Careers

Join our talented team

IPAR is a team of like-minded individuals focused on excellence, innovation and pride in everything we do. We know that our people are our greatest asset, so we focus on maximising the potential of every person in our team.

We have a close knit, branch-based environment with the support of a strong corporate services team, generous salary and bonus packages and a wide range of benefits. Most importantly, we offer a wide number of varied career development opportunities (new locations, new services, new roles, from within IPAR and the wider Work Health Group) to keep your career journey interesting and recognise and reward your achievements.

If you are a highly motivated Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Registered or Provisionally Registered Psychologist, Registered Nurse or Rehabilitation Counsellor looking to work in a dynamic, high performing team, then we would love to hear from you. Simply send your résumé and cover letter to careers@ipar.com.au and we will be in touch.

View our current vacancies

We’re always on the look out for new people to join our ever-expanding team. Detailed below are our current vacancies, but don’t forget to simply email your résumé and cover letter to careers@ipar.com.au for a confidential chat with our friendly careers team.

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“I didn’t hear a lot about occupational rehab at uni. But it certainly appealed to me as it was a much faster pace than what I’d experienced on placement in the hospital ward. In my role I work 75% on consulting and 25% focused on projects to continually improve our services. I enjoy the freedom and variety of my role – I get to be on the road, see different workplaces, meet and help a diverse range of people – and I get to set up my day the way I need to.”

Tom KellyOES Technical Manager

Working at IPAR

No day is the same and new challenges are just around the corner at IPAR.

Since 2003, we have grown from an idea, to a small start-up, to a national company and a leading provider in our sector. Along the way we have assisted our clients in their time of need, delighted our customers with our leading results, and continuously grown and developed our wonderful team.

The growth of our business has brought about more opportunity for our people, and we’ve invested in technology and support resources to make our work more effective and efficient. And we never stop looking for new ways to do things better, together.

What we value

As we go about our business and work towards our goals, these are the things that are important to us.

PEOPLE

We work together and enable each other to thrive within a culture of collaboration, fun and high performance.

INTEGRITY

We are professionals who act honestly, ethically and transparently, inspiring trust through open communication.

CUSTOMERS

We put our customers at the heart of our work, taking pride in delivering an exceptional and seamless customer experience.

QUALITY & INNOVATION

We focus on consistent quality in all that we do, whilst having the courage to actively seek opportunities to do things better.

SUSTAINABILITY

We are here for the long-term, embracing sustainability across all aspects of our business for our team, customers and community.

ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION

We embrace diversity, respecting individual differences and harnessing the power, insights and benefits of a diverse workforce.

“I think the best thing about working for IPAR is the culture and the people. There’s always something on offer and we all jump in and help out. Advice for others is to always put your hand up for opportunities. It’s me who drives my career at IPAR and every idea I’ve had the company has supported.”

Anne-Maree ClarkeNational Business Support Manager

The benefits we enjoy

At IPAR, we go about our days with a sense of purpose and fun, tapping into a range of support and benefits that we can all enjoy.

KEEPING WELL

Of course there’s fresh fruit, refreshing tea and great coffee in the office. There’s also a health and wellness program to tap into. Our teams are creative in their thinking – choices have ranged from massages and meditation, to cooking classes, comedy shows, fun runs, bowling, sailing… even cake decorating!

MAINTAINING BALANCE

We encourage our people to find their work life balance. Most of our roles can work from home, all of our roles can accommodate family priorities. You’ll enjoy the flexibility and autonomy you want in setting up your day, with the support, mentoring and leadership that you need to succeed.

MOVING ON UP

We know that career progression is key for our people, and we love promoting from within. You’ll find the new graduates of yesterday are the leaders of today. Whether it’s a new location, new service, or a role within the wider Work Health Group, the career opportunities at IPAR are endless.

STAYING INFORMED

As allied health professionals we place significant importance on staying at the top of our game. Our professional development programs help to develop your skills and maintain the CPD required for professional registrations, with a wide range of topics covering specialist areas, industry changes and best practice.

TAKING TIME

There’s time for work and time for play. If you need extra time to explore the big wide world, there’s the option to purchase leave. There’s also time to give back, with paid volunteering at our chosen charity. And there’s time for the most special delivery of all – paid parental leave to support you and your new arrival.

CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENTS

We love recognising and celebrating our achievements and the incredible difference we make through our work. Just one of these celebrations is our annual Star Awards, where we nominate our peers across ten customer and client-focused categories and celebrate the nominees and winners across every state.

“I look at my job like a lifestyle and I set up the work and my days the way I want, and honestly, I never have any Monday-itis. I can certainly say that I would never have come back to Occ Rehab after working in clinical if I hadn’t come back to IPAR. There are just so many things to try, lots more services and opportunities. It’s really exciting.”

Rebecca SmithWorkplace Rehabilitation Consultant

Bringing you on board

Our recruitment process is designed to tap into the ‘best’ you, to ensure that you are matched to the right role and to provide you with as much information as possible to make the right career choice.

Step 1 – Submit your application

We would be delighted to receive your résumé and a covering letter that tells us what interests you about the role and joining the IPAR team. Details of your qualifications and any relevant professional registrations are also vital, so please include these in your résumé.

