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February

Occupational Therapist Grade 2 (Dame Phyllis Frost Centre)

Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health - Fairfield, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Full-time, ongoing
  • Based in Dame Phyllis Frost Centre
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking

Forensicare provides specialist mental health services at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre in the Marrmak Unit, a 20-bed residential program for women prisoners with an intensive outreach program and a therapeutic day program.

There is a strong focus on providing a healing environment not only for the prisoners, but importantly also one that supports the well-being and safety of all staff involved. This approach recognises that many women who are imprisoned are indeed themselves victims of crime and have challenging mental health conditions as a result. The word Marrmak is from the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people meaning ‘safe’.

About the role:

Autonomously plan, implement and evaluate Occupational Therapy specific assessment and interventions whilst undertaking required duties as a member of the multidisciplinary team. The OT will also provide a range of formal and informal groups that support a range of social and independent living skills.

Duties:

  • Provide OT specific assessment and interventions
  • Facilitate groups that support independent living skills
  • Work collaboratively with both the consumer group and multidisciplinary team
  • Support the facilitation of student education

Skills and experience:

  • Work within an ethically and legally sound framework
  • Contribute towards quality improvement initiatives
  • Engage in professional development
  • Ability to advocate for consumer needs

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.

Fairfield, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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