Not for Profit organisation, salary packaging and focus on staff wellbeingFlexible working arrangements and part-time hours consideredStrong clinical supervision structure with professional development opportunitiesAbout Access Health and Community We are a not-for-profit community health organisation, with a proud 150-year history of supporting communities within Melbourne. With caring at our centre, our mission and commitment is to build healthier lives within our communities and to deliver excellent health and community services for all.  We have over 300 employees and 200 volunteers who are part of our highly experienced and dedicated team, operating across 18 locations. Our people are the centre of everything we do, making a contribution to the wellbeing of the community every day through their work.About the roleWe are seeking motivated and enthusiastic Grade 1 or Grade 2 Occupational Therapist to join our highly skilled community-based team, reporting directly to the Manager of Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology Services. We are open to Occupational Therapists who are either early in their career who are looking for a supportive and strong clinical supervision culture, as well as experienced clinicians seeking a truly supportive and valued based culture and engaged workforce with range of opportunities to complement their experience and skills.With a case mix variety including aged care, chronic disease, progressive neurological, palliative care and disability, this position provides a great opportunity to develop clinical skills and best practice within the area of community health services.You will have a thorough induction, regular clinical supervision from experienced clinicians (G2 & G3) and continuing professional development opportunities.  If you have great communication skills and enjoy working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, you will love working with us.What you will be doing Independently 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 teamProvide high quality, accessible, flexible and client-centred servicesWork with diverse, vulnerable and disadvantaged community groupsEngage with the community and external stakeholdersProvide supervision and mentoring to Occupational Therapy students and Allied Health AssistantsWhat you will bringKey Selection CriteriaBachelor of Occupational Therapy (or equivalent) and hold current registration with AHPRAExperience working in either aged care, chronic disease or disability highly valuedDemonstrated organisational ability in time and caseload management and to work autonomouslyDemonstrated commitment to evidence-based practice and ability to translate this into practiceDemonstrated ability to show initiative and flexibilityDemonstrated commitment to client focus and interdisciplinary approach to service provisionSWEP registration (Green, Amber or Red)Current driver’s licenseAttributesStrong communication and interpersonal skillsHigh level of cultural sensitivity and awarenessCommitment to continuous quality improvementEffective time management and prioritisation skillsStrong problem solving and negotiation skillsDemonstrated behavior's consistent with Access Health and Community valuesAccess Health and Community Culture & BenefitsThe reasons why people love working at AccessHC:Not only will you benefit from a rewarding and challenging career; you will thrive in our collaborative and supportive culture where you will make a positive difference each day giving back to those that need it most. At AccessHC we acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we work.Enjoy the extensive AccessHC range of benefits that are on offer;A truly supportive and valued based culture and engaged workforceA culture of trust and empowerment for people to grow and thriveCommitment to a work-life balance with flexible working conditionsEmployee Referral ProgramAn authentic focus on staff wellbeing and health- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Generous salary packaging opportunities (up to $15,990 per annum + meals/entertainment expenses)A commitment to ongoing professional Development and career growthPaid parental leave and opportunity to purchase additional leaveAnnual leave LoadingTo ApplyIf the role sounds like you, please submit your application including your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (what you bring to this role). Please refer to the position description on our website: now so you don’t miss this opportunity. We will be assessing applications as they are submittedFor more information regarding your application and if you would like to discuss accessibility requirements, preferred communication methods or other possibilities please email: Anne Dimmer Manager Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy –     Access Health and Community is a Child Safe OrganisationAccess Health and Community is committed to protecting the health and safety of our workers and those who attend our services.  As per Access policy and the Victorian Government public health order, successful applicants will need to provide evidence of their COVID Vaccination prior to appointment.Access Health and Community is a provider of disability services. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a NDIS Screening Check and if necessary, an International Police check prior to any appointment. Access Health and Community actively encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples and people from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgroundPosition Description - Grade 1 Occupational TherapistPosition Description - Grade 2 Occupational Therapist AUD Doncaster 3108