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Occupational Therapist - Part Time 0.6 Fte

The GEO Group Australia - Ravenhall, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

About The Opportunity

Ravenhall Correctional Centre is seeking an Occupational Therapist (.6 FTE) who will identify and promote interventions to develop, recover or maintain the daily living, vocational and recreational skills of prisoners pre- and post-release with a physical, mental or developmental condition. This position will play an important role in assisting prisoners in the development of healthier ways of functioning in the prison setting, including emphasis on increasing a prisoner’s level of independence, achievement of personal goals and self-management. The Occupational Therapist will contribute to multidisciplinary case-management plans and reviews including behaviour-management plans, with a focus on maximising the prisoner’s involvement in managing their own health and risk.

In This Role You Will

  • Provide expert occupational therapy consultancy, pre- and post-release assessment and intervention.
  • Promote interventions to develop, recover or maintain the daily living, vocational and recreational skills of prisoners pre- and post-release with a physical, mental or developmental condition.
  • Assist prisoners in the development of healthier ways of functioning in the prison setting, including emphasis on increasing a prisoner’s level of independence, achievement of personal goals and self-management.
  • Provide pre- and post-release occupational therapy interventions to increase successful community integration and reduce risk of recidivism.
  • Assist the broader clinical team with the co-facilitation of programs
  • Contribute to case-management planning and case reviews, behaviour management plans, suicide and self-harm reviews, and community reintegration plans.
Participate in clinical supervision and professional development opportunities.

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in the role of Occupational Therapist at Ravenhall you will have:
  • Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Ability to assess a prisoner’s occupational therapy needs, developing case formulations and treatment plans, with the aim of successful community reintegration and ultimately reducing risk of reoffending.
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical/behavioural/risk assessment, individual and group intervention, in a clinical or other relevant setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others both cross-agency and as part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively and efficiently prepare clinical formulations and reports.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that involves direct contact with prisoners in a correctional environment and post-release in the community.
For further information about this role including the Position Description and how to apply, please click the Apply Now button.

About The Benefits

Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community. Benefits of working for GEO, include but are not limited to:
  • Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities (including further education sponsorship)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary and rewards scheme
  • Paid parental leave
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff gym
  • Subsidised meals
Make a real difference – Apply Now!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply

Applications close at 11 pm, Sunday 20 June 2021 .

Ravenhall, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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