Occupational Therapist Grade 2

Job posted: 14/03/2023
Applications close: 11/04/2023 (Midnight)
18 days remaining

18 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Forensicare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Policy

Reference: 15882

Reference: 15882

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Policy

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

  • Investment in a career for life
  • Diverse and supportive environments
  • Join an organisation who cares and has passion

A career in the forensic mental health sector is diverse, challenging and rewarding. A career at Forensicare will be like no other. If you're passionate about supporting people in their mental health recovery, Forensicare is where you need to be. You will be a part of a caring and supportive team, making a real difference to people living with the dual stigma of mental illness and offending. We approach our work with curiosity and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of our consumers and carers. Working across community, hospital and prison settings, you can learn, apply your specialist skills and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

Job location

Forensicare provides specialist mental health services at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre in the Marrmak Unit, a 20-bed residential program for women prisoners with an intensive outreach program and a therapeutic day program. There is a strong focus on providing a healing environment not only for people in prisons, but importantly also one that supports the well-being and safety of all staff. This approach recognises that many women who are imprisoned are also victims of crime and have challenging mental health conditions as a result. The word Marrmak is from the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people meaning 'safe'.

About the Role:

  • Provide Occupational Therapy specific assessment and interventions
  • Engage in  range of interventions that promote choice and control in chosen occupations
  • Participate in the development of Occupational Therapy services
  • Provide clinical supervision to student and new graduate clinicians


  • Individual and group work
  • Support team in recognising occupational needs of consumer
  • Provision of Occupational Therapy recommendations

 About You:

  • Willingness to engage in professional development as it relates to your role
  • Good communication skill
  • Able to adapt practice to the limitations create by a custodial setting

What you need:

  • Approved degree in Occupational Therapy recognised for membership of Occupational Therapy Australia – Australian Association of Occupational Therapists. 
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA).
  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential.

A culture where people matter.

  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of managers and supervisors.
  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.
  • A leading, multi-faceted approach to safety, with unparalleled strategic, practical, individualised and team-based supports to minimise risks and fear and maximise safety and security, underpinned by our workplace health and safety strategy.
  • Access to an employee assistance program – an external, confidential, self-referral employee wellbeing program, for personal or work-related matters.
  • A mental health and wellbeing program providing psychological support, peer support and critical incidence response programs, as needed.

For more information on employee benefits visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers/employee-benefits 


  • COVID19 & Influenza Vaccination Evidence
  • This position is subject to a Police Check.
  • interviews will take place during advertising period

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Forensicare promotes our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion and fairness; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

Occupational Therapist Grade 2

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Paul Ferguson - (04) 4915 3933
Kim Dahler - (03) 8363 1728

Occupational Therapist Grade 2