Occupational Therapist Grade 3 - CCU Doveton

Job posted: 17/01/2024
Applications close: 08/03/2024 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 64661

Reference: 64661

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful

Our Journey

Our Community Care Unit (CCU) in Doveton is a 20 bed psychosocial residential facility that provides a client focused recovery and rehabilitation program within a community setting.  We provide specialist input, assessment and short to medium term therapeutic interventions/case management to assist clients in their recovery journey with 24hr clinical support, psychiatric health care & psychosocial rehabilitation in a residential setting.

Doveton Community Care Unit requires a highly skilled Grade 3 Occupational Therapist with the skills and experience to work within a recovery orientated care framework whilst working collaboratively with consumers, carers/families, and the multi-disciplinary team. This is a part-time (0.8EFT) permanent ongoing position working Monday to Friday.

A Day in the Life

Doveton CCU provides community residential psychosocial rehabilitation to consumers (18-64 years old) who have a serious mental illness and associated psychosocial limitations. Doveton CCU provides a home-like environment where consumers can continue their recovery from mental illness and develop their skills and capacity for independent living in order to facilitate a transition to the community. Doveton CCU offers an initial four week residential assessment that may be followed by a medium-term psychosocial rehabilitation program based on individual needs.

You will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and will provide specialist skills to residents of the CCU. You will conduct client assessment and intervention independently, incorporating remedial, compensatory, educational and preventative strategies to achieve optimal evidence-based consumer care and to support consumer health and wellbeing through occupation and consideration of the person and their environment.

Your aim will be to facilitate the improvement of mental state and quality of life of consumers, maintaining their independence in the community wherever possible. You will look to achieve this through assessment, emphasis on functional status, and the utilization of compensatory as well as rehabilitative methods, to achieve functional gains in independence. This approach is crucial as functional performance levels determine community independence options. Whilst the position is based at Doveton CCU, you may be required to work in other parts of the Adult Mental Health Service.

To see first-hand what our team of Occupational Therapists think about working at Monash Health, please take a look at the following short video: https://monashhealth.org/careers/allied-health/occupational-therapy/ and please check out our You Tube link below.

About You

We are looking for a passionate individual, with a focus on personal and professional improvement and a desire for learning and contributing to our patient-centred service. If you have a keen interest in bed-based, and associated community care of patients then this position is an excellent career move. You have:

  • Passion for enhancing patient experiences and facilitation of person-centred care
  • An aptitude for on-going learning and personal professional development
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A keen interest in evidence-based practice and clinical inquiry
  • A desire to work as part of a fun and supportive multi-disciplinary team
  • An interest in developing both case management and discipline specific assessment and intervention skills
  • A want to support clients to fulfil their recovery goals, including returning to the community to live independently

What you need:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) or equivalent
  • Current APHRA registration
  • Eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Current driver’s license
  • Post Graduate studies in Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Mental Health Research or Management, or other relevant field is desirable

In Return

Our Grade 3 roles present a fantastic opportunity to join a large tertiary health network, and an Occupational Therapy professional group dedicated to excellence in healthcare, positive patient experiences, staff development and a culture of evidence-based practice. Our departments offer a friendly, supportive and respectful work environment. There are opportunities to participate in research at profession and team levels.

Monash Health is a great place to work

In 2022 Monash Health was nominated by LinkedIn as one of the top 25 organisations in Australia to grow your career. Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • A comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • Free vaccinations
  • Private health insurance at discounted rates
  • Health imaging services
  • + more

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers.  More than 22,000 of us work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne. 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 our five iCare values.

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit). For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents.

Please note, applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.

Occupational Therapist Grade 3 - CCU Doveton

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Jacqui Evans - 0497906739

Occupational Therapist Grade 3 - CCU Doveton