Occupational Therapist - Prevention and Recovery Centre (PARC)

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full or part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1317509
Closing Date: 04-Mar-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - PSYCH - PARC Occupational Therapist Jan 2018.pdf (PDF, 376KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

South West Healthcare's Mental Health Services is in the final preparation stages for the opening of the new PARC facility and are keen to secure an experienced Occupational Therapist in a full or part time ongoing capacity.  You will work as part of the multidisciplinary team responsible for the assessment and treatment of consumers and their families, in order to help them achieve their personal recovery goals.

 The PARC is a supported recovery orientated mental health residential facility which provides an option for people who are becoming unwell or who are in the early stages of their recovery and would benefit from a short period of additional support (up to 28 days), to strengthen their biological, psychological and social well-being. 

You are an Occupational Therapist with experience providing occupational therapy services in a mental health or similar setting, who has a desire to assist in recovery goals in relation to clients' mental health, personal, domestic and community daily living skills. 

You will be supported by our team of experienced mental health professionals, receive regular clinical supervision.  With a collaborative approach with Mind Australia, you will lead a team of like minded individuals providing client centred care to consumers and their families. 

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

 For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Jodi Bateman (Associate Director Operations and Performance) on (03) 5561 9100 or email jbateman@swh.net.au 

The successful applicant will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 4 March 2018.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes. 

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: humanresources@swh.net.au Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.

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