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Occupational Therapist - Mile End / Adelaide

Mind Australia
  • Exceptional opportunity to join a new team providing recovery oriented OT support to clients with mental ill health
  • Permanent role | Part time 19 hours/week
  • Working from Home & Mile End Location

Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.

We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

About the role

The National Psycho Social Program (NPSP) is a program delivered by Mind as part of a consortium with Neami National, Life Without Barriers, Mind Australia, Mission Australia and Skylight Mental Health. NPSP supports individuals with mental health issues within a recovery framework that’s focused on strengths and capabilities, including identifying and maintaining a lifestyle that has meaning and value, enabling participation in community life, and a reduction in social isolation as well as enhancing independent living skills and support networks.

We have a challenging permanent, part time (19 hours per week) opportunity for a self-motivated, compassionate Occupational Therapist to provide quality therapeutic and mental health intervention supports to clients across metropolitan Adelaide. With the option to work from home, you will deliver meaningful client-focused services, clinical assessments, interventions and capacity building for clients with mental health support needs.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide therapeutic support services to customers including assessment, diagnosis, brief intervention, treatment planning and evaluation, and education and research in line with professional and National Standards.
  • Deliver OT assessments (functional and sensory), behaviour support plans and short-term intervention methods that are person-centred and evidence-based.
  • Work collaboratively as a member of multidisciplinary team to facilitate the delivery of an efficient and responsive service to clients, families and carers.
  • Liaise with the NDIS and relevant stakeholders regarding clients and facilitate provision of coordinated clinical care and treatment for referred clients.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary degree qualification in Occupational Therapy or other health related field with the ability to obtain registration with AHPRA.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS and Community Services sector with the ability to build strong relationships with service providers and key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise to meet customer service delivery requirements.

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14596.

We welcome applications from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

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