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Occupational Therapist- Adults : Broadford

Position Description:

  • Grade 2 role-Adults/NDIS
  • Full -Time position with accrued day off (part-time considered)
  • Benefits include Flexible work arrangements, Salary Packaging
  • Online learning management system
  • Clinical education provided and Career development
  • Easy commute and train services from Melbourne
  • * This position may be eligible for Relocation/Retention grant of up to $14,000

Working from their newly refurbished Broadford Centre, Nexus community health have an opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join their dynamic friendly team.

The Occupational Therapist is a member of the Adult Allied Health Team which includes a full multi-disciplinary team who provide services under NDIS, Commonwealth Home Support Program, Home Care Packages, Home & Community Care – Program for Younger Persons and self-funded. The Adult Allied Health Team and other Nexus Teams aim to work together to provide co-ordinated, multidisciplinary care.

You fulfill a diverse and flexible role in the provision occupational therapy assessment and intervention to adults with a broad range of disabilities, particularly to those who have an NDIS Plan; The role is primarily based at Broadford with some visits to other Nexus sites and outreach work when required. You will work with clients and relevant others to create, implement and review a holistic Care Plan that reflects client goals and help develop strategies to optimize functional capacity and to be creative and flexible with approaches and strategies.

As well as 1:1 clinic based support services or home visits where appropriate , you will also conduct group therapy programs for suitable clients and families and service other funding streams such as CHSP, HACC-PYP, HCP and self- funded clients as required.

As a Grade 2 you will also have opportunity to supervise and support Grade 1 OTs, OT students, Allied Health Assistants and other students undertaking placements.  There is also Health education/Promotion responsibilities and you will play a role in the planning, implementation and evaluation processes of program development and projects.

This is great opportunity to work within an innovative organisation that values staff , evidence-based best practice standards, environmental sustainability and participates in a variety of activities to support their local communities.

Key Selection Criteria: (Please address this in your cover letter)

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with AHPRA registration.
  • Minimum five years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with clients with NDIS Plans
  • Well-developed Occupational Therapy knowledge base and skill level, particularly in the area of NDIS and disability, including the prescription of equipment and home modifications.
  • A philosophy of empowerment and person-centred care.
  • A commitment to further developing knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to initiate and maintain contacts with a broad range of service providers
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Current First Aid and CPR qualifications.
  • Driver’s Licence.

Practice Details:

With a 40 year history, Nexus Primary Health (Nexus) pride themselves on being the “go to” organisation for primary health information and person-centred services , with offices located in Broadford, Wallan, Seymour and Kinglake and across the Mitchell, Murrindindi, Greater Shepparton and Strathbogie Shires. Some services are provided on an outposted or outreach arrangement. Nexus is committed to excellence in the delivery of holistic, accessible, community-based health services that meet quality and safety standards. They strive to develop innovative programs and services and actively encourage community members to be responsible for their own well-being. Nexus is a health-promoting workplace that actively celebrates and promotes diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees. They encourage job applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTI community and people from culturally diverse backgrounds

About Broadford: Located between Melbourne and Seymour, Broadford is a vibrant town with strong links to the years gone by. Located close to many natural attractions, including Mt. Disappointment State Forrest, Mt. Piper, Mt. Sugarloaf and the Tallarook Ranges. If you’re into sightseeing or bushwalking, we recommend exploring the glorious Mt. Piper. The views from the top of this natural beauty will not disappoint and you might get the opportunity to see the rare Ant Blue Butterfly.  In the centre of town, you will find a vibrant township with cafés, bakeries, parks and country pubs.

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter answering the Key Selection Criteria to screeningahn@rwav.com.au or call Angela Phillips on 03 93497837 for a confidential chat

Overview

Vacancy ID:
18121
Location:

MM5

Broadford
Job Title:
Occupational Therapist- Adults Grade 2
Part Time/Full Time:
Both
Solo or Group Practice:
Group Practice

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