UnitingSA's logo
More from this Employer
UnitingSA's logo

Program Manager, Community Aged Care



The opportunity to work in an exciting, innovative and fast paced community aged care environment. Looking for a passionate and experienced Program Manager to oversee the operational management of Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Home Care Packages program staff and service delivery.

The Successful applicant will possess an optimistic outlook on life, leads their team by example and has a genuine desire to make a positive difference in the community. You will be an open communicator who excels at working under pressure whilst naturally motivating staff to perform at their best.

Furthermore, you will be skilled at handling complex human interactions in a compassionate yet professional manner, whilst engaging staff to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure high quality, personalised care and support to our clientele.”


  • Full Time Position
  • Level - SCHADS SACS 7


  • Identify any changes and review policies and procedures that directly impact upon Community Aged Care
  • Monitor contract compliance, quality and continuous improvement
  • Manage the financial budgets of the operational team
  • Appropriately manage performance of Community Aged Care programs including coaching support to direct reports, regular informal and formal performance feedback and reviews, and support for relevant training and development
  • Ensure the portfolio is staffed appropriately with quality team members who are committed to high standards of performance and service.
  • Establish and maintain effective and meaningful relationships with new and existing internal and external stakeholders

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Degree in Social Work / Allied Health / Nursing or equivalent, or extensive experience working in a similar role (essential)
  • Current National Police Clearance – Aged Care (essential)
  • Current SA Drivers Licence (essential)
  • Applicants MUST have community aged care coordination/management (or similar) experience in Consumer Directed Care Home Care Packages (CDC)
  • Experience working within Commonwealth funded aged care programs
  • Significant experience managing and leading teams in the human services/health sector
  • Experience undertaking case management and caseload reviews within a community services, disability or aged care setting

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.


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.


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/

How to apply

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.

Email me more jobs like this.