Occupational Therapist

November 24, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne
Employer: Mind Australia
Full time

  • Work with a new Allied Health team providing person-centred clinical support to clients with mental ill health
  • Permanent role | Full time or Part time
  • Work from Home & Melbourne Metro Location


Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.


We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.


About the role

Mind’s Fee for Service program operates within the local community providing recovery focused mental health services and wellbeing as well as ensuring clients and their families have the support and services they need to achieve their goals which reflect Mind’s Model of Recovery.


We are seeking a self-motivated, compassionate Occupational Therapist for a permanent, full time or part time opportunity to provide allied health specific and transdisciplinary clinical services to clients with mental health related disability, dual disability and complex needs across the Melbourne metro area. Working from home, you will demonstrate a commitment to delivering a meaningful client-focused, person-centered approach to service provision.


Key responsibilities

  • Provide therapeutic support services including assessment, diagnosis, brief intervention, treatment planning and evaluation, and education and research in line with professional and National Standards.
  • Complete assistive technology and home modification assessments and quotations to support individual goals and independence of clients.
  • Utilise professional judgement to complex cases adapting routine clinical practice based on valid and reliable evidence for clients with complex needs.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.


What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary degree qualification in Occupation Therapy or other health related field with the ability to obtain registration with AHPRA.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and ability to interact with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers and key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise to meet customer service delivery requirements.



  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements – opportunity to work from home.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.



To obtain a position description and apply online visit [email protected]reference number 14792. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Tuesday 6 December 2021. Please contact the person below for more information.


Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.

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