Australia - Glenroy, Melbourne
Scope has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Grade 2 Occupational Therapist, preferably with experience in disability to work within our North Metro team.The position is available due to Scope’s position as a large, highly regarded provider of quality services who is experiencing large growth in demand for services under the NDIS.About Us:Scope is one of the largest, not-for-profit organisations within Victoria. We are a leading organisation that provides a range of therapy services to both adults and children with physical, intellectual and multiple disabilities to achieve their goals in life. We deliver services directly to customers, service providers and the broader community network.We are passionate about achieving our mission, which is:To enable each person we support to live as an equal and empowered citizen!We do this through our Scope approach which involves the following four pillars: See the person, Do it Together, Do it Right and Do it Better.North Metro is transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with people on the Victorian Disability Support Register or the Early Childhood Intervention Services waitlist prior to that date. The NDIS sees significant and wide ranging reforms to the disability sector and the people we support. It is highly recommended you familiarise yourself with the NDIS scheme – (click here)You will:Provide therapy services to customers on a needs basis whilst building on people’s strengths and developing sustainable long term solutionsLiaise with customers, family members, funding bodies and other service providers to assist our clients to reach their individual outcomes and goalsSupport customers and others to develop skills and reach their potential, ensuring goals are meaningful and achievable.Provide information to customers, families and stakeholders which supports people with a disability to live as equal and empowered citizens.About you:Have experience as n Occupational Therapist, preferably with experience in disabilityOur mission, “to enable each person we support to live as an equal and empowered citizen” and our Scope approach resonates with you and inspires you;You are committed to family and person centred approaches, supporting inclusion and participationRegistration with AHPRA (mandatory) and a member of your professional association (preferred)Excellent communication skills and the ability to work within a team environmentHave relevant experience in disability and/or community services (preferred)Have a driver’s licence (work vehicles may be available); andRequired to hold a satisfactory Police Check issued within the last twelve months for employment in disability and a Working with Children Check.Successful candidates will enjoy a range of staff benefits including:Scope as an Employer:flexibility to suit your work-life balance;access to professional support and development opportunities;up to 18K salary packaging which can significantly increase your take home pay;generous Long Service Leave (26 weeks at full pay after 15 years);an allocated professional development support allowance per annum;annual leave loading of 17.5%;12 days of personal/carers leave per annum; andup to 10 weeks of paid Maternity/Adoption Leave;All applications will be responded to.Working Rights: This role is only available to Australian residents or to those who hold the right to work in Australia.Sponsorship: Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to sponsor applications who require visa sponsorship.Applications close: 25 May 2018 (or earlier as required) so please apply.Questions: Luke Draper – P&C Business Partner, ldraper@scopeaust.org.au or 8311 4046
Job Start Date: May 2018

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