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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

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.

Grade 3 Occupational Therapist I Djerriwarrh Health Services

Summary

  • Clinical leadership role
  • Fixed-term vacancy to 11th March 2022 to backfill flexible working arrangement
  • Flexibility for the right fit is on offer

Djerriwarrh Health Services is a values-based organisation. Our values are: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Accountability and Respect.

Our values drive the way we act and guide our decision making on a daily basis, ensuring our focus on driving a culture of patient-centred care. Our employees model our CLEAR values, building excellence and respect across the organisation and with our stakeholders.

We are offering outstanding opportunities for the right people. We are committed to providing an environment that fosters and develops your existing skillsets and hopefully some new ones. We can offer you a role that will cement your knowledge and provide you with opportunities to grow and broaden your professional portfolio.

The role

Occupational Therapists at Djerriwarrh Health Services fulfil a diverse role working across acute, outpatient subacute and community programs from our Melton, Bacchus Marsh & Caroline Springs sites. Individual clinical services and group-based interventions are provided, supporting patient care as part of the multidisciplinary team.

The Grade 3 Occupational Therapist has a key leadership role in the provision, organisation and development of occupational therapy services across the organisation. You will provide clinical support and supervision to members of the occupational therapy team which is made up of 9 Occupational Therapists (Grade 1 & 2) and 3 Allied Health Assistants. You will represent occupational therapy at relevant organisational committees. In collaboration with the Manager Allied Health Programs, you will support the delivery of occupational therapy services and actively work to ensure a culture of evidence-based practice and patient-centred care across the team. This role is suitable for an experienced occupational therapist seeking an opportunity to develop leadership skills as a senior clinician in a supportive team environment.

The successful applicant will be required to manage a clinical caseload, which can be negotiated based on experience and interest. Travel between DjHS sites within Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh will be required.

Key accountabilities will be to:

  • Be a dynamic leader within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrate a client focus in the provision of care
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and innovation in improving clinical services
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous quality improvement
  • Manage a complex caseload with a high turnover
  • Support the supervision of occupational therapy staff, AHA's and students

The successful applicant must have:

  • Tertiary qualification in occupational therapy
  • Current registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Professional Registration Authority)
  • At least 7 years of experience in occupational therapy service provision, with previous experience in community-based Occupational Therapy services preferred

About us:

Djerriwarrh Health Services is a dynamic and rapidly expanding public health service providing Acute, Community, Maternity and Aged Care to the City of Melton and Shire of Moorabool in Melbourne's Western suburbs. We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our community through the provision of quality health care and support services. Our staff are the key to our success and we are committed to developing our team to meet the needs of the community.

For further information, please contact Jenelle McHugh (Acting Manager of Allied Health Programs) on T: (03) 9361 9357

To apply you will need to address the selection criteria and review the position description available on our careers website.

Applications close 11 April 2021

Djerriwarrh Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people with a disability or Indigenous background to apply.

To apply for this job go to: http://djhs.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies & enter ref code: 5422859.

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 The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Phone: 8468 3800

Summary

Brief Intervention

  • Occupational Therapist Grade 2, Social Worker Grade 2, Psychologist Grade 2 or Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3
  • Fixed Term Part Time working 72 hours/fortnight until Feb 2022 (Mon to Fri 0830 - 1700)
  • Based in Northern Areas Mental Health Service’s Noogal Clinic, Mill Park

 

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

  • The Northern Area Mental Health Service, (NAMHS), believes in the effective delivery of high quality psychiatric services. We are an established team that is connected, collaborative and enthusiastic to be at the forefront of progressive and remarkable initiatives
  • New infrastructure across the Northern suburbs is driving fresh developments and revolutionary program delivery that, in turn, is generating opportunities for career advancement and specialist skill growth
  • NAMHS delivers a range of acute and community psychiatric services to people residing in the local government areas of Darebin and Whittlesea. We deliver specialist clinical programs across Adult Community Services, Adult Acute Inpatient Service, EMH (including PACER) and Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry Service at the Northern Hospital, Community Care Unit, and Prevention and Recovery Care Service (PARC)
  • In a dynamic space that is ever changing, we pride ourselves on delivering a high level of quality care whilst ensuring we encourage and support development of each other and the service

