Occupational Therapist - Grade 1

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 25/08/2022 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 27797

Reference: 27797

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Occupational Therapist - Grade 1

  • Maroondah Community Care Units, East Ringwood

  • Permanent Full Time with Monthly ADO

  • Generous salary packaging options

  • $62,254.40 - $84,572.80 p.a (paid pro rata), based on experience

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 statewide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

The Maroondah Community Care Unit in Ringwood East is part of Eastern Health’s Adult Mental Health Program.  It is a 20 bed community based residential facility and features a highly structured and supportive physical environment. The clinicians within the multi-disciplinary team have high levels of contact and interaction with consumers who are recovering from a mental illness and their carers to promote self-determination and aims to empower individuals.

The unit operates under a recovery-oriented model of care, utilising the framework for recovery-oriented practice in a collaborative, team based environment. The unit’s recovery program offers a consumer-centred treatment approach to assist consumers in achieving their personal recovery goals and maintain wellness.

For this interesting and dynamic role we require candidates, who possess the ability to:

  • Provide discipline specific assessment of consumers who may participate in the recovery program

  • Provide recovery focused case management as part of a case management team;

  • Recent expertise working with consumers that have a mental illness including the ability to conduct and document a comprehensive mental state examination and risk assessment;

  • Demonstrated ability to work with people with dual diagnosis;

  • Work effectively within a multidisciplinary team environment;

  • Experience in working in partnership with MHCS services, that promotes a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and respect for each other’s philosophy, priorities, knowledge, skills and experience;

  • Understanding of the National Framework for recovery orientated mental health services.

  • Proven case management, assessment, collaboration and leadership skills and a record of delivery will ensure your success.

About you

To be successful in this role you should possess:

  • Current registration with AHPRA

  • Post Graduate qualifications in mental health

  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership experience

  • A strong commitment to high quality care

  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • A full driver’s licence

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 evidence of booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.


What we offer

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

  • Applications will be screened upon receipt

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 people, 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 manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

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

Occupational Therapist - Grade 1

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KIM IRVINE - (04) 7733 7911
Jess Sudholz - (04) 6679 4948

Occupational Therapist - Grade 1