Occupational Therapist (Grade 2) - Mental Health

Job posted: 24/08/2021
Applications close: 01/10/2021 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 171541

Reference: 171541

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Make a difference in the lives of people suffering with a mental illness 

  • Easy commute from the western suburbs - just 40 minutes in a car

  • Permanent Full Time – 80 hours per fortnight - $81-93k +ADO +salary packaging

About the facility – Swanston Centre

The Swanston Centre is a 32 bed acute psychiatric admission unit providing Recovery Orientated care delivery for people aged 16 and over, experiencing the effects of major mental illness/distress. Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that value client centeredness, holistic care, accessibility, family inclusiveness, best practice, and ongoing professional development. We are fortunate to enjoy excellent internal relationships within our wide range of clinical programs. We have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.

About the Role

As the Occupational Therapist within the Swanston Centre Acute you will form part of a therapeutic, multidisciplinary team delivering group and individual interventions, and discipline specific assessments/interventions to the consumer group. You will operate within a multidisciplinary framework contributing to assessment and treatment planning within the service. Other duties include;

  • Day to day clinical decision making

  • Response to referrals for specific OT interventions

  • Liaison with community teams and external organisations in relation to consumer issues

  • Quality improvement projects

  • Complex clinical issues

  • Service direction initiative

Area Profile

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers.

Enjoy the range of lifestyle choices Geelong has to offer including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices and high standard of schooling options throughout the area. You will appreciate the beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries.

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website.

What we offer

  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!

  • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments

  • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Mental Health Recruitment team via email at mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

*We do reccomend applying on a desktop device or similar, not mobile*

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Occupational Therapist (Grade 2) - Mental Health

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Joy Schaffner - 0417 357 223

Occupational Therapist (Grade 2) - Mental Health