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Occupational Therapist


Employer: Merri Health
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Disability Services, Health Care & Allied Health
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 14 June, 2019.
Applications close: 01 July, 2019. (Expired)

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services. A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community. We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

As an Occupational Therapist Grade 2 in our Aged Specialist Services Team, you will:

  • Undertake assessment of clients to identify current strengths and activities
  • Conduct skills training and carer support training for both clients and carers
  • Oversee the prescription of equipment (including funding applications) and recommendations for home modifications
  • Administer dementia specific interventions in the home environment for clients in the Memory and Dementia support service (cognitive assessment and intervention)

Based at our Glenroy site, this is a full-time position (flexible part-time arrangements) offered on an fixed term basis until June 2020, with potential to extend. To be considered for this position, applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • Qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Proven clinical experience in community health, equipment prescription and home modification
  • Interest in clients with dementia and memory loss
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain complex ideas to clients with varying levels of health literacy
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to network and liaise with others and contribute effectively in a team environment

What we offer

You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of clinical presentations with clients over the age of 65 through the rapid reablement service. In addition, there is the opportunity to work with clients who have dementia or memory loss who are living in the community.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.