Ready to start your career in the right place?
Learn from leaders in community neurological rehabilitation at Independent Rehabilitation Services.
Our Graduate Program is structured for your first 12 months and we really tailor the support to you and your learning needs. Explore the features of our extensive program below.
Orientation & Induction
Make your way through a structured induction program which will closely guide your first three months. You’ll build process knowledge through interactive and self-directed learning modules.
Clinical Shadowing & 1:1 Mentoring
You will spend time on the road with one of our experienced clinicians. Mentoring is unlimited, tailored to your needs and aligned with your learning goals.
Professional & Clinical Supervision
You’ll be assigned a dedicated supervisor, your go-to who you’ll meet twice a week for both professional and clinical supervision for a holistic approach to your development as a clinician.
We understand it’s a big transition from student to clinician, and you will start with shared clients and joint working with extensive handovers and supports in place. You will gradually build your caseload, with close guidance from your clinical supervisor.
Admin & IT Support
Our Business Support Team (BeST) provide you with all the admin and IT support you need. BeST have great processes in place to help you and make admin easier. We’re big on sharing admin/IT tips and tricks.
Career Journey Plan
Your Career Journey Plan is a living document that outlines your career goals and the activities that will help you achieve them, while also aligned with the IRS Values.
Ongoing internal and external professional development is a constant at IRS. There’s a huge range of learning opportunities run by our team including Case Studies, Journal Club, PD feedback sessions, in-services and more, as well as 5 days PD leave per year.
New Grad Peer Support Group
We hold a regular catch up with fellow new grads, led by a Grade 1 clinician who has recently completed their Grad Program. This group is informal in nature and a great opportunity to bond and share experiences with your peers as you navigate your Graduate year.
Resilience Buddy Program
You’ll be allocated a New Starter Buddy with scheduled catchups focussed around wellbeing and connection. You can take a walk round the block, sit in the park, visit a local cafe – it’s completely up to you and your buddy!
Who we are
At IRS we specialise in community neurological rehabilitation for adults.
Our approach is evidence-based and person-centred – we work holistically as a multidisciplinary team.
And we’ve been doing it since 1999. It goes without saying that our experience, reputation and trust are unparalleled.
How we work
There is opportunity for exposure to complex cases, a range of conditions and we enable you to explore the areas that interest you the most. Everyday is different!
Completely flexible working arrangements to suit your preferences, your lifestyle and your caseload. You determine your hours and location. You can work from home or our lovely office space and you’ll of course be on the road seeing clients.
We are very serious about the support we provide at IRS. We don’t just talk about it, we embody it. The support you will receive is genuine, structured and extensive. And we have well-established processes in place, so you’re not working things out on your own.
We have a huge emphasis on Professional Development – with each staff member receiving a generous external PD budget and internally running case studies, PD feedback lunches, Journal Club, in-services and equipment demos.
We’re not afraid to adopt technologies to assist support and interaction – google chats and online accessibility for meetings. We’re open to suggestions and trying new things in order to continuously improve.
The IRS Way
We foster a genuinely positive, warm, inclusive and encouraging environment. We can’t help it, it’s in our DNA. We’re big on celebrations – always up for sharing working wins, milestones, personal achievements and momentous occasions.
How we work
We take action, we have systems in place without the frustration of bureaucracy. We trust in our staff and we practise open, clear and positive communication. Monday Mornings are for all-staff Huddles – an online meetup to keep the whole team across the latest company wide news and goings on.
We’re led by our values. We’re socially responsible and get involved in fundraising and charitable activities throughout the year.
We place great emphasis on our staff’s mental health and wellness – with our Buddy Resilience program, dedicated Wellness Warriors and walking catch ups around the nearby oval.
Due to the nature of the work we do – community, connection and fun plays an important role in our workplace. We facilitate regular all staff Wednesday lunches, have Friday afternoon drinks and encourage social and extra-curricular activities outside of work.
The office itself is buzzy and bright with productive vibes! Our kitchen is fully stocked with snacks, tea and coffee (we have a very cool new coffee machine) for when you’re in. We’re in a great location – fantastic cafes, beautiful parks, free parking, public transport nearby.
Applications have closed for our 2024 Graduate Program.
However, we are always on the lookout for great people so submit your expression of interest and we will be in touch if we find an opportunity for you.