Position Details

Reference Number 182276
Position Title Graduate Occupational Therapist - Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location 131 Myers Street
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 0
Position Summary
  • Work in a supportive team that encourages & supports growth in the sector
  • 2 year program – First year within CASEA & second year as a CAMHS case manager
  • Temporary Part Time – 48 hours per fortnight (until 02/02/2026)

About the facility

The CASEA (Schools Early Action) program is a program within CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) that outreaches to Primary Schools in the Barwon Region to detect, assess and intervene with children showing social, behavioural, emotional and/or mental health difficulties. The program delivers group programs, secondary consultation and community education within an early intervention framework.

CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary team working out of Central Geelong with children, young people and their families presenting with complex and/or high risk mental health presentations.

About the role

This position participates in the provision of mental health drug and alcohol care to young people in the Barwon Region. Specifically, this role will be an integral part of the Barwon Health CAMHS and CASEA team in the first year and will then transition to a care coordination role in CAMHS the second year.

In the first year, with the support of the CASEA team you will be delivering best practice, evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment to children within an early intervention framework. This position will be delivering group work to identify at risk children and their families, psychological interventions to primary school children as well as capacity and relationship building within primary school systems.

As part of the general CAMHS service in the second year, you will provide assessment, treatment and risk management to young people presenting with complex and moderate to severe mental health and drug and alcohol problems. The position will remain for the year with Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service and will be located with a Grade 2 OT on site and supported by a Grade 4 OT within the Education Team. The position includes participation in an inter-disciplinary education program overseen by the Mental Health Education team.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Relocation package available if necessary for all suitable candidates
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development pathways, access to education and dedicated educators
  • Doorstep to the beautiful Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
  • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments
  • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.


This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Occupational Therapy Qualification
Essential: Strong interest in Childhood Mental Health and working with complex children and families. Experience running groups with Children, young people and/or families
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Carly Vanderzeil  
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03) 4215 9624  
Closing Date 04/12/2023
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.