Occupational Therapy Educator

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 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.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1759761
Closing Date: 03-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Occupational Therapy Educator - Position Description October 2023.pdf (PDF, 150KB)

Contact: Jodi Bateman Asso Director Operations Performance
55619194 or jbateman@swh.net.au

Position Details


About the role

South West Healthcare's (SWH) Regional Mental Health Service is seeking applications from a committed, enthusiastic and highly experienced Occupational Therapist to join the directorate and provide experience, growth and development 

As a valued member of our service you will provide discipline specific support to Occupational Therapy Graduates and Occupational Therapists that are transitioning to the Mental Health setting. This role is responsible for the implementation and delivery of a structured learning program, organisation of rotations and other functions to provide a high quality graduate program.

You will provide ongoing supervision and support to the graduates and transitioning Occupational Therapists to ensure they have structured goals and outcomes, whilst maintaining a positive environment for their general wellbeing. This exciting opportunity is a great way to establish and embed a plan for workforce sustainability and ensure where able ongoing employment following the graduate program.

Position Overview

  • This is a Fixed Term (12 month) position, with up to 64 hours per fortnight.   Commencing January 2024

What you bring

The successful applicant will have minimum of 10 years relevant as a 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. Experience in the application Best Practice Clinical Learning Environment and of adult learning principles in a healthcare setting is very important.

Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and initiative with proven ability to work autonomously and within a team, as well as an ability to demonstrate good judgement, work planning, decision-making abilities and organisational skills are essential. Applicants must hold a current AHPRA registration as an Occupational Therapist.

A Victorian driver's licence is required as Regional travel is an expectation

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. Learn more about SWH here.

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: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 3 December 2023.  Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victoria Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024. With the appropriate classification of Clinical Educator Grade 4 $125,866.00 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

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

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