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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 26560
Position Title Children's Occupational Therapist Strength To Strength
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Location All Sites
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• Be part of our vibrant and innovative multidisciplinary team
• Enjoy professional development and clinical supervision
• Salary packaging

About Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.
Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care and aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.
Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

Position Summary

This innovative permanent, 60.8 hours per fortnight position contributes to the Strength2Strength team responding therapeutically to women and children affected by family violence and supports the innovation of service responses and sector reform. The service offers trauma informed therapeutic intervention with thorough assessment, brief therapeutic intervention and long term intensive therapeutic intervention towards the amelioration of trauma symptoms. Located in a multiagency, multidisciplinary team, this position is responds to targeted families by outreach and centre-based supports across the Bayside-Peninsula Area. In addition to managing a caseload, the clinician will provide OT consultation and expertise to the multidisciplinary team.

A holistic approach to supporting the family, informed by the social model of health is valued. In addition to the Strength2Strength team, the Grade 2 Occupational Therapist participates in the discipline group based at Peninsula Health for clinical connection in addition to clinical supervision. Centre-based appointments are staffed one evening per week.

Key Responsibilities

• Deliver sensitive and evidence based occupational therapy and multidisciplinary care within a family centred practice framework to young children with developmental delays.
• Provide leadership and support to other team members, other discipline staff, volunteers and students, to ensure that their consumers receive quality care.
• Contribute positively to a team dedicated to innovation and excellence.
• Maintain excellent standards of documentation, statistics and record keeping.
• Be aware of and work in accordance with organisational policies and procedures including award conditions, occupational health and safety and equal employment opportunity
• Support a child safe organisation by valuing, respecting, and listening to children and young people and by undertaking screening for suitability to work with children and vulnerable people and to comply with relevant state/territory legislative requirements.

Essential Key Selection Criteria
Please refer to the position description

• Career development opportunities
• Opportunity to contribute to cutting edge practice
• Contribute to evidence on effective practices for people who have experienced trauma

How to apply

To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

Existing Account Users:
1. Click 'Sign in' and follow the prompts to upload your Resume, document addressing the Key Selection Criteria and Cover letter

New Account Users:
1. Click 'Register' to create an account
2. Once registered, click 'Sign in' in the top right hand corner
3. Type in the reference number (located at the top of the ad)
4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume, document addressing the Key Selection Criteria and Cover letter

If you experience any issues signing in or registering to our careers page, please feel welcome to contact our HR Hotline on 03 9784 2700.

If you have any questions specific to the positon you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below.

Other Information

• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must complete a National Criminal History Records Check, meet the immunisation requirements of their role and demonstrate evidence of current work rights to work in Australia prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card. To find out more about our quality employment standards and to prepare your application to join our team please visit: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/
• Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.
• Peninsula Health ensures the safety and wellbeing of Victorians living with a disability and will conduct an additional pre-employment check prior to making an offer of employment to a potential employee. This safeguard strengthens existing pre-employment screening processes to better protect people with disability who access disability services.

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Selection Criteria Essential: • Degree in Occupational Therapy and maintain current registration with AHPRA.
Essential: • Experience in delivering therapeutic interventions for victims of Family Violence
Essential: • Advanced ability to assess occupational performance considering physical, cognitive and psychosocial, aspects of the child and their environment and determine appropriate intervention in relevant settings.
Essential: • Aware of, interprets and applies Occupational Therapy theoretical frameworks
Essential: • Substantial experience providing evidence–based therapy services to children and their families within the community sector including group work.
Essential: • Highly effective interpersonal communication skills. • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team with an outreach caseload of complex client families ( approximately 9)
Essential: • Established skills and commitment to working in child-centred and family-focused practices including skills in working with vulnerable and disadvantaged families. • Ability to assess risk and respond appropriately
Essential: • Proven ability to lead projects and continuous quality improvement. • Developing leadership skills and commitment to reflective, continuous learning
Essential: • Ability to develop and implement trauma informed approaches to practice. • Ability to innovate service delivery and service efficiency.
Essential: •Must have current driver’s license valid in Victoria and Working with Children Check
Contact Person Karen Anderson
Contact Number 97847239
Alternate Contact Person Julie Hurrell
Alternate Contact Number 97848187
Closing Date 16/12/2019
Position Description Children’s Occupational Therapist, S2S - Position .pdf