Occupational Therapist

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Organisation : Forensicare

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne )

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 29 Mar, 2020

About the role

Great opportunity to be part of Forensicare’s OT department 

  • Full time ongoing OT3 position 
  • Based at Melbourne Assessment Prison, Spencer Street, Melbourne CBD 
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements 


Forensicare (the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health) is the leading provider of forensic mental health services across Victoria. We deliver recovery-focused programs to consumers with serious mental illnesses across the Victorian justice system, mental health sector, and the community-from early intervention and prevention, to inpatient care, rehabilitation, and community transition support. 

Our services are delivered through: 

  • Thomas Embling Hospital: a secure mental health hospital 
  • Prison mental health services throughout Victoria 
  • Community  Forensic Mental Health Service 
  • We also work in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology through the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science to deliver a forensic mental health research program, specialist training, and ongoing professional education. 

Forensicare’s Prison Mental Health Services are currently comprised of the following services provided under a Funding and Healthcare Services Agreement with Justice Health: 

  • Melbourne Assessment Prison – a 16-bed Acute Assessment Unit, specialist clinics, outpatient services and a reception assessment program; 
  • Dame Phyllis Frost Centre – a 20-bed mental health residential program, outreach support and therapeutic day program for women; 
  • Metropolitan Remand Centre – the Mobile Forensic Mental Health Service – mental health assessment, psychological intervention, mental health case management and transitions/pre-release planning for prisoners on remand with severe impaired mental functioning. 
  • Consultant psychiatric services and Nurse Practitioner services to the larger state-managed prisons; 
  • Satellite psychology services at Barwon prison and Marngoneet Correctional Centre 


Occupational Therapists at Forensicare are committed to providing occupationally-focused practice. Clinicians will aim to work collaboratively with consumers and other service providers to support them to identify and address their occupational needs in a strength based, recovery centred manner. Utilising conceptual frameworks and clinical reasoning, we aim to enhance the occupational opportunities, engagement and environments to promote a whole of health care approach, and enable participation and performance in meaningful, purposeful occupations, roles and values.  


Mandatory qualifications & registrations: 

  • Approved degree in Occupational Therapy recognised for membership of OT Australia – Australian Association of Occupational Therapists. 
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA) 
  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential 



  • We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including: 
  • Great salary packaging conditions & leave entitlements 
  • Bonus payment for relevant postgrad qualifications 
  • Ongoing training and professional development 
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: Staff health service, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs. 


Forensicare values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

This position is subject to a Police Check. 

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all timesForensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment. 


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Forensicare

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

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


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