Occupational Therapist - Community Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Services

Occupational Therapist
Western NSW Local Health District
REQ51221 Requisition #
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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time (Job share considered)
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 3
Remuneration: $97,709.50 - $100,981.09 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ51221
Number of FTE: 1.00
Location: Bathurst NSW
Applications Close: 22 Oct 2018 – 11:59pm

About the team
The Community Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Service Acute & Continuing Care Team perform extended hours acute mental health assessment to people of all ages, and care planning / mental health clinical case management services for adults experiencing mental health drug and alcohol problems or severe behavioural and psychological symptoms. Clinical functions also include: specialist consultation and liaison services across a variety of settings, capacity building such as education and training activities with key services, carers and communities and mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention activities, such as suicide prevention.

What we can offer you
  • A beautiful country lifestyle just 2.5 hours from Sydney
  • Affordable housing - see prices on Domain
  • Great community infrastructure
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Monthly ADO’s for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working
This position will be based in Bathurst working in our Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services Team, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

What you'll be doing
The Occupational Therapist - Community Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Services is an integral part of the multidisciplinary Acute & Continuing Care team, providing quality services to patients/clients of the WNSW Local Health District in order to meet their health and wellbeing needs.

To apply, please address the following Selection Criteria
  1. A bachelor or post graduate degree in Occupational Therapy with current authority to practice as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the knowledge, skills and experience to meet the requirements of the NSW Health Professionals Award Level 2, and a licence to drive in NSW with the ability to drive occasionally for work purposes.
  2. Knowledge of relevant contemporary MHDA practice, rural service provision and practical application of relevant MHDA legislation and policy.
  3. Demonstrated proficient written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  4. Extensive specialist or broad generalist knowledge, clinical proficiency and ability to work with minimal supervision, and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  5. Ability to effectively prioritise and organise own work / caseload and deliver care with integrity and accountability.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to professional development, quality improvement and evidence based practice.
  7. Demonstrated ability to lead planning and evaluation of team activities, and the ability to provide and coordinate staff and student supervision.
  8. Ability and willingness to work shifts, on a rotating roster, including weekends and public holidays.

Need more information?
This is a re-advertised position. If you are a previous applicant who wishes to re-apply please note you will need to update your original submission. You can do this by logging in to your account and clicking on the “My Submissions” icon. Please advise the Hiring Manager once you have completed this step.
Targeted Role
This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply to this role. For more information please contact Ashleigh Knight or Katelyn Atkinson on (02) 6882 8100, or at the Dubbo Western NSW Area Office. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases
If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.
Merit Selection
NSW Health follows a merit-based recruitment and selection process per Policy Directive PD2017_040. To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible. For guidance with the application process, please visit:

Working Visas
Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

Talent Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list may be created from which these suitable candidates may be chosen and directly offered employment in other similar roles (permanent and temporary) in the near future.

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