Paediatric Occupational Therapist - Enhanced MCH Program

  • Part time
  • Temporary
  • Salary $77,976 to $84,233 pro rata per annum plus 9.5% superannuation and qualification allowance
  • Closing date for this position is

This new role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced paediatric occupational therapist to work within the Enhanced Maternal and Child Health (MCH) team and the early year’s services at Council. Enhanced MCH is an intensive, flexible home-based service that targets children and families at risk. The role includes child health assessment, a focus on collaborative work with other agencies and short-term case planning to increase protective factors around a child at risk. Enhanced MCH is transitioning to a multi-disciplinary team to compliment the roles of MCH nurse and social work. The paediatric occupational therapist role includes participation in intake, assessment and case management for children 0-3 years in high risk families.

To be successful in this role you will require excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with families, colleagues, welfare and early year’s professionals as an experienced occupational therapist. You are required to have current registration with AHPRA, specialist training and experience in paediatric work. You need a current Victorian driver’s licence, working with children and police check. 
The days of work are between Monday-Friday to match resourcing requirements to meet the demands of a growing Enhanced MCH service.

Key Selection Criteria

  • A Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Specialist training in paediatric occupational therapy.
  • Extensive experience working with children in vulnerable and high-risk families, particularly in home-based, community and group settings.
  • Demonstrated practice based on respect for the values and rights of clients, self and colleagues.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the impact of early intervention within high-risk families – in particular, family dynamics and early childhood development in the context of trauma, mental health, family violence and poverty.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability in client engagement, including conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently, manage own workload and take responsibility for work output within EMCH and Outreach MCH team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to networking, liaison with key community organisations and Government departments to benefit program development and family outcomes.

For further information on this position, please contact Bernie Peacock, Manager Community Child Health, 5320 5601.


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