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Occupational Therapist – Grade 2

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Organisation : Merri Health

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Community Support Services, Health – General

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 13 Sep, 2019

About the role

  • Based at Glenroy, Epping and other sites
  • Full-Time Position
  • Fixed term to October 2020


Your new role

As an Grade 2 Occupational Therapist of the Aged Specialist Services you will be responsible for:

  • Assessment of clients to identify current strengths and valued activities impacted by their altered capacity
  • Skills training for clients, carers and direct care workers and carer support training
  • The prescription of equipment (including funding applications) and recommendations for home modifications to enhance occupational performance
  • Dementia specific interventions in the home environment for clients in the Memory and Dementia support service, including cognitive assessment and intervention

To be considered for this position, applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • Minimum degree level qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical experience in community health, equipment prescription and home modifications
  • An interest to work with clients who have dementia and memory loss
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain complex ideas to clients with varying levels of health literacy
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to network and liaise with others and contribute effectively in a team environment


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Merri Health

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success. 

What we offer

The Occupational Therapist – Aged Specialist Services is funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). Aged Specialist Services offers services to clients across two clinical streams – Rapid Reablement and the Memory and Dementia Support Service. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of clinical presentations with clients over 65 years of age, as well as CHSP entry level clients in the Independent Living Team.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD_Grade 2 OT

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Occupational Therapist - Grade 2 via Pro Bono Australia.

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