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

  • Undertake comprehensive, detailed, non- urgent New Patient Assessments for consumers presenting to the service with complex mental health issues and to plan treatment recommendations for primary health care providers to implement and deliver.
  • provide short term, recovery focused, evidence based, targeted interventions to individuals and their families over a period of up to 3 months.
  • Work collaboratively with consumers, families, carers and other stakeholders including GP’s, NDIS providers, AOD services, psychosocial service providers, Private Psychiatrists and Psychologists.
  • Work both autonomously and collaboratively within the Brief Intervention role and the broader Multidisciplinary team at Noogal Clinic
  • Provide discipline specific evidence based practice and appropriate treatment options as required

Your Contribution

  • formal Qualifications and required Registrations
  • Comply with all legal requirements pertaining to the position including responsibility for maintaining current registration as required by your professional organisation or other applicable Acts
  • Extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of severe mental illness and psychiatric disability
  • Capacity to undertake alcohol and other drug screening, assessment, treatment planning, brief interventions with consumers who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with consumers, families/carers, colleagues and other service providers
  • Ability to work with consumers, family and carers from a range of cultural backgrounds, and to provide gender sensitive services

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 is 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.

Contact:

Patrick Roe and/or Michal Wilson on 8468 3800

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 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 Housing Contact Centre

Summary

‘Be a part of an ever evolving team, focusing on client service, as well as staff wellbeing. We are looking for a team player to formulate healthy and ergonomic work surroundings in a hybrid work environment for our staff member

  • Occupational Therapist Grade 1
  • Temporary Fulltime – Up to 31 December 2021
  • Liverpool, NSW

About Us

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) vision is to empower all people to live fulfilling lives and achieve their potential in inclusive communities with a focus on breaking, rather than managing, disadvantage. The Housing Contact Centre (HCC) is a 24/7 operation of approx. 320 staff. The centre delivers NSW clients with access to social housing services, including Link2home crisis accommodation, Social Housing Applications and also RentStart bond loan service.

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative Occupational Therapist, with an ergonomics background to provide occupational therapy assessment, consultation, therapeutic interventions and professional services within a multidisciplinary team. If you possess a formal OT qualification, with at least 6 years of post-graduate experience preferred, and are currently working within the ergonomics field, then we would love to hear from you. The role will take the lead in assessing work health and safety (WHS) issues, risks and complete ergonomic assessments for all HCC staff.

These assessments will require working with workforce planning to schedule virtual or face to face sessions, to assess the workplace to ensure staff are working from a safe environment. With recommendations for additional equipment or support provided to Management. The role will also take part in the future planning for workplace health and safety processes, to ensure workplace safety is a permanent component of the HCC culture.

This is a Temporary Fulltime role up to 31 December 2021 in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy with demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Current occupational therapy registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Current drivers licence – Travel required
  • Willingness and commitment to work closely within a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Appointment to the role is subject to reference checks. This role requires the following:

  • National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014

What we can offer you

  • Liverpool office - flexibility of working from home can be negotiated.
  • Flexible work agreement
  • Occupational Therapist Grade 1 Salary range $64,973 - $90,933 pa plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits


How to Apply

To apply candidates must submit a current resume and covering letter (2 pages maximum) addressing the roles relevant capabilities (Please see role description). Part of the assessment process may include additional online capability testing, skills testing or work samples in accordance with the new Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

You will also be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form in later stages of the assessment process.

Find out more

Click here to view the role description.

For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here.

Please submit your application online including the information outlined above.

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact Melissa Briggs at melissa.briggs3@facs.nsw.gov.au 

Closing date: Subject to change

For enquiries: Wendy Keith, wendy.keith@facs.nsw.gov.au

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

DCJ is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and other diversity groups.

DCJ encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed above, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication. If you’re looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, you can email Melissa Briggs at melissa.briggs3@facs.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.

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.

Occupational Therapist I Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health

Summary

  • 1.0 EFT (Fixed term to April 2022)
  • Work with a genuine values based organisation
  • Generous salary packaging benefits available

About Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health

Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health is a not-for-profit community health organisation providing a comprehensive range of free and low-cost health, wellbeing and community services in early childhood, youth, families, adults, aged and disability. Covering an area of over 1700 km2 from Sunbury to beyond the borders of Macedon Ranges Shire our 280 staff and 100 volunteers are based across four sites at Kyneton, Romsey, Sunbury and Woodend. The organisation has a proud history of delivering community health services to the region for over 40 years. 

About the role:

Our Primary Health Unit is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our multidisciplinary and innovative team.  We provide a broad range of individual and group-based services and programs for those aged 18 years and above.  We are committed to engage, support and build our community, working with our clients and their carers from the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges community, with an emphasis on those who need us most.The successful applicant will be expected to complete goal-directed care planning, case coordination, equipment and home modification prescription, and chronic illness management.  

