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Reference Number 16420
Position Title Graduate Occupational Therapist
Employment Type Full Time Permanent
Location Forensicare wide
Position Summary
  • Are you about to graduate or have recently graduated in Occupational Therapy?
  • Multiple Graduate Occupational Therapy positions available.
  • Salary $63,497.20 (OT1-1) to $86,262.80 (OT1-7) (Prorata) + 11% Super + Benefits (Salary Packaging)
  • Be part of a supportive, collaborative and interdisciplinary allied health graduate and psychology registrar program
  • A rare opportunity to practice and consolidate your discipline specific skills with a reduced caseload and significant, structured support.
  • Rotational positions across Forensicare locations.

A career in the forensic mental health sector is diverse, challenging and rewarding. A career at Forensicare will be like no other. If you're passionate about supporting people in their mental health recovery, Forensicare is where you need to be. You will be a part of a caring and supportive team, making a real difference to people living with the dual stigma of mental illness and offending. We approach our work with curiosity and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of our consumers and carers. Working across community, hospital and prison settings, you can learn, apply your specialist skills, conduct research and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

Graduate Occupational Therapists are an integral part of Forensicare's commitment to progressing the discipline into the future while supporting the increased demand for forensic mental health services. The Allied Health Graduate & Psychology Registrar Program is designed to provide structured, supported opportunities for qualified, entry-level health professionals to gain forensic mental health expertise and consolidate both theoretical and practical skills in a range of forensic settings. The graduate/registrar program facilitates an expansion of skills and experience through movement across inpatient, community and prison-based services.

Job location

These are rotational positions and will be available across all Forensicare sites including:

  • Thomas Embling Hospital
  • Community Forensic Mental Health Service
  • Prison-based services at several locations

 About the Role:

Graduates within the program will have the access to regular discipline specific clinical supervision, monthly interdisciplinary educations sessions, regular interdisciplinary group supervision, dedicated self-directed learning time, in addition to discipline specific supports. Working with a limited case load, within the boundaries of the profession and under the direct supervision of an experienced occupational therapist, the graduate will:



  • Participate in the occupational therapy assessment and intervention of consumers through collaborative group work and individual sessions and making discipline-specific contributions to the clinical team understanding of the consumer and their situation.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of inter-disciplinary teamwork and of connections with the broader service network.
  • Plan, develop, facilitate and evaluate occupational therapy group programs in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Other duties in line with the requirements of your discipline. 

 About You:

  • You are committed to mental health consumer recovery.
  • Demonstrated willingness to work in an occupationally focused way and guided by occupational therapy practice models.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, recovery-focused mental health care coupled with an awareness of the issues of care-delivery in forensic mental health.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary health care environment, using well-developed interpersonal skills to achieve team goals.
  • A demonstrated commitment to learning through analysis of own performance, engaging in clinical supervision and professional development, and a commitment to applying this knowledge to practice.

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 *Please Note - Applications will be reviewed and Interviewed as they are received. APPLY TODAY!


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  • This position is subject to a Police Check


Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Forensicare promotes our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion and fairness; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.



Contact Person Danielle Ashley
Contact Number (04) 2755 0423
Alternate Contact Person Pankhuri Sarin
Alternate Contact Number (04) 2224 5453
Closing Date 09/05/2024
Position Description
Allied Health and Psychology Graduate Registrar Program.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AESDT) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.