Occupational Therapist

Job posted: 05/09/2023
Applications close: 05/10/2023 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong, Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 20661

Reference: 20661

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong, Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan


As an Occupational Therapist in the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) team, you will provide comprehensive assessments to older adults who are motivated to remain living in their own home. Your recommendations will be focused on assisting the clients to achieve their goals and will include education, alternative strategies to engage in occupations, prescription of assistive equipment and home modifications.  The CHSP team are a supportive, friendly team comprising of a Grade 3 Occupational Therapist, Grade 2 Occupational Therapists, Grade 1 Occupational Therapist and Allied Health Assistants. The CHSP team  are also part of the broader Occupational Therapy department based at the Werribee Mercy Hospital, with opportunities to contribute within this team.

  • Mercy Health CHSP Occupational Therapy team- Parkville or Barwon office
  • Full time or flexible, grade 1 and 2, fixed term positions with opportunities to work from home until 30/6/2025 available
  • Provide occupation-based assessments and interventions to address needs regarding personal care, safety, independent living, social, psychological and emotional issues.
  • Work collaboratively with  clients and their significant others to deliver holistic, effective evidence-based care.
  • Be involved in a strong supervision structure and be encouraged to engage in professional development to help you achieve your own career goals.


  • Recognised degree in Occupational Therapy and AHPRA registration.
  • Hold a valid and current unrestricted driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of aged care issues, the aged care service system (My Aged care) and empathy with older adults is essential.
  •  Ability to work autonomously, make decisions, organise own workload, monitor own performance and able to meet targets, priorities and meet deadlines is highly desirable.


Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening or our new intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.

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.

Contact Details

  • Leesa Musarra 
  • LMusarra@mercy.com.au/ 0411549475 

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Occupational Therapist

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Leesa Musarra - 0411549475

Occupational Therapist