Allied Health Assistant

Merri Health - Allied Health Assistant (Grade 2)

  • Permanent, Full-time position
  • Site: Various Merri Health Sites, including Bell Street, Coburg and Brunswick
  • Join our established multi-disciplinary team, who work together to help our clients reach their desired outcomes

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services. Merri health is kicking goals by proudly being Rainbow Tick accredited, being an employer of choice for gender equality. A career at Merri includes access to a generous salary, uniquely proactive and comprehensive health and wellbeing framework, and an imbedded learning and development program to support you through all stages of your employment journey. Fun, diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 

Merri Health offers a vibrant workplace in the historic Pentridge Coburg precinct with provisions for a hybrid working model combining work online at home and in the office. This role provides you with a unique opportunity to make a major difference in the community through raising the awareness of elder abuse prevention and the ageist attitudes which contribute to elder abuse. The Healthy Ageing team is comprised of a friendly group of professionals and supportive individual supervision is offered with a qualified, experienced Social Worker.  Salary packaging is also available.

Your new role

You will be working as part of an established multidisciplinary team. You will be working with and
typically, alongside the allied health professionals in the Prevention and Chronic illness Care
(PCIC) Team to provide high quality, evidence based and client centred care to our clients.
As the Grade 2 Allied Health Assistant in the Prevention of Chronic lllness Care Team you will be
responsible for:
• Undertaking general duties underthe instruction ofAllied Health professionals, such as
Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists and Exercise Physiologists, to provide
effective and timely services to our clients
• The delivery of evidence based individual and group interventions under the direction or
delegation and supervision oftreating allied health professionals
• Administrative and clinical support functions, to assist with the effective running of the service

You will be responsible for

Under the direction or delegation and supervision of a treating allied health professional, the Allied
HealthAssistantwill:
• Implement, and or assist with, individual and group-based interventions with clients as directed
by the treating Clinician
• Prepare client resources, and clinical areas for individual and group interventions and
cleans/tidies up after interventions.
• Provide set education under the direction of the treating Clinician (e.g., safe use/care of
equipment)
• Provide regular updates and monitor and report relevant changes in the client's status to the
treating Clinician
• Assist with delivery and collection of equipment to clients as prescribed by treating clinicians
• Assistwith clerical and administration duties such as organising groups, scheduling
appointments, printing, clinical documentation and other duties as required to maximise clinical
efficiency

What you will need to succeed

• Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
• Excellent communication, time management, organisational and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to implement individual and group-based interventions effectively and safely
under supervision and delegation ofan allied health professional
• Knowledge and understanding of the role of the allied health assistant in a Community Health
setting
• An ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of clients
• Ability and preparedness to develop the Allied Health Assistant role.

What we offer

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What you need to do now

Start by reviewing the attached position description. If this perks your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you have any questions, contact Christine, Team Leader - Prevention & Chronic Illness Care, christine.kendall@merrihealth.org.au, Ph. 0448 968 810.

When you're ready to apply, email your CV and cover letter to jobs@merrihealth.org.au

Applications close 02/12/22

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, NDIS worker screening and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.