Allied Health Assistant - Community

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1695147
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description-Community AHA Grade 2.pdf (PDF, 510KB)

Contact: Rose Morgan (Physiotherapy Manager)

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare's (SWH) Physiotherapy Department provides best practice, patient centred care to clients in both an admitted and community setting, presenting with a variety of conditions.         

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Allied Health Assistant to join our large, vibrant, supportive and passionate team of 22 Physiotherapists, 9 Allied Health Assistants & 3 Exercise Physiologists (22 EFT). This role will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to provide both individual and group programs to clients engaging through our community rehabilitation programs.

We are a large regional health service, providing a wide clinical variety of exposure, with diverse learning and career development opportunities, and regular supervision, in a supportive, collaborative, fun and positive team culture. (

This Allied Health Assistant position is a permanent part time (64 hours per fortnight) position, and would be suitable for new graduate or experienced Allied Health Assistants.

What you bring

If you are passionate, experienced, and committed to using evidence-based approaches in your work, we'd love you to join our team.  

As an Allied Health Assistant, you will have developed experience and skills in carrying out, monitoring and reporting back on set therapy programs under direct or indirect supervision of Allied Health Professionals (AHP's).  These programs may be delivered individually or in a group setting. You will also be required to assist AHP's with individual clients, and participate in multidisciplinary meetings.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities, which you are supported and subsidised to attend;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as Mental Health first aid, resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employments.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter, three referees and resume by Sunday 5 February 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with Victorian Public Sector (Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Workers) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025,with the appropriate classification.

The successful applicant will need to undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status check

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, key selection criteria statement, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday February 5th, 2023Other 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.

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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