The role

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


Melbourne, Australia

Reference: 6608981

  • Full-time, ongoing
  • Multiple locations
  • Work for a multi-award-winning iconic community health organisation
  • Generous salary packaging options to reduce your cohealth taxable income

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 and linguistic backgrounds, faiths, 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 Podiatrist is responsible for providing quality community-based Podiatry services. This includes assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of clients with foot related / lower limb disorders.

The Podiatrist will work within a multidisciplinary team to provide holistic, client centred and coordinated healthcare using a strengths-based approach.

This podiatrist will work across all teams and sites to provide flexible service delivery and ensure continuity of care through covering planned and unplanned staff absences.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Your duties include:

  • Provide high quality Podiatry services to clients and groups of clients in accordance with agreed targets
  • Develop, review, and evaluate Podiatry direct care and health promotion programs using a codesign approach
  • Contribute to and participate in health education and promotion programs aimed at maximising good health and preventing illness
  • Act as an advocate for individual clients/groups of clients as appropriate

What cohealth offers:

  • Generous salary packaging options to suit you - tax free amount of up to $15,900 p.a (mortgage, rent, or credit cards) and a further $2,650 p.a (meal, entertainment expenses and holiday accommodation). Salary packaging reduces your cohealth taxable income, meaning you pay less tax on your cohealth income
  • A generous rewards program from our salary packaging provider
  • Exciting Parental leave benefits
    • cohealth offers primary carers 14 weeks paid parental leave upon completion of only 6 months of continuous service
    • Eligible co-workers will continue to receive superannuation on unpaid parental leave as well
  • Novated Leasing available
  • Counselling services for you and your immediate family through our EAP-Access provider, and mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing programs
  • We offer inclusion, equality, and opportunity in a workplace where making a difference counts (based on our guiding principles and values).

Our ideal candidate:

  • Tertiary qualification in Podiatry
  • Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or eligible to register
  • Demonstrated clinical competency in the areas of biomechanical assessment, nail surgery, diabetes assessment and wound management
  • Ability to work effectively across a multi-disciplinary service and with a wide range of diverse client groups, forming collaborative working relationships, as well as an ability to work independently

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check, a Working With Children Check (WWCC), complete a Statutory Declaration, evidence of legal rights to work in Australia, and evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses). Additionally, some roles will also require current AHPRA registration and/or NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.

Roles that are determined to be Risk Category A or B [staff that have direct and/or indirect contact with body substances and are at higher risk of occupational exposure to infections] will be required to provide evidence of immunisation assessment including Influenza prior to commencement [A] or within 12 weeks of commencement [B]. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.

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. This campaign will close on the mentioned date at 10.00 PM. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Miranda Dyt

Applications Close: 02 Aug 2024