- Job no: 66131
- Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science
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.
Full-Time but Part-Time applications will be considered
Allied Health Grade 2 Classification (or equivalent)
Alfred Health sites (The Alfred, Caulfield Hospital and Sandringham Hospital)
Alfred Health Allied Health Directorate comprises a number of Allied Health disciplines (Interpreters, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Pastoral Care, Patient & Family Services, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Psychology, Speech Pathology and the Disability Liaison Officer service) who provide patient centred care across all clinical programs that operate at Alfred Health. Allied Health disciplines provide patient centred care that will aim to optimise physical, psychosocial, communication, and cognitive functioning. To ensure that the Allied Health workforce is fit for purpose, there is a robust governance structure that provides oversight of staff & student education, research, workforce innovation, and quality & safety.
The Position Summary
The Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) is the primary contact point for people with disability to receive support when accessing Alfred Health services. They also assist people with a disability to access COVID-19 and general vaccinations, assessment, and treatment services through Alfred Health and other community vaccination sites, including in-reach services. This assistance is provided via both indirect and direct (face-to-face) support. There is a team of DLO’s at Alfred Health and they work together to address barriers that prevent people with disability from accessing health services including fear, uncertainty, and issues with accessibility.The role may work across The Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham hospitals as well as in the community.
Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, and people with a lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply, particularly those with experience or understanding of intersectional identities including LGBTIQ+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and CALD people with disability.
Skills and Experience Required
Qualifications in nursing or an allied health discipline are desirable, but not essential. Strong consideration will be given to applicants who have qualifications in disability and appropriate employment experience
Good understanding of the needs and issues for people who have a disability and a comprehensive knowledge of the range of generic and specialist service options available to clients including, but not limited to: physical, emotional and mental health, accommodation, legal matters, employment, and education.
Recognised experience and knowledge in the field of disability and ability to apply policies and processes to meet challenges of known or evolving disability support situations would be expected. This includes:
- Specialised and contemporary understanding of disability and an ability to apply this theoretical knowledge to client support
- Knowledge of and skill with coaching, supervision and planning practices
- Knowledge of complex conditions that impact on disability and the capacity to remain up to date with related developments
- Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
- Professional Development and Education opportunities
- Discounted Health Insurance
- Car Parking (subject to availability)
- Onsite Gym (Alfred Hospital)
- Close to shops and public transport
If you would like to discuss potential adjustments to the recruitment process or workplace prior to applying, or if you would like further information please contact either Karen Roberts on [email protected] or 0419 106 099, or Cat Willmot on [email protected].
Applications close Friday, 29 September 2023
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.
In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.
- Published on 15 Sep 2023, 2:00 PM