Mental Health Occupational Therapist Grade 2

Job posted: 07/02/2024
Applications close: 06/03/2024 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 52392

Reference: 52392

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Western Health is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Grade 2 Occupational Therapist to join our Allied Health team at Sunshine Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre on a full-time basis (part time applicants will be considered).

The Sunshine Mental Health & Wellbeing Centre (SMH&WC) is a purpose-built facility with two 26 bed units opening in October 2023. The senior occupational therapy role will lead and support the existing Grade 1 and Grade 2 Occupational Therapy workforce, work directly with consumers and their family, carers and supporters to provide evidence-based discipline specific assessment and interventions and contribute to the multi-disciplinary team to ensure excellent care and support of consumers. This role will be part of the leadership teams and will contribute to quality improvement projects and processes for occupational therapy and the wider teams. This role works closely with the peer workforce and other disciplines in supporting the activity and participation needs of consumers on the units, including both group and individual intervention approaches.

To be Successful in this Role you:

  • Build a therapeutic alliance with the consumer and family/carers and maximise participation in collaborative recovery and wellness planning
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team, to provide high quality, evidence-based interventions that support consumers with complex mental health needs in the acute setting.
  • Provide Occupational Assessments inclusive of Functional Capacity assessments to identify occupational performance issues and Sensory modulation preferences.
  • Organise and plan the group roster.

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.
Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of mental health and community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Grade 2

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Sunshine Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre - 0418177270

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Grade 2