Occupational Therapist - Transition to Mental Health

Located in Warrnambool: participate in SWH’s Occupational Therapist Transition to Mental Health program while enjoying one of Australia’s most liveable regions
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1760938-7
Closing Date: 07-Jul-2024
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: 2 Full Time, 12-month fixed term positions
Attachments: Occupational Therapist - Transition to Mental Health.pdf (PDF, 140KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jodi Bateman, Associate Director Mental Health
Ph: 03 55619194 or E: jbateman@swh.net.au

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) believes in providing a highly supportive environment for Occupational Therapists in our Transition program, encouraging professional development and excellence.  Our aim is to provide clinical structured support during the transition to the mental health sector.

This program offers the opportunity for you to consolidate and apply theoretical knowledge by developing skills in a variety of clinical rotations through our Mental Health teams.

This transition role is a supernumerary position within our mental health services with dedicated study time and access to our Mental Health Occupational Therapy Educator.


Position overview

  • Two Full Time, Fixed Term Positions available
  • Warrnambool Campus
  • Occupational Therapist Grade 2
  • Salary Range: $86,304.40 - $99,210.80 per annum, plus superannuation

SWH is offering 2 Full Time, 12-month fixed term positions (80hrs per fortnight with monthly ADO)


What you bring

The successful Occupational Therapist applicant will bring at least 2 years of professional experience in a sector other than mental health. Transitioning Occupational Therapists employed into these positions will bring discipline specific skills into the sector as well as valuable diversity of experience that will benefit the mental health and wellbeing workforce, such as expertise in physical health, aged care, disability or family violence.


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.


Where we are

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/


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.


How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 7 July 2024.

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 2020-2024


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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