Senior Occupational Therapist - Mental Health (Hospital In The Home)

Job posted: 01/06/2021
Applications close: 28/06/2021 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Research, Medical, Aged Care

Reference: 170804

Reference: 170804

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Research, Medical, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Join an innovative mental health service treating consumers with acute needs

  • Make work life balance a reality - choose a work load that works for you!

  • Permanent Part Time Role available – Exact Hours and Days are negotiable

Area Profile

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers. Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD, we also offer an easier commute from the western suburbs of Melbourne, than travelling across the city.

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.

Part of a Team

Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery orientated mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and / or drug and alcohol issues, and their families.

The Mental Health (MH) Hospital in the Home (HITH) service is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week team working across three shifts. The team is a tertiary-level multidisciplinary mental health drug and alcohol team. Its aim is to provide timely and effective, intensive treatment and support for individuals aged 16 years and older with high acuity mental health and / or AOD needs, in their home environment.

About the Role

The Senior Occupational Therapist will work business hours Mon – Fri, supporting the 24 hour service to provide evidence-based interventions for consumers and their families/carers in the acute phase of their mental illness and / or alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.

This includes:

  • Providing specialist occupational therapy assessments and therapeutic interventions to consumers and their families/carers in line with the consumers’ individual care, goals and treatment plan

  • Engaging clinical, lived experience, support services and natural support networks collaboratively in the development and implementation of recovery plans.

  • Providing clinical leadership and contributing to service quality improvement within the Acute Intervention Service and across MHDAS

  • Increase capacity within MHDAS to utilise and deliver specialist assessment and therapeutic interventions

  • Parameters of this position would include some of the following: consultative role, lecturing in their clinical speciality, teaching under graduates and/or post graduate students and providing education to staff from other disciplines.

About the culture

This is a new service within the established Mental Health Acute Intervention Services team. We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive, respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team, we are focused on providing the highest quality, consumer-focused care.

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. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, 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, people with a disability and people with diverse backgrounds.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au.

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Senior Occupational Therapist - Mental Health (Hospital In The Home)

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Emily Fryman - 0405 298 801

Senior Occupational Therapist - Mental Health (Hospital In The Home)