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Occupational Therapist grade 1

  • Alfred Health Full Time - Permanent
  • Closes in 8 days
    Published on 14 May 2019
  • Job no: 20577
  • Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Occupational Therapy

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • ​​​Occupational Therapist Grade 1 position 
  • Full time - Ongoing role
  • Based at Alma Road Community Care (ARCC)  
  • Developmental Position
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Amazing benefits

DEPARTMENT

Alfred Mental and Addiction Health is responsible for the operation of services which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne.

Services are provided by a number of teams located at the Alfred Hospital (Commercial Road, Prahran) and at St. Kilda Road Clinic, Waiora Clinic in Armadale, Alma Road Community Care Unit in St. Kilda and the Child & Adolescent Service located in Moorabbin. The single most important goal of Alfred Psychiatry is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

An exciting opportunity for an occupational therapist to join a well established team that specialises in residential rehabilitation for people with severe mental illness and associated disability. To be successful in this role, you will have a demonstrated understanding of recovery and will apply the model in practice, relevant knowledge and demonstrated skills in managing safety, mental state assessment, care planning and with capability to provide responsive direct care and evidence-based interventions to support clients participating in the program. 

With the guidance of the grade two occupational therapist the incumbent will be expected to provide support and clinical inputs on a day to day basis to clients residing at ARCC.  The occupational therapist will also help plan, implement and evaluate OT interventions with residents, in addition to conducting a variety of functional assessments. The incumbent will form part of an occupational therapy team at ARCC comprising of an OT2 and graduate OT.

 

In this role you will be required to work across a rotoating roster over 7 days a week including evenings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Registration with APHRA as an occupational therapist.
  • A current driver’s licence is essential.
  • Demonstrable record of safe and appropriate clinical practice with sound risk and mental state assessment skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of key aspects of Mental Health Act and other relevant Acts.
  • A high performance, team player who is customer focussed, motivated and enthusiastic

BENEFITS 

  • Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance

APPLICATIONS

 To discuss this role further  please contact Dan Cartlidge (ARCC Manager) on 9076 7900

  • Closes in 8 days - 28 May 2019
  • Published on 14 May 2019, 2:29 AM