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Reference Number 37630
Position Title Chief Occupational Therapist
Location North West Area Mental Health Service,  Coburg
Award Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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Chief Occupational Therapist – Grade 2 (.5 part time)

North West Area Mental Health Service


The North West Area Mental Health Service, is a diverse, multi-site organisation with strong community, research, academic and family and consumer partnerships.

We are looking for a dynamic senior clinical leader, a strategic thinker, who will join our leadership team paving the way for future development of not only occupational therapists, but also other staff and the service itself.

This is a part time ongoing position, 40 hours per fortnight based at Coburg, with travel to sites at Broadmeadows and other NWMH sites as needed.

In this role, you will play a key role in leading & coordinating the Occupational Therapy Workforce, be an active Executive member on key governance committees, be part of service development, research, projects and provide; supervision, support and direction to key clinicians.

This role supports network wide occupational therapy practise areas such as sensory modulation, vocation, driving and group work, with the incumbent expected to support practise change within these areas.


Challenging and rewarding, this role offers you an opportunity to step up into a leadership position, make a lasting impact and be part of a diverse and innovative team which is evolving and growing our mental health service for the future.


We are a diverse workforce that is reflective of the community we care for.  We are committed to equal employment opportunities, ethical practice, and the principles of cultural diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability, and people who identify as LGBTI.

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au and if you have any questions or want to know more we would love you to connect with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

We build teams that embrace our values – caring, excellence, integrity, respect, and unity.

Join us to be the first in Care, Research and Learning

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 prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria 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.
Essential: Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Contact Person Joy Barrowman
Contact Number 93559734
Alternate Contact Person Lindsay Vernon
Alternate Contact Number 93559712
Closing Date 25/10/2017
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