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Reference Number 50809
Position Title OT Grade 2
Location Aged Person's Mental Health Program
Award Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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  • Occupational Therapist Grade 2
  • Based at Royal Park Campus, Parkville
  • Monday to Friday - Community Position, Full Time 80 hours per fortnight including ADO

NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) has a multi-disciplinary workforce of over 1,800 clinicians and provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services to people with a serious mental illness in North-Western Melbourne. NWMH is a clinical service of Melbourne Health and operates in partnership with Northern Health and Western Health.


The Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program provides information, support and specialist mental health services to older people aged 65+ years. The APMH service is committed to working with consumers during their recovery by offering holistic and evidence based treatment, which is inclusive of family/carers and provided by clinicians with well-developed skills.


Life with Us:

  • Working within a supportive and dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Provide outreach psychiatric assessment, treatment and management of older adults in their own environment
  • We support our clients using a least restrictive and collaborative approach
  • We work closely with other community aged care providers

A Job to Be Proud of:

  • The APATT clinician works closely with our consumer’s, their families, carers and aged care provider
  • Although you work in a generic positon, you will provide discipline specific consultation
  • We offer holistic and evidence based treatment
  • You will be the Key Clinician with a caseload of consumers, using a range of generalist skills to provide mental health assessment  and intervention and discharge planning

Your Contribution:


  • Current registration as an Occupational Therapist with AHPRA 
  • Relevant experience in a mental health and/or aged care setting, preferably in Aged Persons Mental Health
  • Strong commitment to consumer-focused service delivery
  • You will approach their role with an occupational lens, and contribute positively to the multidisciplinary team, providing clinical expertise regarding the occupational support needs of consumers, via secondary consultation or direct discipline specific work, as required
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sound clinical knowledge and decision making ability

Our Commitment To You:

  • We are a values based organisation, a career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development
  • Recognition of you as both a professional and a whole person
  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary sacrifice
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; Staff Gym, staff health service, peer support    program and Employee Assistance Programs 
  • Rich opportunities for professional development, training and research
  • 5 minutes’ walk from the train station and tram stop
  • Staff carpark
  • Our office is housed in a beautiful old building and surrounded by tranquil grounds

Connect With Us:


Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au or click ‘Apply Now’.


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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.

Contact Person Leonnie Sim
Contact Number 83872804
Alternate Contact Person Rachel Collins
Alternate Contact Number 92887158
Closing Date 28/01/2020
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