The role of the MSA Physiotherapist is to work collaboratively to guide the return to performance programs for injured student-athletes. The MSA program focuses on enabling student-athletes to reach their potential academically and athletically, whilst also maintaining their physical and mental health/wellbeing.
The Physiotherapist is embedded within the broader Athlete Services team and works closely with Rehabilitation Coordinators, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Sports Coaching, and Teaching staff to ensure appropriate return to performance goals are met. The successful applicant will work within a high-performance environment which includes 70 coaches, teachers, S&C, and administration staff with International, National and State elite sport experience. The clinic space is situated within a fully equipped gym, supported by a suite of athletic testing technologies and an athlete management system.
This role would involve being onsite 3 days per week during school terms. The typical hours of employment would fall within the school day, with negotiable school holiday provision between terms.
MSA is considering applications from individuals and organisations. With respect to organisational interest, it should be noted that MSA requires the same individual to provide the services on a regular basis. Other aspects of organisational provision can be discussed further prior to, or upon, application.
|Location:||Maribyrnong College 2 River St, Maribyrnong VIC 3032|
|Casual Position:||0.5 FTE; 19 hours|
|Salary Range:||$52.00 – $58.00 per hour|
|Employment Length:||2 years|
|Closing Date:||11:59pm Friday the 2nd of September, 2022|
|Start Date:||Week Starting the 3rd of October, 2022 (Term 4)|
Reporting directly to the Athlete Services Manager, the Physiotherapist will undertake the following:
- Deliver an integrated Physiotherapy service to MSA student-athletes as part of a multi- disciplinary team that consists of the following:
- S&C Staff
- Sport Coaching Staff
- Performance Psychologist
- Advanced Sport Dietitian
- Athlete Wellbeing Staff
- Facilitate an integrated approach to injury management as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop best practice injury prevention programs and systems.
- Aid in the monitoring and reviewing of return to performance plans and determine performance outcomes for injured athletes.
- Where applicable, communicate with stakeholders such as Parent/Carers, Pathway Programs, and other external Sports Medicine professionals.
- Maintain comprehensive electronic records and whilst respecting individual confidentiality communicate appropriate levels of information with other stakeholders as appropriate.
- A highly developed ability to provide Physiotherapy services for athletic populations within an emerging athlete environment.
- Demonstrated ability to elicit functional improvements and improved injury status within appropriate timeframes.
- Sound interpersonal and professional skills related to dealing with student-athletes (and their Parents/Carers) from widely diverse age groups and sports.
- The ability to meet competing demands through effective prioritization in a result-orientated environment is also desired.
- Demonstrated experience with using Injury Management software and by extension, a detailed approach to clinical notetaking.
- An ability to work as part of the broader MSA team to ensure a holistic and complementary experience for all student-athletes.
- Exemplary values pertaining to qualities of objectivity, sensitivity, and integrity.
WHO MAY APPLY?
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Masters of Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy desirable)
- Associated Registration with AHPRA.
- Working with Children Check.
- 2+ years of experience working with sporting populations (emerging and/or elite environments desirable).
- An appreciation and understanding of the demands faced by emerging and/or elite athletes across a number of individual and team sports.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- All staff employed by the Department of Education and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
- Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
- A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
- Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department of Education Human Resources website.
- Please include cover letter and CV as one .pdf file only (CV to include two references with valid mobile numbers)
- Apply to [email protected]
Athlete Services Manager
Email: [email protected]