Occupational Therapist

  • Company:
    St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:
    Mental Health

Position Summary:

The vulnerable person’s team will specifically provide screening and specialist assessments for vulnerable cohort’s leads to more timely and efficient care, hospital avoidance, diagnostic clarification, and facilitates appropriate referral pathways to services such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). The service will provide early intervention, assessments, and care coordination to vulnerable populations as well as have the ability to refer clients onto more long-term mental health support if required via existing community mental health services. These positions will work Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm and will be embedded in existing Mental Health and Homeless Health Services. All matters pertaining to clinical governance will sit with the Mental Health and Homeless Health Service Clinical Governance committee and Policy and Procedure committee. This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only. Where a candidate engages in secondary employment St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (SVHS) will require a risk assessment be undertaken and take steps to mitigate the risks and SVHS reserves the right to decline the application for secondary employment. Candidates should take this into consideration prior to applying. The risk assessment questionnaire is available here. Reference to your risk assessment, if applicable, should be make in your application. About St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney: St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph’s Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia’s not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God’s love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable. We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent’s is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases – NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020 _009. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive. What we offer: • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields • Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network. • Accrued day off once a month where applicable • Employee Assistance Program Application Instructions: St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions. When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload. Selection Criteria Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia. Current Occupational Therapy registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Able to demonstrate competence, knowledge and experience in the assessment, treatment and care coordination of vulnerable persons with a complex needs Demonstrated commitment to and high level experience in multidisciplinary team work in an environment with competing priorities. Demonstrated commitment to and experience with the principles of trauma-informed care and the utilisation of a strengths-based framework in working alongside vulnerable people with complex needs. Demonstrated commitment to own personal and professional development Computer literacy, and demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills to ensure constructive and collaborative relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, throughout various organisational levels. Current unrestricted NSW Class C Driver’s License An example on how to address the selection criteria is provided in the link below in order to assist you with completing your application.