Occupational Therapist

  • : Goulburn Valley Health
  • : 12-May-2020
  • : Shepparton & Goulburn Valley VIC

Rural Allied Health Team

Occupational Therapist -  Grade 2

Permanent Full Time position available 
80hrs per fortnight


Relocation grant assistance may be provided by RWAV * Eligibility criteria applies

Come and join the GV Health Rural Allied Health Team (RAHT), a team with a well renowned supportive workplace culture with an opportunity to work alongside experienced Occupational Therapists.  You will work autonomously, undertake a varied and diverse workload and provide interventions in predominately home based settings, making a true difference to our client’s independence and well-being.

The team is an established and progressive multi-disciplinary team which includes Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Social Work and Speech Pathology services, supported by a Clinical Intake Co-ordinator and Allied Health Assistants.

The RAHT works from a new multipurpose community based facility in the CBD of Shepparton with access to a modern well equipped clinical space, fleet vehicles, laptops, smart phones and remote Internet access to assist in the delivery of services within home and community settings to the frail aged and people with a disability (there is no nursing home work).
The Occupational Therapist will provide person centred care with an opportunity to:

  • Travel across the Goulburn Valley region working in home and clinic settings
  • Work with clients, carers and families to provide practical solutions to promote independence and safety at home
  • Develop goals and care plans to assist clients to remain at home and active in their local community
  • Complete equipment prescriptions, home modifications, advise on pressure care management/ seating 
  • Work with a diverse range of clients and health conditions
  • Participate in student training programs
  • Participate in service development and quality improvement initiative

A comprehensive orientation program is available, along with supervision and support opportunities.

Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent.
  • Current registration with the AHPRA.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of current Occupational Therapy programs within home and community-based settings.
  • Be self motivated with a high level of communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Be able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Hold a current motor vehicle licence.

Moving to a rural area

If you are moving to a rural area please visit the Rural Workforce Victoria website (https://www.rwav.com.au/) as you be may be eligible for financial assistance to assist with relocation expenses and professional development opportunities.

About GV Health
GV Health is the Public Health Service for the Hume Region, with main campuses located at Shepparton, Tatura and Rushworth and additional sites in Shepparton, Seymour, Benalla and Wodonga. GV Health provides a range of acute, mental health, aged and primary health and community support services across the Goulburn Valley Sub Region of the Department of Human Services, Hume Region. The main campus is the major acute referral site for the sub region.

Some of the great benefits of working for GV Health include:

  • Wide range of specialties for clinical staff
  • Salary Packaging
  • Continually growing and developing
  • Work/Life balance
  • Support culture based on Reward and Recognition
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Glass House café serving breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Social Club
  • Discount gym/pool membership
  • Competitive remuneration

Applications that do not address the key selection criteria will not be considered. Before selection to any position with GV Health, competitive applicants need to undergo a criminal history check and aged care statutory declaration. Some positions will also require a working with children check. GV Health is a smoke free environment.

As defined in the Disability Act 2006 and as per the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme, prospective employees must be checked against the Disability Worker Exclusion List. You will be requested to complete and submit the Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme Consent and Acknowledgment Form and GV Health will provide your details to the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Unit to check if your name is on the List before permitting you to commence work. If you do not agree to participate in the Scheme, you cannot be engaged by a disability service provider. 

Recruitment agencies should note that GV Health does not accept agency resumes. GV Health is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes submitted by Recruitment Agencies. 


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police check and Working with Children’s Check. GV Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged. 

Essential: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent and eligibility for membership of professional association and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Occupational Therapist. 
Essential: Commitment to the GV Health Values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Ethical Behaviour.
Essential: Experience in the delivery of Occupational Therapy services within home, group and community settings to clients with complex presentations, inclusive of complex health conditions, memory impairment, cultural and diverse backgrounds. 
Essential: Experience in providing services with an episodic approach and within a self management framework and active service model/reablement approach to care delivery. 
Essential: Knowledge of the service system, and ability to liaise and advocate across the full spectrum of health and community services. 
Essential: Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills, including computer literacy and the ability to produce well-written reports. 
Essential: The ability to work collaboratively as an individual practitioner within an interdisciplinary team environment including the ability to initiate and maintain effective professional relationships. 
Essential: Proven organisational and time management skills with an ability to prioritise and manage a diverse caseload. 
Essential: Current Victorian Drivers Licence.
Desirable: Experience working with frail older people, people with disabilities and their carers, and people living in rural communities. 
Desirable: An ability to liaise with a broad range of regional service providers, equipment suppliers and members of the community. 
Desirable: Eligible for State Wide Equipment Program (SWEP) Prescriber registration. 
Essential: Satisfactory National Criminal History Record Check, Victorian 'Employee' Working with Children Check, completion of a Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration and a clear/satisfactory result from the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme list check prior to commencement of employment


Job Type
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Health District / Area Health Service
Job Title
Occupational Therapist
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Daily Rate
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Goulburn Valley Health
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Shepparton & Goulburn Valley VIC
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