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Exercise Physiologist - Mental Health

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypePart time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 3 days ago
    Never published
  • Job no: 49510
  • Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.

  • ​​​​​​Permanent, part-time – 56hrs/fortnight (0.7EFT)
  • Exercise Physiologist Grade 2
  • Alfred – St Kilda Road Clinic (607 St Kilda Rd)
  • Frequent professional development opportunities

About us

Alfred Mental & Addiction Health (AMAH) is responsible for the operation of services, which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne.

The single most important goal of Alfred Mental & Addiction Health is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process.

About the role

This exciting role requires knowledge and expertise in exercise physiology combined with an understanding of the complexities of adult mental health. This position will join a growing physical health team, which supports the adult mental health community teams to address the physical health needs of their clients.

AMAH is determined to improve the physical health outcomes of those with a serious mental illness and the exercise physiologists will be an integral part of this change. This position will embark on the challenge to build confidence and motivation amongst the staff to embrace physical activities as therapy for their clients. 

The physical health needs of the client group will be met through both individual and group programs. These programs are to be designed with the goal of improved cardio and strength fitness leading to better health outcomes. Programs will involve assessment, implementation and outcome measures. Opportunities are available for research and evaluation of prescribed programs. 

Service delivery will be supported by a multidisciplinary team; however will also need a high degree of autonomy and flexibility. Programs implemented need to focus on a level of sustainability in the community taking into account affordability, access and enjoyment. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential 

  • Registration with Exercise & Sport Science Australian (ESSA) as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Relevant work experience
  • Work experience in a mental health or community setting (desirable)

BENEFITS

  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Portable long service leave from other public health services
  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Great work life balance & located close to public transport, shops and restaurants

If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the APPLY button, include your resume and cover letter. 

For more information regarding the position, please contact Alice Ryan on 9076 9888

Closing date: Sunday 26 June 2022 by 11pm AEST

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine and must provide evidence of their vaccination status. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.    

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closed 3 days ago - 26 Jun 2022