Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Job posted: 08/02/2023
Applications close: 06/04/2023 (Midnight)
17 days remaining

17 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 29183

Reference: 29183

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist

  • Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service
  • Limited Term, Part Time (32 hours a fortnight) till April 2024
  • Unique leadership opportunity

Looking for a clinical role in paediatrics in a supportive team environment?

An excellent opportunity exists for an experienced Occupational Therapist Senior Clinician to work within the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service - Eastern.  The position is temporary part time (32 hours a fortnight) and is based at Angliss Hospital, Upper Ferntree Gully.

The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service caters for babies, children and adolescents who require specialist interdisciplinary rehabilitation. The young people supported by VPRS are recovering from acquired brain injuries, medical/surgical intervention or require tone management or early diagnostics, surveillance and support for Cerebral Palsy.  Services are provided in collaboration with the medical and allied health team, in either the Community Rehabilitation Centre or in the child’s community

Extensive experience working with a paediatric population (babies/children/adolescents) and their families, and the ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team is essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in a paediatric rehabilitation setting and those who are certified in the administration and scoring of the Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI) and/or Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA). Further skills viewed positively: liaison and funding applications with childcare, kindergarten and schools, cognitive fatigue and return to school/early childhood settings, and familiarity with NDIS funding, and Assistive Technology.

Supervision of students and other occupational therapists across paediatric settings at Eastern Health and the provision of leadership support to VPRS –Eastern are key components of the role.

Our key team day is a Thursday and availability on this day necessary.

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


VANESSA LYNDON - (03) 9764 6444
Maddie Entwistle - (03) 9764 6444

Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist