About Access Health and CommunityWith a 150-year history and caring at our centre, our mission at Access Health and Community (AccessHC) is to build healthier lives together. We have a dedicated and experienced team of over 400 employees and 200 volunteers operating across 18 locations. Our people are the centre of everything we do and contribute to improving the wellbeing of the community every day.The opportunityWe are growing! – take this opportunity to join our highly experienced occupational therapy team for adults of 18 years and over. We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Grade 1 Occupational Therapist with excellent clinical skills and enthusiasm to work in our community-based supportive multidisciplinary team. With a variety of case mix, including aged care and complex disability, this is an opportunity for professional growth and development, with scope for new programs, in a role which will be highly rewarding for an enthusiastic occupational therapist. We understand the importance of work-life balance and offer full-time or part-time hours that suit your lifestyle, ensuring flexibility to meet your needs.We also encourage Graduate Occupational Therapists to apply.About the role This role provides a fantastic opportunity to develop clinical skills in community health services, from assessments and prescription of assistive technology to home modifications and independent living skills training, you'll play a crucial role in enhancing the well-being of our community. AccessHC has an excellent reputation for its highly experienced and dynamic teams of allied health professionals. Reporting directly to the Manager of Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology Services we are an innovative, supportive and friendly OT team and have a proven culture of success, diverse skills and experience, with a strong clinical supervision structure that delivers services within the communities in the Eastern suburbs. This position provides a great opportunity to develop clinical skills within the area of community health services, including assessment and prescription of assistive technology, home modifications, independent living skills training and carer/staff training.What you will be doingKey responsibilitiesIndependently and effectively manage a community Occupational Therapy caseload of clients with complex, chronic and lifelong conditions including; progressive neurological disease, disability, aged care and palliative careProvision of OT services that may include the following: assessment and management of prescription of assistive technology; minor and major home; vehicle modifications; home safety and functional assessments; postural assessment and intervention for seating; cognitive assessment and intervention; independent living skills training, community access and carer education/trainingWork with eligible clients from various funding streams including HACC, My Aged Care/CHSP, Home Care Package, NDISWork as an effective member of the Occupational therapy/Speech pathology team and wider multidisciplinary team and participate in ongoing service developmentProvide supervision and mentoring to Occupational Therapy students and Allied Health AssistantsEngage with the community and external stakeholders to develop our servicesWhat you will bringKey Selection CriteriaBachelor of Occupational Therapy (or equivalent) and hold current registration with AHPRA, SWEP registration (Green, Amber or Red)Experience and knowledge in either Aged care or Disability sectors highly valuedDemonstrated organisational ability in time and caseload management and to work autonomously providing high quality, accessible, flexible and client-centred servicesDemonstrated commitment to evidence-based practice and ability to translate this into practiceDemonstrated commitment to client focus and interdisciplinary approach to service provision and ability to show initiative and flexibilityAttributesClinical skills in the delivery of Occupational Therapy services with any one of the following; progressive neurological, mental health or disability diagnosis, chronic disease, age related conditions.Understanding of fee for service model of care, NDIS and My Aged CareBasic level of skill and understanding in prescribing assistive technology and minor home modificationsAbility to function as part of a multi-disciplinary teamWell-developed written and verbal communication skillsAbility to communicate and work with people from a diverse range of social, cultural and ethnic backgroundsBilingual language skills are highly valuedCommitment to continuous quality improvement and health promotion principlesEffective time management and prioritisation skillsDemonstrated behaviours consistent with AccessHC value Access Health and Community Culture and BenefitsAt AccessHC, we offer more than just a fulfilling career; we provide an environment where you can thrive in a culture of collaboration and support. Our team members share commitment and passion to make a positive impact and this ethos creates a range of benefits for our people from opportunities for personal and professional growth to a sense of purpose and belonging. Our culture promotes an environment of success and fulfilment.Join us and experience a career where you truly make a difference.The position encompasses an extensive range of benefits:Supportive and values-based culture and engaged workforceCulture of trust and empowerment for people to grow and thriveCommitment to a work-life balance with flexible working conditionsFocus on staff wellbeing and health - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Commitment to ongoing professional development and career growthPaid parental leave and opportunity to purchase additional leaveAnnual leave loadingGenerous salary packaging opportunities(up to $15,990 per annum + $2,650 meals/entertainment expenses)Read more about our culture and benefits: https://accesshc.org.au/culture-and-benefitsApply NowAt AccessHC, we believe in empowering our team members and providing a platform for professional success. Join us on this exciting journey and contribute to the health and well-being of our community. If this position resonates with you and you are passionate about OT, have great communication skills, love sharing knowledge and have a positive attitude you will love working with us. This position will be based at our Hawthorn site, however, it may require travel to other sites across the organisation.Submit your application including your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.Please refer to the position description on our website for the key selection criteria information: https://accesshc.org.au/careers/For further information contact: Anna Dimmer, Manager Occupational Therapy and Speech PathologyP: 03 9420 9104 Email: Anna.Dimmer@accesshc.org.auApplications close: 6th April 2024 Access Health and Community (AccessHC) is a Child Safe Organisation that values inclusivity and diversity. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, those with lived experience of mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs (AOD) challenges, and those with diverse genders and sexualities. At AccessHC, our vision for reconciliation is an Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience equitable health and social outcomes. Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) will contribute to achieving reconciliation. We will seek an understanding of and acknowledging histories and injustices, support the active expression of culture, build strong, trusting relationships, and apply culturally appropriate practices within our work.  We will work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to create a welcoming and safe place for everyone at our services. AccessHC acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to Wurundjeri Elders past, present, and future, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and we acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.  As a vaccine positive organisation, we encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and require successful applicants to undergo a Working With Children Check, Police Check and potentially an International Check.  Position Description AUD Hawthorn 3122