Occupational Therapist - Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (see more jobs from this school)

North Parramatta, NSW 

Admin / SSO / Non-Teaching

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 5 April 2023

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to support CEDP's Wellbeing Strategic Intent of improving learning outcomes for all students.

<p><b>Location: </b>Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD)</strong> is a system of schools committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly. With over 5000 passionate employees located across 83 primary and secondary schools, we have the intent and the resources to transform the learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. We are always on the lookout for top talent to help us achieve our strategic goal of inspiring the future, through quality catholic schooling and by strengthening the professional lives of our employees.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About the Role:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We are looking for an <strong>Occupational Therapist - Mental Health</strong> to support CSPD’s Wellbeing Strategic Intent of improving learning outcomes for all students through delivering high quality Occupational Therapy services that focus on student wellbeing.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">You will be providing evidence based assessments and interventions, and be able to support the Sensory Modulation Program self regulation.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>To Be Successful:&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Current AHPRA registration and Working with Children Check with Tertiary Qualification in Occupational Therapy&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Provide discipline specific interventions and developmentally appropriate consumer-centred care coordination for children /young people referred to the team and their families/carers/guardian, in collaboration with key stakeholders and the local community eg GPs, CMOs</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrated knowledge and application of a range of therapeutic approaches for children and adolescents with complex trauma and or developmental and behavioural challenges with sensory and functional difficulties that impact their ability to engage in learning</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Maintain current knowledge and skills related to child and adolescent professional mental health practice through participation in regular clinical supervision, attendance at relevant education and training as agreed in annual PDRs and participation in agreed profession specific forums</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Provide appropriate education, health promotion and prevention for children/young people and their carers/families/guardians, students, colleagues and other interested groups or individuals to enhance understanding and knowledge about mental health.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Participate in quality activities including service planning and development, clinical audit, practice development projects and research.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and have the capacity to negotiate and liaise with parents, carer, external stakeholders and government departments&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">High level written and verbal communication skills</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Full Australian Driving Licence (essential)</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What You’ll Get:&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Diverse, energetic and supportive workplace culture and team</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Competitive salary</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Access to salary packaging options to maximise employee benefits and salary&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Leadership development opportunities&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Interested?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Police Check, retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CSPD’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian here.</p> <p dir="ltr">CSPD promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Apply today!</strong></p>
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