Occupational Therapy
careers at Monash Health

Occupational Therapy careers at Monash Health

By putting the latest evidence-based research into practice, Monash Health’s Occupational Therapists work with patients to get the most out of their lives.

Throughout Monash Health there are over 250 Occupational Therapists working in a wide variety of roles, providing services to our community from birth to end-of-life, offering unparalleled opportunities for career growth 

About our Occupational Therapy team

Occupational Therapists at Monash Health work within many high-performing multidisciplinary teams. They strive to deliver holistic care that focuses on the varied needs of their patients and clients in healthcare and community settings. 

With varied roles on offer, Occupational Therapists at Monash Health are supported to grow and build on their career through high-quality supervision and professional development programs.

With sites across southeast Melbourne and flexible work arrangements, Occupational Therapists at Monash Health can fit their careers with their lifestyles. 

Our areas of Occupational Therapy practice

Acute hospital-based care

Occupational Therapists at Monash Health working in acute hospital-based care work within large multidisciplinary teams in the hospital environment to provide targeted assessment and intervention to enable patients to participate in their chosen and necessary occupations. 

Occupational Therapists working in the acute inpatient setting may work in the following areas:  

  • Emergency Department 
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery 
  • General medicine and medical subspecialties, including but not limited to; critical care, respiratory, cardiology and oncology 
  • General surgery and other surgical subspecialties 
  • Orthopaedics 
  • Palliative Care. 

Sub-acute hospital based care

Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, Occupational Therapists working in subacute hospital-based care work to provide comprehensive assessments and tailored interventions to maximise the quality of life and safety of patients and their caregivers at the Kingston Centre and Casey Hospital. 

This work includes: 

  • Neurological rehabilitation 
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management 
  • General Rehabilitation.

Care in the community

Various roles are offered for Monash Health Occupational Therapists in the community, this includes at our sites in Cranbourne, Pakenham, Springvale, Dandenong and Kingston, in clients’ homes and at other community venues. 

Work for Occupational Therapists in the community includes:  

  • Community rehabilitation 
  • Monash Health At Home 
  • Driver assessment and advisory 
  • Community Aged Care 
  • NDIS Program 
  • Working within specialist clinics including: 
    • Movement Disorders  
    • Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS) 
    • Pain Management Clinic 
    • Young Adults Transition Service (YATS) 
    • Falls and balance. 

Mental Health

For Occupational Therapists looking to work in Mental Health, there are a range of opportunities available at Monash Health in both inpatient and community settings. 

This includes but is not limited to working within:  

  • Early Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS) for children aged up to 18 years 
  • Adult and aged mental health (inpatient, residential and community) 
  • Combined mental health and disability programs 
  • Adult autism diagnostic services 
  • Drug and alcohol services. 

Children's

The Occupational Therapy team at Monash Children’s work with children and their families to maximise the child’s potential for building and recovering skills. They aim to enhance, enable and empower children’s participation in daily occupations by helping them adapt to the challenges they face as a result of illness, developmental delay, or disability.  

Monash Health provides Occupational Therapy services to Monash Children’s Hospital patients both in an acute setting within our hospitals and in the community.  

There are many opportunities at both Monash Children’s Hospital and in the community for Occupational Therapists who specialise in working with children. 

This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Working in an acute hospital-based setting at Monash Children’s Hospital with neonates, babies and children 
  • Inpatient and outpatient Victoria Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) 
  • Outpatient specialist clinics,  
  • Community-based Child and Family program 
  • Working with children who are neurodiverse (developmental paediatrics). 

“Being that Monash Health is so large, I knew it would provide multiple career opportunities in a range of areas, which has absolutely been the case. 

Emma Shaw is an Occupational Therapist working both in the acute setting at Dandenong Hospital and as a Student Coordinator within the Allied Health Workforce, Innovation, Strategy, Education and Research (WISER) unit.  

Contact our Occupational Therapy team

If you need help with your application or have any questions about what opportunities are available with an Occupational Therapy career at Monash Health, we’d love to chat with you.

Speak with Sarah Brown, Head of Occupational Therapy at Monash Health.

Email Sarah.Brown@monashhealth.org

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The Monash Health difference

Join our team of 25,500+ people

We’re one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing health services, and we provide safe, high-quality care across the entire lifespan.

With close ties to leading universities, Monash Health is a hub for research and academic excellence where internationally recognised studies are translated to clinical improvements.

We offer inclusion, equity, and opportunity

We’re committed to being a fair, equitable and non-discriminatory workplace that maximises the talent, potential and contribution of all employees.

Regardless of what stage your career is, there is choice and encouragement to pursue a career path that best suits you.

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At Monash Health, we care deeply about the community we serve and about one another.

When you join our team, you’ll be supported with a healthy, balanced lifestyle and a range of employee benefits and salary packaging options to best suit you.

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Every year, we provide over 3 million episodes of care to our community in south-eastern metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria from over 40 locations, via telehealth, and in communities and homes.

Melbourne is one of the most livable cities in the world, with the serene beaches of the Mornington Peninsula and rolling hills of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges all within an hour’s reach.

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