contract
  • Truly a family friendly and flexible workplace
  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and salary packaging

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health. 

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team:

We are a close, supportive and dynamic multidisciplinary team who consistently goes the extra mile to make a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with.  We work hard with an often challenging group of people and are bolstered by the collective wisdom, compassion and dedication of our team.   We invest in each other, our own skills and have access to a great professional development program.  We are always evolving and welcome like people to be part of ‘work home and work family’.  We are Hume Community Team – Wellness and Recovery.

As a whole of life, whole of intervention clinical team based at Broadmeadows and Craigieburn. There is occasional travel to other sites. 

Your Contribution:

  • Use your clinical expertise to partner with consumers and their families, enable them to recover from their mental illness and achieve the goals important to them;
  • As part of a small consultant and geographical based team you support your colleagues by sharing your knowledge, creativity and specialist skills to assist them in providing outstanding care;
  • You contribute to your discipline’s specialist work plans;
  • Utilising your natural leadership skills you operate a portfolio or an area of interest;
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders and partners in care;

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to:

  • “You are someone who thinks outside the square, holds hope and wants to stretch to make a real difference for people.” 
  • You are appropriately qualified, have some experience in clinical mental health services or a keen desire to gain experience.
  • Passionate and driven to preserve the good mental health of people
  • Commitment to providing clinical mental health services in a high demand environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong values and ethics

Our Commitment to You:

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.   

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare. 

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.

  • Our priority is your whole of person wellbeing and safety.  We are advocates and teachers of workplace wellbeing.  We and not only talk the talk but we walk it.  We have the evidence to prove it and happy to share it upon request.
  • 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 – both generically and in your specialist area.
  • “You will be constantly energised by our team dynamic and there will never be a day when you don’t laugh at work.”
  • “You will be acknowledged for your contributions and we will celebrate these with you”.
  • “We will support through regular feedback, support, training and supervision acknowledging who you are as a person as well as a professional”.

Connect With Us:

 Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au or follow the job link

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:

Deb Carrin - 0407 870 431

Senior Occupational Therapist (Program Lead) I Maxima

Summary

Make a difference!!! - work with a leading not-for-profit, community minded organisation and help build a team of Allied Health Professionals.

Maxima are currently seeking an experienced, energetic and friendly Occupational Therapist to join our team in the position of Program Lead- Occupational Therapist.

Based at Maxima’s head office in Hindmarsh, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion and experience in leading a team tasked with assisting workers with a disability or a workplace injury to participate in, return to and/or remain in employment.

Our ideal candidate is someone that is wanting to work outside the scope of a regular Occupational Therapist position. Along with being highly organised, possessing strong leadership skills, enjoys a positive working environment, and wants to be a valued part of a growing organisation that is committed to making a difference.

Responsibilities

The primary objectives of what will be an evolving role will be to lead & manage a National team of assessors, ensuring program performance, quality & compliance objectives are met:

  • Contribute and support a ‘community of practice’ amongst Maxima’s growing team of Allied Health professionals,
  • Understand the issues facing people living with a disability or injury who are currently employed or re-entering the workforce following an injury,
  • Work with the evidence-based practice model, to undertake assessments and develop practical solutions/recommendations to support each individual,
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders including multidisciplinary specialists, community groups, employers, claims agents and government agencies,
  • Work to strict deadlines and provide complete and comprehensive reports to substantiate assessments/recommendations,

Skills & Experience

  • Graduate qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
  • A minimum two years of experience in areas of practice (such as disability employment, vocational rehabilitation, assistive technology, workplace modifications and access).
  • Experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams of allied health & administrative staff.
  • Experience in Workplace Modification Assessments, SWS Assessments and Ongoing Support Assessments under the National Panel of Assessors program (desired),
  • Experience with Disability Employment Services or Vocational Rehabilitation Services (desired),
  • Current Driver’s License,
  • Hold or be prepared to obtain National Police Check, Working with Children Check and National NDIS Worker Screening Check

About Maxima

Maxima is a national not-for-profit organisation valued by individuals, organisations and communities for helping people develop their skills and potential to find jobs.  We are driven by a desire to make a real difference and are rewarded every day by the life-changing outcomes we create for our inspiring customers.  We distinguish ourselves by offering flexible working arrangements and a supportive working environment for our employees. 

Culture and Benefits

At Maxima we distinguish ourselves by offering family-friendly working hours, and a supportive working environment. Be welcomed into a culture of continuous improvement and endless learning opportunities.

  • Work for a national organisation with over 60 office locations
  • Salary sacrifice options available
  • Healthy lifestyle initiatives including discounts on health insurance and gym memberships
  • Professional, community-focused and participant-centred team culture
Occupational Therapist I South West Healthcare

Summary

South West Healthcare’s (SWH) Camperdown Adult Mental Health Service is seeking applications from committed and a dynamic Occupational Therapist to join the team and provide experience, growth and development.

