Paediatric Physiotherapist - West

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Work type: Full - Time (Auto), Part - Time (Auto)
Location: Western Melbourne
Categories: Physiotherapist
Position Description

Paediatric Physiotherapist [Grade 2]

Location:                    West (Sunshine, Newport)
Vacancy Type:           Fixed-term 12 months Parental Leave Cover Role (Part-time - Minimum 3 days/ week Or, Full-Time)
Job reference:           494524

Salary Range:         $82,894.01 - $101,506.63 (depends on experience) + superannuation + salary packaging

Are you an established Physiotherapist seeking a fulfilling, flexible new role? Join us at Yooralla to make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals with disabilities, embracing a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and excellence in allied health practice.

A therapy role with Yooralla offers:

  • The opportunity to support children with disability to achieve their goals and live the life they choose.
  • Excellent formal and informal professional development opportunities – including opportunities to develop clinical, administration and management/leadership skills; a generous professional development allowance and paid study leave.
  • Communities of practice to support professional networking and development – you’ll be working with the support of a large, multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary team of therapists, with structured ongoing clinical supervision from Senior Clinicians.
  • A supportive employer who understands the need for work/life balance and flexibility in your workplace (including flexibility in hours and location of work). Our Allied Health positions can be undertaken full-time or part-time, and we will support you to balance your lifestyle goals with providing excellent care to our clients.
  • Administration and logistical support - including administrative staff and team leaders to assist with intake, NDIS coordination and billing.
  • A competitive salary, including salary packaging, and generous paid leave entitlements for personal, caring or parental purposes (21 days personal and/or carer’s leave and 10 week’s primary carer parental leave).

About the role

Allied Health is a division of Yooralla that provides therapy, positive behavior support, and psychology services to people with disabilities. As a Physiotherapist within this division, you will be a part of an established team of experienced paediatric team and will deliver best practice, evidence-informed physiotherapy services to empower children (Birth to 9 years old)  with disabilities to achieve their goals and live fulfilling lives. Your role will involve working within a human rights practice framework, adopting person-centered and family-centered/ key worker approaches, and collaborating within interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary models of support.

Based in Sunshine or Newport office, this is a 12 month Parental Leave cover, fixed term role and the incumbent is expected to join late June 2024.  

Your working days will involve:

  • providing support, resources and information as part of the key worker model, to meet the family’s individual needs in a range of settings such as home, childcare, kindergarten or school.
  • using a family centred approach and drawing on the skills of the larger team to develop goals and strategies with the family to support their identified priorities.
  • working part of an interdisciplinary team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists
  • providing indirect client service/family coordination to support client goals
  • working with clients and families with complex needs
  • managing your own caseload and appointments
  • driving to homes and community settings within a 30 minute radius
  • flexible working schedule and environment e.g. home, office, community

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Manage a paediatric clinical caseload within scope of practice.
  • Support divisional objectives and priorities through training delivery and participation in key projects.

Clinical Knowledge Areas:

  • Assessment of body structure, function, posture, movement, and fitness.
  • Development and implementation of age-appropriate interventions to enhance mobility and functional skills.
  • Creation of land-based and aquatic physiotherapy exercise programs.
  • Assessment and prescription of assistive technology for positioning and mobility.
  • Management of falls prevention.
  • Facilitation of access to education, employment, and community activities to promote social participation and well-being.

Capabilities: 

  • Understanding and addressing the complex support needs of individuals with disabilities.
  • Promoting independence, informed choice, and goal achievement.
  • Flexibly tailoring interventions to individuals and their support systems.
  • Effective communication and collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
  • Operating within the scope of practice, implementing evidence-informed care, and participating in inter-professional learning.

Service Systems: 

Ability to navigate funding systems, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), demonstrate excellent time management skills, and promote quality, safety, and inclusion within service delivery.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Physiotherapist within Community or Clinical settings.
  • International Police Check (if required).
  • Working with Children Check.
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Current Australian driver's license (travel is an expectation of the position).
  • AHPRA Registration (Physiotherapist).
  • Tertiary qualification in relevant discipline (mandatory).
  • Postgraduate qualification in relevant discipline (desirable).

Sounds like you? Apply Now!

Vacancy contact

To find out more about this role or working at Yooralla, please contact Jo Shugg, Acting Manager - Allied Health Therapy, West (Sunshine, Newport) on 0400 079 707 or jo.shugg@yooralla.com.au

For any other queries regarding Allied Health Services at Yooralla, please contact Kylie Bowden, Director Allied Health on kylie.bowden@yooralla.com.au

 

More information about working with Yooralla

At Yooralla, you’ll work at Victoria’s most established and recognised for purpose disability service provider with more than 100 years of experience offering high quality support services to people with disability. We work in partnership with adults and children, their families and carers to enable them to live the lives they choose. Find out more about what we do.

We believe in diversity, inclusion and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion brings, and in turn encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. We strongly encourage people with disability, LGBTQIA+ and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands People to apply.

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