Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist (Gr 3)

Job Type: Full Time Part Time
Job Location: Drysdale

  • Are you an experienced and skilled Senior Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with children and young people?

  • Would you like to help lead a strong team that includes Occupational Therapist peers and multidisciplinary professionals?

  • Are you looking for a balanced and varied caseload with both Community Health funded and NDIS clients?

We are excited to offer a fabulous opportunity for a full time OR part time Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist (Grade 3) to join our dedicated and professional Child Health and Development team. This is a unique opportunity for a Senior OT to work in community health and provide clinical leadership to support, strengthen and grow the Paediatric service.

The Position Description for this role is available here: PD Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist Grade 3 APR24

About the team

The Child Health and Development team provide a multidisciplinary allied health service for children and young people primarily aged 0-12 years. It is comprised of a dynamic, collaborative and friendly team of occupational therapists, speech pathologists, a physiotherapist, mental health professionals, and a child and family engagement practitioner. Children are supported by several other services within BCH, including dental, continence, nutrition and dietetics, podiatry, physiotherapy, and mental health professionals/Headspace.

About the role

The Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist (Grade 3) is responsible to:

      • Provide strong clinical leadership to ensure an engaged, collaborative, and high quality OT team, through team meetings, clinical supervision or clinical support.
      • Deliver expert high quality clinical paediatric OT skills to a mixed caseload of community health and NDIS funded children and young people.
      • Provide clinical supervision, support and build clinical capacity or growth within the OT team and therapy assistants.
      • Lead, support, participate in, and monitor clinical risk and continuous quality improvement activities or initiatives, which may include the establishment of an early career pathway (alongside Child Health Manager).
      • Support demand management for occupational therapy services and in client allocation processes.
      • Participate in clinical governance activities, specifically relating to child and OT services.
      • Work alongside and strengthen networks with key partners and stakeholders.
      • Support multi-disciplinary team collaboration and transdisciplinary models of support.
      • Practicing in a wholistic, child and family centred, and strength-based manner.
      • Working in clinic, early childhood, schools, and home environments.

To be successful you will require:

      • A Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy and registration with AHPRA, with a minimum 7 years professional practice.
      • Advanced clinical skills and demonstrated high level clinical problem solving in paediatric OT pathology, including extensive experience in assessment and delivery of therapy in both group and one to one models for clients with developmental difficulties and/or functional delays which impact their daily routines and activity participation.
      • Demonstrated experience in teaching, mentoring, supervision and support of Occupational Therapists/Therapy Assistants and undergraduate students.
      • High level and effective interpersonal skills, including teamwork, clinical leadership, communication, conflict management, with an ability to build positive relationships and work in a team environment.
      • Strong organisational and time management skills, efficient and flexible work practices including the ability to manage a busy caseload, meet deadlines, prioritise, and respond to change.
      • Experience with leading or high-level involvement with quality improvement initiatives, or in change management.

What we offer

To support you to balance your work/life commitments, grow your skills and expertise, enjoy work and feel valued we offer the following:

      • Generous salary packaging benefits – you can access some of your annual salary tax free each year
        • Living Expenses capped at $15,900 annually (includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans, and rental payments)
        • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650
      • Monthly accrued days off (ADO) for full time staff
      • Career advancement opportunities and frequent graded clinical supervision with a senior OT
      • A supportive positive workplace culture, managerial and leadership support, and training
      • Generous leave arrangements including parental leave and professional development
      • Flexible work environment with ability to work some hours from home
      • Professional Indemnity Insurance covered
      • Discounted gym membership at seven sites across the region
      • Employee assistance program: up to 5 counselling sessions per year

Conditions of Employment

      • A current National Police Check
      • A current Working with Children Check
      • A current Victorian Driver’s License
      • NDIS Worker Screening check

How to Apply

To find out more, please contact Gus Campbell, Child Health and Development Manager, by phone on 0407 851 895 or email [email protected].

The Position Description is available here: PD Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist Grade 3 APR24

Applications must include cover letter, response to key selection criteria, application form (via the BCH website), and resume in PDF format. Please submit your application to [email protected] today – applications are being assessed as they are received. Please indicate your preferred hours in your cover letter.

Bellarine Community Heath embraces diversity and encourages applicants from different backgrounds to apply. BCH is a family friendly organisation with excellent salary packaging available.

Bellarine Community Health Ltd is committed to protect children and reduce any opportunities for abuse or harm to occur.

Bellarine Community Health acknowledges the Wathaurong people as the Traditional Custodians of the Wadawurrung land on which our sites are located and across which we provide services and programs for the diverse community. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace and welcome people from all cultures and backgrounds to our service.

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