Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Occupational Therapy
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.
Full-Time - 80 hours per fortnight including an ADO
Fixed-Term - 12 Month contract
Classification - Occupational Therapist Grade 2
Our Adult Inpatient Addictions and Mental Health Unit serves patients ages 18 to 65 who have symptoms of serious psychiatric illness or disorder requiring a safe and therapeutic environment during evaluation and treatment. We have 54 beds, divided between two units, Ground Floor and First Floor located at The Alfred. There are two units within each floor - the High Dependency Unit (HDU) where people may stay when they are acutely unwell and the Low Dependency Unit (LDU).We have multi-disciplinary specialist clinicians that offer a range of treatments and interventions for the treatment of acute, severe mental health issues.
The role will be working as part of our Acute multidisciplinary team. The focus of the role will be supporting the needs of consumers admitted within the HDU. The Occupational therapist will provide group and sensory based interventions to consumers on both our first floor and ground floor and specialist OT assessments and interventions. The Occupational therapist will assist with coordination of the group program within the high dependency unit and support the consumers and team to introduce interventions to consumers and safety planning in the high dependency unit and low dependency unit. The Occupational therapist will be required to work some weekends also.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
Demonstrated skills in principles and practice of Occupational Therapy for people with serious mental illness and other complex needs. Undertake assessment, development and implementation of individual treatment and service plans in consultation with the multidisciplinary team.
Active participation and commitment to reducing restrictive interventions including developed skills in sensory based interventions and practices, Safewards, gender sensitive and trauma informed care.
Participation & leadership of a high dependency ward-based therapeutic program
Bachelor of Applied Science (O.T.) or equivalent from a recognised school of Occupational Therapy.
Current registration with AHPRA
Eligible for membership of O.T. Australia, Victoria
Discount Health Insurance
Car Parking (subject to availability)
For all inquiries regarding the role, please contact Elsa Carr on 0481 159 104
Alfred 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.