(OJQ-27) - Senior Occupational Therapist

(OJQ-27) - Senior Occupational Therapist

21 Sep
Government of Western Australia

21 Sep

Government of Western Australia


Senior Occupational Therapist Salary:  HSO Level P2 $116,406 - $123,687 p.a. (inclusive of base salary and 10% superannuation) plus generous salary packaging and additional allowances as outlined in the award where appropriate Location:  Fremantle Unit/Division:  Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service Work Type:  Permanent - Full Time Position No:  00114728 Closing Date:  2021-10-05 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD) Attachments:  -



WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

About the Role

The Assessment and Treatment Team (ATT) is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced person to the role of Senior Occupational Therapist. 

In this role, you will work as part of a multidisiciplinary team. You will also:

- Plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate occupational therapy services to patients in the clinical area of the ATT, using advanced occupational therapy clinical practice skills.

- Plan and implement and evaluate patient safety and quality of care.

- Practice as a Senior Occupational Therapist and ensure practice is in accordance to the occupational therapy professional and registration requirements, standards, codes and guidelines and South Metropolitan Health Service policies and guidelines.

The Job Description Form is attached. It provides an overview of the role, SMHS Values and selection criteria which you will be assessed against throughout the selection process.

For further job related information we encourage you to contact Azam Edoo on 08 9431 3567.

Area Profile: The Assessment and Treatment Team (ATT) is the first point of access to Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service for adults aged between 18 and 65 who reside in the Fremantle Hospital catchment area. 

The principal function of the ATT is to triage and provide short term care for consumers referred by general practitioners or other service providers. People who present to the mental health service without a referral will be triaged and assessed by ATT before being treated or referred to other services. 

Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service (FHMHS) provides recovery focused mental health services. It works in partnership with consumers and their carers and acknowledges that each individual is an expert in their own recovery. FHMHS provides services to the residents of Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville. 

Employee Benefits:  Our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

- Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance

- Flexible working arrangements

- Flexible leave arrangements

- Other professional and location based allowances

- For further information . 

Application Instructions

Applicants are requested to apply online ().

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

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae 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.

(Referees)  It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.

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. 

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 six (6) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

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


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