About the role

As a valued member of our multidisciplinary team, you will support consumers with severe and persistent mental illness living within the local community. In a recovery oriented model of care, consumers, their families and carers are provided with clinical and non-clinical treatment as part of short and long term case management. Service provision is recovery oriented and trauma informed utilising natural and existing community supports as required in the South West region.

Occupational Therapists work with using systematic mechanisms that ensure regular communication and the flow of information with other clinical staff and professionals, families, and stakeholder groups located both internally and externally to South West Healthcare.

This is a permanent part time position covering 64 hours per fortnight.

What you bring

The successful applicant will be an experienced and qualified Occupational Therapist with the ability to demonstrate excellent skills and broad experience in mental health clinical services, including a proven ability to work within a team based multi-disciplinary model. A working knowledge of Recovery Oriented practices, trauma informed care, current mental health trends, legislation and relevant policy directions of mental health services also is essential for this role.

Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and initiative with proven ability to work autonomously and within a team, as well as an ability to work with limited direction, be self-motivated, and provide effective problem-solving and negotiation skills is a must.

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;
  • Discipline specific 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.

North of the Great Ocean road, Camperdown lies within the “Lakes and Craters” region of the Corangamite Shire. The idyllic rural community boasts a thriving agricultural industry and considered the gateway to the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail.  To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: https://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Great-Ocean-Road/Destinations/Camperdown

How to apply

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

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Leanne Blain (Team Leader Camperdown Mental Health Services) on (03) 5593 6000 or email leblain@swh.net.au

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 with the appropriate classification Occupational Therapist Grade 2.

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 need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of two (2) referees by Sunday 4 July 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.

Assistive Technology Specialist – Advanced Occupational Therapist I Therapy Focus

Summary

  • Utilise your clinical background and extensive Assistive Technology experience
  • Work with emerging technologies in a growing industry
  • If you are passionate about supporting people of all ages, this is the role for you

We are seeking an Assistive Technology Specialist with a Physio or OT clinical background, to join the team in a permanent capacity. Working with children and adults with disabilities, as well as people within the aged care sector who require assistive technology, you will support the team in the prescription of technologies to assist people to thrive within the community.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting assessments, plan and implement AT solutions for customers;
  • Providing ongoing education, training and support for staff, families, carers and health care professionals, on the utilisation of prescribed assistive technologies as well as emerging technologies;
  • Maintaining customer records and ensuring adequate and effective service delivery across the allied health team; and
  • Keeping abreast of legislative requirements and regulations around AT and funding principles and sharing your knowledge with the transdisciplinary team of Therapists.

What You Need:

  • Significant clinical experience, preferably as an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist;
  • A minimum of 5 years specialist assistive technology experience within the health, disability or aged care sector;
  • Experience working with both children and adults would be highly advantageous;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills teamed with the ability to work autonomously; and
  • A high level of motivation and a flexible, can-do attitude, with a strong focus on customer outcomes.

What We Offer:

  • A holistic equipment approach and the opportunity to work with modern clinical equipment and emerging technologies and robotics; 
  • Work with a friendly team of clinicians and other AT & HM Specialists;
  • The opportunity to share your knowledge and mentor colleagues and deliver internal and external training; and
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits packages.

All successful applicants must obtain a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and NDIS check prior to commencement.

To apply please attach your CV and qualifications.  Should you wish to discuss the opportunity, please contact the People, Talent and Culture Team on 1300 135 373

Occupational Therapist – Advanced Clinician I Therapy Focus

Summary

  • Take your career to the next level with these development opportunities
  • 2 Locations – Ellenbrook & Mirrabooka, WA
  • Utilise your extensive OT and ASD experience to develop others

Our services are expanding and we need experienced and advanced Occupational Therapists to join our team and continue to grow with us. Supporting people of all ages living with a disability, you will work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to set goals, develop comprehensive therapy plans and provide a range of Occupational Therapy services.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Managing an active caseload of customers to deliver goal oriented occupational therapy for each customer;
  • Supervising and mentoring other clinicians and providing input to their learning and development plans, to ensure clinical excellence is achieved;
  • Conducting audits and evaluations of the clinical skill level within the team and contribute to the clinical governance for the occupational therapy portfolio group within the organisation; and
  • Contributing to service improvement working parties and supporting the implementation of new systems and processes. 

What You Need:

  • At least 5 years clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist teamed with previous experience mentoring others;
  • Experience working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder is crucial to your success in this role;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • A working knowledge of sensory integration, self-regulation and assistive technology would be advantageous; and
  • A background in mental health, behaviour support and social skills management is desirable, but not a must have.

What We Offer:

  • An established, varied customer base without the need to build your own referral list;
  • The opportunity to work within a specialised portfolio whilst being part of a broader, multi-discipline team;
  • Be hands on and share your knowledge to develop and mentor colleagues within your discipline;
  • Ongoing training and support to enhance your skills working within the disability sector and navigating the NDIS; and
  • A competitive remuneration and benefits package.

All successful applicants must hold a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and NDIS check prior to commencement.

If this sounds like the job for you and you are looking to take the next step in your career, please attach your CV and qualifications.  Should you wish to discuss the opportunity, please contact the People, Talent & Culture Team on 1300 135 373

Occupational Therapist I Good Start Psychology

Summary

Occupational therapist for an exciting role working with NDIS participants, in an established psychology clinic, northern suburbs of Adelaide. The space available includes a 20 sqm consulting room, that opens into a closed shed space of 90 sqm. Full admin and reception support, full client management systems, as well as an opportunity to develop the space with your own style.

Good Start Psychology is a family run and owned business. We are offering a unique opportunity for a position as an OT working clinically with NDIS participants at our new site in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.

This is for an OT who has a good idea around managing a case load of mainly autistic cases, that start from the age 5 years up to early adolescence.

Good Start Psychology offers NDIS therapy services to hundreds of participants, and we have become an important service for many disabled people living in the northern catchment area.

Good Start offers an attractive contract where you will see clients four days per week with one day of admin paid by the clinic. Part time applicants will have their admin component scaled accordingly e.g. three days clinical work = .75 admin paid.

All resources are contained within your contract.

Core responsibilities include: 

  • Assess clients and work with the psychologist to develop a comprehensive therapy plan.
  • Interpret inventories and outcome measures of autism and other developmental disorders.
  • Develop therapy plans and deliver interventions in a competent and effective way.
  • Utilise appropriate OT therapies, as well as approaches relevant to autism such as social skills training.
  • Maintain comprehensive and effective case notes, therapy plans and NDIS end-of-plan reports, in keeping with Good Start Psychology and best-practice standards.
  • Training is provided by Good Start Psychology once per month.

Qualifications:

  • Full registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia: Essential.
  • Australian Drivers Licence: Desirable.
  • Working with Children Training: Desirable. (This will be completed early in your training if you haven't done it.)
  • Screening Checks :- working with child, vulnerable and disabled clients: Desirable (These will be organised by us if you don't have them.)
  • Police Clearances: Desirable. (This will be organised by us if you don't have it.)

Desirable:

  • Relevant experience with autism or other related disabilities.

 Personal attributes:

  • Positive outlook.
  • Confident, assertive and self-motivated.
  • Model professionalism through own behaviours and performance.
  • The ability to gain others' support for ideas and solutions.
  • Build relationships and foster teamwork and co-operation throughout the business.
  • Demonstrate resilience and the ability to keep functioning effectively when under pressure and maintain self-control in the face of challenges.
  • Effective planning and time management.
  • Trouble-shoot and problem-solve.

Please apply to: alexryan@goodstartpsych.com.au

Attach an application letter and CV.

Dr Alex Ryan

Senior Psychologist

Clinic Director

Deputy Stream Leader I Royal Melbourne Hospital

Summary

Early Psychosis Stream (EPPIC and PACE),

Sunshine,

Orygen Youth Health

  • The Early Psychosis Stream is searching for an experienced clinician who can provide leadership to a clinical team and influence service development at local, national and international levels.
  • In particular we require an Allied Health Grade 4 Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist or Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 5 with a working knowledge of evidence based practice for Young people experiencing or at risk of developing psychosis
  • Based primarily at Sunshine, Visy Cares Hub and servicing Satellite Service at Melton and Wyndham
  • The position is a Part-Time 0.8 EFT / Ongoing.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital  

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health. 

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

  • Orygen Youth Health (OYH), a program of NorthWestern Mental Health, provides specialist mental health services for young people aged 15 to 24 and focuses on providing early intervention to young people with severe and complex mental illness
  • OYH also works alongside Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health which operates four primary mental health care headspace services in the catchment area
  • Multidisciplinary teams deliver individually tailored services that comprise assessment and crisis intervention, case management, medication, psychotherapy, family support, inpatient care, group work, vocational support, educational assistance, and intensive outreach 
  • Specialist clinical streams offer targeted interventions for psychotic disorders (including young people at ‘ultra-high risk’ of psychosis), mood disorders, and personality disorders; and also manage the co-morbid substance use disorders, eating disorders, and neurodevelopment disorders
  • A specialist forensic stream also supports those youth in custodial care, transitioning to and from alongside supporting clinicians with clients with forensic specialist needs
  • Streams are supported by the Psychosocial Recovery program and the Community Development program
  • The Early Psychosis clinical stream consists of the EPPIC and PACE programs.  The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) was established in 1982 and provides an early intervention service for young people presenting with symptoms of first episode psychosis.  The Personal Assessment and Crisis Evaluation (PACE) program was established in 1994 and focuses on young people with an at risk mental state, this may extend beyond attenuated or brief psychotic symptoms to include anxiety, depressive, personality disorder or substance misuse.  The primary intervention is Cognitive Behavioural Case Management (CBCM) which includes the provision of assertive case management and general psychiatric care; functional recovery and interventions to support family/significant others.
  • Additional information is available at www.oyh.org.au

This Role:

The Deputy Clinical Stream Leader, Early Psychosis

Is a key leadership position within Orygen Specialist Program. The incumbent will have a working knowledge of evidence-based interventions for the cohort of young people and their families attending Early Psychosis.  Participation in developing, translating and operationalising evidence based interventions to contribute to service development, delivery of training and development of models of care at a local, national and international level is an integral component of this positon.  

