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Community Care Occupational Therapist

Melbourne Metro, VIC

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Salary not specified

Occupational Therapist

• Immerse yourself in an inclusive, diverse and supportive culture
• Salary Packaging Available
• Frankston, Mornington Peninsula & surrounding locations
Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values:Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

The Community Care Occupational Therapist forms part of Peninsula Health's Health Independence Program and is based on the Wagner Chronic Care Model, an evidenced based systems framework.

The Community Care OT is responsible for coordinating intensive short term (3-6 months) outreach care and delivering allied health interventions within their clinical scope of practice to clients who have chronic health conditions and/or complex healthcare needs.

The role involves facilitating collaborative integrated care planning across acute and community based services. The role of the Community Care OT provides occupational therapy interventions, supports both professionals and service users to navigate the health service system, ensuring responsive, patient-centric outcomes for all.

What You Need

• Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or relevant professional organisation.
• Demonstrated Occupational Therapy experienced in providing comprehensive OT assessment in home setting and provision of equipment needs.
• Specialist experience and knowledge regarding chronic disease management.
• Demonstrated experience working with at-risk and vulnerable people with complex needs.
• Current Victorian Driver's Licence.
• Well developed written, verbal, interpersonal and computer literacy and communication skills.
• Demonstrated experience in working both independently and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, with the ability to work effectively, supportively and flexibly.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing tasks and effectively prioritise.
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development and evidence based practice.
• Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement activities.
• Demonstrated ability to supervise Occupational Therapy students.

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Job Ad Reference 30210
Date Listed 23 June 2022
ContactJenny Houston