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Physiotherapist - Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP)


Reference: 4097738

0.6 EFT. Part time, Fixed Term 2 year's contract

Keep your work-life balance in check with the flexibility of part-time hours

Based at our Niddrie Site


Are you an experienced community and/or health professional that's committed to providing high standards of service delivery?

Are you passionate about working within community services?

If so, then we would love to hear from you


About the role:

Our Physiotherapist is responsible for conducting specialist assessments and time-limited clinical interventions in accordance with evidenced-based practice. The role will also flex to provide holistic comprehensive assessments, and client-centered care planning, to ensure HARP clients are safely supported at home with sustainable community services and coordinated healthcare.


As our HARP Physiotherapist you will be responsible for:

  • Responding to referrals from HARP clinicians across all HARP services;
  • Assess clients whose function is limited by pain and decreased mobility or who have been screened as high risk of falls and determine the appropriate referral pathway to community and sub-acute services as appropriate;
  • Advise HARP clinicians on clients' needs and treatment options and pathways;
  • Deliver a brief and focal course of Physiotherapy to enable the client's functional improvement which assists the attainment of HARP related goals;
  • Prescribe exercise regimes for clients and monitor outcomes, supported by an Allied Health Assistant; and
  • Provide in-home treatment to reduce falls risk for a small proportion of clients who are motivated to achieve this key goal and are unable to attend other centre-based falls risk reduction services due to co-morbidities and complex psycho-social factors.


Essential to your success in this role is:

  • A commitment to quality of care and best practice with a demonstrated ability to use self-reflection strategies for identifying opportunities for clinical practice improvement;
  • A willingness to engage with clients with complex needs and challenging behaviours;
  • The ability to empower clients in self-management through provision of information and consultation regarding treatment and service options;
  • Knowledge of challenges living with chronic disease and models of intervention;
  • An understanding of issues related to working with diverse client communities (CALD, homelessness, substance abuse, mental health); and
  • A current unrestricted Australian driver's license


Work within an ambitious and fast paced environment and join a team with a heart! Love what you do!


Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working with an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being.


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This position will be paid under the Victorian Stand Alone Community Health Centres, Health Professionals Multi-employer enterprise agreement 2012 - 2016, Physiotherapist Grade 2, Year 5

To be considered for the role, you must address the Key Selection Criteria (with clear headings) within your cover letter. The Key Selection Criteria can be found in the attached Position Description.

Applications close on 26th April


People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)