Occupational Therapist - Grade 2

Part-time Occupational Therapist position (0.5FTE)

Fixed term to June 2025
Experienced Grade 1's encouraged to apply
Locations: Coburg and other sites dependent on demand
Work in a passionate, engaged, and supportive team
Excellent opportunities for professional development and career progression, with supervision from Grade 3 Occupational Therapist
Excellent Salary Packaging Benefits

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

Occupational Therapists funded under the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACCPYP) program provide services to clients under the age of 65 (under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people), some of whom have a functional disability that risks a loss of independence. Being HACCPYP funded, the role aims to maximise clients’ and carers’ functional independence and their ability to participate fully in the community.

The role also has a particular focus on marginalized and disadvantaged communities.

This position interacts closely with the multi-disciplinary team and other service providers, both internally and externally. It also provides opportunities to provide group education sessions and be involved in developing innovative service delivery options to service our community. Roles may also include working to provide NDIS functional capacity assessments alongside the wider multi-disciplinary team.

You will be responsible for

High quality individualized assessment and management of clients using a strengths-based approach - including home modifications, equipment prescription, fatigue and sleep management and other educational interventions

Assessments and interventions performed through home and community visiting and site-based avenues

Completion of relevant documentation (eg SWEP applications, housing advocacy, NDIS functional capacity assessments alongside our NDIS assessment team)

Participation in delivery of group education sessions

Participation in multidisciplinary care co-ordination, treatment planning and goal direct care planning for client care

Attendance and participation in regular clinical support meetings & quality project planning

Opportunity to be involved in OT student placement planning, supervision and feedback.

To succeed in this role you will have

Current Occupational Therapist registration with AHPRA.

Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy

Minimum 2 years’ experience working as an Occupational Therapist

Encourage experienced Grade 1's to apply to work in a dynamic and well-supported community health environment passionate about providing values based healthcare to our clients

Opportunity to work creatively and innovatively in a dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team.

Desirable: experience working in community health settings

What we offer

Please visit out 'work for us' page to learn more.


Please start by reviewing the position description. When you are ready to apply, please send through your CV and cover letter to Rebekah Pedersen, Team Leader at rebekah.pedersen@merrihealth.org.au. Ph: 0400 777 598

Applications close 24/07/2024.

What else do I need to know

At Merri, diversity and inclusion is critical to everything that we do, we want everyone to be themselves regardless of their background, religion, sexual orientation, age or gender so we can truly reflect the communities that we work in. No matter how you identify, we encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for our roles.