At the Service level (Orygen), the incumbent will provide leadership across the full range of Acute, Sub-acute and Community subprograms.  At the Community Team level, the incumbent will provide management, training and supervision of a multidisciplinary Continuing Care Team specialising in the provision of comprehensive case management and delivery of targeted interventions to clients attending the Clinical Stream.

Your Contribution

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders
  • A proven ability to manage and lead a multidisciplinary team: manage staff resources and ensure high standards of practice through staff supervision, clinical review, training and professional development activities
  • Substantial experience in the application of clinical practice in the mental health field and proven expertise with young people.

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.   

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare. 

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.

Interested?

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

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.

Contacts:

Donna Gee – 9966 9100

Richard Bell – 0449 508 803

Divisional Manager SA/NT I Occupational Therapy Australia

Summary

We are looking for a Divisional Manager within Adelaide to represent South Australia and Northern Territory for Occupational Therapy Australia.

  • Full-time Ongoing FTE (37.5 hours per week) P/T negotiable
  • WFH - office space pending (some travel will be required)
  • $75 000 - $80 000 plus super, pro rata

Rehabilitation Consultants I WorkCom
              

Summary

WorkCom is seeking expressions of interest from OT's, Physio's, Psychologists, Rehab Counsellors, Exercise Physiologists, Nurses & Social Workers!

About WorkCom

WorkCom is a leading workplace rehabilitation provider operating throughout Australia since 2007. The organisation is independent and privately owned and strives to assist people, employers, and insurers reach their potential through assessment, rehabilitation and vocational services. Our vision is to be the provider of choice nationally in these areas.

The business takes pride in and maintains a set of company values which allow us to achieve our goals. We strive to understand and exceed our customer’s expectations, we act ethically, honestly, and do what we say we will do. We strive to achieve excellence and we continuously look for ways to improve.

About The Opportunity

WorkCom is currently taking expressions of interest for Rehabilitation Consultants to join the team in multiple locations across Australia on a contract basis.

As a Rehabilitation Consultant you will be responsible for delivering assessment and case management rehabilitation services to clients with a return to work or recovery goal and reduce the impact of psychological and physical injury and illness on people families and businesses.

We have a number of roles available for relevantly qualified professionals and are seeking expressions of interest from:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Rehabilitation Counsellors
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers

To view full position description, please click here.

About You

To be considered for this role you must have a relevant degree in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counselling, Exercise Physiology, Nursing, Social Work or equivalent in addition to prior experience.

Another mandatory requirement for the role is that as a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Nurse you are AHPRA registered, or as an Exercise Physiologist you are ESSA accredited. It is also essential that Rehabilitation Counsellors are ASORC accredited and social workers are AASW accredited. It is also necessary that you possess or are eligible for a Comcare workplace rehabilitation provider accreditation and a DVA rehabilitation services provider accreditation. It is important to know that candidates with post graduate qualifications in occupational rehabilitation or equivalent will be highly regarded.

Along with qualifications it is important that you have a comprehensive understanding of compensation schemes, life insurance rehabilitation services, CTP rehabilitation or related services. You will also require skills in computer software programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite & practice management software such as Case Manager. It is important to note that applicants with experience in employment services will be highly regarded.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding interpersonal communication skills, they will be highly organised personally in addition to possessing the ability to organise a team in efforts to lead, coach & develop others. The ideal candidate is someone who is a committed professional who takes pride in their craft and their relationships with clients & stakeholders alike. Most importantly, the ideal candidate will align closely with the companies values of; customer focus, integrity, outcomes & innovation.

Please note: It is also essential that you possess the eligibility to work permanently within Australia in addition to an Australian Drivers License.

About The Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an aspirational and well-respected provider with some great people.

In reward for your hard work & dedication you will be rewarded with a highly attractive guaranteed earnings of $100,000 (FTE) per annum PLUS super with the potential to earn over $150,000!

The comprehensive full range of additional benefits include:

  • Earn 50% of billings.
  • Plus superannuation (currently 9.5% of base salary increasing annually to 12% by 2025).
  • Plus entitlements (eg 4 weeks paid annual leave, 2 week paid personal leave, and paid public holidays).
  • Plus allowances (computer allowance, internet and phone allowance and professional
  • development allowance).

Work for a well respected, independent & privately owned workplace rehabilitation provider! -

Apply now

Occupational Therapist - Rehabilitation Consultant I Procare Group

Summary

  • Are you a new graduate looking to commence a successful career in in Occupational Rehabilitation?!
  • Or are you an OT looking to make the move from clinical?!
  • Or would you like to move across to a leading national provider?!

