Occupational Therapist - Lvl 3

  • : Southern NSW Local Health District
  • : 14-Oct-2020
  • : Bega NSW 2550
Where you'll be working

At Southern NSW Local Health District we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives.  Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies are able to have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.


Bega – the rural heartland of the Sapphire Coast halfway between Melbourne and Sydney, a short drive to beautiful sandy beaches and national park wilderness. Just 3 hours to Canberra with the perfect climate to the outdoors all year round, including whale watching between June and November. The pretty valley is a beautiful base for exploring gorgeous beaches, tranquil waterways and beautiful national parks.


There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to - and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information visit our website.

What you'll be doing
The Occupational Therapist provides clinical expertise in the delivery of occupational therapy services within SERH Mental Health Inpatient Unit including the provision of safe, timely, compassionate and high quality person-centered care. The position works within an integrated mental health rehabilitation and recovery service.

Selection Criteria

  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Occupational Therapist.
  • A minimum of 3 years full time post graduate experience, including demonstrable/substantial experience in designing and implementing recovery oriented programmes including group programmes and knowledge of contemporary mental health recovery principles.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team and have sound ability to negotiate and communicate complex issues for constructive outcomes.
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning in occupational therapy assessment and intervention for consumers with a lived experience of severe mental health.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse problems, set priorities and apply a range of options to develop solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in service evaluation and staff and student supervision and training.
  • Evidence of a current unrestricted drivers’ licence and the ability to maintain. Ability and willingness to drive/travel as the role requires. This may involve driving long distances and overnight stays.

    Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  We do not offer sponsorship in this position for applicants requiring a temporary visa.  For more information, please see www.immi.gov.au



    Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases

    This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2018_009.  All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy


    Job Location (Area or Region)
    Job Type
    Business Type
    Allied Health Practice
    Job Title
    Occupational Therapist - Lvl 3
    Salary / Pay Type
    Hourly Rate
    Salary / Pay Range
    $50 to $60
    Start timeframe
    Posted By
    Southern NSW Local Health District
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    Candidate Criteria
    Experience Years
    Bega NSW 2550
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