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Senior Occupational Therapist - Mental Health | Mobile Support Treatment Service

Eastern Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Senior Occupational Therapist/ Mental Health Case Manager

  • Box Hill Mobile Support & Treatment Service

  • Position open to Grade 3 Occupational Therapists

  • Full Time Monday to Friday Role

  • Permanent Opportunity - until February 2022 in Box Hill Mobile Support Team; followed by permanency somewhere within the mental health program thereafter

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

The Service and Role

The Box Hill Mobile Support and Treatment Service (BHMSTS) offers community recovery orientated services, consultation, assessment, treatment and support to people with a mental illness, their carers and families. The BHMSTS provides services to consumers between the ages of 16 and 64 who live in the Municipalities of Whitehorse, Manningham and Monash.

BHMSTS is co-located with the Koonung, Doncaster & Waverley Continuing Care Teams, Linwood Psychiatric Assessment Recovery Centre (PARC), Brief Intervention Team (BIT), Early Psychosis Team (EPT) and the Carrington Private Consulting Suites, at the Koonung Centre in Box Hill. Eastern Health offers employees a range of benefits including salary packaging and inexpensive on site car parking and rostered days off.

The primary role is to provide high quality assessment, intensive case management services and assertive outreach support to people experiencing a mental illness utilising a recovery-oriented model of care.

“Our mental health rehabilitation services’ vision is to provide culturally sensitive, holistic and wellness-focused services that promotes, values and respects the dignity and lived experience of individuals facing mental health challenges. We will do this by working collaboratively with individuals and their support networks to help them pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.” AMHS Rehabilitation Services Vision Statement Updated March 2018

Main responsibilities:

  • Senior Occupational Therapist

  • Undertake case management and support the recovery for people with a lived experience of mental ill health within the BHMSTS.

  • Provide clinical leadership in the form of role modelling, mentoring, and working with consumers who have a more complex lived experience of mental ill health; providing support and strategies to other clinicians around how to support these consumers.

  • Liaison and interface between multiple services.

  • Conduct comprehensive clinical assessments, including discipline-specific assessments and interventions.

  • Practice in accordance with the recovery principles as outlined in the ‘Framework for recovery-oriented practice” (Department of Health 2011).

  • Work a Monday to Friday roster within the hours 8.30am – 5pm.

Please refer to the attached position description for further details.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Experience in supporting adults with the lived experience of mental ill health.

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated advanced verbal and written communication skills in all professional domains of practice.

  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team and autonomously.

  • Strong commitment to high quality consumer care.

  • Commitment to supervised practice, ongoing professional development and further developing skills in clinical mental health.

  • You must hold a valid full driver’s license.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values: Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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