Disability Pathway Coordinator

Job posted: 18/09/2023
Applications close: 10/10/2023 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Goulburn Valley Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 13276

Reference: 13276

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Shepparton


Disability Pathway Coordinator

Allied Health, Graham St

  • Fixed term to June 30th 2024
  • Part-time, 64 hours/fortnight

About GV Health

GV Health is the main healthcare provider in the Goulburn Valley region, servicing a broad catchment area of approximately 120,000 people. We are the largest permanent employer in the region with over 2,600 employees spread across our five main sites.

To meet the evolving healthcare needs of our community we have completed Phase 1 of our redevelopment project which includes a five-storey Inpatient Unit building, expanded theatre capacity, new Critical Care Unit, a state of-the-art Dialysis Unit and an extension of the current Emergency Department.

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Community Connector Program: We offer 1:1 relocation consultant support for new employees to assist with finding housing, childcare/education (if applicable), partner employment (if applicable), social groups & integration into our community to assist in the transition to Shepparton, regional Victoria. Click the link for more information: Community Connector Program

About the department

The new role of Disability Pathway Coordinator is part of the leadership team in the Acute Allied Health and Ambulatory Aged Care Services division. The divisional leaders are responsible for allied health services (Nutrition & Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, and Speech Pathology) in admitted wards and Emergency Department at Graham St, and the Ambulatory Aged Care Programs and Aged Care Assesment Service.

About the role

The Disability Pathway Coordinator reports directly to the Divisional Operations Director Acute Allied Health and Ambulatory Care Programs. This role will be responsible for leading the change required to provide more timely transition from hospital to community, and better outcomes, for people with complex needs related to disability in admitted services. This includes activities to implement GV Health Pathways to Home Program.

People living with disability who require changed or new NDIS supports for discharge frequently experience extended hospital admissions while NDIS processes and decision making are completed. An intense review of current service process and capacity for admitted patients with disability was undertaken in June 2023 which identified opportunities to reduce these barriers to ensure better outcomes and more timely transition from hospital to community for people with complex needs related to disability.

The Pathways to Home Program is a transitional care program for patients with a disability. This program is funded by Department of Health and recognises that hospital is not the most appropriate care setting for many patients who are medically fit for discharge. This program provides short-term support and active management for people with a disability at the interface of the acute/subacute and disability sectors. It is time-limited and targets medically fit patients with a disability who are waiting to access their longer-term care arrangements under the NDIS.

The aim of the Pathways to Home Program is for patients to be cared for in a more comfortable and person-centred transitional environment that most resembles their likely long-term accommodation needs, and to minimise inappropriate extended hospital stays.

GV Health Pathways to Home Program will be an admitted patient model of care, partnering with disability providers through a sub-contracting agreement. This role will be responsible for assessing provider availability and appropriateness, negotiating applicable service agreements and establishing clinical governance processes, along with identifying appropriate patients.

The Disability Pathway Coordinator will ensure that the program is responsive to feedback throughout implementation. The PTH funding guidelines outline outcome measures for evaluation. The Disability Pathway Coordinator is responsible for program evaluation against these outcome measures and the project objectives, and to informing considerations for the program in future years.

The Disability Pathway Coordinator will work closely with the Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) recruited through a new regional partnership model for DLOs.

We are looking for:

  • Tertiary qualification in relevant health, disability or related discipline with current AHPRA registration (as applicable) or accredited practitioner (as applicable), and/or extensive and relevant  equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience in project management from implementation to establishment, preferably in a healthcare setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical governance requirements within healthcare systems and disability services
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and electronic communication skills including the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders and develop effective working relationships and new partnerships
  • Extensive experience working in a healthcare or disability support setting with a high level of understanding of NDIS and NDIA structures and processes

Our offer to you:

  • FREE Community Connector Program to personally welcome and connect you to our wonderful community

  • Generous salary packaging, subsidised staff parking and discounted leisure memberships

  • Flexible work practices and options to purchase additional leave to support work/life balance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Professional development and study leave to help reach your learning and career goals

  • A confidential employee assistance program (EAP) for you and your loved ones

  • Social club membership offering a range of events, functions and local community discount

  • Our CREATE Outstanding monthly, bi-monthly and annual reward and recognition programme

Applications close: 10 October 2023

Three (3) COVID-19 vaccination doses are a mandatory requirement for this role and seasonal Influenza vaccination (where mandated).

All appointments are made subject to satisfactory police check and Victorian ‘Employee’ Working with Children’s Check. Completion of a Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration is required prior to commencement. GV 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.

Recruitment agencies should note that GV Health does not accept agency resumes. GV Health is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes submitted by Recruitment Agencies.

Disability Pathway Coordinator

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Katherine Lowe - 0408 443 916

Disability Pathway Coordinator