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Grade 2 Occupational Therapist - Inpatient Subacute Services (Acquired Brain Injury Unit)

LocationCaulfield Hospital
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68534
Category: 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.


  • Fixed Term Position until December 2024 (Parental Leave)
  • Full-Time at 80 hours per fortnight with ADO (part-time applicants may be considered)
  • Grade 2 Occupational Therapist - Inpatient Subacute Services Acquired Brain Injury Unit (VF6 - VF9)
  • Based at Caulfield Hospital
  • Great Staff Benefits!


The Occupational Therapy Department at Alfred Health

Alfred Health - Occupational Therapy Services operates across The Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham Hospitals, with clinical services aligned to Alfred Health's strategic goals and operational performance targets. 

The benefits of working within the Occupational Therapy department at Alfred Health include: 

  • The opportunity to work in a supportive team with diverse clinical expertise and knowledge. 
  • Access to regularly scheduled PD opportunities and cross-campus education, supported by a strong clinical supervision framework. 
  • A commitment to developing staff clinical, non-clinical and leadership skills with a focus on promoting personal development and career progression and providing opportunities to participate in Research and Quality Improvement initiatives. 
  • A focus on work-life balance and employee wellbeing with access to formal employee support programs.


Alfred Health's Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Rehabilitation Centre provides rehabilitation services for people with moderate to severe acquired brain injuries including traumatic brain injuries, stroke, hypoxic brain injuries and other causes of non-progressive brain injury. The service is comprised of a 42-bed inpatient rehabilitation service, a community rehabilitation service and a 4-bed transitional living service.


The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and skilled occupational therapist to provide high-quality assessment and intervention to sub-acute inpatients. The role will commence in the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Rehabilitation service at Caulfield Hospital which comprises the Inpatient ABI unit, Transitional Living Service and the ABI Community Rehabilitation Service. Your work will be primarily in the areas of occupation-focused cognitive, motor, sensory, psycho-social and discharge interventions. In this role, you will contribute to an interdisciplinary team approach to achieve optimal patient care. Along with the clinical responsibilities in this role, you will provide supervision to OT staff and students, and the opportunity to contribute to quality improvement and research activities within the ABI Rehabilitation Service.


As an Alfred Health grade 2 OT you will have access to regular clinical supervision, opportunities for continued professional development and being part of a friendly and supportive team. This position may also extend to offer the unique opportunity of supporting sub-acute inpatient activity across other clinical areas and Alfred Health sites (Caulfield, Alfred, Sandringham).   


Skills and Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 3 years clinical experience in occupational therapy
  • Clinical experience and knowledge of client-centred, occupation-based practice for clients with acquired brain injury
  • Demonstrated skills in both cognitive and physical assessment and intervention
  • Experience working within an interdisciplinary team to provide high-quality rehabilitation
  • Experience in supervision of junior staff or students is highly desirable


Applicants must also have the following qualifications:

  • B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, MOT prac or recognised equivalent
  • Full registration held with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (via AHPRA)


Staff Benefits 

  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
  • Discounted Health Insurance and well-being benefits
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Close to shops and transport 


If you have any questions about the role please contact Danielle Sansonetti, Grade 4 Occupational Therapist on tel 9076 7423 or [email protected]


Applications close Wednesday, 10 April 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.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This is in accordance with the Vaccination of Health Care Workers (COVID-19) Directions - Health Services. All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against influenza. This is in accordance with the Mandatory Vaccination of Health Care Workers (Influenza Vaccine) Directions - Health Services Establishments for influenza.