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Health & Wellbeing Advisor

Job no: 671142
Work type: Full time
Location: QLD - Metro

About Us

The Safety team at Coles is committed to building a safe, happy and energised team. With a solid commitment to embedding a strong safety culture, this team works hard to raise awareness and support, coach and guide the team on safety best practice. Our team members’ safety and wellbeing, and the safety of our customers, is the number one goal.

The role

As the Health and Wellbeing Advisor, you’ll help to develop and deliver a tailored health and well-being program that’s in accordance with workforce issues presented through demographic and workers compensation data. This role will allow you to provide specialist case management to drive return to work outcomes for Injured Team Members.


Other ways you can make an impact include:


  • liaising with Treating Medical Practitioners and Coles Team Cover (CTC) Case Managers to develop a holistic and strategic case management plan for each claim
  • executing the pre-employment functional screening process as part of the overall fitness for work strategy and conduct pre-employment functional capacity evaluations in accordance with industry tools
  • coaching and supporting the site management team to deliver excellence in workers compensation, injury management and fitness for work processes
  • project managing allied health providers engaged on the site including, but not limited to, onsite physiotherapy
  • ensuring all workers compensation case files are maintained in line with legislative requirements
  • facilitating fit for work processes in consultation with the Site Manager, State Safety Manager and People and Culture Manager 

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • a Bachelor’s Degree in a physical allied health profession (preferably Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology) with a few years’ experience in workplace rehabilitation
  • excellent leadership, coaching, analytical and interpersonal skills with a level of confidence to engage with Medical Practitioners
  • the ability to influence a range of stakeholders and work in a dynamic environment with Team Members from diverse backgrounds
  • experience and technical knowledge of Workers Compensation Legislation, as well as an excellent understanding of injury mechanism and recovery
  • the know how when it comes to conducting Functional Capacity Evaluations


Our commitment of making good things happen at Coles starts with our people. It is important for us to celebrate our wins and develop our people. In addition to a competitive salary, the other good things include:

  • Receiving a team member discount and exclusive team member offers;
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for primary care givers and 1 week of paid leave for secondary care givers;
  • Being part of a fun and inclusive culture where you can learn and develop your skills through our excellent ongoing training and development


At Coles, we are all about our people. As a top-30 ASX listed company, we are a dynamic, empowering and collaborative organisation that is focused on ensuring a positive, inclusive work environment for all team members. We believe in energising everyone by having you become part of a more purposeful work life. At Coles, we believe we are better together when team members can perform at their best and will support you in bringing your best self every day. So, how will you make good things happen at Coles?


At Coles, we know we are at our best when our team is representative of the communities we serve and are proud of our commitment to providing supportive work environments for all team members. We actively encourage applications from all candidates, including the LGBTI community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.

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