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Coordinator, Community Aged Care - CHPS / ELS

UnitingSA

THE OPPORTUNITY

The opportunity to work in an exciting, innovative and fast paced community aged care environment. Looking for a passionate and experienced Coordinator to facilitate the delivery of personalised high quality care and support for older people living in their own homes.

The successful candidate must be capable of managing a team of support workers, maintain professional boundaries, and possess an optimistic outlook on life and a genuine desire to make a positive difference in the community. Must also excel working under pressure, be detail orientated, and ben an open communicator who values working as part of a team whilst making others feel valued and heard

The Coordinator is responsible for the individualised care, support and services for consumers including the coordination, scheduling and implementation in accordance with approved funding, guidelines, legislative requirements and organisational work instructions.

The successful applicant will manage care and support which enables the consumer to live safely and independently at home while maintaining wellness, safety and connectedness, in line with the consumers co-designed Care Plan and within the scope of practice of the role. The coordinator will work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to deliver clinical care (as appropriate) and outcomes for consumers.

KEY RESPONSIBILTIES INCLUDE:

  • Work in partnership with consumers, key stakeholders and their carer/advocate to co-design individualised care, support and services for consumers through planning, coordination, scheduling and implementation of personalised and detailed goal orientated Care Plans
  • Regularly make contact with consumers and review their goals, needs and preferences, and update Care Plans with changes
  • Adhere to funding, guidelines, legislation and organisational requirements relevant to the consumer’s program, package or funding
  • Appropriately manage performance and coaching support to direct reports, providing regular informal and formal performance feedback and reviews, supervision and support for relevant training and development
  • Ensure direct reports are aware of and comply with organisational policies, procedures and work instructions

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Minimum qualification of diploma in Human Services / Health / Community / Disability or equivalent, or extensive experience working in a similar role (essential)
  • Current National Police Clearance – Aged Care (essential)
  • Current First Aid Certificate (desirable)
  • Current SA Drivers Licence (essential)
  • Reliable vehicle and comprehensive vehicle insurance (essential

FURTHER DETAILS

  • Must be available to work between the regular business hours of 08:00-18:00 AND MUST participate in after hours on call service (shared rotating roster between the hours of 06:00-20:00, 7 days per week).
  • Applicants MUST have community aged care Coordination (or similar) experience in Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) or Consumer Directed Care Home Care Packages (CDC).
  • Experience working with bicultural and bilingual clients will be highly regarded, including group work
  • Multiple permanent positions available – part time (4 days per week minimum) and full time
  • Excellent pay rate (SCHADS SACS 5-6 dependent upon qualifications and experience)

You will also demonstrate a positive and professional "can-do" attitude, excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to work equally well as a member of a team or working alone. We would like the successful candidate to commence as soon as possible! If you feel that you are well organised and have a good work ethic then please apply.

We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees.

ABOUT UNITINGSA

UnitingSA is a not-for-profit organisation that provides aged care, housing and community services to over 16,000 people across regional and metropolitan South Australia. With more than 1000 employees and volunteers, UnitingSA delivers high quality services to people from diverse backgrounds as we strive towards our vision of a compassionate, respectful and just community in which all people participate and flourish.

CULTURE AND BENEFITS

A career with UnitingSA will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of people in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of respect, compassion, courage and integrity.

We ensure our staff are well supported, celebrated and compensated through:

  • Salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year.
  • “Together we can” Workplace Wellness Program (including leadership development, counselling support, special leave provisions, flexible work arrangements, physio program)
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service.
  • Professional development and study leave

We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with relevant skills and experience to apply for any of our advertised vacancies.

Due to COVID-19, UnitingSA are taking necessary precautions to minimise the risk to our candidates and employees throughout the recruitment process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in an online video interview, this will not disadvantage any candidates who wish to apply with us.

To view the Job Description please visit our website at https://unitingsa.com.au/

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