About Access Health and CommunityWith a history of 150 years and 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 a dedicated and experienced team of over 300 employees and 200 volunteers 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 our work, making a difference every day to those that need it most.About the roleWe 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 2 Occupational Therapist with excellent clinical skills and enthusiasm to work in our community-based 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.AccessHC has an excellent reputation for its highly experienced and dynamic teams of allied health professionals. We are a large 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 doing Provide comprehensive home assessment; specialist recommendations regarding assistive technology and home modifications; holistic client/carer support and education.Work with eligible clients including HACC, CHSP, My Aged Care, Home Care Package recipients, NDISWork with our diverse community and disadvantaged groupsProvide Supervision and mentoring for students and Allied Health AssistantsEngage with the community and external stakeholders to develop our servicesWhat you will bring Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (or equivalent) and hold current registration with AHPRAExperience and knowledge in either Aged care or Disability sectors highly valuedSWEP registration (Green, Amber or Red)Experience that meets the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.AccessHC 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.The position encompasses an extensive 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 conditionsGenerous 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 LoadingAccess Health and Community have an authentic commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff: Wellbeing Connector Program  A network of 20 peer supporters called Wellbeing Connectors that are there to talk with their colleagues about mental health  Personal Resilience Plans Every staff member at AccessHC have the opportunity to complete a Personal Resilience Plan with the support of their manager. These plans are a proactive approach to addressing and navigating workplace stress  Wellbeing Information Sessions Access to recorded Wellbeing Sessions: staff have access to a number of recorded sessions facilitated by experts in the field addressing self-care, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout and dealing with difficult behaviours from clients The Wellness Well The Wellness Well: An internal grants program that provides staff with upwards of $5,000 to implement activities that benefit physical, social and mental wellbeing  Employee Assistance ProgramWe offer counseling for our people through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). You can access up to three sessions in a 12-month periodWellbeing Days  Available annually to all permanent and fixed term full-time and part time employees an opportunity to take a day off from work for your self-care and wellbeing  Environmental Impact initiativesAccess Health and Community are committed to taking action to reduce our impact on the environment and as a City Switch member we access resources, toolkits and expertise to help us become a more environmentally sustainable organisation. We have implemented a number of climate related initiatives, to reduce e-waste, by recycling old computers, monitors and ink cartridges and waste separation, and allocated a pin to print for all staff to reduce and cut down waste production and unnecessary printing.Apply NowIf this position resonates with you and you are passionate about OT have great communication skills, love sharing knowledge and 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.We would love to see your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and why you think the position will work well for you  Please refer to the position descriptions on the website for the key selection criteria and further information: https://accesshc.org.au/careers/For further information contact: Anna Dimmer, Occupational Therapy Manager P: 03)94209104 Email: Anna.Dimmer@accesshc.org.auApplication Closing date: 25th May 2023Access Health and Community is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for We encourage applications from people with disabilities, people with lived experience of mental health and/or AOD recovery, people with diverse genders and sexualities and actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgroundAccessHC acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we workWe pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such our staff and volunteers go through security screening and as a provider of disability services, successful applicants will be required to undertake a NDIS Workers Screening Check, WWW Check and if necessary, an International Police check prior to any appointmentAccessHC is a vaccine positive organisation, which supports, and encourages our workers, clients/ patients and communities to access the COVID-19 vaccination, and where relevant seek medical advice from a registered medical practitioner regarding the vaccination as it relates to themPosition Description 43 AUD Hawthorn 3122