Join a fantastic team, increase your skillset and make a difference in the community as an Occupational Therapist with the Peel Transitional Aged Care Program!

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until August 2022
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 3
Remuneration: $100,451 – $103,814 per annum + 10% Superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ242221
Location: Tamworth Community Health Service

Occupational Therapist Level 3
Peel Transitional Aged Care Program

About the role:
The Peel Transitional Aged Care Program (TACP) is seeking a dynamic Occupational Therapist (OT) to provide a high quality clinical service to clients and their families/carers to ensure the provision of optimal outcomes for consumers of the service. You will be supported in this role with comprehensive general orientation and our skilled and supportive team. OT-specific support will be available from the Community OT Generalist and additional support is available from other experienced OT’s within our community health services and TACP services across Hunter New England.

This is an Occupational Therapist Level 3 position. However, if there are no appropriate Level 3 applicants, applications from Level 1 and 2 will be considered. The selection criteria reflects the requirements for a Level 3 applicant. Responses from Level 1 or 2 applicants need to demonstrate their level of competence with regard to the same criteria and their ability to work towards Level 3. The expected performance of the incumbent will be commensurate with his/her years of experience and current level at commencement of appointment. The incumbent will work towards meeting the criteria for Level 3.

About the Program:
The Transitional Aged Care Program (TACP) is made up of Occupational Therapists (OT), Physiotherapists, Allied Health Assistants, Administrative and Nursing staff, forming part of broader Integrated Aged Care Team of approximately 20 staff, which includes Community OT generalist, Clinical Nurse Consultants specialising in Dementia/Delirium, Psychogeriatric, Continence and Women’s Health, an End of Life Clinical Nurse Educator, and immunisation programs. TACP is a 7 day service for nursing care, with all other staff and services within business hours. TACP offers 18 community places, with existing contacts in place with other TACP services across HNE.

About you:
You are a highly motivated Occupational Therapist with a keen interest and experience in the rehabilitation of older people returning to the community after a hospital stay. You work well both independently and as part of the team, taking a collaborative approach towards assisting clients to meet their individual rehabilitation goals.

Job share arrangements will be considered. An eligibility list will be created for future temporary full or part time vacancies. 

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be: an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia. 
If you currently hold a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases
If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy

Selection Criteria
Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.  For assistance with selection criteria, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNE_Job_Application_Guide
Candidates will be assessed against the Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria for this position. Please ensure you read the position description (link in advertisement below) prior to submitting an application. Candidates invited to interview will need to bring originals of qualifications or licenses required for the position for sighting by the panel.

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Salary Packaging
Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more information by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via email at nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or on 1300 40 25 23.

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Working with HNE Health you will have access to a number of benefits such as long service leave, paid maternity leave and salary packaging including meal expenses.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Richard Williams on Richard.Williams3@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 2nd August 2021