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Allied Health Assistant - Southern Suburbs Adelaide

SA Statewide, SA



Community Health Worker

  • Work life balance, flexible working hours
  • Fantastic culture, great team
  • Opportunity to make a difference to the elderly living at home

Who we are:

Plena Healthcare is a national allied health provider to the Aged Care, Community and Disability industry, with over 20 years’ experience. Our physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, speech pathologists and dietitians are passionate about the care they provide to the clients who are at the centre of everything we do. 

We are a values-led organisation, we bring energy, act with integrity, nurture and care, we listen and connect. Our values demonstrate our commitment to our people, customers, and community, and define who we are, what we do, and how we do it. When we come together, we shine. 

Your Opportunity: 

You will be responsible for working under the direction of physiotherapists / occupational therapists in order to deliver a consistently high standard of clinical service to clients in Residential Aged Care (RAC) Settings. As an Allied Health Assistant it is expected that your time will consist of both clinical and administrative duties

This is an Expression of interest for future vacancies

You will be responsible for:

  • Responsible for assisting to deliver all physiotherapy services in accordance with the Plena Healthcare operating procedures and policies.
  • Responsible for servicing RAC clients in accordance with the Allied Health Professionals treatment plan
  • Under direction of the physiotherapists / occupational therapists you may be required to, Transport residents to and from the therapy gym area / their appointments,
  • Set up and pack away the physiotherapy gym, including cleaning both the area and equipment
  • Collect referrals and any other administrative tasks as guided by the physiotherapists  
  • Order prescribed equipment
  • Run exercise groups / programs
  • Support initiatives to meet client / contract expectations
  • Consult with the physiotherapist / occupational therapist in relation to adaptations/ changes/ progressions of treatment plans for clients as appropriate
  • Participate in mentoring, supervision and appraisals in line with Plena Healthcare’s policy and procedure

To best support our customers, you will need:

  • Minimum Cert III Allied Health Assistant or equivalent
  • Australian working rights
  • Willing to obtain NDIS workers screening and National Police Check 
  • Health care knowledge
  • Independently deliver treatment plans
  • Time management and accountability
  • Clinical knowledge
  • Communication skills
  • Drivers Licence and reliable car

Your Career with Plena: 

In addition to an awesome team environment and competitive hourly rate, Plena Healthcare prides itself on a genuine work/life balance where flexibility is key! We aim to support and inspire our team to enrich the lives of our clients. We do this with a great group of people, and a tried and tested program, which is the best in the industry! And there are some other goodies along the way to make sure you’re the happiest and best that you can be. 

Plena Perks:

When joining our Plena Healthcare Community, you will also unlock a multitude of Plena Perks.

  • Competitive above award hourly rate
  • Work life balance, flexible working hours
  • 1:1 Mentoring Program, participate as a supervisee or a supervisor
  • Shine Awards – We love our people & we love rewarding outstanding achievements. Our Shine Awards provide more opportunities for our people to be recognised and rewarded for their contribution to helping people live healthier, happier and more independent lives. Monthly, quarterly and yearly awards valued up to $2000.
  • Shine Days - an additional 4 days of leave a year!
  • Health Kick - $150 annual budget to spend on your fitness and well-being *conditions apply
  • Treasure Chest Fund - We like to spread joy. We'll give you money to spend on brightening the day of one of your clients.
  • $300 Refer a friend bonus – Sharing is caring! 
  • Novated car leasing
  • Retail discounts

“We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer, committed to supporting an inclusive & diverse workplace. We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people of all ages, cultural identities, gender identities and expressions & LGBTIQA+ people.”

“We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant”

Job Ad Reference MCBAB
Date Listed 10 May 2023