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Occupational Therapist (Grade 1)

Monash Health - Pakenham, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Position Details

Reference Number 46076
Position Title Occupational Therapist (Grade 1)
Employment Type Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Pakenham CCT
Location Cardinia Community Health Service - Pakenham
Position Summary

  • Part time Pakenham Community mental Heath
  • 830-5pm Monday to Friday
  • Free onsite parking
Would you be interested in a unique and exciting Occupational Therapy role with Victoria’s largest healthcare network?

Would you like to work with a progressive, supportive Occupational therapy department and make a real difference with the patients and families you work with?

Would you like to have the opportunity to work within a Community Mental Health team?

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About the Service

The Community Mental Health team is designed to provide a supported introduction to Community Mental Health nursing within the Adult Mental Health Service.

The Pakenham Community Mental Health Team provides an effective and comprehensive integrated CCT service to the Casey and Cardinia Shire area. Working within a multi-disciplinary team we provide treatment and support to individuals experiencing complex mental health problems. We strive to deliver high quality recovery-focused client care. Our aim is to promote self-efficacy and independence, and social inclusion with all the individuals we support.

About the Role

The Occupational therapy Grade 1 Mental Health Clinician position is a permanent part time entry level position designed to provide a supported introduction to Occupational therapy work within the Adult Mental Health Service. This clinician will be part of a multidisciplinary team providing high quality assessment, intervention and consultation. The Grade 1 clinician will have the opportunity to develop a broad range of assessment and intervention skills in community settings plus discipline specific assessments. The incumbent will be supported in their learning through education, supervision and through working in partnership with more experienced clinicians.

The Grade 1 clinician will actively facilitate groups, and provide care coordination and liaison with family/support systems. Case-loads will be graded and matched to the growing expertise of the Grade 1 clinician.

The role will suit an Occupational therapist who is well organised and resourceful with demonstrated skills in psycho-social assessments, problem solving, communication and treatment planning. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible practitioner with a good knowledge of resources, the Mental Health sector and referral networks. Previous Mental Health experience is essential and applicants must address the key selection criteria.

This position may include rotations to other sites and service settings as part of a Grade 1 rotation program.

What you need to know:
  • Part time (0.8 EFT)
  • Based at Pakenham, Henty Way
  • Free onsite parking
Monash Health will offer:
  • Friendly and supportive culture
  • Ongoing supervision
  • Professional development both internal and external
  • Competitive salary
  • Salary packaging
  • Superannuation
  • On site secure subsidised parking
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:
  • reference checks
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)
  • proof of immunisation.
A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.
Selection Criteria B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, or Master of Occupational Therapy

Must be registered under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Eligibility for membership of OT Australia
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Monash Health

Pakenham, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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