We are seeking passionate and driven Occupational Therapists across NSW!  

From a family-started company to an ever-growing national business, we’re committed to being the most respected national rehab and wellbeing business in Australia. 
  
We love connecting with our customers and empowering them to achieve better results. We're all about building a high-performing team, where we embrace collaboration and new ways of thinking. We are grounded in authenticity and work together to deliver value for our customers through every interaction. It's a fast-paced business, and that's the way we love it. We know that fantastic talent is the only way to shape our future success. 

Your Impact 

We are seeking a passionate and driven Occupational Therapist to join our expanding NSW team.  You will be working as part of a highly experienced, knowledgeable and fun team. You will have the opportunity for exposure to a variety of customers, different schemes and varying complexities of cases and career progression. We have office locations in Alexandria, Parramatta, Newcastle, Orange and Wollongong

Day to day you will be providing the following:

  • One off assessments including Workplace, Ergonomic, Activities of Daily Living and Functional Capacity Assessments.
  • Case Management services for both returning injured people to their original employer and/or assisting them to find new employment.
  • Facilitating upgrades in medical capacity in consultation with client’s treating parties.
  • Injury management services provided for clients across insurance schemes (i.e.  WorkCover, Life and CTP schemes).


This is ideally a full-time position however part time will be considered. We are also keen to hear from contractors in Sydney and across NSW.

About you

Your expertise and communication skills will be what you are known for! You'll be curious and will continuously seek out ways to improve customer's experiences and outcomes. You will be qualified as an: Occupational Therapist with relevant full AHPRA registration

You'll also need:
 

  • Current Police Clearance (or a willingness to obtain);
  • Demonstrated occupational rehabilitation experience is required;
  • Sound communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical thinking & problem solving;
  • Honesty, integrity, a good team attitude & positive approach; and
  • Genuine commitment to continuous improvement.

Why Procare? 

We offer a thorough induction programme for new graduates looking to start a successful career in injury management or experienced clinicians looking to move off the tools and into a very rewarding industry! 
  
We also offer regular opportunities for career progression to suit your interests, stage and skills, including projects, quality and/or customer account management. From us, you can expect:
 

  • Excellent remuneration + benefits.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • A generous consultant incentive scheme.
  • Laptop and iPhone.
  • Discounted gym membership at our Alexandria office location.
  • Our commitment to your work life balance.
  • Genuine & friendly working culture.
  • Regular staff celebrations, award and charity events such as our Procare Group annual cricket day.
  • Work with prestigious clients incl. ASX 100 companies.

If you are looking to join a focused and driven team, as part of a family-owned and led company, have the drive to succeed and take pride in providing a high-quality service, we want to hear from you!
  
For more information, check out our website www.procaregroup.com.au or contact our careers team careers@procaregroup.com.au.
   
Send in your application via careers@procaregroup.com.au

Occupational Therapist - Rehabilitation Consultant I Procare Group

Summary

  • Are you a new graduate looking to commence a successful career in in Occupational Rehabilitation?!
  • Or are you an OT looking to make the move from clinical?!
  • Or would you like to move across to a leading national provider?!

We are seeking passionate and driven Occupational Therapists across VIC!  

From a family-started company to an ever-growing national business, we’re committed to being the most respected national rehab and wellbeing business in Australia. 
  
We love connecting with our customers and empowering them to achieve better results. We're all about building a high-performing team, where we embrace collaboration and new ways of thinking. We are grounded in authenticity and work together to deliver value for our customers through every interaction. It's a fast-paced business, and that's the way we love it. We know that fantastic talent is the only way to shape our future success. 

Your Impact 

We are seeking a passionate and driven Occupational Therapist to join our expanding VIC team.  You will be working as part of a highly experienced, knowledgeable and fun team. You will have the opportunity for exposure to a variety of customers, different schemes and varying complexities of cases and career progression. We have office locations in Hawthorn East, Geelong and Bendigo.

Day to day you will be providing the following:

  • One off assessments including Workplace, Ergonomic, Activities of Daily Living and Functional Capacity Assessments.
  • Case Management services for both returning injured people to their original employer and/or assisting them to find new employment.
  • Facilitating upgrades in medical capacity in consultation with client’s treating parties.
  • Injury management services provided for clients across insurance schemes (i.e.  WorkCover, Life and CTP schemes).


This is ideally a full-time position however part time will be considered. We are also keen to hear from contractors in Melbourne and across VIC.

About you

Your expertise and communication skills will be what you are known for! You'll be curious and will continuously seek out ways to improve customer's experiences and outcomes. You will be qualified as an: Occupational Therapist with relevant full AHPRA registration;

You'll also need:
 

  • Current Police Clearance (or a willingness to obtain);
  • Demonstrated occupational rehabilitation experience is required;
  • Sound communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical thinking & problem solving;
  • Honesty, integrity, a good team attitude & positive approach; and
  • Genuine commitment to continuous improvement.

 

Why Procare? 

We offer a thorough induction programme for new graduates looking to start a successful career in injury management or experienced clinicians looking to move off the tools and into a very rewarding industry! 
  
We also offer regular opportunities for career progression to suit your interests, stage and skills, including projects, quality and/or customer account management. From us, you can expect:
 

  • Excellent remuneration + benefits.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • A generous uncapped consultant incentive scheme.
  • Laptop and iPhone.
  • Our commitment to your work life balance.
  • Genuine & friendly working culture.
  • Regular staff celebrations, award and charity events.

 

If you are looking to join a focused and driven team, as part of a family-owned and led company, have the drive to succeed and take pride in providing a high-quality service, we want to hear from you!
  
For more information, check out our website www.procaregroup.com.au or contact our careers team careers@procaregroup.com.au.
   
Send in your application to careers@procaregroup.com.au

Occupational Therapist I CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn

Summary

We’re looking for a passionate and talented Occupational Therapist, interested in Child Trauma, to join our Allied Health Service team in Canberra. Working alongside our team of psychologists, social workers and nurses, you’ll provide person centred functional and environmental assessments and interventions to promote independence and quality of life of children between the ages of 0 to 12 years who have experienced trauma. 

Looking for a role that offers the diversity to work across multiple sectors? Interested in working as part of a multidisciplinary team? Are you interested in Child Trauma?

We’re growing, so come and be part of CatholicCare’s Allied Health Service team!

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Full time and /or Part Time position
  • Based in ACT

The Role

Your key responsibilities as an Occupational Therapist will be to provide clinical assessment, treatment and therapies designed to enable your clients to maintain and improve their daily functioning and independence. Within the role, you will:

  • Improve daily functioning of children 0 to 12 years old who have experienced trauma, and enhance their ability to access and engage in education. 
  • Building sensory, learning, behaviour, motor, social and independence skills. 
  • The Occupational Therapist will develop individualised treatment plans that target identified goals that arise from the assessment process and are developed in conjunction with the child and family. 
  • Play will be used to engage children, to support their participation, learning and skill development. 
  • Work with parents and carers to support them in learning the skills to nurture independence across all environments, will also be an essential part of the role.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team; liaising with healthcare professionals, such as GP’s, nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists to ensure treatment plans are formulated and monitored. 

If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives and be a part of our clinical services team, we want to hear from you!

What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a new and innovative program. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, and professional development in a family friendly environment. A large group of highly skilled and specialist clinicians provide a great team environment, supporting learning and excellence. 

About us

CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration.

Selection Criteria

The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Relevant qualification and current registration as an Occupational Therapist 
  • Experience delivering Occupational therapy  
  • Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations and to manage risk. 
  • Commitment to delivering evidence based practice and an openness to training and development. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and good time management skills 
  • Have an understanding of EEO, Work Safety and confidentiality

Desirable

  • Relevant accreditation as Better Access to Mental Health endorsed Occupational Therapist or in the process of training to become endorsed

To Apply

To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Include covering Letter (no more than one page)
  • Address each Selection Criteria above (no more than 2 pages)

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered. 

You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check.

To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card

Please send your applications to: sue.pobjie@catholiccare.cg.org.au

For more information or to apply please visit:

www.catholiccare.cg.org.au

Closing Date: 18th June 2021 

*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally undertaken within two weeks of the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Senior Occupational Therapist I NT Department of Health

Summary

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory.

  • Allied Health
  • Professional 3 (Remuneration Package Range $122,773 - $137,307)
  • Ongoing in Darwin

Health Careers & Opportunities in the Northern Territory

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, and acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.

TOP END HEALTH SERVICE

  • Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Professional 3 (Remuneration Package Range $122,773 - $137,307)
  • Comprising salary $106,568 - $119,351 superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave.
  • Allied Health
  • Darwin
  • One ongoing vacancy is available, working in Darwin and Palmerston

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join the Acute Occupational Therapy Services as part of the Multidisciplinary Acute Team at Royal Darwin and Palmerston Regional Hospital. Currently seeking a Professional Occupational Therapist in the following area of acute medical care with clinical experience in a variety of acute areas to join our team.

For further information please contact Debbie Roe on 08 8922 8136 or Deborah.roe@nt.gov.au or Karyn Hayes 08 8922 8136 or Karyn.Hayes@nt.gov.au   

Quote vacancy number: 793

Closing date:  21/06/2021

Information for Applicants:

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached resume/cv. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.nt.gov.au/jobs.

Further Information: Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements, working with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history. More information on pre-employment checks specific to this role can be sourced through the vacancy contact

Picture your life out here – www.OurLifeOutHere.nt.gov.au

Mental Health Clinician I Royal Melbourne Hospital

Summary

  • Fixed term Part Time 0.8EFT (maternity leave coverage)
  • Working over 7 days, morning/afternoon shifts
  • Based in NAMHS Hotham Street

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health. 

