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Occupational Therapist - Mental Health (OT)

Job Title: Occupational Therapist - Mental Health (OT)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Liverpool, New South Wales
Salary: Up to AU$40 per hour + + Super+penalties +paid breaks!
Start Date: 1st January start
REF: SWP001_1511920933
Contact Name: Matthew Bradbury
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Join a dynamic fully funded pilot program which is providing forward thinking early interventions vulnerable mums and kids who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing a mental illness.

Based in the community this 24 hour residential service is governed by the belief system of retaining intact families preventing separation of mother and child. Not required for nights.

Essential Criteria

  • AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist (OT) with demonstrated experience in a mental health setting
  • Demonstrated experience assessing and/or conducting mental health interventions with clients with complex mental health needs
  • Experience working with and assessing the needs of families with children 0-5 years
  • Knowledge and commitment to working in person centred recovery oriented approach
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills - including diplomacy, the ability to be adaptable, self-motivated and demonstrate empathy towards others
  • Willingness to travel intrastate
  • Must hold a current unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence
  • Understanding of child protection issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act 2007 and relevant legislation

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working within multidisciplinary teams, including working in settings that adopt both a medical/clinical model as well as a therapeutic approach
  • Coaching experience
  • Understanding of family focused planning
  • Working knowledge of child and family support services

What's in it for me?

  • Your own car , valued at $12,000 a year! Or $12,000 extra on your salary!
  • Would consider also Clinical Psychologist Registrar
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Paid lunch breaks
  • Rotating shifts (Part-time and Permanent available)
  • Good Penalty rates
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 (equates to $5K-6k saving in tax a year - $8-$9K gross)
  • Access to discounted health and travel insurance plans
  • Access to free professional and personal support programs
  • Study leave and financial assistance for eligible staff

Look no further and make a difference today with this rewarding role.

Please hit the reply button. For further information please feel free to email or call Matt on 02 9078 8192