Senior Occupational Therapist - Adult Mental Health Services (512317)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 4, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Bring your Occupational Therapy expertise to the Statewide Mental Health Service in this exciting time of reform and service expansion.

This is a rare opportunity for a Mental Health Occupational Therapist with strong clinical skills seeking a career move to a leadership role.

  • Looking for an opportunity to demonstrate your leadership style?

  • Looking for a leg-up in your career?
  • Or just looking for a tree-change?


$109,108 to $116,218 per annum

  • Please note that access to the progression point of Year 4Q salary of $116,218 is subject to successful completion of a relevant Master’s Degree as with Clause 10 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Allied Health Professional Level 4


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible

Please note that part time hours may be considered.


Adult Mental Health Services - South


As part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services in accordance with the National Quality and Safety Health Service Standards (NSQHS), Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Senior Occupational Therapist will:

  • Ensure the quality of clinical Occupational Therapy services in Adult Mental Health Services (South) (AMHS) through professional accountability, providing supervision, and participation, which includes the Continuing Care Stream and the Acute Care Stream.

  • Take a lead in ongoing service development and intersectoral liaison.

  • Be responsible for the operation of Occupational Therapy services within Adult Mental Health Services.

  • Provide specialist Occupational Therapy assessment, treatment and case management services to clients of the region’s AMHS, utilising evidence-based, best practice principles within a collaborative and multidisciplinary framework.

  • Participate in the provision of strategic direction, development of policies and the delivery and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services across the continuum of care.

  • Act as a consultant to other agencies with regards to the support and management of clients with mental health needs and promote community awareness in relation to mental health.

Our ideal candidate will have broad experience in the delivery of mental health services and a passion for supporting and empowering staff to deliver innovative mental health care and thrive in a time of change. We are seeking a dynamic person who can work effectively with the management team and a range of external stakeholders.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence

b) Sex Related Offences

c) Serious Drug Offences

d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Holds or is progressing towards relevant post graduate qualifications.

  • Current Drivers licence.

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

(image) 512317 Senior Occupational Therapist - AMHS HP04 (March 2021).pdf
(image) 512317 Senior Occupational Therapist - AMHS HP04 (March 2021).docx
(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For further information contact

Anne Easther
Allied Health Director - Statewide Mental Health Services
(03) 6166 0825
[email protected]

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