Join our dedicated and professional Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Team at Bathurst and make a positive change to the health of our community.

To be considered for interview, candidates must address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description.

Employment TypePermanent Full Time (job share may be considered)
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 3
Remuneration: $100,451.00 – $103,814.00 pa (plus super)
Hours per week: 38
Bathurst, NSW

Senior Occupational Therapist – Infant, Child, Youth and Family (ICYF) Mental Health
Bathurst Health Service

About the role:
We are looking for an experienced and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our Infant, Child, Youth & Family (ICYF) Mental Health team.  This position provides an exciting opportunity for occupational therapist’s interested in working in a community mental health team, in particular those interested in working with young people and their families.

The Senior Occupational Therapist will provide high level clinical Occupational Therapy services (including services of a more complex nature) in order to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Western NSW Local Health District, exercising independent professional judgement in solving problems and managing complex situations.

The ICYF Mental Health team is a multidisciplinary team of professionals from social work, nursing, psychology and medical backgrounds.  We work closely with schools, GPs and other local services to provide mental health care to young people and their families/carers in Bathurst, Oberon and Blayney.  We also provide support to Mudgee and Cowra ICYF teams.

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority under affirmative action in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered. 

For more information, view the Candidate Information Pack.

Where you’ll be working:  
Located less than 3 hours drive from Sydney, Bathurst Health Service is a major rural referral hospital where you can bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope through development & experience, and fast track your career.  Bathurst Community Mental Health is located on the Bathurst Hospital campus.

Bathurst is close enough to the big smoke but far away enough to keep its unique regional and pastoral feel. Its heritage streetscape reflects its rich history, intertwined with a first class entertainment centre, internationally famous events, art galleries, museums and a thriving social calendar.  You’ll find everything you need in Bathurst from well-established support networks in aged care, a large education hub from primary to tertiary, indoor aquatic centre and miles and miles of sporting fields and facilities. What’s more, it is so affordable to live here that there’s more left for spending and it only takes 10 mins to get anywhere.

About us:
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.

We are committed to building a workplace that values diversity, inclusion and belonging, by recognising and valuing the skills and strengths each person can bring to our organisation. As a vibrant and diverse region, rich in community and culture, we welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

Watch our video to find out what it is like to work with the Western NSW Local Heath District:-

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
  • Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career. 
  • Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
  • Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
  • Access to Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling services.

How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.

Applications will close 22 Jun 2021 – 11:59pm.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Anita Willey on (02) 6330 5850 or 0436 398 038 or anita.willey@health.nsw.gov.au

Talent Pool
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.

  • Full Time
  • Bathurst
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • 22-06-2021
  • Phone: (02) 6330 5850
  • Contact: Anita Willey
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