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Operations Advisor

Merri Health
  • Located in Preston
  • Permanent part-time (0.8EFT, full-time negotiable)
  • 84K plus super and salary packaging
  • Join a great team and help improve the wellbeing of carers in northern and western metro Melbourne

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services. A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community. We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Merri Carer Services

Merri Health has a long history of providing carer support services in northern metropolitan Melbourne, funded both through the federal and state government. Since 2020, Merri Health leads the delivery of carer support, advice and information across Victoria for the Carer Gateway, the Australian Government’s national carer hub. In December 2021, the program will expand to western metro Melbourne.

Merri Carer Services provides a range of programs, supports and activities to carers living in our catchment area. These include assessment & planning, care coordination, peer support, coaching, counselling, respite support, events and activities, and supports specifically for young carers and those caring for people with dementia.

Your new role

As the Operations Advisor, you will:

  • work closely with the Manager, Carer Services, to drive the operations of the Carer Services Program
  • act as the second in charge for the management of the program and act in the Manager’s role during their absence
  • work closely with the leadership team, consisting of five Team Leaders and the Program Manager, to deliver all carer activities and supports in line with funding targets, compliance requirements and applicable State and Commonwealth guidelines
  • implement Merri’s strategic directions related to the Carer Services program
  • compile reports, analyses and briefs as required

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in community services / social sciences / health / management or similar field
  • Demonstrated leadership, engagement and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the community care sector
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively, be proactive, adaptable and solution-focused
  • Sound financial management, budgeting, reporting, compliance and IT skills

What we offer

Reporting to the Manager, Carer Support, and being part of the program’s leadership team, you will play an important role in shaping the future of carer services in Merri’s catchment area and will be able to make a real difference.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchased leave and a flexible work arrangement, including the option to work from home some of the time.

What you need to do now

If this position captures your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you would like to review the position description or have any questions about the role please refer to our Career Portal for further information.

Merri Health will only accept applications that are submitted via our Career Portal by clicking Apply Now below.

Please note you are not required to address the Key Selection Criteria separately.

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, disability worker exclusion scheme check and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.

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