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Reference Number 13866
Position Title Occupational Therapist - Participation and Engagement
Employment Type Part Time Fixed Term
Location Thomas Embling Hospital
Position Summary


  • 6 month part time (weekend role) fixed ter position
  • Based in Thomas Embling Hospital, Fairfield
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. Forensicare is situated across five sites across Victoria with its largest site being Thomas Embling Hospital, located in Fairfield just 15 minutes north of the Melbourne CBD. 

Thomas Embling Hospital is a 136 bed secure hospital providing acute care, rehabilitation and continuing


About the role:

This position will promote and facilitate a variety of campus wide therapeutic programs through group facilitation and promotion of participation in meaningful occupations over the weekend. The occupational therapist will play an active role in the development of a sense of community and connection across the campus, through promoting choice, participation and using engagement to support other therapeutic goals. 



  • Group program faciliation, including open and closed groups
  • Creating and fostering a therapeutic millieu to create a sense of social participaiton 
  • Completing intervention planning, evaluation and review as required 


Skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with the Model of Human Occupation as a governing clinical framework
  • Strong written and verbal clinical reasoning and communication skills
  • Confidence with planning and facilitating group programs- including activity based, vocational rehabilitation and social/leisure based
  • Proactive and able to identify alternative solutions and approaches
  • Understanding and awareness of the recovery model and a strong belief in the importance of occupation for health and wellbeing 
  • Experience in working with people with a mental illness and promoting functional skills and participation via occupational-focused practice.


Mandatory qualifications & registrations:

  • Approved degree in Occupational Therapy recognised for membership of OT Australia – Australian Association of Occupational Therapists.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)
  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential

This position is subject to a Police Check.



We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions.
  • Excellent leave entitlements.
  • Post-graduate scholarship programs.
  • Ongoing training and full orientation.
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Programs.

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 the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; 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 Marissa Davidson-Blue
Contact Number (04) 3994 0066
Contact Email
Alternate Contact Person Gina Woodhead
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9495 9100
Alternate Contact Email
Closing Date 29/11/2020
Position Description
Occupational Therapist Grade 2 - Participation and Engagement (Weekend).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.