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February

Occupational Therapist

Mercy Health - Werribee, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Us:

Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south-west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care.

Our services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

The opportunity:

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced Grade 2 and Grade 3 Occupational Therapist to join our fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team to ensure client's needs are assessed and met from an Occupational Therapy perspective

You will work within our Acute Inpatient Unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital.

What we offer:

At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

These include

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services
We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

About the role:
  • Permanent part time or full time position, OT Grade 2
  • Fixed Term (3 months) part time position, OT Grade 3
  • Develop and coordinate a therapeutic activities programme for clients with a range of mental health diagnoses
  • Undertake ongoing quality improvement initiatives to ensure the best outcomes for clients
  • Access to discipline-specific supervision and support through the network of occupational therapists within the service
Requirements:
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Excellent knowledge, skills and understanding of evidence-based OT specific assessments and interventions in mental health clinical practice
  • Energy, initiative and a passion to work in the mental health arena
  • Ability to think and act in a person-centred, recovery orientated manner
  • Highly developed communication and organisational skills
Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Mercy Health

Werribee, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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