Position Details
Reference Number 53359
Position Title Occupational Therapist - Custodial Health
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

Western Health is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Grade 3 Occupational Therapist to join our multidisciplinary health team at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC), a maximum security women’s prison.  This role is part time, in an ongoing capacity.

This role forms part of a well supported and innovated team and the successful applicant will be onboarded with orientation and training to the custodial setting, including additional training to support the delivery of culturally appropriate, trauma informed, gender affirming care for all patients, including priority cohorts.  This role is both operationally and clinically supported by Western Health staff.

The Grade 3 Occupational Therapy role within DPFC involves the assessment and intervention to a range of populations including physical disability, cognitive impairments, and the aged, with the intention to assist patients to optimally manage their occupational performance both whilst in custody and in ensuring a successful transition back in to the community.  This role offers the opportunity for leadership, development and creative problem solving, with a mixture of acute and subacute work.

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Sonia Gardiner
Contact Number 0481094583
Contact Email soniawh.gardiner@wh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Karen Payne
Alternate Contact Number 92178486
Closing Date 10/04/2024
Position Description OT PD.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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