Key Clinician / Occupational Therapist - Northern Aged Psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team

Melbourne Metro, VIC

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Occupational Therapist

Key Clinician / Occupational Therapist

Aged Persons Mental Health Program

  • Ongoing Part time position working 4 days a week

  • Based in Bundoora

  • Join the Aged Psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team (APATT) and help make a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of our consumers

Your new team:

  • We are a dynamic, thoughtful multidisciplinary team who strive to provide the highest quality mental health care to the people we work with, their families and significant others

  • We work primarily with adults over the age of 65 years in their homes via an outreach model of care, providing them with support along their recovery journey

  • We enjoy a collaborative and respectful working environment where clinicians are encouraged to share clinical judgements, discipline specific opinions and participate actively in treatment planning with the medical staff

  • We offer a wide range of therapeutic interventions to people including supportive psychotherapy, anxiety management, family work, medication administration and safety planning

Your new role:

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of mental health needs for older adults and how to best meet these needs via a variety of interventions

  • Negotiate and collaborate effectively at all levels

  • Work well in small teams and autonomously once oriented to the role

  • Prioritise risk and attend to crises appropriately

About You:

  • Previous experience working as a mental health clinician in either a community or inpatient setting

  • Have a good understanding of the issues faced by older adults with a mental illness

  • Proven ability to undertake a range of Occupational Therapy interventions with consumers

  • Passionate about consumer care and have the capacity to engage well with disenfranchised people as well as those actively seeking support

Benefit of working with NorthWestern Mental Health:

Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.

Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team

Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Job Ad Reference 64506
Date Listed 03 August 2022
ContactColin Barker