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What it’s Like Working at Community Therapy
Community Therapy is a mobile Allied health provider with our team currently consisting of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Dietitians and Massage Therapists.
We consider ourselves a high-performance team of like-minded individuals, both across our clinical team and our support staff. Our mission is to support, enable, and empower our clients to live an enriched and meaningful life and this drives everything we do. We have a focus on quality improvement, empathy and care for the people we serve, as well as each other.
Community Therapy strives to offer a professional, fun, engaging, meaningful and compassionate place to work!
Our clinical staff are typically providing home visits in the community to clients with a wide variety of needs and goals.
The number of clients each team member is seeing depends on the type of person they’re supporting, how they’re receiving funding for their care, and also what clinical service is being delivered.
This is because some interventions, whether they’re initial assessments or if they’re ongoing treatments, can vary in the length of therapy.
Some clinicians might see three or four people in the day if they are longer sessions, such as initial assessments. However, if there are shorter, ongoing subsequent sessions, for example in Physiotherapy, it may be more towards six to eight sessions in a day, especially if they are nearby in the same region.
Community Therapy is a large team and it allows us to provide services in the community close to where our clinicians live. This typically limits the amount of travel time that our clinicians need to drive and lowers the amount of travel time that we need to bill our clients in the community.
Administrative, Support & Business Staff Workload
Community Therapy is proud to employ a range of non-clinical team members. These include, but are not limited to:
- Clinical and Operational Managers
- Communication and Marketing Team Members
- Administrative Staff
Each of these professions are highly dynamic and collaborative, taking part in core business operations, as well as unique projects and staff-chosen pathways.
Team collaboration is really important, especially for a mobile Allied health team. This is because without regular meetings or one-to-one supervision, or even team social events, we know it can be easy to feel isolated in a mobile workforce.
Fortunately, we’ve been doing this for a long time and know how to solve this.
We have weekly team meetings across all of our clinical streams, allowing people to have face to face time with each other and talk about case studies and different problems and solutions that we may have in our week.
This flows to our training and internal and external CPD presentations, as well as our one-to-one feedback sessions.
We have a wonderful social calendar where we may do enjoyable activities such as drinks and nibbles, all the way through to our formal Christmas party where we dress up in memorable attire and may attend a lovely wine tour, dolphin tour (which we’ve done before) or other suggestions from our team.
Benefits of Working at Community Therapy
Here are just a few reasons why Community Therapy is a great place to work:
We have a flexible working arrangement policy – allowing people to have choice in how they structure their full or part-time hours and when they choose to see their clients – which is important for balancing work, social, personal and family commitments.
We provide the tools our staff need – we believe it is critical to invest in internal assets. We provide a fleet of company cars. We provide high-quality laptops and phones. We provide software licenses and everything in between.
We provide a comprehensive and individualised induction program – we believe in getting to know our team members and providing the structured training, shadowing and mentoring you need to succeed in your role at Community Therapy.
We encourage career progression and clinical excellence – we believe in supporting career pathways and offer a range of stepping stones for staff to fulfill their career and life ambitions, whether that be to develop management skills and/or become a specialised and highly skilled clinician.
We provide outstanding continuous professional development – we offer a range of paid internal professional development opportunities, as well as access to funds for external PD opportunities.
We offer an employee discount platform – through our HR Software, Employment Hero, our staff can access a variety of discounts ranging from groceries, insurance to personal goods. Allowing earned money to go further.
We strive to develop a culture that fosters professional excellence (through continuous quality improvement), as well as personal excellence (through empathy and relationship building) across all team members.
Great health care is delivered with a combination of great clinical care and also with great personal skills. We believe that is the same as how we look after our team. We all want to be within a team that is focused on professional excellence, but we want to be cared for and listened to at the same time.
Supporting Our Wonderful Staff
Here’s some of the ways Community Therapy supports its staff:
- As mentioned, we offer flexible working arrangements for all team members
- We have an employee assistance program (i.e. on-demand counselling and psychological support)
- We offer unending kindness and compassion to our staff
- Meal breaks are entered into your calendar – we value your break times – we support careers as a marathon
- Travel time is included and paid for as part of your workday and no more than 30 minutes at the start and end of a clinical workday is within personal time
Apply for a Career with Community Therapy
Want to know more about working with us? Great, we’d love to hear from you!
- We welcome all applications and are very open to chatting confidentially about our team, our mission and our future.
- We are located in Newcastle, the Hunter, Port Stephens and Central Coast, NSW
- We have numerous office locations
- We’re a great place to work!