Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Occupational Therapy
Full time, 80 hours including and ADO
Fixed term 12 month maternity leave cover
Grade 2 - Mental Health Clinician
Classification code – YB20
DEPARTMENT: Alfred Psychiatry 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, Alma Road CCU in St. Kilda, the Child & Adolescent Service located in Moorabbin and Headspace service in various locations in Victoria. Alfred Psychiatry also works in partnership with relevant local non-government and social support agencies.
POSITION: The role of the Mental Health Clinician – Occupational Therapists 2 is based at St Kilda Road and sits within the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). The CMHT is a multidisciplinary Team comprising approximately 20 clinical EFT made up of Consultant Psychiatrists, Registrars, Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists.
The CMHT utilizes a biopsychosocial model to provide centre-based and outreach assessment, treatment, and support services to clients aged 16 -65 years who experience a serious and/or enduring mental illness, and who require specialist clinical services. The CMHT staff aim to work in partnership with consumers and carers, enabling them to be involved in their care in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.
Proven experience as a Grade 2 Occupational Therapists in a community Mental Health setting is preferred.
Experience in a range of interventions indicating an ability to perform community-based mental state assessment including that of risk assessment.
A current driver’s licence is required to undertake this role.
Current Working with Children check.
Familiar with the model of human occupation & related assessment
Easy public transport access
If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Valerie Grueva (Nurse Manager) or Mandy Kadish (Senior OT) on (03) 9076 9888