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

At NAMHS Hotham street you will find an enthusiastic, friendly, professional group of clinicians of various disciplines. We work hard and we work well as a team. The team respects the professionalism of all staff members and we are encouraged to work autonomously as well as part of our larger team. Professional development is encouraged and supported.

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!

Your success in this role, will be your ability to

  • Being a single point of contact within the Community Team
  • Building a therapeutic alliance with the consumer and family/carers
  • Delivering targeted interventions

Your contribution

  • Ability to work with consumers, family and carers from a range of cultural backgrounds, and to provide gender sensitive services
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development for self and for team members
  • Ability to speak a community language

Our commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.   

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare. 

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.

Interested?

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.

Janne-Maree Blackman - 9416 6300

Paul Sutherland – 9416 6300

Occupational Therapist I Peninsula Hand Therapy

Phone: 0429 187 982
Url: jane@peninsulahandtherapy.com.au

Summary

Peninsula Hand Therapy is looking for a permanent part-time Occupational Therapist, available from June 2021.

Peninsula Hand Therapy is a very well-established service with five full-time, experienced Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists operating from one purpose-built clinic that fosters a strong and supportive team environment.

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist with some neurological experience as well as general OT skills to provide services for our NDIS caseload. This new position will be supported by the Hand Therapy team and some overlap in caseload between both the NDIS service and our Hand Therapy service is possible.

Our clinic is well supported by admin staff for all patient bookings, payments and other patient management tasks.

PHT values and supports learning and offers formal supervision, has regular journal club and in-service meetings and a generous annual CPD allowance.

This is an excellent opportunity for a therapist looking to further develop their diagnostic skills, broaden their experience of hands-on treatment modalities and take on a leadership role in a longstanding clinic environment with a broad range of Upper limb conditions.

We welcome your call or email.

To learn more about this opportunity, please phone Jane Aarons 0429 187 982 or contact jane@peninsulahandtherapy.com.au

Occupational Therapist - Case Manager I Gold Coast Heath

Summary

This role provides clinical mental health services to consumers with complex emotional and behavioural mental health needs, based at Robina

For further information on our health service, please watch our corporate video:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/9QZ7ONohVRM

The Role

An opportunity has become available for an Occupational Therapist - Case Manager (Older Persons Community Mental Health) to join Gold Coast Health (GCH) where the focus of our 10 000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to over 550,000 people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region of Australia.

You will

  • Utilise clinical skills commensurate to individual level of experience
  • Deliver clinical services within an integrated mental health service environment with a multidisciplinary team focus.
  • Deliver care at external venues, consumers home address and at staff based clinic
  • Apply professional knowledge and skills in clinical decision making under the practice supervision or professional guidance of a more senior clinician

About you

To be successful in this position you will require:

  • A tertiary degree in Occupational Therapy  
  • AHPRA Registration
  • Evidence of vaccination, or be able to be vaccinated against - Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and Hepatitis B
  • Tuberculosis screening, to identify if the tuberculosis vaccination may be required
  • Declaration of serious discipline history must be disclosed
  • Driver’s licence

Benefits

  • Flexible work options
  • Career Development
  • Salary Packaging
  • Modern Facilities
  • Diverse Work Culture
  • Research Opportunities
  • Up to 12.75% super
  • 17.5% leave loading

Salary

  • Permanent full time
  • Base salary ranging from $73 994 - $102 372 per annum

About Us

Older Persons Community Mental Health (OPCMH) provide efficient and responsive mental health care, and coordination of evidence-based consumer care in accordance with organisational goals, within the Mental Health older persons community. It is the aim of this service to offer a recovery-oriented approach that is person-centered, strengths based, collaborative and empowering.

OPCMH operates Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, across a variety of settings within the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service and is based at Robina.

About Gold Coast Health

  • Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care
  • Annual operating budget exceeding $1.5 billion
  • More than 1100 beds across three hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts
  • Secondary and tertiary health services across more than 20 facilities
  • Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle
  • A workplace culture that encourages people to bring their whole selves to work so that they can perform at their best
  • Committed to reflecting the diversity of the Gold Coast community and ensuring each staff member is included and feels like they belong

How to Apply

Follow the link provided to submit your application by Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Job Ad reference: GC374403

Please note: no third-party applications will be accepted.

Policy Officer I Occupational Therapy Australia

Summary

We are looking for a Policy Officer

  • Full-time - Ongoing
  • Fitzroy location incl Flexible Working Arrangements
  • $55K - $60K plus super

Team Leader I Royal Melbourne Hospital

Summary

Mid West Area Mental Health Service

  • Opportunity to develop your leadership experience
  • NorthWestern Mental Health, Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit ( AMHRU), Sunshine Hospital
  • Full Time, Fixed term until August 2022 - 80 hours per fortnight including ADO

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.  

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital

Your New Team

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to be part of a well - regarded team working within a recovery- orientated practice framework within a Secure Extended Care Unit.

