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.

Caseload Development
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.

Professional Development
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 provide community neurological rehabilitation and intervention 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.

The whole team at IRS posing for a group shot on the grass

How we work


At IRS you’ll be exposed to a varied client caseload of NDIS, TACWorkcover and privately funded clients.

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!

Work style

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. 

Growth Mindset

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.

Want to learn more about working with us? Book a chat with us here.

Our culture

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 dedicated Wellbeing Warriors and Mental Health First Aiders, a Buddy program for new-starters and frequent 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.

Office environment

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. 

Let's chat further, experience the IRS culture for yourself.

Upcoming events

  • IRS Professional Development Series (coming soon!)

Past events

  • New Grad (OT, Physio, Speechie) Program Webinar (watch here)
  • OT Graduate Program Webinar (watch here)
  • Physiotherapy Graduate Program Webinar (watch here)

Current opportunities

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.

Let us help you find your right fit

Speak with one of our experienced clinicians and have all your questions answered. Register your details here and we’ll be in touch to arrange a time.

Related Information

Find out about usour values and our team.

At IRS we deliver community based Occupational TherapyPhysiotherapy and Speech Pathology.

Learn about the conditions we treat and our research.

View IRS on Seek.