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Occupational Therapist - Community Care Unit

Ballarat Health Services
$60,000 - $82,000 Annual salary

Position Title: Occupational Therapist

Department: Community Care Unit

Employment Type: Part-time, fixed term until 21/05/2020

Hours per fortnight; 38 hours

Maternity Leave Replacement

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated Occupational Therapist to undertake a fixed term position within the Community Care Unit.

Ballarat Health Services – Ballarat Mental Health Services (BHS – BMHS) is a dynamic Area Mental Health Service striving to provide the highest standards of treatment for the City of Ballarat and local surrounding communities, while maintaining a commitment to a continuously improving clinical environment. The Community Care Unit is a progressive residential recovery program with a strong focus on providing familyinclusive, client-centred and evidenced-based treatments for clients trecovering from a major mental illness. This will be a unique opportunity to utilize your OT qualifications in a recovery focused and contemporary mental health setting. You will be a self motivated and flexible clinician with a strong commitment to evidence-based models of care.

We are currently in the process of undergoing significant service reform with the active involvement and engagement of all staff in the service. This provides an opportunity to be involved in contributing to the development of an innovative, contemporary and person centred Mental Health Service. The service provides opportunity to further develop skills and knowledge, with a commitment to supporting ongoing professional development and supervision.

Ballarat is a great place to live, with low commuting times, a clean, safe environment and all the facilities you would expect from a regional city. With a population of around 100,000 residents Ballarat offers premium job opportunities, world-class education, affordable housing, exciting restaurants and retail options, accessible community services, beautiful heritage, first-class events and a great lifestyle for all.  Lifestyle, investment and employment opportunities are all reasons why more than 2,000 people choose to relocate to Ballarat every year.

Clinicians who undertake a career at BHS - BMHS will find the role is both challenging and rewarding, with exposure to a wide range of mental health disorders and treatments. Our clinicians develop comprehensive knowledge and expert skill in the provision of contemporary mental health treatment for clients and families, leading to many opportunities for career progression and advancement.

Applications are sought from candidates interested in developing specialist clinical skills in the area of mental health treatments. This is a superb opportunity for you to develop your mental health career.

If you want to work in a multi disciplinary team and provide evidence-based treatment to consumers and their families whilst working collaboratively with all services within Ballarat Health Services and the client’s community, we would be delighted to receive your application. For further enquiries please contact Brendan Thomason5320 6811.

A current Victorian Drivers Licence, Immunisation Clearance, Working with Children Check and Police Check are mandatory for this position.

All applications must be submitted online.

BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 

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Date Posted
19 Jun 2019
Ballarat Central VIC 3350
Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy (OT) & Rehabilitation

Job Type
Full Time
Contract Type
Work Mode
Standard/Business Hours
Work Authorisation
Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident

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