Occupational Therapist

  • Merri Health – Occupational Therapist  

    • 1.0 EFT; Fixed term position
    • Site: primarily Bell St, Coburg site
    • Join an established multi-disciplinary team, who strive to help our clients reach their desired outcomes


    Your new organisation

    At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.


    Your new role

    You will be working to support clients in accessing allied health with the NDIS. This role is funded under the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP) and will support clients to identify appropriate allied health supports for their NDIS plan through your holistic and client centred assessments. You will work closely with clients, their supports, internal and external agencies to provide comprehensive reports for the NDIS from an allied health perspective. 

    As the Occupational Therapist in the Prevention of Chronic Illness Care Team you will be responsible for:

    • Providing high quality and effective Occupational Therapy assessments for NDIS reporting purposes.  
    • Utilising a client-centred approach support clients to identify their goals and the recommendations to achieve these goals.
    • Performing ADL’s, functional capacity and other relevant assessments within the client’s home or other appropriate setting.
    • Provide recommendations to the NDIS for ongoing allied health services.

    What you’ll need to succeed

    To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

    • Tertiary Qualification in Occupational Therapy and current registration with AHPRA
    • Demonstrated experience in Occupational Therapy working with adults under 65 years with a range of disabilities
    • Knowledge and understanding of the National disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
    • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team


    What we offer

    You will be working with a motivated and experienced multi-disciplinary team, in a community health setting to deliver high quality health care to our community.

    We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

    You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.


    What you need to do now

    If this position captures your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website.  Please refer to the position description for further information.

    Please send all applications to rebekah.pedersen@merrihealth.org.au


    What else do I need to know

    Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, disability worker exclusion scheme check and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

    All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

    We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.