Occupational Therapist - Grade 2

Goulburn Valley Health Services

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 3/15/2019

Occupational Therapist VPRS Goulburn Valley

Are you an Occupational Therapist with paediatric experience who has a passion for working with children and families?

Would you like the opportunity to work with a team of committed, enthusiastic and highly experienced paediatric health professionals within a specialist paediatric rehabilitation service?

An opportunity exists for an experienced Occupational Therapist in the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Goulburn Valley (VPRS-GV). VPRS-GV is a specialist assessment and treatment service for children and adolescents who, as a result of injury, medical/surgical intervention or functional impairment, will benefit from a program of developmentally appropriate, time-limited, goal-focused, multidisciplinary rehabilitation.

The Occupational Therapist will work as part of the multidisciplinary VPRS team in providing high quality occupational therapy services to clients of VPRS-GV. Applicants should have relevant paediatric experience, a strong understanding of occupational therapy practice in sub-acute and community settings, and be able to demonstrate the ability to provide a family centered service within a rural health setting.

This is a part time, 12 month maternity leave position, suitable for an established Grade 2 clinician, however a Grade 1 Occupational Therapist (minimum of 2 years clinical experience) seeking to transition to a grade 2 may be considered. Training and support in a range of clinical skills required for the position will be provided to the successful applicant.

Hours of work may be negotiated upon request. For those applicants requiring a full time position, additional Occupational Therapy positions may be available within the organisation. Please contact the Regional Coordinator to discuss.

Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) or equivalent qualification, have current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and have a current Victorian Drivers license. A satisfactory National Criminal History Record Check & Working with Children Check are required prior to commencing employment.

The successful applicant will have well-developed time management and problem-solving skills, the ability to prioritise tasks and work under minimal supervision. Applicants should also possess excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a team environment. A sound knowledge of computer based software applications including Word/Excel/database management systems is also required.

About GV Health
GV Health is the Public Health Service for the Hume Region, with main campuses located at Shepparton, Tatura and Rushworth and additional sites in Shepparton, Seymour, Benalla and Wodonga. GV Health provides a range of acute, mental health, aged and primary health and community support services across the Goulburn Valley Sub Region of the Department of Human Services, Hume Region. The main campus is the major acute referral site for the sub region.
Some of the great benefits of working for GV Health include:
• Wide range of specialties for clinical staff
• Salary Packaging
• Continually growing and developing
• Work/Life balance
• Supportive culture based on Reward and Recognition
• Employee Assistance Programs
• Glass House café serving breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes
• Professional Development opportunities
• Paid maternity and paternity leave
• Social Club
• Discount gym/pool membership
• Competitive remuneration

Full details including position description can be found at


Contact: Hilary Sellars

VPRSGV Regional Coordinator


Ph. 03 58323762

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