Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Allied Health Assistance
Permanent – ongoing
Part-Time –56 hours per fortnight,
Classification code – Allied Health Assistant Grade 2-3
Alfred location - Commercial Road, Melbourne
Hospital Admissions Risk Program Complex Care (HARP CC) is a HIP program and in Alfred Health sits within Alfred Home - Acute and Community (HAC). The role of HARP as described by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is to “provide hospital substitution and diversion by supporting people in the community, in ambulatory settings, and in people’s homes.” Alfred Health’s HARP Complex Care Service is comprised of a multidisciplinary workforce working in an interdisciplinary model of care.
This position is open to an experienced social worker that has a strong interest in chronic and complex holistic health care. This role works within a centralised team with supervision and support from the allied health team, and Clinical supervision provided by the physiotherapist.
The Allied Health Assistant works as part of the multidisciplinary team within the Central Team and provides support to HealthLinks Chronic Care (HLCC) client cohorts including COPD and Heart Failure. The AHA reviews, identifies and recruits clients into the HARP program. The Allied Health Assistant is aligned to the Central Team, and therefore functions across the HARP service, supporting the occupational therapists, physiotherapists and the primary care clinicians. The AHA works in a flexible and adaptive manner as the HARP program continues to evolve.
Skills and Experience
Certificate IV Allied Heath Assistant (or equivalent qualification)
Minimum two years experience working as an AHA or equivalent
Computer literacy and previous keyboard skills along with accuracy and attention to detail.
Strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills
Keen interest in supporting vulnerable adults in the community affected by chronic and complex medical and psychosocial conditions.
Experience working within the hospital or community setting
In-depth knowledge of community services
Experience/knowledge in Chronic Respiratory diseases and Heart Failure
Child Care - on campus
All queries to Jennah Holwell HARP Operations Lead on 0419 770 002