Mental Health Occupational Therapist

About the role

Roles available now on the Central Coast and the Hunter region!

  • Community Role with Diverse Adult and Adolescent Clients
  • Ongoing Training & Development + CPD
  • Full-Time Role with Flexible Working Hours
  • Specialised Office Support to Assist with Admin & Scheduling

About Recovery Station

We are one of the largest private providers of allied health professionals for disability, mental health and aged care services across the Hunter, Central Coast, Sydney and the Illawarra regions.

We’ve been in the Allied Health industry for nearly 20 years, and you don’t get that sort of longevity without the best of the best employees. We know that when we support our team, it means that they support our clients, which is what we are all about.

Here are some key traits of Recovery Station:

  • We love what we do because every role in RS contributes to making a positive difference in the lives of others.
  • Our team is a collaboration of passionate, like-minded colleagues that facilitates both personal and professional growth.
  • Keeping client-focused care at the heart of what we do challenges us to seek innovative ways to deliver the best possible support.

Joining Recovery Station means aligning with a company that believes in empowering you and your future. 

Your day-to-day

A clinical position with us is multi-faceted, to help you work in the way that allows you to be your best, whilst also allowing us to see our clients in the capacity that most appropriately matches their needs.

Therefore, your day could start by working from home or in the clinic to do some reports alongside your colleagues, with the afternoon’s spent visiting clients in their homes, group homes or an aged care facility. Or vice versa, if you have kids to drop at school or afternoon sport to get to! Working in a community role allows you to have flexibility and control over structuring your day.

Our team balance working from our Erina or Toronto offices with working from home and this role can be either part-time or full-time. Depending where you are based, we’ll tailor your caseload to service clients around the North Shore/ Northern Beaches or City/East/Inner West or the Hunter/Central Coast Region. Your admin support will work with you to ensure you aren’t zigzagging around your region  and you’ll have clients to see close to home.

Day to day you will support your clients to achieve an optimal state of personal, social and emotional wellbeing, as defined by the individual needs of each person. You will achieve this by working with them to identify barriers to optimal functioning through interventions that focus on enhancing existing skills, creating opportunities, promoting wellness, remediating or restoring skills, modifying or adapting the environment or activity, and preventing relapse.

You will be trained to provide trauma informed, person-centred, evidence-based interventions for people in our community experiencing moderate to severe mental health presentations including: acute and chronic psychotic disorders; schizophrenia; bipolar; generalised anxiety; depression; PTSD; alcohol and drug use disorders; mixed anxiety and depression; dissociative (conversion) disorder; sleep problems and OCD.

With our support you will become extremely competent in writing comprehensive reports based on your clinical understanding, conducting clinical assessments and implementing appropriate interventions to address prioritised needs.

Your Career Development

From a professional development perspective:

  • Your thorough Orientation will be supported by ongoing one on ones with your Supervisor to discuss goals personal to you via a CPD plan. For example do you want to learn about more complex mental health presentations? This is when you can chat about what you’d personally like to achieve
  • These will be complimented with team meetings with your fellow OT’s so you can learn during in-services sessions, share ideas, resources and stay abreast of any industry updates
  • We love facilitating development pathways for clinicians seeking career progression and added responsibility via either supervising students/ grads/ junior staff, increased complexity of caseload or involvement in management procedures depending on what avenue you’d like to explore
  • Formal and informal liaison opportunities with other members of our MDT to broaden your clinical knowledge and provide holistic care to our clients
  • All-company training day where we bring the entire business together and invite external presenters for each discipline
  • Mental health debrief sessions with your team to discuss your week, celebrate wins and share your ideas and feelings in a safe space

Here’s how we support you

To nurture a happy, healthy and productive culture, we know we need to listen to you, understand what drives you, and help facilitate the development you desire.

We have learned that our team benefits most from the following:

  • Flexibility to schedule work around family, other employment or personal commitments (no weekend work)
  • A culture of care, compassion and service to the community
  • Remuneration packages that reflect your experience
  • Freedom to work how best suits you eg writing reports from home or in the office with colleagues
  • Discretion to utilise telehealth where appropriate (Laptop provided + paid phone/data allowance)
  • Office support to assist with admin and diary scheduling
  • Free, convenient parking so it’s easy to come into the office
  • Dedicated wellness program (the Feel Good Factor) including EAP and social catch-ups such as team drinks, lunches, cooking + art classes, trivia and birthday events to have fun and celebrate success and so much more

The next step

If the above resonates with you, we’d love to hear from you. Please complete the details below, or you’re welcome to call the HR team on 0493 469 501 if you’d like to chat.

Apply for this position

Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx