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Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy (OT) & Rehabilitation - Helping Hand Aged Care

Tranmere, South Australia
Job Type
Full Time
17 Jul 2021

Love what you do. Love where you work.

Be part of a vibrant, inclusive, friendly organisation that genuinely cares for its staff. Helping Hand is a not-for-profit organisation offering in-home help, retirement living and residential care to over 7,000 older South Australians in Adelaide and regional South Australia. Our staff do more than simply treat the physical needs of the people they care for. They are skilled, patient, respectful and kind, forming relationships with their clients, assuring them, caring for them, and protecting them.

The Opportunity

Helping Hand has an opportunity for a motivated, physiotherapist to join our team of established and skilled safety and human resource professionals. This is a newly created role proactively implementing our manual handling program and providing early intervention support to our employees. Reporting to the Safety Manager, the Physiotherapist will directly engage with our residential sites and homecare teams supporting, training, coaching and mentoring.

About you

You will be proactive with strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills and be passionate about safety.

Your skills and experience

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Registration with the AHPRA as an physiotherapist
  • At least 3 years' experience with particular focus on workplace safety and early intervention
  • Experience in assessing and evaluating the functional needs of workers
  • Excellent verbal, written and electronic communication skills
  • Broad based computer literacy intermediate MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated commitment to continual professional and personal development including active involvement in relevant professional organisations
  • Current Police clearance
  • A current Driver's Licence


  • Work with key stakeholders in the implementation of the manual handling program and the implementation of the safety plan
  • Conduct Manual Handling Risk Assessments
  • Review and update organisational safety documentation
  • Lead manual handling incident investigations of high severity, identify corrective actions and provide input into solutions to prevent further incidents
  • Provide safety related training, coaching and guidance
  • Conduct Functional Capacity Assessments
  • Conduct ergonomic assessments
  • Support internal and external injury management specialists as required
  • Provide physiotherapy treatment as part of Helping Hands Early Intervention Program
  • Develop Graduated Return to Work Plans as required

What you can expect professionally

A highly competitive salary package, career development, senior clinical team and support, and ongoing staff mentoring and support from the top down.

What you can expect personally

A values-based organisation that reflects those values in our decision making, service models and accountability throughout the organisation. You will experience support to grow and develop, access to specialised clinical experts and other corporate expertise and well-established care and governance frameworks. An open and relaxed environment where you feel safe, appreciated, and encouraged to speak up and be heard.

If you believe you can contribute to Helping Hand's great reputation and genuinely want to make a difference to our clients and staff, then we want to meet you.

Talk to us about what we can do to support your decision to apply.

Confidential enquiries can be directed to Michelle Somerville on

Applications close on Monday the 2nd of August 2021

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and hold current national police check or be willing to obtain one. Current Helping Hand employees must notify their manager of their intent to apply.

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  • Job Reference: 330576935-2
  • Date Posted: 17 July 2021
  • Employer: Helping Hand Aged Care
  • Location: Tranmere, South Australia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Aged Care, Other, Therapy Services
  • Job Type: Full Time