Occupational Therapy2022-09-09T01:04:42+00:00

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    About Mental Health OTs in Metro North

    Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapists (OT) is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.

    Mental Health OTs support people who experience mental health difficulties improve their engagement in meaningful occupations. This can be by using a range of evidence-based assessment and interventions to improve everyday functional abilities in alignment with their goals and enable independence, wellbeing, and quality of life.

    Most mental health OTs work in community-based positions involving care coordination. They work with people to assess how their mental illness impacts their ability to function in their everyday occupations and roles. They also focus on how a person’s interests, values, roles, and skills can support their mental health and improve their quality of life.

    Specialty Areas of Practice

    Working in Metro North can open up career pathways for occupational therapists into the following specialities and specialist services:

    • Adult Community Care Services
    • Adult Inpatient Care Services
    • Community Residential Rehabilitation
    • Alcohol and Drug Services
    • Child and Adolescent Services
    • Victim Support Services
    • Older Persons Mental Health Services
    • Homeless Health Outreach Services
    • Mobile Intensive Rehabilitation Services
    • Forensic Mental Health
    • Eating disorder Service
    • Acute Care Services

    Why Metro North Mental Health?

    Our service is a leader in clinical care, service models, teaching and research. We engage with our consumers, their carers, and communities to ensure our activities and research is appropriate and relevant.

    We are a major teaching service and have close links with universities including University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, and Australian Catholic University.

    We are committed to best practice and continuous quality improvement and encourage staff to take advantage of training and development opportunities. We offer:

    • Competitive salary
    • Generous superannuation and salary packaging
    • Research funding and incentives to further study
    • Professional development and clinical training
    • Diverse career opportunities
    • Flexible working arrangements, leave entitlements and paid study leave.

    Career and professional development

    We are committed to ensuring our staff reach their individual career goals. We have a range of opportunities for professional development including:

    • Research opportunities
    • Training programs and events
    • Graduate support and mentoring
    • Interdisciplinary collaborations across Metro North Health
    • Strong partnerships with local universities
    • Annual staff excellence awards
    • Fellowships
    • Local, state, national and international conferences.

    Pre-employment requirements

    Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (OTBA) within the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Certified copies of the required information must be provided prior to the commencement of clinical duties.

    Other preemployment requirements include:

    • Mandatory vaccinations
    • Criminal history check
    • Other pre-employment checks including working with children.

    How to apply

    To apply, please complete our application form.

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