Graduate Program Allied Health

Graduate Program

Vivir’s 12-month graduate program equips our intakes with the specialist knowledge required to be an allied health professional in the field of aged care. We accept graduate Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Dietitians and Exercise Physiologists.

What We Offer Graduates

Your 12-month program includes onboarding, monthly professional development (PD), state PD gatherings, regular contact with your clinical team leader, central support from your clinical services manager, access to our online learning platforms and financial support for external PD.

The breakdown

Week 1:
  • Meet your clinical team leader face-to-face or virtually

  • Induction and orientation to your workplace

  • Buddy shift ½ day with a senior clinician onsite

  • Regular contact with your Clinical Team Leader

  • Monthly PD topic, presentation and follow up call with Vivir’s Clinical Support Lead

3 month review:
  • Solidify learning, set career goals in personal interview withyour Clinical Support Lead

  • Investigate avenues for professional development

6 month team connection event:
  • Virtual Q&A session with your Vivir team

9 month review:
  • Goals and development plans reviewed in personal interview with your Clinical Support Lead

  • Access to iLearn online training portal and PD library

  • A coaching and mentoring program

  • Dedicated support team to assist you in the field

  • Monthly rewards and recognition for team members

  • Opportunities to work in regional and interstate locations

Graduate FAQs

  1. What support for professional development will be provided?
    There are monthly online PD sessions related to your onsite work in aged care. Any questions arising from these can be discussed with your Supervisor/Team leader or Clinical Support Lead. There is also access to other education through the Vivir Hub as well as an annual PD event which showcases relevant industry knowledge. Your New Grad support will also direct you towards opportunities for PD related to your own interests and needs.

  2. Will there be someone working alongside me onsite for support?
    There is an initial induction process onsite to support you with becoming familiar with the site, relevant staff and the routine. The induction also covers a typical day, and the processes and documentation required.

    Wherever possible you are placed at a site where there is another clinician. At times this may not be possible due to the location or the program there. In that case, you would have phone support at all times from your Supervisor/Team leader and Clinical Support Lead.

  3. What career pathway progressions are there?
    There are progressions within the company that are possible once you have experience and demonstrated competence with the AHP role in aged care. There are opportunities to experience working across different clients. There are positions as Senior Clinician or Team Leader which would enlarge your responsibility. There is also the opportunity to work across aged care facilities or within community work, according to need within your area.

  4. I am an OT/Osteopath – how does that fit into Vivir Healthcare?
    All Allied Health professionals are able to utilise their discipline within aged care. Some clients have preferences related to government protocols, however that is sometimes variable, particularly in regional sites. We encourage teamwork across AHPs and recognise what each bring to healthcare. There is also scope for AHPS including Speech therapists and Dieticians to assist in aged care facilities as well as on call and community work.

  5.  Does Vivir Healthcare accept post graduates?
    As long as they have graduated & have their registration we can hire graduates.

  6. What kind of ongoing support will be received at the completion of the New Grad program?
    New graduates would have a direct line of support from their team leaders. However the team leader and graduates reviews and check-ins will be on a case-by-case basis dependent on the level of support required.

Next Steps

If your question wasn't answered or you need a bit of support getting started then submit a Graduate Enquiry Form to kick start a conversation with one of our friendly team members.

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