- Permanent Part Time - 0.3EFT
- Exciting role for an Exercise Physiologist
- An opportunity to learn more about Dual Disability
- Be part of a truly dynamic, inclusive & supportive environment
About Monash Health
Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We provide safe, high-quality care to one-quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan, from pre-birth to end-of-life.
More than 18,000 of us work at over 40 care locations across south-east Melbourne, including seven hospitals and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.
The Transitional Support Unit’s purpose is to improve the mental health outcomes and recovery of people with an intellectual disability or an ABI, and mental health illness by providing therapeutic, support and recovery focused residential rehabilitation for a staged progression into the community for those aged 18 years and over. The TSU operates on a model of least restrictive care, including reduction in the role of chemical restraint in addressing behaviours of concern. The TSU incorporates a co-design approach in the delivery of activities of daily living, with clients working in partnership with the MDT in designing relevant activities (i.e. groups) and be consistent with each client’s behavioural support plan.
We currently have a position for an Exercise Physiologist Grade 3 (EP71-EP74) at the TSU. Exercise Physiologists can work across the Adult Mental Health Service. The Grade 3 Exercise Physiologist is responsible for working within the TSU to provide best practice patient care, achieve maximal operational effectiveness, develop organisational competencies, and create strong partnerships within and outside Monash Health. This position is based within the TSU however work at and travel to any of the Monash Health sites will be required. Exercise Physiology aims to facilitate the improvement of mental state and quality of life of consumers, maintaining their independence in the community wherever possible. Exercise Physiology seeks to achieve this through assessment, emphasis on functional status, and the utilisation of compensatory as well as rehabilitative methods, to achieve functional gains in independence. This approach is crucial as functional performance levels determine community independence options.
In consultation with the Service Manager, Nurse Manager and other team members, the incumbent will be responsible for the provision of an effective Exercise Physiology service to the Residents of the TSU, Mental Health Program. This is a permanent part-time (0.3EFT) position.
- Genuinely passionate & highly committed to delivering diverse & innovative Mental Health Services
- Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing individual and group programs for people with a dual disability
- Caring, pro-active & engaging manner dedicated to providing specialist assessment
- Willingness to learn & further develop skills with access to leading edge education and training
What you need:
- Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science or equivalent as per Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) approved courses
- Eligible for ESSA Accreditation
- Preferably experience working in mental health settings, in particular in a clinical role with people with a Dual Disability
- Relevant working visa if required
- Working with Children Check
- Current Driver’s Licence
What’s in it for you?
- New service with a supportive learning environment & opportunity to further develop skills in Dual Disability
- Avenues for Career Progression including Mentorship and Career guidance
- Educational support to further your Acute Clinical Skills and expand your knowledge base
- Support to attend conferences and courses
- Staff Gymnasium
In addition, as an employee of the largest public health organisation in Victoria, you will receive benefits such as Salary Packaging, access to staff gym, uniform and Employee Assistance Program.
How to Apply
Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.
Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.
Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries in regards to internal applicants please contact Recruitment Services on 92652776.
Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:
- reference checks;
- a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
- a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
- proof of immunisation.
As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.