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Job details

Location
Shepparton, Greater Shepparton, Victoria
Salary
AU$40 - AU$46 per hour
Job Type
Full Time
Ref
37207
Contact
Mardi Steven
Contact email
Email Mardi
Contact phone
02 8877 8738
Posted
14 days ago

Job details

Location
Shepparton, Greater Shepparton, Victoria
Salary
AU$40 - AU$46 per hour
Job Type
Full Time
Ref
37207
Contact
Mardi Steven
Contact email
Email Mardi
Contact phone
02 8877 8738
Posted
14 days ago

Occupational Therapist

  • Grade 2
  • Community Health
  • Based in Goulburn valley - Shepperton, 3630
  • $40.08 - $46.07 per hour based on qualifications and experience
  • FT Perm role - Immediate start

Benefits:

  • Short term paid accommodation to assist in relocation to the Goulburn Valley
  • Relocation incentives may be available for the preferred candidate
  • Community connector assistance (settling into the area, real estate, partner occupation assistance, schooling/childcare etc.)
  • Generous salary packaging, subsidised staff parking and discounted leisure memberships
  • Flexible work practices and options to purchase additional leave to help create some important work/life balance
  • Professional development and study leave to help reach your learning and career goals
  • Social club membership offering a range of events, functions and local community discounts

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provide timely assessment, management and advice to children and their families presenting with a variety of childhood-related developmental delays, neurological conditions, pre-diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other health and developmental issues impacting the child.
  • Deliver various group programs to help increase the ability for children to access Occupational Therapy services.
  • Provide coordinated care by working in a multidisciplinary team environment to ensure best outcomes for children and their families referred to the service.
  • Assist with assessment and management of children referred to the Language & Development Clinic, working closely with team Speech Pathologists.
  • Provide direction and supervision for Team Assistants in the organisation, administration and implementation of groups and other therapy services.
  • Provide timely and professional liaison with other therapists, service providers and stakeholders (such as Paediatricians) to ensure all people involved in the child's care are kept informed.
  • Perform waiting list management and triage of new referrals in a timely manner to minimise wait time wherever possible.
  • Communicate any issues with the Program Manager as they arise and use collaborative, problem solving methods to provide solutions to any such issues.
  • Participate in team meetings and actively monitor statistics and waiting lists to be able to provide up-to-date information to Program Manager.
  • Provide clinical supervision for Occupational Therapy students as required.
  • There may on occasion be a need to provide Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to adult consumers.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities relating to the Community Health Occupational Therapy service and the program as a whole.
  • Provide a high quality service to internal customers and consumers that reflects best practice and adds value
  • Assist the organisation in achieving clinical effectiveness by providing the appropriate systems, information or services to clinical areas

Essential Criteria:

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Knowledge of and skills in the provision of Occupational Therapy services to babies, young children and their families.
  • Understanding of how service delivery can be impacted by rural or regional location of consumers, and a commitment to delivering care in line with the principles of Community Health, including recognition of the social determinants of health.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an individual within a multidisciplinary team, including the ability to create and maintain effective professional relationships with both internal and external service providers.
  • Possession of excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills, including computer literacy and the ability to produce well-written reports.
  • Proven time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks and competing demands.
  • Ability to complete triage and wait list management tasks to facilitate timely access to services for consumers. This also extends to knowledge of discharge planning for caseload management.
  • Current Victorian Driver's Licence.
  • Satisfactory National History Criminal Check prior to commencement of employment.
  • Satisfactory Victorian 'Employee' Working with Children Check prior to commencement of employment.
  • Completion of a Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration prior to commencement of employment.
  • Desirable
  • Knowledge of working with clients with developmental, Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavioural, fine motor and/or gross motor problems would be highly regarded.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of delivering services to individuals and families from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and also individuals from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then please address your cover letter to Mardi Steven and send an updated CV today.

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