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Outreach Occupational Therapist - Grade 2

Peninsula Health
  • We have a diverse range of clients - everyday is new and exciting!
  • Caring, supportive and dynamic team environment
  • Permanent full time (part time applicants considered)

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

We are looking for a passionate community Occupational Therapist on a full time/part time, permanent basis, based at our Community Health sites. Join our team and positively impact the lives of our local community!

The Occupational Therapist assists eligible clients (HACC/CHSP) by providing comprehensive home assessment; specialist recommendations regarding assistive equipment and home modifications; holistic client/carer support and education; episodic care co-ordination and referral. You will be working with clients from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds in a variety of settings including the home, supported accommodation, and the community. Interpreter services are readily available to promote client-centred practice. These positions are based at our Mornington Peninsula Community Health sites.

We partner with the local City Councils, Monash University Peninsula Campus, and external industry partners to develop innovative projects. Examples include the Rapid Response Program for HACC initial assessments conducted with Council Home Maintenance teams to shorten the program waitlist dramatically, as well as lecturing and support of local university students. Past Honours student placement projects have led to quality initiatives and development of network wide resources. Current projects include refining our initial assessment documentation including care plans, use of outcome measures, and specific assistive technology tools.
We look forward to welcoming new team members who share our commitment and passion to make a positive impact on our community.

Click the links below to see past articles and blogs showcasing our staff and the work we do.

  1. https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/2018/10/26/what-does-an-ot-occupational-therapist-do/
  2. https://www.peninsulahealth-ndis.org.au/updates/qa-with-our-ndis-team-member-melanie/

What You Need

We anticipate you will have:

  • Do you hold a Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy and current APHRA registration?
  • Are you able to demonstrate current specialist knowledge and skills in the provision of evidence based occupational therapy services in a community setting?
  • Do you have skills in home assessment and intervention, including complex equipment and home modification prescription?
  • Do you have current registration as a prescriber with the State Wide Equipment Program (preferably with some Amber and Red credentials)?
  • Do you love working with clients on their day to day and long term goals?
  • Do you love being involved in new and innovative ideas to assist with independent living?
  • Are you able to listen, without judgement, to gain understanding of a persons current and previous lived or living experience?
  • Do you thrive within a team environment of highly driven heart centred people?

Benefits

  • Generous Salary Packaging - ability to access $9000 of your annual salary tax free every year, this means you are charged less tax and receive more money for you every pay!
  • Parking – On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites
  • Dedicated Team Carpenter to assist with joint visits and problem solving around minor home modifications
  • Two team leaders who work closely with the team
  • Monthly team meetings which include case conferencing, professional development, information sharing and quality improvement
  • Opportunity to be involved in quality improvement initiatives
  • Opportunity to Supervise Grade 1 OTs and OT students
  • A team with a collaborative relationship with Monash University Peninsula Campus
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients including our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
  • Allied Health Assistants to support the team
  • Support and training to learn new health care government reforms such as My Aged Care and NDIS
  • Participate in peer and individual supervision
  • Work closely with other Access and Support roles
  • Close relations with two local councils with opportunities to participate in joint projects
  • Strong focus on team health and wellbeing with support for personal health interests

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please click here.

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.

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