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Occupational Therapist

Eastern Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Occupational Therapist 



  • Grade 2 Permanent Full Time

  • Adult Acute Mental Health IPU Maroondah Hospital

  • ADO and salary packaging


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.


About the role


This is a great opportunity for occupational therapists to undertake a discipline specific role, with services individualised to support recovery and 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 along side a Grade 3 (part time) and Grade 1 OT (full time) at the Maroondah Inpatient Units and join the existing 60+ Occupational Therapists employed in the mental health program at Eastern Health. Discipline specific supervision and support and extensive professional development and collaboration opportunities will be provided with the team at Maroondah IPU and the OT professional group.


About you


To be successful in this role you will possess:



  • Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency.

  • A minimum of 12 months post graduate experience as a registered occupational therapist.

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

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

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

  • Demonstrated experience and 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.

  • Proven 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.
    Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.


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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