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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 36603
Position Title Graduate Social Worker/Occupational Therapist Mental Health
Employment Status Limited Term Full Time
Location All Sites
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• Step into this new role and advance your career in a graduate program
• Immerse yourself in an inclusive, diverse and supportive culture
• Frankston, Mornington Peninsula & surrounding locations
• Classification Range: OT GR 1 YR2 (YB14) / SW GR 1 YR 3 (YC37)**


Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing


The graduates across the program will be supported by a structured education program, individualised learning plan and weekly supervision via 1:1 and peer models. Occupational Therapy graduates will also have opportunities to participate in project / portfolio work and support in the supervision of occupational therapy students. This is a twelve-month contact, which aims to develop the successful applicant to be ready to apply for permanent ongoing positions in mental health.


What You Need

We anticipate you will have:
• Approved degree in Occupational Therapy and current/pending registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (via AHPRA).
OR
• Bachelor or Qualifying Master’s degree (MSWq) in social work enabling eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
• A sound knowledge and interest in the provision of occupational therapy services/social work services to people with mental health issues
• Ability to assess occupational performance considering physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of the person and their environment and determine appropriate intervention in a mental health setting
• Monitors own performance. Takes an organised and methodical approach to the prioritization of tasks and regularly plans and tracks progress

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People Experience Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity and promotes a workplace that welcomes and includes the unique contributions of all people. We encourage applications from individuals who identify as being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, are culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+ or who have a disability to apply. We are also strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

We encourage you to talk to us about any adjustments or additional support you may require during the recruitment process.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:

https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/

*Please refer to salary circular for VICTORIAN PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT 2021-2024 for salary range. Sub-grading will be based on years of experience.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Peninsula Health immunisation policy.

Peninsula Health will soon be moving to a new recruitment platform, you will be notified if you are required to take any further action.

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Selection Criteria Essential: Have you recently completed a Bachelor or Qualifying Master’s degree (MSWq) in social work enabling eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers?
Essential: Do you have an approved degree in Occupational Therapy and current/pending registration/ or due to complete degree in 2023 with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (via AHPRA)?
Desirable: Do you have a sound knowledge and interest in the provision of occupational therapy services and/or social work services to people with mental health issues?
Contact Person Mathilda Burton (Nursing Recruitment)
Contact Number mburton@phcn.vic.gov.au
Closing Date 26/05/2024
Position Description Graduate Mental Health - OT Grade 1 PD.pdf