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Massage/Shiatsu Therapist (Male)

Organisation : Foundation House

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Healthcare & Medical

Sector : Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 18 Nov, 2019

About the role

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a male* massage therapist or shiatsu therapist to join our Complementary Therapies team to promote diversity and safeguard gender sensitivity in offering inclusive services to our clients from refugee backgrounds who experienced torture or other traumatic events. It is a part time opportunity working 3 days per week and require traveling to Brunswick, Dallas, Dandenong, and Sunshine offices.

* As per section 26 of The Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Exception—genuine occupational requirements)

The Role

The Massage Therapist/Shiatsu Therapist is part of the Complementary Therapies team working with clients across all Foundation House programs complementing the work of the Counsellor Advocates by providing a range of therapeutic services to deliver positive improvements in the subjective and objective measures of health.

The role will be responsible for the assessment and provision of therapeutic services to our clients and to advocate on behalf of clients for health services, make referrals, and provide expert secondary consultations with medical and allied health professionals.

The Person

You will be a qualified Massage Therapist or Shiatsu Therapist who is able to demonstrate experience in providing therapeutic bodywork. You adopt a flexible work approach, showing empathy and genuine interest in working with vulnerable clients. You will be working with a high degree of autonomy managing your own caseload, as well as working collaboratively with your team.

Remuneration and Benefits

Remuneration is based on our Enterprise Agreement 2014 up to $87,517 gross per annum pro rata plus superannuation. Benefits include generous salary packaging, leave loading, a range of flexible working options and a highly supportive team environment.

  • VFST promotes the safety and well-being of children


  • VFST is an equal opportunity employer.

The right to live and work in Australia is an essential requirement of this role.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Foundation House

About the Organisation

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (also known as Foundation House) provides services to advance the health, wellbeing and human rights of people of refugee backgrounds in Victoria who have experienced torture or other traumatic events in their country of origin or while fleeing those countries. The organisation was established in Melbourne in 1987 and is non-denominational, politically neutral and non-aligned. Foundation House is a state-wide agency offering services in metropolitan, regional and rural areas, with head office based in Brunswick. We have approximately 200 staff with metropolitan regional offices in Dallas, Sunshine, Dandenong and Ringwood.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD_MassageTherapist_Oct19


Applications close COB 18 November 2019

Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the Position Description, which can be downloaded from our website at www.foundationhouse.org.au.

Please email applications to Zaheera Deen, Human Resources Officer, at jobs@foundationhouse.org.au


For any enquiries regarding the position please contact Zaheera Deen on 9389 8969.


Please quote in application: Massage/Shiatsu Therapist (Male) via Pro Bono Australia.

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