Manager Occupational Therapy

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1676949
Closing Date: 15-Oct-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Manager OT Position Description October 2022.pdf (PDF, 659KB)

PD Manager OT October 2022.pdf (PDF, 659KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Claire Nailon
5563 1529

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) is seeking a dynamic Manager of Occupational Therapy to lead a full staffed, highly efficient and engaged workforce of 23 clinicians service across acute, subacute and community programs. The role provides leadership and clinical oversight as part of an integrated multidisciplinary healthcare team for people who access services at Warrnambool and Camperdown campuses.  Occupational Therapy services are provided to groups and individuals of all ages and the team works collaboratively with medical, nursing and allied health colleagues to provide excellent patient centred care.  

This is a permanent full time (80 hours per fortnight) position with a monthly ADO.

What you bring

As a qualified Occupational Therapist with extensive clinical experience, you will have an engaging and collaborative leadership style with excellent communication skills. You will have a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary Occupational Therapy practice across health, community and paediatric sectors and possess great drive and passion for growing Occupational Therapy services at SWH into the future.  Your strategic and innovative leadership style will contribute to excellent service outcomes and actively contribute to broader interdisciplinary growth across the Primary and Community Services Directorate. With demonstrated high level negotiation and problem solving skills, you will work in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve best possible patient outcomes. 

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.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 15 October 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2021 with the appropriate classification of Occupational Therapist Grade 4 $121,186 - $129,381 pro rata.

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

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