Allied Health Assistant

Merri Health - Allied Health Assistant (Grade 2) in the Chronic Pain Service

  • 0.4FTE, fixed term, Part time position until 30 June 2024
  • $59,600 - $60,900 FTE + super + salary packaging
  • Site: Various Merri Health Sites, including Bell Street, Coburg and Brunswick
  • Join our multidisciplinary team and support the team in delivering an innovative evidence based
  • Chronic Pain Service within a community-based setting

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

This is your opportunity to be involved in an innovative Chronic Pain Service (CPS). Merri Health's
CPS is a community-based service funded by the North Western Melbourne Primary Health
Network. The aim of the CPS is to deliver a multidisciplinary service for individuals who suffer
from chronic pain to improve their physical and mental wellbeing and to enable them to effectively
self-manage their condition. The Service collaborates with both primary and tertiary services to
deliver services along a continuum of care to clients experiencing chronic pain.

Working as an Allied Health Assistant, you will be working with a motivated and experienced
multi-disciplinary team, in a community health setting to provide high quality, client centred and
evidence based services to clients who are referred to our Chronic Pain Service.

You will be responsible for:

Under the direction or delegation and supervision of a treating allied health professional, the Allied
Health Assistant will:
• Assist with clerical and administration duties such as organising groups, scheduling
appointments, printing, clinical documentation and other duties as required to maximise clinical
efficiency
• Assist with the administration of the Chronic Pain Service Triage and Case Conference
• 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 regular updates and monitor and report relevant changes in the client's status to the
treating Clinician

What you will need to succeed

  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • Excellent communication, time management, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to complete administrative tasks efficiently and with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to implement interventions effectively and safely under the supervision and delegation of an allied health professional
  • An ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of clients
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of an Allied health Assistant in a Community Health or Chronic Pain setting

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 25/11/22

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.