Graduate Occupational Therapist

Job posted: 07/07/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 17684

Reference: 17684

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan


The Mercy Mental Health - Allied Health Graduate Program is an integral part of Mercy Health’s commitment to develop our future workforce, and as such, we welcome graduates to join our team to provide compassionate and responsive mental health care to people in need.

We are pleased to offer occupational therapy graduates the opportunity to apply to become part of our Graduate Program that allows time to consolidate their 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.

Allied Health graduates rotate through various teams (i.e. acute inpatient, residential, community, etc.), which allows them to gain a breadth of clinical experience in a range of mental health service settings. The aim is to promote educational opportunities to graduates as they consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills. 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 - 64 hours per fortnight, currently a 1-year contract with possibility of extension to 2 years)
  • 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 people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

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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Graduate Occupational Therapist

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Adham Hammoud - 0399287444

Graduate Occupational Therapist