Mentorlink

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MentorLink is a facilitated mentoring program for occcupational therapists working in both the public and private sectors throughout Australia.

The Mentorlink program aims to:

  • provide practitioners with peer support tailored to their professional development and performance needs
  • improve job satisfaction
  • build mentoring skills within the occupational therapy profession.

Mentors

We welcome occupational therapists with more than 5-6 years’ experience working as an OT. Mentors do not have to be members of Occupational Therapy Australia; their participation is on an honorary basis.

Registering as a mentor is easy. Simply visit the MentorLink website and sign up with your details. Non-member mentors should contact us for a guest log in. Please complete the Mentor Self-Assessment Evaluation and provide a short biography of your experience.

Mentees

Mentoring is a free member benefit provided by Occupational Therapy Australia. Mentees must be current financial members of the Association. We recommend mentees have been working as an occupational therapist for around 3 months before seeking a mentor so they can determine the clinical areas they would like support in and what professional development opportunities and support is provided by their employer.

If you are a student member or you are waiting for a qualification review, we will ask you to wait until you are a full member before seeking a mentor.

Partnerships

Most partnerships are conducted via phone, email or Skype. We have mentors in all States and Territories so many matches have interstate participants. If you prefer face-to-face mentoring, please let us know.

Due to the high demand for mentors, most partnerships are facilitated by the National MentorLink Co-ordinator. If you don’t find a suitable mentor currently available on the website, please send an email to mentorlink@otaus.com.au. Briefly describe your current work situation and what you are looking for in a mentor. You will be contacted as soon possible.

Contact and support

The National MentorLink Co-ordinator facilitates the MentorLink program by making matches, monitoring progress, providing resources, tools and support to participants. To contact her, email mentorlink@otaus.com.au.

Go to the MentorLink website

Mentorlink - brochure [PDF 1.93Mb]