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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24451
Position Title Occupational Therapist- Grade 2
Employment Status Limited Term Part Time
Location All Sites
Advertisement text About our Occupational Therapy position
We are seeking highly motivated and experienced clinician's with both full time and part time hours available in our Allied Health Outreach and NDIS teams.

The Occupational Therapist assists eligible clients by providing comprehensive home assessment; specialist recommendations regarding assistive equipment and home modifications; holistic client/carer support and education; episodic care co-ordination and referral. You will be working with clients from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds in a variety of settings including the home, supported accommodation, and the community. Interpreter services are readily available to promote client-centred practice. There is flexibility to work out of any of our community health sites in order to meet the needs of our staff and clients.

Visit our careers page to view the position descriptions for further information

About our Allied Health Outreach Team
The Allied Health Outreach service (formerly Domiciliary Care) is a HACC and Commonwealth funded program providing service across the beautiful Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Local Government Areas. The team is integrated across Community Health Centres on the Peninsula, and consists of 26 staff including 16 occupational therapists, 6 physiotherapists, 2 speech pathologists, an allied health assistant, and a full time carpenter. We have a management team consisting of a Program Manager, two Team Leaders, and an NDIS Senior clinician.

We provide a caring, supportive and dynamic team environment to assist staff to develop their skillset and own personal development. Our team vision is “Working together with people in the community, to enhance their independence and wellbeing at home”. In particular, we dedicate time to orientate new staff, teach new processes, and provide individual support to clinicians working with NDIS participants.

We partner with the local City Councils, Monash University Peninsula Campus, and external industry partners to develop innovative projects. Examples include the Rapid Response Program for HACC initial assessments conducted with Council Home Maintenance teams to shorten the program waitlist dramatically, as well as lecturing and support of local university students. Past Honours student placement projects have led to quality initiatives and development of network wide resources. Current projects include refining our initial assessment documentation including care plans, use of outcome measures, and specific assistive technology tools.

We look forward to welcoming new team members who share our commitment and passion to make a positive impact on our community.


Click the links below to see past articles and blogs showcasing our staff and the work we do.

https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/2018/10/26/what-does-an-ot-occupational-therapist-do/

https://www.peninsulahealth-ndis.org.au/updates/qa-with-our-ndis-team-member-melanie/

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 ad 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.

For more information on Peninsula health please feel welcome to visit our website http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/

Essential Criteria
• Do you hold a Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy and current APHRA registration?
•Are you able to demonstrate current specialist knowledge and skills in the provision of evidence based occupational therapy services in a community setting?
• Do you have skills in home assessment and intervention, including complex equipment and home modification prescription?
• Do you have current registration as a prescriber with the State Wide Equipment Program (preferably with some Amber and Red credentials)?
•Do you love working with clients on their day to day and long term goals?
• Do you love being involved in new and innovative ideas to assist with independent living?
•Are you able to listen, without judgement, to gain understanding of a persons current and previous lived or living experience?
•Do you thrive within a team environment of highly driven heart centred people?

Benefits
• Generous Salary Packaging - ability to access $9000 of your annual salary tax free every year, this means you are charged less tax and receive more money for you every pay!
• Parking – On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites
•Dedicated Team Carpenter to assist with joint visits and problem solving around minor home modifications
•Dedicated NDIS Senior Clinician to support team
•Two team leaders who work closely with the team
•Monthly team meetings which include case conferencing, professional development, information sharing and quality improvement
• Opportunity to be involved in quality improvement initiatives
•Opportunity to Supervise Grade 1 OTs and OT students
•A team with a collaborative relationship with Monash University Peninsula Campus
•Opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients including our Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander community
•Allied Health Assistant to support the team
•Support and training to learn new health care government reforms such as My Aged Care and NDIS
•Participate in peer and individual supervision
•Work closely with other Access and Support roles
•Close relations with two local councils with opportunities to participate in joint projects
•Strong focus on team health and wellbeing with support for personal health interests

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 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 (24465 or 24451)
4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume 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 position 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.
Selection Criteria Essential: Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy and current APHRA registration
Essential: Demonstrated current specialist knowledge and skills in the provision of evidence based occupational therapy services in a community setting.
Essential: Advanced home assessment and intervention skills including complex equipment and home modification prescription.
Essential: Current registration as a prescriber with the State Wide Equipment Program (SWEP), preferably with some Amber and Red credentials.
Essential: Highly developed communication skills including negotiation, conflict resolution, supporting change processes and creative problem solving
Essential: Excellent time management skills and ability to work unsupervised in the community.
Essential: Excellent written communication and report writing skills.
Essential: Broad understanding of a range of both therapeutic and capacity-building approaches applicable to the populations seeking support under provisions of NDIS
Essential: Current Victorian Driver’s License
Desirable: Ability to embrace new technology and processes to enhance productivity and effectiveness.
Contact Person Laura de Lange
Contact Number 0397881820
Contact Email ldelange@phcn.vic.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person Lisa Manser
Alternate Contact Number 0447894664
Closing Date 21/02/2019
Position Description NDIS Adult Occupational Therapy OT Clinician Decem.pdf