Occupational Therapist - Grade 2 - Wellness & Lifestyle Team

This is a great opportunity for a suitably qualified Occupational Therapist Grade 2 to join the team in Community Services at MDHS, working in a permanent position. Apply now!
Job Details
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/24042
Closing Date: 28-Apr-2024
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Occupational Therapist- Wellness & Reablement - March 2024.pdf (PDF, 418KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kylie Mortlock
kmortlock@mdhs.vic.gov.au or 5461 0447

Position Details

MDHS services the Central Goldfields and Pyrenees Shire with campuses in Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. The strong clinical and social links between the three campuses ensure that the community is cared for by qualified staff who are committed to high standards of person-centred care. MDHS is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.

Occupational Therapist – Grade 2 – Wellness & Lifestyle Team

Permanent Part Time – 32 hours per fortnight  - To Commence 1st May 2024

Classification: Occupational Therapist Grade 2

Award: Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021 – 2026

This is a great opportunity for a suitably qualified Occupational Therapist Grade 2 to join the team in Community Services at MDHS, working in a permanent position.  The Wellness and Lifestyle team is new and has been formed to support our residents and MDHS Residential Care Communities. Our model of care in Residential Communities is based on the Montessori approach, this approach is evidence based, supports the diverse needs of the individuals living in our care communities, and can aid in improving health outcomes such as improved psychological wellbeing, reduced agitation and improved engagement. The program provided by our Wellness and Lifestyle team was designed with residents at the centre and a focus on providing a multidisciplinary team who will work with the resident to determine what matters to them and their goals and develop a plan to aid in meeting those goals. The Wellness and Lifestyle team also aids in providing residents with continuity of care and providing care which is focused on wellness and the needs of the resident as an individual.  Work within a friendly, supportive and collaborative multidisciplinary team to enhance health outcomes for resients of our residential care community.

The Occupational Therapist is an integral member of this team and reports to the Director Aged Care. The position is part of a multi-disciplinary Allied Health Team, delivering services across the three MDHS campuses and surrounding catchment.  Apply now to be part of this exciting opportunity!

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Committed to client-centred care
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Basic Life Support Certificate

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a permanent contract. Opportunity to join the Social Club, offering a wide range of social events and local retail discounts.
  • Fantastic Earning Potential – Generous Base Salary under the Allied Health Professionals EBA with Salary Packaging available.
  • Supportive Culture with Continuous Improvement Opportunities – Culture that promotes and embraces the organisational values of GREAT (Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Togetherness) and encourages and supports employees to engage in professional development with access to the Centred of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.



  • Relevant tertiary qualification to work as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Current Driver's Licence

 Technical/Professional Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge and ability to conduct evidence based Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions to achieve optimal resident outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or passion for service innovation and improvement.
  • Skills in evaluating program effectiveness for continual improvement.
  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to ongoing education and professional development to ensure working within current scope of practice.
  • Understanding of and experience in providing client centred care in an aged setting or with clients who are elderly.
  • Commitment and practice that reflects client-centred and evidence-based practice.
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Capacity to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work with a range of consumers and key stakeholders including aged care residents, families and key stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership to assist teams to achieve their optimal efficiency and effectiveness

For further information, please contact Kylie Mortlock via kmortlock@mdhs.vic.gov.au or on 5461 0467.

Applications for this position close on Sunday, 28th April 2024.   

Applications are to include:

-          Covering Letter

-          Resume

-          Written response to the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description on the position advertisement.

Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. NDIS Workers Screening will be required for workers identified as working within a risk assessed role.


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