Senior Occupational Therapist - Mental H ...
Barwon Health
  • locationGeelong, VIC
  • salaryNot disclosed
  • full-time 22 March 2021
  • locationGeelong, VIC
  • salaryNot disclosed
  • full-time
Job Description

Position Summary Be part of a program committed to creating change in acute communitiesWork in a supportive culture that is invested in your ongoing developmentPermanent Part Time – 64 hours per fortnight About Barwon Health Barwon Health, based in Geelong, Victoria, is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing the full spectrum from primary care, community services, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, emergency and acute care and employing over 8,500 staff. Barwon Health has consistently received awards for being at the forefront of high quality health care services to the community and has been highly successful when accredited against the National Safety and Quality Standards in Oct. 2016. We are the major teaching hospital for the Deakin Medical School and have an active and growing research base.About the facility Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery orientated mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and / or drug and alcohol issues, and their families.The Mental Health (MH) Hospital in the Home (HITH) service is a 24hour a day, 7 day a week team working across three shifts. The team is a tertiary-level multidisciplinary mental health drug and alcohol team. Its aim is to provide timely and effective, intensive treatment and support for individuals aged 16 years and older with high acuity mental health and / or AOD needs, in their home environment.About the role The Senior Occupational Therapist will work business hours Mon – Fri, supporting the 24 hour service to provide evidence-based interventions for consumers and their families/carers in the acute phase of their mental illness and / or alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.This includes: Providing specialist occupational therapy assessments and therapeutic interventions to consumers and their families/carers in line with the consumers’ individual care, goals and treatment planEngaging clinical, lived experience, support services and natural support networks collaboratively in the development and implementation of recovery plans.Providing clinical leadership and contributing to service quality improvement within the Acute Intervention Service and across MHDASIncrease capacity within MHDAS to utilise and deliver specialist assessment and therapeutic interventions Parameters of this position would include some of the following: consultative role, lecturing in their clinical speciality, teaching under graduates and/or post graduate students and providing education to staff from other disciplines.About the cultureThis is a new service within the established Mental Health Acute Intervention Services team. We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive, respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team, we are focused on providing the highest quality, consumer-focused care.Barwon Health staff benefits Flexible working arrangementsProfessional developmentAccess to employee wellness facilitySalary packagingSocial club Diversity and InclusionAt Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.#Melbourne, Victoria Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?Essential: Bachelor level or Post Graduate equivalent qualification of Occupational TherapyEssential: Registration as an Occupational Therapist in Australia with AHPRAEssential: Prior OT Grade 2 experience in public mental health role/sDesirable: Postgraduate qualifications in Occupational Therapy field and/or clinical leadershipDesirable: Prior experience of leadership roles/tasks

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    Geelong, VIC, Any
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    22 March 2021
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Position Summary Be part of a program committed to creating change in acute communitiesWork in a supportive culture that is invested in your ongoing developmentPermanent Part Time – 64 hours per fortnight About Barwon Health Barwon Health, based in Geelong, Victoria, is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing the full spectrum from primary care, community services, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, emergency and acute care and employing over 8,500 staff. Barwon Health has consistently received awards for being at the forefront of high quality health care services to the community and has been highly successful when accredited against the National Safety and Quality Standards in Oct. 2016. We are the major teaching hospital for the Deakin Medical School and have an active and growing research base.About the facility Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery orientated mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and / or drug and alcohol issues, and their families.The Mental Health (MH) Hospital in the Home (HITH) service is a 24hour a day, 7 day a week team working across three shifts. The team is a tertiary-level multidisciplinary mental health drug and alcohol team. Its aim is to provide timely and effective, intensive treatment and support for individuals aged 16 years and older with high acuity mental health and / or AOD needs, in their home environment.About the role The Senior Occupational Therapist will work business hours Mon – Fri, supporting the 24 hour service to provide evidence-based interventions for consumers and their families/carers in the acute phase of their mental illness and / or alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.This includes: Providing specialist occupational therapy assessments and therapeutic interventions to consumers and their families/carers in line with the consumers’ individual care, goals and treatment planEngaging clinical, lived experience, support services and natural support networks collaboratively in the development and implementation of recovery plans.Providing clinical leadership and contributing to service quality improvement within the Acute Intervention Service and across MHDASIncrease capacity within MHDAS to utilise and deliver specialist assessment and therapeutic interventions Parameters of this position would include some of the following: consultative role, lecturing in their clinical speciality, teaching under graduates and/or post graduate students and providing education to staff from other disciplines.About the cultureThis is a new service within the established Mental Health Acute Intervention Services team. We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive, respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team, we are focused on providing the highest quality, consumer-focused care.Barwon Health staff benefits Flexible working arrangementsProfessional developmentAccess to employee wellness facilitySalary packagingSocial club Diversity and InclusionAt Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.#Melbourne, Victoria Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?Essential: Bachelor level or Post Graduate equivalent qualification of Occupational TherapyEssential: Registration as an Occupational Therapist in Australia with AHPRAEssential: Prior OT Grade 2 experience in public mental health role/sDesirable: Postgraduate qualifications in Occupational Therapy field and/or clinical leadershipDesirable: Prior experience of leadership roles/tasks


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