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Occupational Therapist
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REQ119955 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 1/ Level 2
Remuneration: $64,270 - $93,114 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ119955




Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing
The position of an Occupational Therapist exists within the Mental health services, Cumberland Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District. The position is in the Occupational Therapy Department which provides a service to the in-patient population across the acute and recovery services. The primary purpose of the position is to provide comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessments, offer relevant individual and group interventions and participate in discharge planning. The position might involve a component of home visits to facilitate transition into the community.

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People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations. For more information, please visit: http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

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Essential Criteria:

Vaccination Category: A
Checks: National Police Check and Working with Children Check
Qualification: Relevant Qualifications in Occupational Therapy
Registration: Registered with AHPRA

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Selection Criteria: 

  1. Demonstrated skills and relevant clinical experience in providing comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessment of clients with mental health issues.
  2. Demonstrated skills in the provision of therapeutic interventions based on evidence based practice for clients with mental health and psychosocial needs.
  3. High level, effective communication and interpersonal skills both verbal and written.
  4. Proven ability to work both autonomously and as a member of a multidisciplinary team and prioritise a busy caseload.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional education and quality improvement.
  6. Current Drivers Licence valid within Australia.


Need more information?
  1) Click here for the
Position Description
  2) Find out more about
applying for this position
  3) For role related queries or questions contact Omila Bir on 0431 554 199 or email Omila.Bir@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 26th August 2019 

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