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Occupational Therapist

Branch: Canberra

4 Days Per Week

Based at Favier House

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Marymead CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn is looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join the Allied Health Portfolio (0.8 FTE – 4 days per week) and assist within the Stepping Stones (trauma) program for 0–12-year-olds, while offering support to individuals to improve daily functioning.

The Role

The Occupational Therapist will be part of a multidisciplinary team, supporting children and adults, people with disabilities, mental illness and those accessing aged care services. The key responsibilities will include, providing therapeutic interventions with a trauma-informed lens to children and families. Working towards improving a client’s ability to perform everyday functions that are of value to the individual, parents/caregivers. The Occupational Therapist will support individuals to improve daily functioning, through a rage of interventions and equipment and/or modification recommendations. The Occupational Therapist will develop individualised treatment plans that target identified goals that arise from the assessment process, working in collaboration with the individual, family, other health professionals and stakeholders as required. If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people's lives - we want to hear from you!!!

What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers, helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas. Marymead CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, and professional development in a family friendly environment.

About us

Marymead CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Care & Compassion, and Inclusivity.

Ideal person

The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Relevant qualification and current registration as an Occupational Therapist
  • Experience delivering Occupational therapy services.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations and to manage risk.
  • Commitment to delivering evidence-based practice.
  • Willingness to reflect on, review and challenge current practice and an openness to training and development.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and good time management skills
  • Understand EEO, Work Safety and confidentiality.
  • Relevant accreditation as Better Access to Mental Health endorsed Occupational Therapist or in the process of training to become endorsed.

You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check. To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current driver’s license, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card

To Apply

To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Address each area above in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages).
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Please send your applications to: Peter Henry – Allied Health Services Manager Email: [email protected] Phone: 6162 6100

Closing Date: 21 June 2024 Marymead CatholicCare has a commitment to child safeguarding and zero tolerance to child abuse.  Marymead CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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