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Occupational Therapist - WFH & Melbourne Metro

Mind Australia
  • Maximise health outcomes for clients with mental ill health providing holistic recovery-orientated OT services
  • Graduates are welcome to apply!
  • Permanent role | Full time or Part Time
  • Work Remotely & Melbourne Metro Location 

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived and living experience of mental distress and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. 

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 range of specialist supports and clinical services that aim to maximise recovery outcomes for clients with complex mental health and dual disabilities in the community. The multidisciplinary Allied Health team delivers holistic centred based, assertive outreach, one-to-one and shared supports, group work facilitation, online and telehealth services to clients, families and carers in a person-centred, integrated stepped care framework that targets individual needs. Services include clinical assessments, psychological therapies, streamlined referrals, access to service provider networks, mental health counselling, care coordination, NDIS planning, resources and information, education and vocational assistance, and recreational activities to empower clients to have choice and control over their services and recovery goals. 

We are seeking a self-motivated, compassionate Occupational Therapist for a permanent, full or part time opportunity to work remotely within a dynamic team in the Melbourne metropolitan area. As a new graduate or experienced clinician, you will provide transdisciplinary clinical services and meaningful evidence-based, time limited psychological therapies within a stepped care framework responsive to meet the needs of clients experiencing mental health challenges. OT’s will deliver in person, outreach, online or telehealth interventions using strengths-based approaches to support clients to achieve recovery goals and improve their wellbeing. 

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver flexible therapeutic support services including OT assessments, brief interventions, treatment planning, evaluations and education in line with professional, ethical and National Standards.
  • Provide evidence-based mental health interventions, allied health assessments, therapies and short-term interventions to meet client needs.
  • Provide high quality care coordination, advocacy, streamlined referrals, access to service networks, counselling, and vocational and education support.
  • Support clients with person-centred, recovery-orientated services to achieve care plan goals, foster independence, build capacity and improve quality of life.
  • 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 qualifications in Occupational Therapy hold current registration with AHPRA or equivalent accreditation.
  • Expertise in working with clients with mental health issues, dual disability issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers is desirable.
  • 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.
  • Understanding of the NDIS, Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders.


  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 p.a. allows you to allocate a portion of your pre-tax income to cover living expenses (e.g. rent, mortgage, child care, car leasing expenses etc.)
  • Generous leave entitlements including 8 weeks paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, and Monthly Accumulated Day off (Full time employees).
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities. 


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 494304. Please contact the person below for more information.

Adele Henwood, General Manager, Specialist National Services

[email protected]

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.

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