Senior Occupational Therapist

Job posted: 30/11/2022
Applications close: 13/04/2023 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Goulburn Valley Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 12420

Reference: 12420

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

Senior Occupational Therapist (Grade 3)

Rural Allied Health Team, Shepparton

  • Permanent Full Time (1.0 EFT)/ Permanent Part Time (0.8 EFT)
  • Up to 80 hours per fortnight (including monthly ADO if recruited to full time)
  • Incentives may be available for successful candidate 
  • ANZCO code 252411 - open to suitably qualified overseas applicants 

About GV Health

At GV Health we are so much more than a regional health service. As the largest employers in the region, we work with purpose and pride and are committed to respecting and embracing diversity, inclusion and accessibility for our people and community.

It is an exciting time to join our GV Health team! We are currently in the midst of an exciting $229 million transformation of our Graham Street site, which comprises of a five-storey Inpatient Unit building, expansion of our current theatre capacity, new Critical Care Unit, a state of-the-art Dialysis Unit and an extension of the current Emergency Department.

To find our more information about GV Health please visit http://www.gvhealth.org.au/

GV Health is an employer under the Goulburn Valley Designated Area Migration Agreement (GV DAMA).  This is an exciting opportunity for professionals between the age of 45 to 55 to consider moving to our region to join our team, with a wide range of visa sponsorship options now available.

About the team

Come and join the GV Health Rural Allied Health Team (RAHT), a team with a well renowned supportive workplace culture with an opportunity to work alongside a range of experienced allied health professionals. The team is an established and progressive multi-disciplinary team which includes Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Social Work and Speech Pathology services, supported by Allied Health Assistants.

About the role

A unique and exciting opportunity is available to join our team as a Grade 3 Occupational Therapist. This new role has been developed in response to the further expansion of the RAHT service. The successful candidate will provide clinical expertise to complex cases, support staff supervision and be responsible for the planning, review and implementation of quality initiatives to enhance the delivery of high-quality Occupational Therapy services within the RAHT service model. The role is a chance to grow your clinical leadership skills and gain exposure in management for career advancement opportunities.

You will work autonomously, undertake a varied and diverse workload and provide interventions in predominately home based settings, making a true difference to our client’s independence and well-being. There is no nursing home work.

You will report to the Rural Allied Health Team Program Manager whilst providing high quality social work services consistent with the Occupational Therapy Australia code of ethics and practice standards to clients within the local community.

The Occupational Therapist will provide person centred care with an opportunity to:

  • Travel across the Goulburn Valley region working in home and clinic settings
  • Work with clients, carers and families to provide practical solutions to promote independence and safety at home
  • Develop goals and care plans to assist clients to remain at home and active in their local community
  • Complete equipment prescriptions, home modifications, advise on pressure care management/ seating, develop in home and community based therapy based programs
  • Provide clinical leadership, support and guidance to Occupational Therapy staff
  • Participate in and lead quality improvement and service development activities
  • Lead and support the development of competencies and capabilities to achieve optimal consumer outcomes
  • Apply evidence-based practice and innovative solutions to enhance clinical effectiveness, service efficiencies and the quality of service provided to consumers
  • Undertake staff supervision to ensure safe and effective care and optimal client outcomes

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent and eligibility for membership of professional association
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Occupational Therapist
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise and experience working within home, group and community settings delivering services to consumers with complex presentations
  • Experience in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services, (including clinical practice and models of care) with the application of evidence-based approaches and quality improvement frameworks
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including computer literacy, and the ability to produce well written reports, guidelines and procedures

Our offer to you

  • Generous salary packaging, subsidised staff parking and discounted leisure memberships
  • Flexible work practices and options to purchase additional leave to help create some important work/life balance
  • Professional development and study leave to help reach your learning and career goals
  • Social club membership offering a range of events, functions and local community discounts
  • Our CREATE Outstanding reward and recognition program
  • Relocation incentives may be available
  • Community Connector Program you will receive direct support from our local Community Connector to facilitate you and/or your partner's/family's relocation to the Goulburn Valley region and assimilation into our community as well as support to create meaningful opportunities to connect with others in the region so that you not only feel welcome but will eventually call Greater Shepparton home. To find out more visit: Community Connector Program | Greater Shepparton: Great Things Happen Here

International candidates may apply for this role and temporary accommodation may be available for suitable candidates

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a mandatory requirement for this role.

As per the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission prospective employees must be checked against the National Disability Insurance Scheme Worker Screening Database.  You will be requested to complete and submit the National Disability Insurance Scheme Worker Screening Check via Service Victoria. Your Check will be assessed to determine your eligibility to work within a NDIS role.  If you do not receive clearance from the NDIS Worker Screening Unit or you do not agree to participate in the Scheme you cannot be engaged by a NDIS provider.

All appointments are made subject to satisfactory police check and Victorian ‘Employee’ Working with Children’s Check. Completion of a Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration is required prior to commencement. GV Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Recruitment agencies should note that GV Health does not accept agency resumes. GV Health is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes submitted by Recruitment Agencies.

Senior Occupational Therapist

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Jenelle Gannon - 1800 222 582
Martin Allen - 1800 222 582

Senior Occupational Therapist