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Occupational Therapist (GR2) - Adult IPU

LocationThe Alfred
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 69338
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Occupational Therapy
  • Full time ongoing : 80 hours per fortnight + ADO
  • Occupational Therapist Grade 2
  • Great Staff Benefits, Including Salary Packaging

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.

  • Full time ongoing : 80 hours per fortnight including an ADO 
  • Occupational Therapist Grade 2 
  • Alfred location
  • Frequent professional development opportunities and regular professional supervision

What's in it for you

  • Fitness Passport (Subscription membership to select gyms across Melbourne)
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Portable long service leave from other public health services

About Us

Alfred Mental & Addiction Health (AMAH) 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.

The single most important goal of AMAH is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process.

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.

About the Role

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 IPU. 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 sensory based interventions to consumers and safety planning in the high dependency unit

Qualifications and Skills

  • Approved tertiary qualifications and membership with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia via AHPRA
  • Demonstrated skills in principles and practice of Occupational Therapy for people with serious mental illness and other complex needs.
  • Full Covid-19 and 2024 Influenza vaccination
  • Current Victorian Driver Licence
  • Australian working rights and be willing to undergo a Background Check

Other Benefits

  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Wellbeing initiatives, car parking (subject to availability), onsite gym, childcare services, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Located close to public transport and cafes

If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the APPLY button, include your resume and cover letter. 

For more information regarding the position, please contact Kate Doswell - Allied Health Manager on [email protected]

Applications Close: 11pm AEST, Tuesnday 21st May 2024  

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.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

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