Position Details
Reference Number 29463
Position Title Occupational Therapist Grade 2
Employment Type Full time - fixed term
Division Integrated Care Services
Location Bendigo - Havlin Street
EBA Classification/Range
EBA:  Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020
Classification:  OCC THER GR 2 YR 1

EBA:  Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020
Classification:  OCC THER GR 2 YR 4

Hours per fortnight 160
Position Summary

Occupational Therapist - Community Allied Health Services

  • Are you an enthusiastic and experienced Occupational Therapist looking for your next challenge?
  • Be part of an integrated and supportive team providing services across the region
  • Have access to training and professional development in an environment that fosters learning
  • Fixed term full-time positions available


The Integrated Care Services Division

The Integrated Care Services Division offers a diverse range of programs and services which provide high quality person centred care to patients, clients, residents and consumers throughout Bendigo and the Loddon Mallee Region.  Services are provided in inpatient, outpatient, community and residential care settings including at the Bendigo Hospital site, a number of sites in Bendigo and across the Region and in client’s homes.

Our services include one of largest public community dental services in Victoria, allied health, a comprehensive palliative care service, rehabilitation and geriatric evaluation, residential care, community care packages, carer support services, community nursing, aged care assessment, transition care, residential in reach, hospital admission risk program, post-acute care, diabetes education, aboriginal services, health promotion, diversity and interpreting services, pastoral care and a large team of volunteers.


The Allied Health Team

 The Allied Health team at Bendigo Health comprises over 350 staff including Audiology, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Psychology/Neuropsychology, Social Work, Speech Pathology and Allied Health Assistance.  Allied Health clinicians work in a very broad range of roles and are valued in the contribution they make to the multi-disciplinary team.


The Position

The Bendigo Health Occupational Therapy Department provides services in acute, sub-acute and community based settings including physical and mental health services.  

This position will provide community based Occupational Therapy services to people and relevant community groups with complex needs and elderly people living at home in the areas serviced by CAHS. The position will provide a senior level of experience and supervision to grade 1 and undergraduate student health professionals.  The position will involve collaboration with key local stakeholders, and may also include provision of contract services.


Community Allied Health Services understands it operates in a diverse community in terms of age, gender, health issues, abilities, cultural and socio-economic background, language, skills, education, spirituality and sexuality.


Bendigo Health is a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture. Bendigo is one of Victoria's fastest growing regional cities, our vision is "Excellent Care. Every Person. Every Time." 

We employ around 4000 people, is the largest employer in the region and boasts many great staff benefits that include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary Packaging (meals and entertainment)
  • Staff health and wellbeing program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Social club
  • Smoke free environment


For further information on the role please refer to the position description. Applications are to be submitted online.

If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the on boarding process.

Selection Criteria
01.Current registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and compliance with the Bendigo Health Allied Health Credentialing and Scope of Practice policy

02.An understanding of the role of the Occupational Therapist in a community setting utilising a person-centred approach

03.A demonstrated understanding of health and related issues for elderly people, people with disabilities and their carers

04.Demonstrated ability to supervise and support grade 1 occupational therapists and undergraduate students

05.A demonstrated commitment to working in a multidisciplinary team that includes collaborative partnerships with service providers involved with the care of the client

06.A demonstrated ability to be self directed, motivated and to manage time effectively

07.An ability to communicate effectively across client, community and professional groups

08.Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
Contact Person Kate Murphy
Contact Number (03) 5454 7102
Alternate Contact Person Fay Wallis
Alternate Contact Number (03) 5454 7102
Closing Date 16/06/2020
Position Description
CAHS OT_Grade 2_Feb2020.pdf Open
AH Credentialing Policy Protocol and Table.pdf Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.