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Occupational Therapist Paediatric and Youth Hub Grade 1 and Grade 2

Position Description:

Full time with ADO or part-time
Opportunity for both Grade 1 and 2 OT
Choose your location base, flexible work arrangements including work from home
Rewarding and meaningful work
Benefits include 9.5% super, salary packaging, and discounted health insurance, company car for work travel
Supportive team environment
Great orientation and mentor for onboarding provided
Access to regular training and education
Assistance to find short-term accommodation
This position may attract a Relocation/Retention and Community Activity grant up to $5000

This unique position will expose you to a wide range of paediatric services, where no two days are the same. Work across a range of education environments within a clinical setting and outreach work, in a diverse role working with stakeholders, educators, and families in the Latrobe Valley, with School readiness programs and Speech pathology in kindergarten and schools covering the whole of inner Gippsland.

Working with an interdisciplinary model of care, you will provide a holistic approach to health for children aged 0-17, their families/carers, and the local rural community targeting your services to engage with these vulnerable groups.

You will draw from your already developed assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation skills but will be open to continuous improvement and development.

At LCHS, you’ll have the confidence to better practice your profession, organise your life, and plan your career. They have invested time in understanding which approaches result in holistic patient outcomes, and have a dedicated team working together to help the development and future success of children in the local community.

You can choose your base across Inner Gippsland and travel across these regions will be required.

Essential Criteria: (Please address this in a cover letter)

Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy
Registration with AHPRA
Experience in paediatric Occupational Therapy
Previous experience in a community setting is desirable
Eligible to be a Medicare Benefits Scheme provider
Current Victorian drivers licence
Current Working with Children Check, National Police Check
Evidence of immunisation history will be required
For Grade 2 OTs previous experience supervising Grade 1, AHA’s, and students is desirable

Practice Details:

Latrobe Community Health Service is a secular, charitable not-for-profit health service committed to providing coordinated services that treat clients as a whole person and aims to prevent health problems through information and awareness and to intervene sooner through the delivery of truly integrated healthcare.

Their origins are in Gippsland in regional Victoria, but they have grown rapidly in recent years. Services include general practice (GP); nursing; allied health; dental; counselling and psychology; gambling support; alcohol and drug treatment; migrant and refugee settlement services; social connection and carer support services. Providing planning and early childhood early intervention services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Victoria and home care services for older people across the state of Victoria.

Their values are their compass – guiding decision-making and drive performance in providing high-quality, community-based healthcare. They value excellent customer service; going the extra distance; creating a successful environment, and acting with the utmost integrity.

The Latrobe Valley is in the Gippsland region of Victoria, the traditional owners are the Brayakaulung of the Gunai nation. The district lies east of Melbourne and nestled between the Strzelecki Ranges to the south and the Baw Baw Ranges, part of the Great Dividing Range, to the north. Known for its natural beauty, Latrobe City is situated in the centre of the Latrobe Valley comprising of four major urban centres: Churchill, Moe/Newborough, Morwell, and Traralgon, Latrobe is the fourth-largest city in regional Victoria by population.

Latrobe City’s cultural scene is spread right across the major townships with retail, fine dining, attractions, arts, music, theatre and sporting events. The region is a centre for hosting large national and international sporting events, in addition to a diverse and exciting range of cultural and community events. Latrobe City is known as the arts and culture hub of Gippsland with various entertainment facilities, theatres, cinema, art galleries and museums.

To apply: Send your resume with a cover letter answering the Essential Criteria to or call 03 9349 7837 for a confidential chat.

LCHS is a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and identities, LGBTIQ+ people, people with a lived experience of disability, and service personnel and their families, to name a few.

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV) is a not-for-profit government-funded organisation improving health care for rural, regional, and Aboriginal communities in Victoria.
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