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Health and Wellness Clinician (Older Adults)

Organisation : Merri Health

Location : Melbourne (Coburg)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Client Services, Healthcare & Medical, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 1000

Application closing date : 14 Aug, 2019

About the role

  • Join a newly established team at its foundation
  • Based in Coburg
  • Full time role
  • Fixed term position to September 2020

Your new role

You will advocate for older adults in mental health and wellness and work collaboratively to develop our new stepped care, evidence based approach to improve mental health and wellbeing of older adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues.

  • Provide assessment and therapeutic interventions including client focused assessment of activities of daily living as well as physical health needs
  • Provide support strategies that strengthen the consumer capacity in managing their need and functional abilities
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders across the cities of Moreland, Brimbank, Darebin and Melton

What you’ll need to succeed

As an experienced Exercise Physiologist, Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist you will thrive working in a fast pace environment, being part of innovative and new models.  Working in a newly established multidisciplinary team you will possess:  

  • Demonstrated experienced in health and wellness coaching in older adults
  • Credentials as an Allied health professional (Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist or Occupational      Therapist) 
  • A commitment to evidence based practice and the delivery of client centred quality services
  • Proven excellent communication and interpersonal skills

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Merri Health

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. 

What we offer

You will have the opportunity to provide high quality and evidence based healthy mind ageing services. It is a unique opportunity to establish an innovative and evidence based service model that will address the psychosocial needs of older people that could be replicated in other community health settings.

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.

How to apply for this role

What you need to do now

Start by reviewing the attached position description. If this peaks your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Watkins, Business Development Manager, Aged & Primary care on (03) 8319 7466 or 

When you’re ready to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to

Applications close 14 August 2019, 5pm.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates may be contacted.

What else do I need to know

Successful applicants will be required to have a current National Police Check and, if relevant to the position, a Working with Children Check, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and full Drivers Licence.

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 Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the GLBTIQ community and those living with a disability to apply.

Please quote in application: Health and Wellness Clinician (Older Adults) via Pro Bono Australia.

City of Melbourne Grants

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