About you:

Occupational Therapists who have worked for a minimum of 2 years under fee for service or private billing arrangements are encouraged to apply.  Home Care Packages and NDIS experience is desirable.  Applicants will ideally have knowledge of My Aged Care and the SWEP program. Excellent communication, planning and problem solving skills are essential. This role is primarily based in Sunbury; however, some travel to the Macedon ranges sites may be required. 

The successful candidate will be required to undertake and maintain a National Criminal History Check (NCHC), a NDIS Safety Screening check, and hold a current valid Working With Children Check.

Further Information:

A copy of the position description can be found on our website- https://www.sunburycobaw.org.au/category/job-opportunities/ 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Nialin Waterson, Team Leader Occupational Therapy, on 1300 026 229 or email nialin.waterson@scchc.org.au.  

How to apply:

As an employer, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all cultures and backgrounds.

To be considered for a role, your application must include a cover letter, resume (including 3 referees) and responses to the Key Selection Criteria, which need to be submitted via email to: nialin.waterson@scchc.org.au.

Applications Close:  Monday 12 April 2021, 5pm

Occupational Therapist I The SKK Group

Summary

Exciting opportunity for a part time Occupational Therapist to join our team. AHPRA registered, experience in OT practices in mental health and thrives within a multidisciplinary team. We want to hear from you.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a part time (.4 - .6 FTE) Occupational Therapist to join our team.
If you are a qualified OT, registered with AHPRA, experienced in utilizing OT practices in a mental health environment and thrive working within a multidisciplinary team, then we are excited to hear from you.

You will be passionate about delivering evidence-based therapeutic interventions to support clients to achieve their goals. Not only will you be passionate about your clients, you will also actively participate in the promotion of an inclusive and supportive team culture that thrives on reflective practice, clinical supervision, training and celebrating people.

ABOUT US

The SKK Group delivers outreach services across Melbourne and surrounding areas, specialising in mental health and psychosocial wellbeing. We partner with our clients to create strategies that empower people to build and improve their overall wellbeing and quality of life.

Our services are based on a social model of recovery as we are passionate about helping people improve their emotional and social health through support services that encourage social interaction, build capacity, autonomy, independence, achieve goals and fulfill aspirations.

We offer wide-ranging, locally delivered services, inclusive of mental health support work, behavioural therapy, occupational therapy, and support coordination.

POSITION OVERVIEW

  • Occupational Therapist Grade 2 delivering NDIS outreach across Melbourne and surrounding areas, with the primary focus of empowering people within their homes and in the community.
  • Our Occupational Therapists work with people experiencing mental illness (psychosocial disability), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Intellectual Disability (ID). They look at how these conditions impact a person’s wellbeing and day-to-day living.
  • Deliver community supports, build relationships with clients, collaborate with service providers, and complete clinical reports for NDIS reviews to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.
  • Demand-driven work, flexible work arrangements, and a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Position subject to Health Professionals and Support Services Award.
  • An inclusive workplace culture that drives reflective practice, supervision, training, and celebrating people.

PRIMARY ROLE

As a Grade 2 Occupational Therapist, you will have a key role in delivering high-quality person-centred occupational therapy interventions with a specific focus on NDIS service delivery. This will involve home or centre-based assessment, life skills training, home modification, and equipment prescription in accordance with the client’s NDIS plan. This role works in close collaboration with a range of health professionals and other community-based service providers to deliver the best outcomes for the client, their family, and carers. The Grade 2 OT also provides supervision to Grade 1 Occupational Therapists and students as required.

ABOUT YOU:

  • Qualification required – Bachelor / Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Occupational Therapist
  • Respects the client’s right to make informed choices and decisions.
  • Ability to work effectively across a multidisciplinary service and with a wide range of diverse client groups.
  • Experience in delivery or desire to build an efficient Occupational Therapy service
  • Sound decision-making skills with a focus on identifying and understanding challenges.
  • Ability to strengthen key agency partnerships.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage competing priorities and to deliver outcomes.
  • Be confident with computer systems and other technology relevant to the position.

WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by The SKK Group prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, disability worker exclusion scheme check, and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

If this position captures your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website.

The position description is attached. If you have any questions about the role, please contact us through team@skk.org.au, using the subject line: Occupational Therapist-AD enquiry via Occupational Therapy Australia.

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