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Occupational Therapist

  • 492518
  • Victoria
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Full time
  • Part Time
  • Maximise health outcomes for clients with mental ill heath providing holistic recovery-orientated clinical services
  • Graduates are welcome to apply!
  • Permanent role | Full time or Part time
  • Work Remotely & Melbourne Metro Location

 

Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.

 

We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

 

About the role

The Allied Health service offers a targeted range of specialist supports and clinical services that maximise recovery outcomes for clients with complex mental ill health issues and dual disabilities. Operating in the context of the community, services focus on supporting people to achieve their better life goals which reflect Mind’s Model of Recovery Orientated Practice. Clients are provided specialist clinical assessments and therapies, counselling, mentoring and coaching, education and vocational support, housing and linkage services, NDIS planning and access supports.

 

We are seeking a self-motivated, compassionate Occupational Therapist for a permanent, full or part time opportunity to work within a dynamic team in the Melbourne metropolitan area. Working remotely, you will provide transdisciplinary clinical services and deliver meaningful evidence-based, time limited psychological therapies within a stepped care framework responsive to the needs of clients experiencing mental health challenges.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver flexible therapeutic support services including OT assessments, diagnosis, brief clinical intervention, treatment planning and evaluation, and education in line with professional and National Standards.
  • Complete high level mental health assessments, both functional and sensory, and provide therapies adapted to meet unique, individual needs.
  • Support clients with recovery-orientated services to achieve their plan goals, foster independence and strengthen their ability to live a better life.
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership providing clients with care coordination and advocacy.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.

 

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary degree qualification in Occupational Therapy or other health related field and hold current registration with AHPRA.
  • Expertise in working with clients with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven capability to implement therapeutic, recovery-oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • Ability to plan, implement and prioritise to meet customer service delivery requirements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS, Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders.

 

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off (Full time employees only).
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

 

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492518. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Thursday 8 December 2022. Please contact the person below for more information.

 

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.

Download File PD Occupational Therapist (Allied Health) 20220630.pdf

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