Occupational Therapist

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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Portland
Reference: VG/1624273
Closing Date: 22-May-2022
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Mental Health Clinician Portland.pdf (PDF, 298KB)


Contact: Fred Nittsjo
fnittsjo@swh.net.au or 5522 1000

Position Details

South West Healthcare's (SWH) Portland Mental Health Service is seeking applications from committed and a dynamic Occupational Therapist to join the team and provide experience, growth and development.

About the role

As a valued member of our multidisciplinary team, you will support consumers with severe and persistent mental illness living within the local community. In a recovery oriented model of care, consumers, their families and carers are provided with clinical and non-clinical treatment as part of short and long term case management. Service provision is recovery oriented and trauma informed utilising natural and existing community supports as required in the South West region.

Occupational Therapists work using systematic mechanisms that ensure regular communication and the flow of information with other clinical staff and professionals, families, and stakeholder groups located both internally and externally to South West Healthcare.

Based in our new purpose built mental health facility in Portland's health service precinct, this is a permanent position up to 80 hours per fortnight. Part time and full time applications accepted.

What you bring

The successful applicant will be an experienced and qualified Occupational Therapist with the ability to demonstrate excellent skills and broad experience in mental health clinical services, including a proven ability to work within a team based multi-disciplinary model. A working knowledge of Recovery Oriented practices, trauma informed care, current mental health trends, legislation and relevant policy directions of mental health services also is essential for this role.

Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and initiative with proven ability to work autonomously and within a team, as well as an ability to work with limited direction, be self-motivated, and provide effective problem-solving and negotiation skills is a must. Applicants must hold registration with AHPRA as an Occupational Therapist.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

Portland is located on the far south-west coast of Victoria, mid-way between Port Fairy and the small town of Nelson which is adjacent to the state border with South Australia.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: https://www.visitportland.com.au/

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 22 May 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 with the appropriate classification Occupational Therapist Grade 2.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au


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