Occupational Therapists - Grade 1

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: Other
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1335301
Closing Date: 03-Jun-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Postion Description - OT - Grade One Rotation Dec 2017.pdf (PDF, 95KB)

Position Description - CDOWN - OT Grade 1 Camperdown May 2018.pdf (PDF, 173KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Occupational Therapists for the following Grade 1 positions:

  • 80 hours per fortnight ongoing (Rotational Program)
  • 80 Hours per fortnight temporary 12 months (Rotational Program)

Working as part of the Grade 1 rotational program you will gain experience and exposure to a variety of clinical areas, structured learning framework and clinical supervision models.

  • 64 hours per fortnight temporary 6 months (Corangamite)

Working as part of the Corangamite multidisciplinary team, the successful applicant will be supported by a Senior Occupational Therapist within the Corangamite team and forms part of the larger Occupational Therapy team at South West Healthcare.

Occupational Therapy services provide clinical care across a variety of clinical caseloads, including inpatient and outpatient settings whilst working with people across diverse age ranges. 

Applications will be considered from both experienced practitioners and new graduates.

Please specify in your application which of the above position(s) you are applying for.

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

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Heidi Manson (Manager Occupational Therapy) on 5563 1493 or email hmanson@swh.net.au

The successful applicants must hold a current Victoria Driver's Licence and will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check, Working with Children (WWC) 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 3 June 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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