Community Rehabilitation Manager

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1375127
Closing Date: 07-Apr-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: ALLIED HEALTH - Community Rehabilitation Manager Feb 2019 (2).pdf (PDF, 139KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

Warrnambool is a thriving seaside city with a population of 34,000 and a catchment area of 110,000 people. South West Healthcare is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. The Warrnambool campus is the major specialist referral centre for south west Victoria and provides a comprehensive range of specialist services.  

The Community Rehabilitation Manager oversees South West Healthcare's Community Rehabilitation Programs and the Transition Care Program. 

This role has a strategic and operational leadership focus, to design and implement an innovative and person-centred model of care to: 

  • Enhance access to services
  • Connect services between the acute hospital and community based services to ensure that clients have seamless care throughout their recovery journey
  • Measure and improve clinical outcomes and client experiences 

South West Healthcare has a well renowned supportive workplace culture with an opportunity to work alongside experienced health professionals and managers. The Community Rehabilitation and Transition Care programs are delivered by an established and progressive multidisciplinary team which includes Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Podiatry, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Allied Health Assistants, and Nursing services.

The team works from a new multipurpose community based facility in the CBD of Warrnambool, with access to modern well-equipped clinical spaces, fleet vehicles, laptops and remote internet access to assist in the delivery of services within home, community and aged care settings. 

A comprehensive Manager orientation program is available, along with supervision, and leadership development opportunities. 

The successful applicant will have a degree in Nursing or Allied Health, an engaging and collaborative leadership style, and excellent communication and influencing skills.  A strong track record in leadership in a relevant clinical setting is a definite advantage. 

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience, plus superannuation.  Attractive salary packaging options are available. 

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers. 

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Kait Brown (Manager Allied Health and Community Rehabilitation) on (03) 5563 1529 or email 

The successful applicant will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy. 

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 7 April 2019.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes. 

If you are moving from the city to a rural area please visit the Rural Workforce Victoria website ( as you be may be eligible for financial assistance to assist with relocation expenses and professional development opportunities.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.


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