Careers For UnitingCare Wesley Bowden
Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Location:
Bowden  
Employment Type:
PT - Part-time Temporary  
Department:
Allied Health
Closing Date:
22/09/2021
Supporting Documentation:

  • Part-time fixed term position until at least June 2022
  • Opportunity for additional work providing Medicare and NDIS therapy services
  • Attractive salary packaging opportunities to increase your take home pay by up to 12%

About UCWB

We deliver social services that are shaped around individual needs and goals to help create positive futures built on independence and esteem.  We deliver services in Aged Care, Child & Family, Financial Health, Mental Health & NDIS.  We operate two social enterprises, a community child care centre and a psychology practice.  We have been in operation for over 150 years.

About the Consortium

The Mental Health Occupational Therapist works as part of the National Psychosocial Support Measure (NPS), a program delivered by UCWB as part of a Consortium with Neami National (lead agency), Life Without Barriers, Mind Australia, Mission Australia and Skylight Mental Health.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager, Allied Health, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake mental health functional capacity assessments to support participants to access NDIS services.
  • Facilitate the development and rehabilitation of clients accessing mental health services through evidence-based, goal oriented, occupational therapy treatment plans.
  • Liaison and consultation with other professional employees. 
  • Build effective relationships with stakeholders in the community, e.g. Treating GPs and other allied health professionals. 
  • Participate in continuing professional development to maintain, develop and enhance knowledge of best practice.

In addition to working within the NPSM, this role also works within UCWB’s own service delivery areas to provide NDIS and Medicare therapy work.

About You

You will have a person-centred approach in your practice with strong engagement and communication skills. Your patience, problem-solving skills and flexible attitude will see you succeed in this role.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification as an Occupational Therapist with eligibility for registration with the associated professional body
  • 1-2 years’ experience delivering mental health focused occupational therapy services
  • Experience undertaking psychological functional capacity assessments
  • Experience working with clients with a variety of complexities, with proven ability to tailor services to meet individual needs and identified goals
  • Current DHS Working with Children Check, and DHS Disability Services Employment Screening / NDIS Worker Screening Check (if WWCC issued after 1 February 2021).

What we can offer you

By joining UCWB, you will enjoy:

  • Working in an organisation that has been awarded for its employee engagement and job satisfaction.
  • Personal and professional development opportunities through our ‘GROW’ initiative.  
  • A comprehensive e-learning library, monthly lunch and learns with guest speakers and other development tailored to either your current role or preparing you for future opportunities.
  • Commitment to Work Health Safety and Wellbeing including, free flu vaccinations, employee assistance program, flexible working practices.
  • A supportive team environment which celebrates diversity and inclusion
  • Salary packaging options, resulting in a 6-12% increase to take home pay
  • Working in an organisation that promotes a child safe environment.

Location

This role is based at our central office in Bowden however some off-site work will be required.  

How to Apply

Click Apply Now, complete the screening questions and upload your resume and cover letter. The role profile for this position is available to download at the top of this page.

Applications close Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 5:00pm. Please direct any initial queries about this role to Angie Felekis, Manager Allied Health, by calling 0478 719 912 or emailing angie.felekis@ucwb.org.au.

Diversity and Inclusion

We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the needs of our customers and enrich the culture of our workforce. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and communities with relevant skills and experience to apply for any of our vacancies.