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Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Better Health Network
  • No Late Nights or Weekends! Large NFP Community Health
  • Challenging and exciting role - Multidisciplinary network
  • Free Parking
  • Clinic Based Role with Admin /Reception Support 
  • Job Reference No V0247

BHN is seeking a Mental Health Occupational Therapist to join our friendly, welcoming and experienced multidisciplinary NDIS team. Be part of a broader team of 30+ professionals (Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Exercise Physiologists and Social Workers) delivering high-quality, sensitive and responsive NDIS services. Assist the teams by using your well-developed clinical skills, assessment skills and communication skills to support adults with NDIS plans.

We offer very competitive pay and pride ourselves on being supportive, understanding and providing the best work conditions possible. Be part of a positive team with regular opportunities for connection and team building activities.

About the role

As a Mental Health Occupational Therapist with the NDIS team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing comprehensive occupational therapy assessments with eligible NDIS participants.
  • Using sound clinical judgement to develop recommendations and reports to support NDIS inclusion and funding.
  • Delivering high-quality occupational therapy services to NDIS participants in the clinic or through outreach in participants’ homes or in the community.
  • Providing services that build on a person’s strengths and capabilities, and that are consistent with their identified goals.
    Collaborating with the multidisciplinary NDIS therapeutic teams, NDIS participants and participants’ families, carers and support networks.
  • Promoting the NDIS program to internal and external stakeholders.

About you

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy - Current registration with AHPRA.
  • Knowledge of current evidence-based mental health practice.
  • Experience delivering occupational therapy services and support including OT assessments, reports and interventions.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the NDIS and relevant disability legislation.
  • Ability to work autonomously, exercising sound professional judgment and seeking advice, supervision and consultation when appropriate.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills.

Benefits for joining Better Health Network

  • Supportive team, professional development and mentoring.
  • Easy and free all day street parking.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Access to car pool.
  • Laptop provided.
  • Work life balance friendly leave– parental leave, purchased leave & leave loading.
  • Working with in a multidisciplinary community health.
  • Networking opportunities across our network and expanding network.
  • Employee Assistance Program - support and assistance for you and your partner at those times in life when you need it most.
  • NFP tax- free salary packaging amount $18,550 per annum – to use tax free towards mortgage, rent, credit card, school fees and groceries.
  • Great Team Culture.
  • In addition to clinical and line management supervision, dedicated BHN L&D Advisor will provide learning and development opportunities.

What makes BHN Tick?

Better Health Network (BHN) encompasses more than 22 locations and has over 800 staff work in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver health and disability outcomes. BHN is a responsive and agile community health service, providing a wide range of healthcare, social support, disability, and welfare services for all members of the community.

BHN provides services spanning all periods of life including specialist childhood, youth, and aged care services. In achieving its vision of health and wellbeing for all, BHN is guided by our distinct service principles which include working with people and communities to achieve their health goals, understanding the context in which people live their lives, providing friendly, affordable, and holistic service.

Please note that prior to any commencement of employment, pre-employment checks must be complete. These will include reference checking, a national criminal history and right to work check, proof of vaccinations and a working with children check.

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For information about the role, please contact Catherine Harris, Coordinator – NDIS Adult Therapeutic Team on 03 9525 1300 or email [email protected] using the subject line: Mental Health Occupational Therapist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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