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Senior Occupational Therapist(Grade 3 Or Grade 2)- Mental Health

Peninsula Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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• Be part of something new and create a supportive culture from the beginning
• Join a team with a strong emphasis on recovery oriented care in the community
• OT - Grade 3 or Grade 2 applicants welcome. Classification will be determined based on experience
• Opportunity to provide discipline specific interventions
• Part time or Full time available
• 7 day rotating roster (0830-1700 hrs) in Frankston.
Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

The Intensive Recovery Team will provide assertive outreach and multidisciplinary, evidenced based interventions to clients with severe and enduring mental illness and complex comorbidities living in the community that are at risk of reoccurring acute episodes, functional decline and associated hospital admissions without more assertive, intensive and therapeutic interventions.
As the Occupational Therapist on the newly developed Intensive Recovery Team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the team and model of care alongside the multidisciplinary team and Team Manager. The Occupational Therapist have the opportunity to provide recovery oriented care through an assertive outreach model to a small number of clients and additionally will provide discipline specific assessment and interventions to other clients of the Intensive Recovery Team assessed as requiring OT input. Interventions may be on an individual or group basis and include all areas of occupational performance relevant to the clients identified goals.
In addition to this, those seeking a Senior OT position will be expected to demonstrate clinical leadership within the multidisciplinary team, display strong discipline specific skills, participate in quality initiatives, contribute to service development, and provide clinical supervision and potentially occasional cover for the Team Manager

What You Need

We anticipate you will have:
• A degree or diploma from a recognised School of Occupational Therapy and eligibility for membership of OT Australia who are eligible for registration with AHPRA.
• Experience in the mental health field including acute inpatient services and/or community mental health care
• Experience delivering occupational assessments and interventions to clients with a mental illness
• Applicants seeking a Senior OT position must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a mental health setting, advanced clinical skills and demonstrated leadership skills
• A current Victorian drivers licence

What Next
If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.
Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:
Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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