This key role leads a dynamic multidisciplinary team of Allied Health and Nursing professionals, supporting a 26 bedded residential facility with 24 hour nursing support. Providing care to adults, AMHRU residents require intensive recovery orientated treatment and interventions that are unable to be provided by less intensive community services. 

Your Contribution

The team is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Team Leader to provide professional leadership. As a Team Leader will not only provide leadership to the team but also a recovery focus interventions in the management of AMHRU consumers. The position will contribute to the efficient and effective operation of AMHRU and, as team leader, will provide direction, supervision and leadership for the clinical team, and assist to coordinate the work to be undertaken on a day-to-day basis. As a Team Leader you will work in collaboration with the Program Manager to ensure the continuous improvement of the service. This position is also professionally responsible to the Area Discipline Senior for all matters relating to discipline specific practice.

Essential Requirements for the Role:

  • Experience in the severe mental illness and psychiatric disability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with consumers, families/carers, colleagues and other service providers
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development for self
  • Well-developed skills in writing and an ability to promptly prepare required forms of documentation.
  • An understanding of the policies and procedures associated with the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Ability to work with consumers, family and carers from a range of cultural backgrounds, and to provide gender sensitive services
  • Familiarity with a range of computer software packages including the Microsoft platform
  • Successfully undergo a Police Records and Working With Children’s Check for pre-employment screening
  • A current Victorian Driver’s License, and ongoing ability to use this form of transport


• Values based organisation offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement, including training and research opportunities, and access to mentorship and leadership programs.
• NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.
• Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; On-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees.
• Salary packaging options, monthly ADOs for full time staff (That’s an additional day off every month!), discounted onsite car parking, close to public transport.

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.   

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare. 

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications. 


Connect With Us:

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au

The Royal Melbourne Hospital 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.

Contacts:

Fiona Connally – 0432 831 929

Emma Dom - 8345 1390

Occupational Therapist I Act for Kids

Summary

  • Work within a supportive, friendly and values based organisation.
  • Make a real difference to the lives of children and young people
  • Based in beautiful Brisbane

About us...

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of free prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk. With over 25 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for more than 30 years. In 2019 - 2020 we provided services to 44,894 people, including over 29,000 children.

Our unique multidisciplinary teams provide integrated therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, information, advice and referral services, intensive family support and preschools designed for children with additional development needs to ensure we set them up for success at school.

About the job...

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to provide high quality therapeutic services to children and young people within our Specialist Disability Support in School (SDSS) and Individual Support Packages (ISP) programs.

Based in Wooloowin, this position is full-time, fixed-term until 31 January 2022. Extension of employment contract beyond January 2022 is subject to the continued successful government funding of the program.

About the Specialist Disability Support in Schools (SDSS) and Individual Support Packages (ISP) programs:

The SDSS program includes a multidisciplinary team that delivers interventions to children within a school environment, improving educational access and positive outcomes for students who have experienced abuse and neglect. The Individual Support Packages (ISP) program is an exciting and new initiative that works in partnership with Child Safety to provide holistic trauma-informed support to children in the child protection system. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver an outstanding therapeutic service to children and young people.
  • Enhance psychosocial and developmental outcomes for children and young people impacted by trauma.
  • Provide specialised developmental and trauma-informed consultancy to team members, parents and across the SDSS and ISP programs.
  • Conduct high quality, trauma-informed therapeutic services to children, in both individual and group settings.
  • Encourage and strengthen supportive relationships between children and the key adult caregivers.
  • Work with SDSS and ISP team members and other professionals to enhance client outcomes.

About you...

  • A tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy with registration as an Occupational Therapist
  • At least five years’ experience working with children, young people and their families who have been impacted by trauma or experienced abuse and neglect, or more than five years’ experience working in similar role.
  • Clinical and therapeutic understanding of the impacts of trauma on child and family functioning and knowledge of current trauma treatment trends.
  • Experience providing individual and group therapy to children, young people and their families.

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified Level 6.1 - 6.3 under the SCHCADS award
  • Salary range is $90,442 - $94,437 pa plus 9.5% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time)
  • In addition, there are excellent salary packaging options offering the opportunity to significantly increase a team members take home pay

 About the benefits...

  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 Award (100-499 employees)
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 Awards in categories (1) Health and Wellbeing (2) Leadership and (3) Work-Life Balance
  • Strong values based organisation
  • Excellent professional development options (including additional annual professional development fund opportunities)
  • Paid study assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) including health and wellbeing portal
  • Excellent flexible work environment.

Blue Card Requirement…

From 31 August 2020, you are required to have a current blue card to commence employment at Act for Kids in Queensland. Please visit Queensland Blue cards for more information.

About applying...

Click on ‘Apply for this job’ to submit an application or for more information about the role, contact Angela Kretz on 07 3357 9444 or Angela.Kretz@actforkids.com.au.

Closing Date: 18 June 2021

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