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Occupational Therapist (Alcohol and Other Drugs)


Southport

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Service are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join their team. Alcohol and Other Drugs (AODS) is focused on developing and providing innovative solutions to reduce the harmful impact of alcohol and drug use. AODS has two community teams based in Southport and Palm Beach which offer triage, assessment, support, case management, individual counselling, groups, opioid replacement treatment, and outpatient detox. For further information on our health service, please watch our corporate video:

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Allied Health/Clinical Support
Classification HP3
Workplace Location Gold Coast
Job ad reference QLD/GC299070
Closing date 27-Feb-2019
Job duration
Contact person Lynne Gilligan-Black
Contact details (07) 5687 9119

The Role

An opportunity has become available for an Occupational Therapist (Alcohol and Other Drugs) to join Gold Coast Health (GCH) where the focus of our 9000-strong team is on providing world-class health care to over 550,000 people living in the Gold Coast, and northern New South Wales region.

You will take responsibility for

  • Delivering Occupational Therapy (OT) clinical services within a multidisciplinary team in accordance within prescribed professional and ethical standards
  • Utilising OT clinical skills when engaging in the core services provided by AODS including intake, assessments, case management, group programs, opiate treatment program, community engagement and as experience builds educational sessions to key stakeholders and more complex AOD presentations
  • Participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence based group treatment programs for clients that promote recovery and improve consumer outcomes
  • Developing clinical practice knowledge and expertise through active learning within the multidisciplinary team and by engaging in professional development activities and contribute to professional development opportunities for supervisees and other staff as required

Requirements for the role

  • It is a condition of employment in this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases during their employment: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough) and hepatitis B
  • The possession of a tertiary degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognised tertiary institution and registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (AHPRA) is a requirement for this role
  • This position requires the incumbent to operate a government vehicle and an appropriate Licence endorsement to operate this type of vehicle is required

Benefits

  • Career Development
  • Leave loading
  • Mentoring
  • Salary Packaging
  • Modern Facilities
  • Diverse Work Culture

Salary information

  • Permanent full time
  • Base salary ranging from $72 189 - $99 875 per annum
  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% leave loading

About Gold Coast Health

  • Nationally and internationally recognised location for innovative medical research and health care
  • Annual operating budget exceeding $1.3 billion
  • More than 1100 beds across three hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Day and Robina and Southport Health Precincts
  • Acute and sub-acute care in hospital and community settings
  • Opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle

About the Unit

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AODS) is focused on developing and providing innovative solutions to reduce the harmful impact of alcohol and drug use. AODS has two community teams based in Southport and Palm Beach which offer triage, assessment, support, case management, individual counselling, groups, opioid replacement treatment, and outpatient detox.

GCH is committed to attracting the right people for our organisation. To help us with this we have developed a Core Capability Framework  which defines the skills and behaviours required to perform successfully as an organisation.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button to review the Role Description and submit your application by Wednesday, 27 February 2019. 

Job Ad reference: GC299070

Please note: no third party applications will be accepted.

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