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Occupational Therapist Grade 2 | Aged Persons Mental Health Unit | Dandenong Hospital and Kingston Centre

Job posted: 20/07/2022
Applications close: 01/09/2022 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan, Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 54570

Reference: 54570

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan, Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Occupational Therapist Grade 2 | Aged Persons Mental Health Unit | Dandenong Hospital and Kingston Centre


Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful


 Our Journey:


 We are a warm and inviting team who work collaboratively ensuring the best possible care to our inpatients. Working within a wider multidisciplinary team, this role will see you providing quality evidence based care to our Aged patients with a variety of mental health conditions such as Dementia. We offer robust supervision with opportunities for mentorship and development programs to grow and expand in your career.


Our Mental Health Adult inpatient services provide care and treatment during the critical phase of mental illness until management within the community is a safe option. With a range of therapeutic interventions and programs, both patients and families are able to have support and learn about the impact of mental health diagnosis and develop coping strategies to better manage their recovery in the community.


Monash Health has 2 Aged Persons’ Mental Health inpatient units:



  • Dandenong Hospital – Unit 3 – 20 bed

  • Kingston Centre- Biala Unit – 20 bed


 A Day in the Life:


 No two days will be the same as you work within an established, friendly and supportive team environment, working closely together to care for our patients along with providing opportunities for staff development and growth in areas that staff are passionate about.


We are excited to announce that we are seeking a talented Occupational Therapist who enjoys creative problem solving and thinking outside the box to help patients achieve their occupational goals



  • Work across two sites (Dandenong and Kingston) providing care to our inpatients

  • Coordinating fun daily activities  – no two days are the same

  • Improve our patients quality of life through evidence based patient and family centred care


 What You Bring:


 A forward thinking approach to care, your ideas matter to us



  • Enthusiasm for working in a multifaceted role in various sites

  • Ambition to grow your clinical skills and expand your knowledge in the Mental Health field


 What you need:



  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (or equivalent qualification)

  • Current registration with AHPRA and Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

  • Experience in Community Rehabilitation/Hospital based Rehabilitation

  • Experience in Neurological Rehabilitation

  • Experience in Public Health (desirable)

  • Current Drivers Licence


 On a personal level you are;



  • A committed and flexible leader who is comfortable operating in a fluid environment and you can rapidly and effectively respond to changing circumstances

  • Dedicated to safe best practice & quality care

  • Enthusiastic compassionate & able to work collaboratively


 In return we will provide,


A highly skilled, collaborative and welcoming multidisciplinary team.


As a valuable member of a wider team, we are committed to working with you to become your professional best. There is access to resources to support you in this position, we offer clinical education sessions, on the job training and career progression to enable you to further develop your clinical and leadership skills whilst role modelling excellence and delivering a high standard of patient centred care.



There is no better time to join us and here’s just a few reasons why: -



  • Access to mentorship from experienced staff

  • A warm and inviting team to work with

  • Career guidance and opportunities to advance your career in mental health care


 Monash Health is a great place to work


Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:



  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay

  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program

  • free flu vaccinations

  • private health insurance at discounted rates

  • health imaging services

  • + more


 Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing more than 20,000 people who work across 40 locations delivering healthcare services through our five hospitals and our extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities



We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and ICare values.


How to Apply


We only accept applications submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System.



For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents

Occupational Therapist Grade 2 | Aged Persons Mental Health Unit | Dandenong Hospital and Kingston Centre

Job type:

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Job classification:

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Contact:

Chinchu Francis - 0436024432

Occupational Therapist Grade 2 | Aged Persons Mental Health Unit | Dandenong Hospital and Kingston Centre