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Reference Number 60770
Position Title Occupational Therapist (OT2)
Location Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit - Sunshine
Award Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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Occupational Therapist

  • Opportunity to broaden your experience in Occupational Therapy in a public mental health setting
  • Situated at the Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (AMHRU), Sunshine Hospital
  • Fixed Term- Full Time including monthly ADOs until August 2022


This key role works within a dynamic multidisciplinary team of Medical, Allied Health and Nursing professionals, supporting a 26 bedded residential facility with 24 hour nursing support. Providing care to adults between the ages of 16-64 years of age, AMHRU residents require intensive recovery orientated treatment and interventions that are unable to be provided by less intensive community services. The team is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Occupational Therapist, Grade 2 to join our team.


Your new role:

  • Lead and undertake a range of  interventions, including individual, & group work, assessments of functioning, sensory modulation, NDIS, driving, all within a strength based recovery framework.
  • You will have Clinical Supervision with the Chief Occupational Therapist
  • The role also provides Case Management for a client during their admission to AMHRU.

About You:

  • Experience in Clinical Mental Health settings
  • Demonstrated experience & expertise in working with individuals with severe mental health problems
  • A proven ability to provide clinical leadership and discipline specific professional guidance to clinical staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of clients who experience persistent psychosis and exhibit challenging behaviours
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge in the implementation of quality improvement programs

Benefit of working with NorthWestern Mental Health:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria Desirable: Experience in a public mental health setting
Essential: Registration under AHPRA with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Essential: An approved Degree from a recognised school of Occupational Therapy or other qualifications approved for eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapy (Vic.).
Essential: Evidence of Double COVID vaccination or Exemption
Contact Person Fiona Connally
Contact Number 0432831928
Alternate Contact Person Angela Mazur
Alternate Contact Number 0422948873
Closing Date 28/11/2021
Position Description
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