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Part time (.6)
Attractive remuneration negotiable
Located in the CBD
Salary packaging benefits

About Us

Youth Projects Ltd is a large charity established in 1984.

We provide aspirational, life changing support for people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage through an integrated model in which multiple barriers are addressed with access to health care, counselling and drug safety, outreach services, employment, education and training.

About the Role

We are looking for a Mental Health Occupational Therapist (MH OT) to lift engagement, impact and outcomes for clients within our primary healthcare service in the CBD. The Living Room Primary Health Service provides free healthcare and support to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, disadvantaged or marginalised, with complex healthcare needs.

The MH OT will have a primary focus on developing programs and activities that promote the development of life skills and improve the sustainable transition to housing. We offer an existing range of therapeutic programs in Art, Music and Nutrition and will be guided by the MH OT to further develop life skills programs in the Living Room and in the community.

This is a major opportunity to further develop a role where engagement, creativity and client focused care are all key to success. You will work on meaningful initiatives and provide quality Occupational Therapy assessment & treatment programs, particularly mental health life skills programs for clients. This position requires a range of clinical skills and interventions that can be used across a number of environments including outreach skills, clinical skills and advanced mental health skills for consumers experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness; and to facilitate linkage with Mental Health and Addiction Services where necessary

About You

The successful candidate will have a passion for social justice and non-judgmental, inclusive approaches. You will have specialist skills and experience, preferably in alcohol and other drugs or a community health setting, supporting people who have complex needs such as alcohol and other drug issues, mental health and acquired brain impairment, housing, legal, and material needs. You will work well in our front line environment as part of a positive, hands-on, dedicated  and multi-disciplinary team.

What we offer

Youth Projects provides not-for-profit salary packaging, ongoing professional development opportunities, and regular clinical supervision. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program and being part of a supportive and inclusive community-based team.

How to apply

For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION.

To apply, please send applications to and include a Resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Applications close on Sunday 10 December 2017.

For further information please contact Donna Williamson, Clinical Services Coordinator, Youth Projects, on 9945 2100.

  • Youth Projects is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation.
  • Youth Projects actively encourages and welcomes applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically backgrounds and indigenous candidate