Step 2 – Application review

Each role at IPAR has defined requirements and competencies that are required to be successful. We use these competencies to determine the screening criteria for each role and to complete a review of your application.

Step 3 – Telephone introduction

If your application meets the core requirements for the role, then it’s time to chat. Our talent acquisition team will be in contact for an initial conversation, confirming the details of your application and providing a brief overview of the role and IPAR.

Step 4 – The interview

A shortlist of candidates will proceed to the interview stage. This is a chance for us to talk through the role and the opportunities it offers in more detail. We’ll discuss your skills, technical knowledge and suitability for the position and are also very keen to answer any questions that you may have.

Step 5 – Reference and pre-employment checks

Following a successful interview process, we progress to the final stage of the recruitment process, with pre-employment checks. These include employment references, professional qualification and/or registration confirmation, and background checks if required.

Step 6 – Offer of employment

With the recruitment process completed, the successful candidate will receive a verbal offer of employment, followed by a letter of employment and employment agreement. Our recruitment co-ordinator is still in contact with you to answer any questions you may have about the offer and starting process.

Step 7 – Joining the team and making your start

We love welcoming new team members on board and aim to have you feeling at home in your new role from day one. Our induction program is extensive, and you’ll also have the support of a buddy, your team and our leaders to help settle into your role.

“Joining IPAR has given me the opportunity to utilise my clinical knowledge in an entirely different way – helping people return to work safely.  I have seen many different types of injuries, in areas and jobs that I never knew existed. No two days are ever the same and I love that about this role. I also get to work amongst the best people who completely understand what you’re trying to achieve and help is always available if you need it.”

Lidia ParkinWorkplace Rehabilitation Consultant

Our story so far

IPAR is a leading provider of injury prevention, injury management and return to work services in Australia. Our services help to keep people well and at work, reducing the impact of illness and injury on workers, families, business and the broader community.

“During my time with IPAR, I have enjoyed working for inspiring leaders, benefited from new and varied career opportunities, and had the chance to try something new to extend myself professionally. Now, as General Manager, I see the most important part of my role as making sure that all our people get that same opportunity. There’s nothing I enjoy more than seeing the progress of our team.”

Ben O’NeillGeneral Manager
  • 2003

    IPAR’s founding Directors, David Sagar and Cameron Dare combine their allied health, management consulting, recruitment and employment services backgrounds to open IPAR in Melbourne in July 2003. The goal is to bring a more client-centred and outcome-focused approach to workplace rehabilitation.

  • 2005

    IPAR’s interstate expansion is underway. Our first employee, who is still with us today, was relocating to New South Wales for family reasons, so the Sydney office is opened with him as manager.

  • 2009

    IPAR expands to Queensland with the acquisition of Brisbane workplace rehabilitation business, Fit for Life. The success of this acquisition and the ability to help many more people affected by workplace injury or illness leads to many more acquisitions in the future.

  • 2010

    To extend our important services beyond the major metropolitan cities and help those in regional locations to benefit from recovery and return to work, we open a number of offices in important regional centres including Mildura, Shepparton, Bendigo, Tamworth and Geelong. We also significantly strengthen our New South Wales operations with the acquisition of Newcastle’s largest provider of occupational rehabilitation and related services, Health & Safety Solutions.

  • 2011

    IPAR heads West with the acquisition of Active Injury Management, a provider operating in Perth since 1995. Our stellar growth sees us listed on the BRW’s Fastest 100 List for 2011 (and we make the list again in 2012 and 2013).

  • 2012

    Our New South Wales operations expand again with the acquisition of Penrith based Accent Group, providing the opportunity to help people with injury or illness across the ever-growing greater Western Sydney region. We then open in Adelaide, followed by the acquisition of Canberra firm Incorporating Ergonomics.

  • 2014

    Our national footprint is complete, with the acquisition of Darwin business Total Health and Rehab and the opening of our first Tasmanian office in Launceston. Our network now covers metropolitan and regional centres in every state and territory of Australia.

    IPAR is named as a finalist in the BRW GE Capital Momentum Awards, in the best Mid-Market Business category, recognising high performance, employee growth, demonstrated innovation and industry leadership.

  • 2015

    To maintain our strong growth and enhance our ability to help more people with continually innovative services, IPAR enters a partnership with private equity firm, the Riverside Group. We also celebrate IPAR’s Managing Director David Sagar when he is awarded the Victorian Australian Rehabilitation Provider Association (ARPA) award for Exceptional Leadership.

  • 2016

    In August 2016, IPAR joins forces with the WorkFocus Group, to create the Work Health Group. This brings together over 750 employment, health and support services professionals across 80 locations and means that we are able to help more people than ever before, while presenting our team with a raft of new career opportunities across the broader Group, its brands and services.

  • 2017

    By 2017, IPAR is assisting over 13,000 people each year to benefit from health, wellbeing and work. Whether a client has been injured in the workplace, at home or in a transport accident, our services are designed to help each person return to wellbeing and work, for the benefit of themselves, their family, their employer and community.