Occupational Therapist

Working in our Student Support Services team is deeply meaningful, highly rewarding, challenging, and dynamic and gives you the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the lives of children and young people, their families, schools, and communities. You'll work with a diverse group of people who share a common goal, and you will be well supported to use your professional skills and knowledge to provide specialised support at the individual, group, school, and area level.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH3
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/20010317A
Closing Date: 03-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: until 30/6/2023
Attachments: Position Description Occupational Therapist AH3 Updated (2).docx (Word, 444KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Evi Kadar

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated Occupational Therapist to provide services to primary and secondary schools in the Western Melbourne Area. The successful applicant will collaborate with other members of a multi-disciplinary Student Support Services (SSS) team, to provide consultation, assessment, support, and program advice for students. The role requires analysing the occupational roles, strengths, needs, and challenges necessary for children to engage in their everyday activities and participation in the context of their school life. You will plan and implement appropriate occupation-based interventions to improve the health, wellbeing and academic outcomes of students.

Our dynamic team comprises Speech Pathologists, Psychologists and Social Workers. You will also work with other Area and regional staff, such as, Education Improvement Leaders, Visiting Teachers, School Nurses and Professional Practice Leaders to improve learning and wellbeing outcomes in schools.

You will have access to:

  • Structured induction and a range of regular professional development opportunities,
  • Implementation of a range of innovative practice opportunities that help to meet all, some and individualised student need, e.g. Combination of consultation and direct work with students and teachers
  • Building awareness within and across the Ddepartment of Education of the role of occupational therapy in student learning and wellbeing success
  • Working with teachers and school leaders to influence (system) change
  • Access to up to date resources and technology
  • Hybrid work environment

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close: 3 February 2023

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