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February

Occupational Therapist Grade 1

Melbourne Health - Melton, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

MW Community Occupational Therapist Grade 1


Occupational Therapist GR 1 YR2 to GR 1 YR5 | Entry Level Program.



  • Great opportunity for 2 year full time position with NWMH network Occupational Therapy and Social Work Entry Level Program (OT & SW ELP)

  • Located at Melton Health Community Services centre

  • Co-located with Community Health, Family services and Drug and Alcohol clinicians

  • Onsite Security / Free parking (40 mins from CBD)

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Diverse integrated mental health team with incorporating the specialist positions of a Community Nurse Practitioner, access to a Forensic Clinical Specialist and Employment Consultant


The Royal Melbourne Hospital



As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.



Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.



Your new team



  • We are a diverse multi-disciplinary team working together that are welcoming and supportive of new staff

  • We enjoy a collaborative working environment working alongside Community Health, Family Services and Drug and Alcohol workers at a purpose built health centre

  • You will help us achieve the delivery of innovative and recovery orientated mental health care to those living in one of the fastest growing growth corridors in the state with complex mental illnesses

  • In return, you will be supported to expand your community mental health skills within an integrated model managing a caseload and working across intake and acute care functions


Your success in this role, will be in your ability to



  • Display demonstrated skills in the principles and practice of working with people presenting mental health issues

  •  Provide recovery oriented assessment and interventions in collaboration with consumers/ carers/families.

  • Assist in the provision of primary, secondary and tertiary consultation services, community development and education, liaison and linkage to other agencies that also provide support to people with mental illnesses as required.

  • Ensure all client centred activities are accurately documented in the appropriate format within the clinical patient file in a timely manner.

  • Work in collaboration with your multi-disciplinary mental health team

  • Complete occupational therapy assessment and intervention in practice areas including sensory modulation, group work, vocation and driving


Your Contribution



  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with consumers, families/carers, colleagues and other service providers

  • Knowledge of relevant evidence based treatment models and interventions for high and low prevalence psychiatric illnesses

  • Capacity to undertake alcohol and other drug screening, assessment, treatment planning, brief interventions with clients who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders


Our Commitment to you



Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.



We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.



This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.



The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.



NWMH



  • Become part of the large NWMH Nursing workforce and the MWAMHS Outer Community Team with a well-established and cohesive nursing leadership group

  • NWMH boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.

  • We are a values based organisation. A career with us is a rewarding experience, offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement

  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary packaging


Interested?



For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.



All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are highly encouraged to apply”


“Experience in working with ACCHO and Aboriginal Communities and Families”


Melton, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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