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Occupational Therapist

Role Description/Purpose

The Occupational Therapist (OT) will work primarily with older people living in Sydney’s Inner West, South East and South West Regions who receive services through MC’s Commonwealth Home Support Program and packaged care.

 

The purpose of the role is to assist clients to remain living at home safely, and as independently as possible.  The OT will conduct assessments and deliver occupational therapy services in the clients’ homes, with a focus on assisting clients to restore and/or maintain their functioning and wellbeing.   

 

At all times, MC staff are expected to work in-line with the funding bodies' requirements, relevant government guidelines, legislation, WHS requirements, and MC’s philosophy, mission, policies and procedures.

 

 

Key Relationships:

  • Manager, Client services
  • CHSP Program Manager
  • Case Managers - HCPs
  • Bilingual support staff

Skills, Experience and Competencies

 

Essential

·       A recognized Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy

·       Registration as an Occupational Therapist with AHPRA

·       Demonstrated experience in similar role for at least two years

·       Ability to assess client’s needs, set independence-focussed goals, and develop treatment plans to meet agreed goals

·       A genuine commitment to providing high quality, person-centred care, and to the values and philosophies of Multicultural Care

·       Understanding of the needs and issues of older people from CALD backgrounds and their carers

·       Effective communication and customer service skills

·       Organisational, time management, and problem-solving skills

·       Good administrative and computer skills

·       Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team

·       Access to own vehicle

·       Current First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain

 

Desirable

·       Ability to speak  second language

·       Familiarity with Commonwealth Home Support and Packaged Care Programs

 

Essential Compliance Requirements

 

·       Satisfactory National Police Certificate (on commencement of employment) and during ongoing employment - updated NPC required every three years

·       Current motor vehicle driver’s licence and safe driving record

 

 

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Job Type
Business Type
Non Profit Organisation
Job Title
Occupational Therapist
Salary Type
Annual
Salary Range
$80k to $90k
Salary Details
76,987 - 98,516 (pro-rata)
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Start Date
18-Sep-2017
No of Days a Week
3 Days
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Contact Phone
9718 6199
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Country
Highest Education
Experience Years
Australian Registration (AHPRA)
Australian Residency / Visa Status
Location
Campsie NSW 2194
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