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Occupational Therapist Portland Mental Health Service (As per award)

Job posted: 16/07/2021
Applications close: 08/08/2021 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Portland

Job type: Full time

Organisation: South West Healthcare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: VG/1551097

Reference: VG/1551097

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Portland

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Portland Victoria is only an 80 minute drive from Warrnambool and is home to unspoiled beaches, river and offshore fishing, whale watching and the start of The Great South Walking trail. Portland is located on the far south-west coast of Victoria, mid-way between Port Fairy and the small town of Nelson which is adjacent to the state border with South Australia. The $1.94 million Portland Campus adjacent to Portland’s healthcare precinct has been purpose built to provide the community with a service that is flexible, responsive and accessible to all.

South West Healthcare's (SWH) Portland Mental Health Service is seeking applications from committed and a dynamic Occupational Therapist to join the team and provide experience, growth and development.

About the role

As a valued member of our multidisciplinary team, you will support consumers with severe and persistent mental illness living within the local community. In a recovery oriented model of care, consumers, their families and carers are provided with clinical and non-clinical treatment as part of short and long term case management. Service provision is recovery oriented and trauma informed utilising natural and existing community supports as required in the South West region.

Occupational Therapists work using systematic mechanisms that ensure regular communication and the flow of information with other clinical staff and professionals, families, and stakeholder groups located both internally and externally to South West Healthcare.

Based in our new purpose built mental health facility in Portland's health service precinct, this is a permanent position up to 80 hours per fortnight (with a monthly ADO). Part time and full time applications accepted.

What you bring

The successful applicant will be an experienced and qualified Occupational Therapist with the ability to demonstrate excellent skills and broad experience in mental health clinical services, including a proven ability to work within a team based multi-disciplinary model. A working knowledge of Recovery Oriented practices, trauma informed care, current mental health trends, legislation and relevant policy directions of mental health services also is essential for this role.

Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and initiative with proven ability to work autonomously and within a team, as well as an ability to work with limited direction, be self-motivated, and provide effective problem-solving and negotiation skills is a must. Applicants must hold registration with AHPRA as an Occupational Therapist and be eligible for membership with the AAOT.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

Portland is located on the far south-west coast of Victoria, mid-way between Port Fairy and the small town of Nelson which is adjacent to the state border with South Australia.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: https://www.visitportland.com.au/

How to apply

A position description and further details can be found at our Website under Careers and Volunteers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Fred Nittsjo (Team Leader Portland Mental Health Service), on (03) 5522 1000 or email fnittsjo@swh.net.au

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 with the appropriate classification Occupational Therapist Grade 2.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and Volunteers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of two (2) referees by Sunday 8th August 2021.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio-economic status.

Occupational Therapist Portland Mental Health Service (As per award)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

As per award

Contact:

Fred Nittsjo | (03) 5522 1000 or fnittsjo@swh.net.au

Occupational Therapist Portland Mental Health Service (As per award)