Occupational Therapist - Senior Mental Health Clinician

Warrnambool is located on Peek Whurrong and Kirrae Whurrung lands of the Eastern Maar/Gunditjmara nations. A vibrant and dynamic community that is home to over 35,000 people, Warrnambool has an enviable mix of seaside location, culture and heritage while being a contemporary city. With outstanding access to sporting, education (pre-school to university) and transport facilities you can enjoy a full calendar of events, attractions and social activities for all ages. To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/
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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: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1760077-2
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: Ongoing Full Time
Attachments: Senior Mental Health Clinician.pdf (PDF, 143KB)

Contact: Jodi Bateman
(03) 5561 9194 or jbateman@swh.net.au

Position Details

Where 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.

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Occupational Therapist/Registered Nurse/Social Worker/Psychologist to join the Warrnambool Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. 

This role will work alongside the Manager and Psychiatrists in leading and coordinating the multi-disciplinary team to provide high quality integrated mental health services. Under direction they are responsible for the coordination of daily clinical practices including the distribution of work in an efficient and equitable manner.

This is a permanent full time (80 hours per fortnight) position, with a monthly ADO.  Part time applications will also be considered. 

Position overview

  • Full-Time (80 hours per fortnight), On-going position
  • ADO entitlement monthly
  • Warrnambool Campus
  • Occupational Therapist Grade 3
  • Salary Range: $99,606.00 - $113,796.80 per annum (pro-rata), plus superannuation

What you bring

The successful applicant will have previous experience in mental health assessment, risk assessment or related activities and comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation and policy directions of psychiatric services. You must also hold appropriate qualifications and registration with relevant Board of Association.

You will also be a Occupational Therapist with a degree in Occupational Therapy and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency and at least 7 years' experience.

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;
  • 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.

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Monday 4 December 2023.

Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 or Medical Scientists, Pharmacists and Psychologists Victorian Public Sector (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025

 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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