Grade 1 Occupational Therapist Community Mental Health

Job posted: 28/10/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan, Various

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 18513

Reference: 18513

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan, Various


We are pleased to offer a Grade 1 Occupational Therapy opportunity to join Mercy Mental Health. This role would suit new graduates or those with less than two years of experience. The successful applicant will benefit from our Graduate Program that allows time to consolidate learning in a supported environment. We believe in providing graduates with ongoing support and quality feedback to help them develop their skills, confidence and work towards individual learning goals.

This position is for a 12-month contract (with ample opportunities to become permanent across a range of different teams) and will be based in a community mental health team, such as Wyndham Clinic or Community Plus. This is a structured program with a comprehensive orientation, paid professional development days, discipline specific clinical supervision and reflective practice sessions.

  • Part time - Fixed term (0.8 EFT - 4 days per week, starting February 2023)
  • Part of an interdisciplinary learning program (incorporating graduate and postgraduate nursing)
  • Comprehensive program incorporating study days, group reflective practice and experiential learning tasks
  • Discipline-specific clinical supervision embedded within the program
  • Provide quality client-focused care to clients, their family and carers using a holistic, recovery oriented, strength based and culturally sensitive approach.
  • Be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team, and provide highly responsive and flexible service to consumers and carers
  • Rapidly growing service with multiple career opportunities


  • You have a keen interest in supporting clients with mental health issues
  • Approved degree in Occupational Therapy and current/pending registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. 
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License


Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services 

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

Mercy Health is committed to public health and safety measures that protect the health and lives of our people and the individuals and communities we serve. As a Catholic organisation we believe in the principle of the common good and as such we expect our staff to participate in immunisations/vaccinations to safeguard the most vulnerable.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.


  • Adham Hammoud, Allied Health Educator
  • Email: mmhgraduatealliedhealthprogram@mercy.com.au
  • Phone: 03 9928 7444

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Grade 1 Occupational Therapist Community Mental Health

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Adham Hammoud - 0399287444

Grade 1 Occupational Therapist Community Mental Health