The role

See more about the role below, including the responsibilities and skills we are looking for.

Exercise Physiologist

Footscray, Australia

Reference: 6225416

  • Full time/ Part time (0.6-1 FTE) Negotiable, maximum term position
  • $43.87- $50.45 per hour depending on experience and qualifications
  • Work for a multi-award-winning iconic community health organisation
  • Generous Salary Packaging up to $15,900 p.a. and a further meal entertainment package of up to $2,650 p.a. + 10.5% Super
  • Accrued Day Off (ADO) option for full time employees as well as part time options and flexible working arrangements
  • Professional Development: A $500 allowance is available per annum, pro-rata for part time colleagues. 5 days of PD leave per year as well as 2 additional Conference Leave days (pro rata)
  • Access to Rewards and Discounts via Maxxia or Salary Packaging Plus
  • Generous EBA benefits

So why cohealth?

cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. Named Premier's Health Service of the Year (Primary) and the Supporting LGBTIQ+ Health Service at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, cohealth's 1000 staff demonstrate courage, leadership, innovation, and agility in their commitment to providing inclusive and culturally safe health services that protect the human rights of all people of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, cultural backgrounds, faith and abilities.

Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role. Please click here to find out more.

About the role

The Exercise Physiologist (EP) is responsible for providing quality community-based outpatient Exercise Physiology services to individuals and groups within our community. This includes working in close collaboration with our team of Physiotherapists and Allied Health Assistants (AHAs) to develop and lead a consistent program of physical activity across cohealth and work closely with partner organisations to promote accessible exercise options for cohealth clients in the local community. The role will work within a multidisciplinary team and liaise closely with the medical team to provide holistic, client centred and coordinated healthcare.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Provide high quality Exercise Physiotherapy service to clients from marginalised backgrounds in individual and group settings
  • Participate in multidisciplinary coordinated care activities to meet the needs of the target group
  • Contribute to and participate in health education and promotion programs aimed at maximising good health and preventing illness
  • Develop, review, and evaluate Physiotherapy direct care and health promotion programs
  • Maintain and complete client files and statistical/program records in keeping with the organisation's policy and funding requirements
  • Advocacy for the role of the exercise physiologist within community health

Position Requirements

  • Eligible for accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and demonstrated experience in Exercise Physiology, preferably in a community-based setting
  • Eligible for accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • At least two years' experience as an Exercise Physiologist
  • Demonstrated clinical competency in the areas of assessment, exercise prescription and the delivery of group exercise programs
  • Ability to strengthen key agency partnerships
  • Understand budget parameters and where possible present possible strategies for improvement

All Healthcare workers in Victoria are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, you will need to provide evidence before commencing employment with Cohealth.

Application Process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume and answer the Key Selection Criteria. We will be conducting interviews for this role as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Jess Eastwood

Applications Close: 01 Feb 2023