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Occupational Therapist

Merri Health

Grade 2 Occupational Therapist – Aged Care, Independent Living Team

  • Bell Street, Coburg
  • Full time fixed term
  • Long service leave backfill for 5 weeks (May to early June)

The Independent Living Team (ILT) is funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). The ILT offers services to clients across two clinical streams - CHSP Entry level client and clients referred for Rapid Reablement.

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 in the team you will be responsible for:

  • Assessment of clients to identify current strengths and valued activities impacted by their altered capacity.
  • Skills training for clients, carers and direct care workers, and carer support and training.
  • The prescription of equipment (including funding applications) and recommendations for home modifications to enhance occupational performance.

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:

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical experience in community health, equipment prescription and home modifications
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to network and liaise with others and contribute effectively in a team environment.

What we offer

As an Occupational Therapist in the program, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of clinical presentations with clients over 65 years of age through the rapid reablement service as well as CHSP entry level clients. The ILT is an Allied Health Team which has Physio's, Podiatrists, Speech pathologist, Dietetics, Exercise Physiologists and Allied Health Assistants. Experience in equipment prescription, home modifications and SWEP eligibility is required for the role.

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.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

How to apply

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