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Recruiting now for Occupational Therapy in Gippsland Victoria

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We have senior and new graduate positions available at Hallmark Occupational Therapy. We are a vibrant company in Gippsland which is a beautiful part of regional and rural Victoria. We have developed excellent working partnerships with our NDIS Clients and network of Support Coordinators. You will belong to a supportive, multi-talented team and receive regular supervision and mentoring, PD opportunities and flexible job roles. For more information or to apply, visit https://hws.net.au/about-us/

Welcome to Country

What is an Welcome to Country? In a simple sentence: It is a protocol for the custodians of the land to welcome visitors to their Country or Land. What is an Acknowledgement to Country? In plain terms this is an opportunity for anyone to show respect for Traditional Owners and the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country. It can be given by both non-Indigenous people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. There are no strict protocols or wording for an Acknowledgement of Country, so it is okay you can relax about what to say and say something from the heart! Kerrie Reference: Reconciliation Australia provides an easy to read guide about the meaning and purpose of Welcome to Country ceremonies. See the full document via this Link below. https://www.reconciliation.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Welcome-to-and-Acknowledgement-of-Country.pdf Footnote: Cultural safety is about recognising, respecting and nurturing the un

Welcome to our Blog

Thank you for visiting our Blog and to find out more about Hallmark OT and Hallmark Workplace Solutions, our therapy, supports and services why not visit our website  www.hws.net.au Best wishes  Kerrie, Amanda and Darren

10 Point Plan for NDIS Implementation in Aboriginal Communities

Summary - Ten Point Plan: 1. Recognise that the starting point is that the vast majority of Aboriginal people with disability do not self-identify as people with disability. This occurs for a range of reasons including the fact that in traditional language there was no comparable word for disability. Also that many Aboriginal people with disability are reluctant to take on the label of disability particularly if they may already experience discrimination based on their Aboriginality. In many ways, disability is a new conversation in many communities therefore with regard to the NDIS we are starting from an absolute baseline position. And as a consequence, change in this area may evolve on a different timeline to that of the main part of the NDIS. 2. Awareness raising via a concerted outreach approach informing Aboriginal people with disabilities, their families and communities about their rights and entitlements. As well as informing Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities about the

What do we mean by Occupation?

Our own Professional Association summarises an answer to this common question! Reflections on Occupation Occupation is simple and intuitive to the experience of all humans. . . the things we do in our life roles the things we do to be who we are the things we do to create life and world into all it can become . . . however the finer details reveal there is more to occupation than meets the eye! Occupation is. . . Subjectively experienced to one person the occupation of "shopping" feels like "a real chore", to another it's "fun", to yet another it's "a chance to relax". Activity can be classified into cultural categories such as "work", but each occupation is experienced as blend of productivity, pleasure and restoration Situated in time the meaning and function of occupation vary according to its location in the stream of time. Consider the meanings of a "shopping" occupation for an individual over

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation.  The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.  Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement WFOT 2012