Senior Occupational Therapist - CAMHS (516251)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Oct 1, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.


$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 also note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.


Clare House, New Town


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

  • Provide comprehensive, evidence based clinical assessment, treatment and assertive case management service, including the development and implementation of specialist treatment programs, group programs, community education and the provision of specialist Occupational Therapy interventions as required.

  • Assist the Team Leader CAMHS and Director Allied Health - Mental Health Services South as required to implement the model of professional supervision for Occupational Therapists employed within CAMHS, including the coordination of peer supervision programs, students and less experienced staff as required.

  • Provide expert Occupational Therapy advice in regional and state forums as required.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of clinical guidelines and processes based on evidence of best practice in Occupational Therapy.

  • Maintain accurate records and provide accurate reports and statistics as required.

  • Undertake and participate in approved research including the evaluation of CAMHS programs undertake by Occupational Therapy and/or other staff as required.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

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

4. Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration

Desirable Requirements

  • Expertise in child and adolescent mental health

  • Current Driver’s 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 vacancies.

(image) 516251 Senior Occupational Therapist - CAMHS HP04 (September 2021) WWCT HR.pdf
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(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, 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 for two referees before applying.

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For further information contact

Sam Turnbull
Team Leader - Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6166 0588

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