Occupational Therapist- Blue Mountains Assertive Community Treatment Team (Mental Health)

Occupational Therapist
REQ126701 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 1
Remuneration: $64,270.00 - $75,663.00 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ126701
Application Close: 25 September 2019

Together, Achieving Better Health


Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

About the Role

Opportunity to be part of the establishment of a new Community Mental Health team in the Blue Mountains


 To provide appropriate occupational therapy assessments and interventions to encourage and increase functional capacity and independence, drawn from relevant theoretical and clinical frameworks to people with a severe and persistent mental illness that are least intrusive, collaborative, recovery oriented, nominated carer and family responsive. To provide service in a manner that is inclusive, rehabilitative, based on evidence-based practice, encourages self-advocacy, facilitates empowerment and the person's capacity for optimal independent function.

About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District   

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals.  We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients. 


See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FVDzrwYZI

To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NepeanBlueMtsLHD

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/ 

About Applying

If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role.  You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button.  So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria.


To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.


Selection Criteria to be Addressed:

  1. Degree in Occupational Therapy and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Demonstrated capabilities and experience in recovery-oriented occupational therapy service provision in a mental health setting.
  3. Experience working in an Assertive Community Treatment Team and/or knowledge of the principles that guide service delivery within this model of practice.
  4. Commitment to the philosophy of recovery and consumer and carer consultation.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of the effects of severe and persistent mental illness on people and a willingness to actively engage with consumers to minimise this impact.
  6. Ability to work independently and as a part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team that utilises the skills of all team members as well as the resources available in the community.
  7. Current unrestricted NSW drivers licence and willingness to use same for work purposes.

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For role related queries or questions contact Luis Albornoz via email Luis-Enrique.Albornoz@health.nsw.gov.au


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