Occupational Therapist - Custodial Health

Job posted: 02/05/2024
Applications close: 30/05/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 53359

Reference: 53359

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Western Health is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Grade 3 Occupational Therapist to join our multidisciplinary health team at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC), a maximum security women’s prison.  This role is part time, in an ongoing capacity.

This role forms part of a well supported and innovated team and the successful applicant will be onboarded with orientation and training to the custodial setting, including additional training to support the delivery of culturally appropriate, trauma informed, gender affirming care for all patients, including priority cohorts.  This role is both operationally and clinically supported by Western Health staff.

The Grade 3 Occupational Therapy role within DPFC involves the assessment and intervention to a range of populations including physical disability, cognitive impairments, and the aged, with the intention to assist patients to optimally manage their occupational performance both whilst in custody and in ensuring a successful transition back in to the community.  This role offers the opportunity for leadership, development and creative problem solving, with a mixture of acute and subacute work.

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, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of 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.

Occupational Therapist - Custodial Health

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Sonia Gardiner - 0481094583
Karen Payne - 92178486

Occupational Therapist - Custodial Health