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Occupational Therapist

IPC Health

We are One Team IPC Health, we are passionate, creative and we make a difference.

We deliver innovative high-quality services that are client centred, collaborative, coordinated and demonstrate value through measured impact. We are a not-for-profit community health service committed to working with the rapidly growing areas of Melbourne’s middle and outer West, where population will grow by 400,000 in the coming 15 years. By year 2035, we anticipate that the total population served will be approximately 1.2 million.

The Opportunity

The School Readiness team are seeking an enthusiastic Grade 1 Occupational Therapist to work in collaboration with local kindergarten educators and families to enhance their capacity to support children achieve developmental outcomes. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will be working closely with the team's Speech Pathologists and Child Psychologists. Within this role, you will be delivering in-service training, providing case consultations and ongoing support for educators and families. This is an excellent opportunity for a Grade 1 Occupational Therapist to gain exposure or continue to work within the community health sector focussing on child development.

Based at our Sunshine Campus, this Grade 1 Occupational Therapist opportunity is 0.8FTE Part Time Fixed Term (Funding based activity - Project) until December 2023, offering $34.49 - $41.96 per hour plus 9.5% superannuation. The role is classified under the Victorian Stand Alone Community Health Centres, Health Professionals Multi-Employer Agreement 2017-2021.

You will make a difference by

  • Working collaboratively with the School Readiness Team to plan service delivery within services across Brimbank Melton area.
  • Building the capability of educators and families through coaching, modelling, group training, case consultation support and other discipline specific services.
  • Provide allied health support to kindergartens and to families and communities to achieve their goals in relation to the communication and wellbeing of children.
  • Reflecting and evaluating supports to enhance outcomes.
  • Providing supports through telehealth or travelling to services in Brimbank and Melton.

To succeed, you will need

  • Graduate or post-graduate degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Experience working in paediatric allied health, with experience working in a kindergarten setting an advantage.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to develop and implement evidence-based programs that meet the communication and wellbeing goals for children.
  • Strong communication, networking and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and interest to work within the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).
  • Current and valid Victorian driver’s licence and Working with Children’s Check.

What next?

If you are passionate, creative and want to make a difference, we want to hear from you. All you need to do is, read the role’s Success Profile attached and then click Apply Now to submit your resume, cover letter and a document outlining how you meet our minimum ‘to succeed’ criteria.

To find out more about the role, please contact Danielle Millar – Project Manager Allied Health on 0422 320 150.

We are committed to maintaining a barrier-free environment for all and welcome individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and the LGBTI communities to apply for our job opportunities.

If you require a reasonable workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process please email Careers@ipchealth.com.au using the subject line: Occupational Therapist enquiry via EthicalJobs with your request. Reasonable workplace adjustments are changes that are necessary and achievable to enable a person to efficiently perform their role to the best of their abilities.A reasonable workplace adjustment can be requested at any time in the recruitment process or as a part of employment with IPC Health.

Success Profile - Occupational Therapist (Grade 1)

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