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Senior Occupational Therapist

Brightwater Care Group Ltd. - Huntingdale, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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At Brightwater, we welcome people with the full diversity of life experiences, thoughts and beliefs. We foster a culture of inclusion, collaboration and innovation where our clients and staff can flourish.

If you are a qualified Senior Occupational Therapist with a passion to work in Disability Services, and you share a spirit that is caring, authentic, progressive and courageous – we would love to hear from you!

We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Occupational Therapist to join our Capacity Building Program on a part time basis, with flexible options between 37.5 to 60 hours per fortnight. We work with our clients in their own home in the community as well as have clients visit us in our Brightwater hubs where we work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to actively promote choice, control and quality of life. This is a diverse role, working with clients and their supports to optimise individual capabilities, working with them to meet their goals and grow their independence in living their best life possible. In addition, we are looking for someone who has leadership skills or is willing to take that next step and become the leader they want to be, we are invested in supporting you as much as we expect you to support our clients. You will be an expert in providing recommendations relating to OT interventions in response to the service requirements of the people who work alongside. This position will mentor, supervise and coordinate other occupational therapists or a therapy team to ensure a high quality allied health service, working across service areas as required.

Brightwater Can Offer You

  • The ability to salary package – meaning you can legitimately pay less tax and increase your take-home pay
  • Our unique staff benefits program, including access to BrightwaterPlus which gives you discounts with over 370 retailers
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Free on-site parking
The Ideal Candidate Will
  • Be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Deliver a strong clinical assessment service
  • Prescribe and maintain supportive equipment, technology and seating
  • Lead the site therapy program, providing support to the therapy team and site volunteers
  • Hold a ‘C’ class drivers licence and own a reliable car
  • Have a satisfactory National Police Clearance that is less than one year old
  • Have a satisfactory NDIS Worker Screening Check
Responsibilities Include
  • Act as a Senior OT and expert consultant in the specified clinical area and supports the Program Manager and multi-disciplinary team in matters relating to client and staff safety in regard to complex occupational therapy requirements
  • Ensure all care/rehabilitation practices are provided in a manner that promotes the personal values of the client, and adheres to relevant policies of Brightwater Care Group, appropriate professional Code of Ethics, and to relevant legislation affecting professional practice and other relevant standards and guidelines
  • Use highly developed OT processes and skills to assess, prescribe, plan, consult, implement and evaluate individualised outcome-based therapy through care/support plans within an interdisciplinary team model, in partnership with the client and their representatives and other relevant stakeholders, ensuring that the care/support plans for the clients are relevant and appropriate
  • Utilise a leadership approach to mentor, train, supervise and support fellow OTs, therapy staff and team members (including students). This includes participating in the recruitment and selection of new staff, identifying learning/development needs, participating in Staff Reviews, and supporting performance management processes
  • Proactively maintain knowledge of contemporary OT practices through research and publication reviews, and use knowledge to contribute to service improvements and facilitate education to others through group forums
  • Where appropriate, delegate to and supervise the implementation of therapeutic activities to Therapy Assistants (TA) and regularly obtain feedback from TA and interdisciplinary team regarding client’s performance during therapy in order to enhance the creation and maintenance of the home/social environment in which emotional, physical, spiritual and cultural needs of clients’ are met
  • Assist with review, implementation and monitoring of clinical policies and procedures and ensure that Brightwater documentation is completed to the required standard
  • Communicate with clients and their representatives in regards to identifying the client’s individualised goals, developing the client’s OT care/support plan, and answering questions; facilitate relevant education and training, and provide information about OT treatment and care, showing respect for individuals
  • Lead and provide an OT service as part of the overall Allied Health Service that is equitable, responsible, cost effective and efficient, with appropriate coordination and use of human and other resources. This includes supporting the NDIS process and relevant business requirements
  • Act as a positive role model for all staff, demonstrating behaviour in line with Brightwater’s Mission, values, policies and procedures, and use highly developed problem solving skills to resolve conflict at the earliest opportunity while promoting a positive and adaptable team environment. This includes fostering a culture that is inclusive of diversity in age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, sexual identity and disability
  • Provide leadership in relation to identifying areas for improvement. This includes collaborating with colleagues, facilitating quality improvement activities and acting as an effective change agent in response to agreed changes
With a track record that dates back to 1901, care is at our core. We stand beside our clients during times of personal change, using experience and understanding to be the support they need. We’re ready for the complexities that come with ageing and disability, including dementia, Huntington’s disease and acquired brain injury.

If you share a spirit that is caring, authentic, progressive and courageous then please read the attached job description for more information on the role, including a full list of duties and selection criteria to address.

Huntingdale, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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