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Occupational Therapist


Job Description

Looking for a role that offers the diversity to work across multiple sectors? Interested in working as part of a multidisciplinary team?

Come and be part of CatholicCare's Clinical Service team!

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Full time and /or Part Time position
  • Based in ACT

Your key responsibilities as an Occupational Therapist will be to provide clinical treatment and therapies designed to enable your clients to maintain and improve the daily functioning and independence. Within the role, you will:

  • Manage a wide variety of client presentations across many funding streams including home care packages, NDIS, Medicare and mental health services
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team and liaise with healthcare professionals, such as GP's, nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists to ensure re plans are formulated and monitored.
  • Provide long and short term rehabilitation and group programs; eg, falls prevention groups
  • Provide simple and complex equipment prescription, and major and minor home modifications
  • Work with carers to support them in learning the skills to nurture independence across all environments

If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people's lives and be a part of our clinical services team, we want to hear from you!

What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a new and innovative program. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, and professional development in a family friendly environment. A large group of highly skilled and specialist clinicians provide a great team environment, supporting learning and excellence.

About us

CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration.

The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Relevant qualification and current registration as an Occupational Therapist
  • Experience delivering Occupational therapy
  • Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations and to manage risk.
  • Commitment to delivering evidence based practice.
  • Willingness to reflect on, review and challenge current practice and an openness to training and development.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and good time management skills
  • Have an understanding of EEO, Work Safety and confidentiality

Desirable

  • Relevant accreditation as Better Access to Mental Health endorsed Occupational Therapist or in the process of training to become endorsed

To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Include covering Letter (no more then one page)
  • Address each Selection Criteria above (no more then 2 pages)

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check.

To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card

Please send your applications to: sue.pobjie@catholiccare.cg.org.au

For more information or to apply please visit:

www.catholiccare.cg.org.au

Closing Date: 5pm on 25th September 2020

CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn is committed to equal opportunity in employment, and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people with a lived experience of mental illness and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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