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Senior Occupational Therapist

Salary: HSO Level P2 $103,824 – $110,443 p.a. pro rata

Location: Nedlands

Work Type: Permanent – Part Time, Permanent – Full Time

Position No: 00012136

Closing Date: 2021-01-25 4:00 PM

Vacancy Reference No. 922647

This particular role will be providing support with behavioural regulation for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

This is a Permanent Full Time or Part Time appointment at negotiable hours per fortnight.

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace

diversity and strongly encourage applications from people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

In addition, we are committed to growing our Aboriginal workforce as part of WA Health Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility to Apply: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.

Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process.

Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other “similar” vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process.

Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

Job Share arrangements may be considered.

Position Profile: We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and enthusiastic person to the position of Senior Occupational Therapist for Perth Children’s Hospital to support children with neurodevelopmental disabilities with behavioural regulation. The role will primarily work in partnership with children, their families, and their treating clinical team to deliver care in a way that maximises comfort and minimises distress for children with neurodevelopmental disorders when they are admitted to hospital, particularly for children admitted due to an escalation in severe behaviours of concern.

The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) treats children from around Western Australia, and is committed to programs that promote lifelong health in children and adolescents. CAHS is made up of Neonatology, Community Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Perth Children’s Hospital.

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au).

For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Emma Davidson on 08 6456 4043.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.

Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online (www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au). Please note, applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with applicants.

Your ability to meet the work related requirements will be assessed throughout the recruitment process. For your written application please provide the following: a statement addressing the selection criteria, and; a current resume which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements.

These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

CAHS values: To achieve our vision of healthy kids, healthy communities, CAHS is committed to providing a workplace culture that is driven and shaped by our values of Compassion, Collaboration, Equity, Respect, Excellence and Accountability. During the selection process you may be assessed on your ability to fulfil the responsibilities of this position in accordance with the values. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the person named in this advert.

To apply for this vacancy now, apply online at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm on 25th January 2021 will not be accepted.

LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

To apply for this job please visit www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au.