Vocational Consultant

Job posted: 21/04/2022
Applications close: 03/06/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 42101

Reference: 42101

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Vocational Consultant to join our Spinal Community Services team within the Victorian Spinal Cord Service (VSCS).

The Spinal Community Integration Service is based at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre and sits within the VSCS to provide community-based intervention to spinal cord injured clients from both Austin and Alfred Health, across Victoria. Community based intervention may include working with the client in their own home, with a community service provider, in their local community, at their workplace or in a recreation facility

Details of position/position requirement

Work as part of an interdisciplinary team and in collaboration with inpatient, ambulatory and community teams/agencies to provide vocation related intervention:

• Early vocational intervention to establish client goals, instill an early sense of hope and possibility (developing a culture of ‘can do’), assist to maintain important life roles and identities, and enhance vocational outcomes.

• Undertake necessary assessment and planning with client and team to identify relevant community integration goals. Undertake referral and support to community service providers as appropriate.

• Provide community based vocational related intervention in conjunction with team that supports the objectives of SCIS. Specifically, this may include exploration of worker identity and/or possible worker roles, liaison with pre accident employer, navigation and negotiation of vocational/return to work funding systems, and development of community education and employment networks.

• Provide consultation and education to community-based service providers that builds capacity, remains goal oriented and works towards optimal community integration.

• In addition to role of Vocational Consultant, this position also includes being a SCIS Liaison Worker, overseeing all relevant health domains in SCI.

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate/Key responsibilities will include:

Educational Qualifications and Training:

• Tertiary qualification in relevant health or disability related discipline

• Evidence of a current driver’s license and willingness to drive for work related activities


- Experience in vocational rehabilitation, in order to carry out position-specific requirements

• Working knowledge of insured and uninsured funding systems

• Experience in health domains and management of SCI


• Understanding of the Vocational community resources

• Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of an interdisciplinary team

• Advanced communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills

• Demonstrated ability to work innovatively, creatively and in a flexible manner to best support a goal-oriented approach

• Commitment to evidence-based practice and professional development

• Demonstrated commitment to enhancing clients’ health outcomes

• Comprehensive knowledge of health, disability, and adjustment issues for clients with a spinal cord injury

• Skills in providing education and secondary consultation to ‘generic’ workers and families

• Demonstrated organisational ability in time and caseload management

• Demonstrated ability to work flexibly and conjointly with staff from other disciplines

• Demonstrated understanding of SCIS objectives

Desirable but not essential:

• Relevant post graduate qualifications

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin 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.

Vocational Consultant

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Sanna Malaeb - (03) 9490 7310 - (__) ____ ____

Vocational Consultant