Own Body is a Mobile Allied Health company providing home based rehabilitation. We pride ourselves in assisting clients achieve their own body’s potential, in their own space. As the population ages and more people remain in home, we want to provide the choice for clients to continue their recovery and live independently in the comfort and convenience of their own environment. Learn more about Core Values here.
Our management and amazing administration team do everything we can to minimise the bureaucracy and paperwork to enable our team to do what they love: be great clinicians and spend their time connecting with our clients.
We empower each other to provide outstanding service to our clients and we are proud to achieve an average of 9/10 or above every month in client feedback. These results and the passion we put into our work has meant our business and quality service are in demand by clients are referrers alike.
We provide a comprehensive orientation process to all team members. Our supervision and support structure in place ensures that our team feel connected and well supported at all times.
Own Body was initially created as a mobile physiotherapy service in Melbourne, branching into occupational therapy and podiatry, as well as expanding interstate over recent years. We are growing at 50% year on year and are focused on expanding our service offerings and locations. This means there are plenty of opportunities arising for those who wish to develop their skill sets and be part of an evolving company.
We don’t have a central office; everything is coordinated remotely so our team can work in their local area. Own Body has been recognised in the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards for our innovation in home health and our approach to flexibility and supporting our amazing team.
Our client base is varied, with the majority of patients requiring post acute, surgical, pre/post natal, neurological, cardio-respiratory and rehabilitation therapy. Therapists are not encouraged to take on clients beyond reasonable travel distance nor outside of their skill set
You’re in luck! We are growing quickly so there are a number of flexible positions available (Full Time, Part Time and Casual), offering between 5-38 hours per week. Positions can be ideal for clinicians with other commitments, including those on maternity or study leave, around school/kinder drops offs or between other part time work.
The successful candidates will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work autonomously treating patients in their homes without supervision is essential. Our Core Values are very important to our business: only candidates who demonstrate these in their personal and professional behaviour will be considered.
All therapists are fully supported and maintain regular communications with head office before and after each appointment.
As the successful applicant you will be an experienced Occupational Therapist who has:
Our caseload is as varied as our clients! Although their medical conditions vary, our clients predominantly includes people who want to remain independent at home or recover from injury or surgery at home. They range from clients needing minimal input to those requiring a comprehensive and interdisciplinary rehabilitation and lifestyle management plan, that is, we have a great range to keep our team engaged and challenged on an ongoing basis.
We work with clients under various funding models too, primarily home care packages, private health early supported discharge rehabilitation (hospital substitution) programs, restorative programs (such as TPC and STRC), private clients and to a smaller extent, clients under the NDIS. Clinicians are not required to take on clients outside of their skillset, however, we do offer plenty of support to help our team develop their expertise in fields they are interested in. We also have a strong focus on active over passive therapies (no massage tables here!)
Great question! As a mobile business compared to private practice or facility, we are not competing for treatment space; we could literally have every single clinician working at the exact same time! What’s most important to us is that our team and clients are supported and provided with options to suit their lifestyles. We have a variety of roles, and here’s how each work:
Absolutely. We have plenty of opportunities for informal mentoring and student supervision, and as a growing organisation we are constantly recruiting, thus the need to diversify our supervision team continues to grow as well.
We do not expect our team to be experts from day 1. We provide weekly, then fortnightly Connection Calls to ensure our team feel supported, and connected and have the opportunity to ask as many questions as they like. We also have multiple channels for informal clinical and administrative support where team members from across the country help each other to problem solve. We only hire Remarkable People and as such, they are remarkably helpful to all team members!
Yes! We host monthly inservices run by internal team members and paid external speakers. Most of these are recorded for future viewing and new team members will have free access to an an extensive range of previous recordings.
In addition, each team is linked with a dedicated experienced supervisor who will provide regular Connection Calls (weekly, then fortnightly once the team member is established). We also facility an active Clinical Chat group where our remarkable team from all over the country help each other problem solve for their clients.
Our permanent team receive a generous CPD allowance.
We provide clinical equipment and resources, however on the most part our team provide their own laptop/tablet, phone an car. We’d love to be in an Oprah-like position to provide cars for everyone, but with over 80 team members, many of whom are casuals and working all over the country, it’s not quite feasible. Our permanent team can utilise their CPD allowance to purchase their own tech equipment and full time team members are entitled to a car and phone on top of this.
In short, we don’t provide paid Parental Leave at this stage, however we do encourage and enable unpaid leave during this special time as well as very flexible working opportunities to return to.
It all begins when the sun rises and you wake to the sound of the birds chirping and a delicious coffee! We can always hope!
In all seriousness, there is no typical day at Own Body as everyone chooses to work in different ways, but here is an example of one working day in the life of a clinician:
Your clinical supervisor or the broader team (via Clinical Chat) are great resources. Our team have on average at least 10 years of experience, some in specialised fields, so you will always be able to connect with someone who can guide you in the right direction.
Absolutely. We regularly host social functions such as breakfast, after work drinks or activities across various areas in our major operating areas.
We believe that our clinicians shouldn’t ever have to worry about taking money or processing payments. We have an extensive and talented administrative team who take care of the the following:
No, however, some clinicians choose to do this to support their lifestyles.
After over 12 years we continue to grow and develop at a rapid pace, which means there are always new opportunities. This could include supervision, management, business development, student mentoring or more.
We currently employ OTs, Physios and Podiatrists who are all willing to work together. As the OT and Podiatry team are relatively new, they do not cover quite the extensive areas that the physios do, however they are always happy to help with advice, referrals and clinical support.
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