Merri Health -Occupational Therapist (Grade 2) Up to 0.7 EFT; Permanent Part Time or fixed term contract position (min 6 months) Site: Various Merri Health Sites (primarily from: Bell Street, Coburg) Join an established multi-disciplinary team, who strive to help our clients reach their desired outcome Occupational Therapists ready to transition to a Grade 2 role are encouraged to apply 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 You will be working as part of an established multidisciplinary team to provide direct and comprehensive high quality and evidence based occupational therapy services to clients who are aged under 65 (under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People). This role is funded by Home and Community Care, Program for Younger People. The model of care aims to maximise clients' and carers' functional independence and their ability to participate fully in the community. As the Grade 2 Occupational Therapist in the Prevention of Chronic Illness Care Team you will be responsible for: Providing high quality, evidence based occupational therapy with clients aged under 65 Occupational Therapy service provision in client's homes, community settings and/or at Merri Health sites Health education, on both a group and an individual basis, with a particular focus on chronic conditions and restoration of function (for example in our Chronic Pain Service) Working with a diverse caseload of clients under the HACC-Program for Younger People Potential to develop supervisory skills through student placements Opportunities to participate in service development initiatives Note: This is not an NDIS funded position; however may involve supporting HACC-PYP clients with their NDIS access 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 and current registration with AHPRA Minimum 2 years experience providing Occupational Therapy assessment and management with adults and younger clients with functional impairments related to disability, chronic conditions and/or short term health conditions Proven ability to work autonolously and in a multidisciplinary team Experience completing autonomous home and community based assessments and interventions with clients Experience in the application of the principles of Chronic Disease Management; Person Centred Care; Goal Directed Care Planning and Self-management What we offer You will be working with a motivated and experienced multi-disciplinary team, in a community health setting to deliver high quality health care to our community. 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.
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