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Occupational Therapist (Grade 1 – 2)

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Work type: Full Time Permanent, Part Time Permanent
Location: Glen Waverley, Vic, Cheltenham, Vic, Aspendale, Vic, Pakenham, Vic
Categories: Therapy

About Scope

Scope’s mission is to enable each person to live as an empowered and equal citizen. We support people with physical, intellectual and multiple disabilities and developmental delays to achieve their goals. Across Victoria, Scope provides services to thousands of people with a disability in more than 100 service locations.

Scope is a registered provider under the NDIS and delivers a range of services including supported independent living, short term accommodation (respite), lifestyle options and therapy.

Scope was recently named on the Australian Financial Review's Top 100 Most Innovative Companies' in Australia and New Zealand

About The Role

We are a close knit team of multidisciplinary therapists (occupational therapists, speech pathologists and physiotherapists) and we are looking for an innovative and motivated occupational therapist join our team and help us to support our customers’ goals. We have offices and clinic spaces based at Glen Waverley, Cheltenham, Pakenham and Warragul supporting customers through various environments including customers’ homes, childcare centres, kindergartens and schools.

Aside from the opportunity to work for a large state-wide organisation supporting customers with a disability to live their best life, working with Scope means you will receive:

  • A generous annual financial professional development budget including paid leave entitlements as well as structured practice support and mentoring accessing support from the Scope wide therapy team as needed

  • Access to supportive technology and therapeutic resources to assist with your practice including an iPhone and iPad, a comprehensive and up to date assessment catalogue and resource library as well as your own space in our office

  • Substantial salary packaging allowance to reduce your tax as well as competitive remuneration in line with our current Enterprise Bargaining Agreement

As an Occupational Therapist in our team you will:

  • Provide services to children aged 0-18 years.
  • Build upon our customers’ strengths, developing meaningful therapeutic interventions
  • Follow the Scope Approach to see the person, do it right, do it together and do it better
  • Embrace evidence based best practices to achieve outcomes for the people we support
  • Deliver services in line with multidisciplinary, transdisciplinary and consultative models of practice
  • Work closely with customers, family members, and other stakeholders to assist our customers to reach their individual goals
  • Have the opportunity to work with Universities to assist with student placements (clinical, research and project based)
  • Get recognised for the work you do with the people we support through our Scope Awards Program
  • Participate in our regular social activities including birthday celebrations, multicultural lunches, and casual team afternoon teas

About You

  • You truly believe in the Scope Approach and our mission to enable each person we support to live as an equal and empowered citizen
  • You are committed to both family and person centered as well as strengths-based practices, and supporting inclusion and participation
  • You have excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work in a team environment
    You are willing and able to provide flexible supports for our customers

Requirements

To be considered for this role, you must provide the following:

  • NDIS Worker Screener Clearance
  • Satisfactory Working With Children's Check (Employee)
  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Current Driver’s License and your own vehicle
  • Eligibility for and willingness to obtain a Medicare Provider Number
  • A COVID-19 digital certificate

Scope as an Employer

Successful candidates will enjoy a range of staff benefits including flexibility to suit your work-life balance, continuous development and training, competitive remuneration and salary packaging, purchased annual leave scheme and a locally based, friendly team environment.  You will also get the unique chance to work for a highly respected organisation that is seeing the biggest change to the disability sector with the roll out of the NDIS.

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow your career, achieve real impact in the community and further develop your skills as a clinician? Get in touch with us today.

To enquire about the role please contact Amy Clayton: aclayton@scopeaust.org.au

All applications must include: Cover letter, resume & responses with examples addressing the Selection Criteria in the Position Description

If you have lived or worked for a continuous period of 12 months or more in another country within the last 10 years, a certified International Police Check from that country or countries will also be required.

Position Description

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