Allied Health Manager – Ridgehaven

December 5, 2021

Job Location: Adelaide
Employer: Early Start Australia
Full time

Want the ownership to build and run a practice ….  but need a strong team and great resources to back you up?

What if you could create the space to make a real difference in the lives of children – a space where therapists focus on therapy (not administration)?

The Allied Health Manager (we call them Practice Principals) at Early Start Australia (ESA) Ridgehaven could just be the perfect role for you.  Join an organisation that prides itself in providing best practice, evidence-based therapy where you will have:

  • accountability to run your own practice with the backing and support of a national organisation
  • administration teams who take care of booking appointments, invoicing and managing NDIS changes
  • fantastic training and development and career progression

About the role:
In this critical role, you will take full accountability to build a multidisciplinary, high functioning, collaborative team who deliver fun, engaging and meaningful therapy to children and their families.  Backed by a highly supportive ESA Corporate team, you will be responsible for all aspects of the business:

  • manage the day to day operations of the practice – able to step in, triage and manage the changing requirements on any given day eg. rescheduling clients; dealing with parent complaints; conducting team meetings; managing the budget etc
  • drive practice performance to meet and exceed business requirements and KPIs, such as client satisfaction; staff satisfaction; billable hours
  • understand and build on an existing client base
  • lead a team of (up to 10) therapists, allied health assistants and administration support
  • maintain a level of your own therapy case load
  • analyse, identify and implement solutions to improvement opportunities
  • support and implement the agreed ESA organisational and practice strategies and operating standards
  • contribute to the development of organisational strategy and best practice

About you:
As an experienced paediatric allied health professional yourself (Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy or Psychology), you will utilise your infectious enthusiasm and love for what you do to supervise, mentor and develop a team of multidisciplinary therapists and recent graduates.  Able to work autonomously and make decisions, you will be a skilled leader with strength and resilience to manage the complexity of multiple, and often competing, tasks and priorities, along with exceptional communication skills to guide your team through change and growth.  Ideally you have worked in a commercial environment – familiar and comfortable with building a client base and working to KPIs.  Experienced in working with children and/or people with disability you will have the appropriate professional registrations (AHPRA/SPA), Working with Children Check, National Police Check, First Aid, Driver’s License & NDIS Worker Screening Check.  Most importantly – you are up for a challenge – you want to be part of something big and with the opportunity to shape and influence the future of ESA.

What we’re about:
Early Start Australia is a growing, national, multidisciplinary organisation committed to delivering evidence-based early intervention and therapy services to children and their families.  We employ people who are smart, experienced, empathetic, driven by the desire to help children and like to have some fun. We offer financial security and the benefits that come with being backed by a national company, while still placing significant value on building a fantastic team culture and environment at our individual clinics. 

Apply now:
Don’t miss your chance to be part of a growing organisation committed to making a real difference to the every day lives of children and their families – click on the “Apply for this job” button now.

***Closing date is not applicable, candidates are encouraged to apply without delay***

Early Start Australia places a high priority on the principles of respect, equity and diversity. As an employer of choice, we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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