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Reference Number 61689
Position Title Occupational Therapist (Grade 3)
Location Orygen Youth Health - Parkville
Award Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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Occupational Therapist (Grade 3)

  • Newly created Social Worker role to provide mental health care for young people and families at YPARC, based in Parkville
  • This is an exciting time of growth in youth mental health – make a big impact!
  • Full-time ongoing opportunity | Flexibility and work-life balance

Orygen Specialist Programs (OSP), a program of Melbourne Health, provides specialist mental health services for young people aged 15 to 25 and focuses on providing early intervention to young people with severe and complex mental illness.


Orygen delivers cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education for the mental health workforce to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health. 


Your new role:

We have some exciting new opportunities within a newly purpose-built YPARC centre. As an Occupational Therapist, you will:

  • Work with YPARC team to improve screening, identification, assessment and discharge planning of young people presenting with mental ill-health
  • Provide specialist consultations, assessments and evidence-based OT interventions to assist in better outcomes for young people and their family/carers
  • Provide support and oversight to the OT team within the YPARC and the wider Orygen teams
  • Provide supervision to Grade 1, Grade 2 and student Occupational Therapists as well as engage in supervision yourself

About you:

  • Relevant registration and qualifications
  • Previous relevant Occupational Therapist experience in a mental health and/or related field
  • Experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness and preferably with young people presenting with mental ill-health
  • Experience and well-developed skills in the range of Occupational Therapist interventions including work with individuals, families and groups, consultation and liaison

Benefits of working with Orygen Specialist Programs:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals - 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.

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.

Contact Person Emma Burke
Contact Number 0399669100
Alternate Contact Person Diana D'Cruz
Alternate Contact Number 0399669100
Closing Date 28/01/2022
Position Description
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