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Occupational Therapist

Eastern Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Occupational Therapist

  • Grade 1

  • Permanent Full Time

  • Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatients Units Maroondah Hospital

  • Salary Packaging/ADO

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 Adult Acute Inpatient Service provides a modern purpose built facility that has been designed to provide contemporary mental health care in a warm and friendly environment which accommodates individual needs. The facilities including welcoming spaces, courtyards for consumers & visitors, a family visiting room and a safe ‘gender sensitive’ area for females consumers.

About the role

We are looking for an early career occupational therapist to join the mental health program at Eastern Health in a discipline specific role in our acute mental health inpatient units. The grade one occupational therapist will provide individualised occupational therapy assessment, treatment and consultation services to support recovery. This may include individual and group work, assessment and intervention, discharge planning, education for consumers and their families, and liaison with other services and programs as needed.

The successful applicant will work alongside a full time grade 2 OT and part time grade 3 OT and join the existing 70+ occupational therapists employed in the mental health program at Eastern Health. The successful applicant will join the Transition to Practice Allied Health Mental Health program which provides educational and mentoring support to facilitate early career occupational therapists transition to their profession and clinical mental health practice. In addition discipline specific supervision and support is provided and extensive professional development and collaboration opportunities are available across allied health, mental health and Eastern Health.

About you

  • Relevant theoretical knowledge, experience and skills in the provision of evidence based occupational therapy assessment and treatment in a mental health setting.

  • Understanding of, and experience in delivering, recovery oriented mental health practice.

  • Ability to skilfully engage consumers in the development and implementation of individualised plans designed to promote, foster and sustain personal recovery.

  • Demonstrated skills in supporting consumers to engage in, structure and access meaningful daily activity and occupation.

  • A commitment to working with consumers from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds and to providing services that are family and gender sensitive.

  • Knowledge of the mental health sector, including roles and workings of mental health teams and relevant community resources and services to support people with mental illness.

  • Ability and commitment to work collaboratively with consumers, carers, the multidisciplinary team and external agencies.

  • Commitment to supervised and reflective practice, lifelong learning and further development.

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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