Occupational Therapist - Acute Mental Health

Job posted: 11/09/2023
Applications close: 08/10/2023 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 31317

Reference: 31317

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Occupational Therapist - Acute Mental Health

  • Permanent Part Time
  • Maroondah Hospital
  • Generous salary + super + salary packaging

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

The Occupational Therapist works in partnership with consumers, carers, families and other service providers in order to provide high quality occupational therapy assessment, treatment and consultation services within a recovery oriented framework to consumers across adult inpatient mental health services (Maroondah IPU1 ). Services provided will be individualised to support recovery and may include individual and group work, assessment and intervention, discharge planning, education for consumers and their families, and liaison with other services and programs as needed. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess:


 The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency.
  • A minimum of 12 months post graduate experience as a registered Occupational Therapist in mental health.

 Experience, knowledge & skills

  • Relevant theoretical knowledge, experience and skills in the provision of evidence based occupational therapy assessment and treatment in a mental health setting.
  • Comprehensive understanding of, and experience in delivering, recovery oriented mental health practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation, policies, plans and strategic directions of public mental health services
  • Demonstrated ability to skilfully engage consumers in the development and implementation of individualised plans designed to promote, foster and sustain personal recovery.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in supporting consumers to engage in, structure and access meaningful daily activity and occupation.
  • A commitment to working with consumers from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds and to providing services that are family and gender sensitive.
  • Knowledge of the mental health sector, including roles and workings of mental health teams and relevant community resources and services to support people with mental illness.
  • Proven ability and commitment to work collaboratively with consumers, carers, the multidisciplinary team and external agencies.
  • Commitment to supervised and reflective practice, lifelong learning and further development.
  • Computer literacy and embracing of health technologies and informatics.
  • High level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
  • Emerging clinical leadership within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in supervision of clinical practice of junior staff and students.
  • Demonstrated high level inter personal skills with consumers, their families and all health care professionals including effective conflict resolution and negotiation.


  • Hold a current Victorian driver’s licence.
  • Membership to Occupational Therapy Australia.
  • Demonstrated ability and skill in working with consumers diagnosed with a dual diagnosis.
  • Experience using sensory modulation in a mental health setting.
  • Experience in group service delivery.
  • Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) trained.
  • Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI) trained.

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manager listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Values in Action: Respect for all | Safe always | Partnering in care | Learning and improving every day

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Occupational Therapist - Acute Mental Health

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Pauline Kelly - (04) 0310 4891
Rachael Starbuck - (04) 1111 4770

Occupational Therapist - Acute Mental Health