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General Manager - Aged Care


Employer: Mission Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Executive & Senior Management, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 09 January, 2019.
Applications close: 22 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Lead Mission Australia’s Aged Care facilities and champion meaningful change
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits and a company car
  • Make a difference to the lives of elderly Australians requiring accommodation and care

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

Mission Australia operates three Aged Care facilities targeting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These facilities provide stable accommodation, care and support to improve mental health and well-being and quality of life. Each facility caters for 60-72 residents and two are located in Sydney and one is in Orange.

As our General Manager - Aged Care, you will be reporting to the Sate Director (NSW, ACT and Victoria) and will have the following 6 direct reports:

  • Three Directors of Care (two based in Sydney and one in Orange)
  • Business Manager
  • Project Systems Manager
  • Quality & Compliance Manager

Your primary focus will be to lead Mission Australia’s Aged Care facilities and teams including business and workforce planning and systems to ensure effective service delivery and quality of care.  This includes overseeing facility operations in all matters relating to standard of care, legislative requirements, certifications, licensing, staffing, finance, accreditation, business operations, process improvement and safety systems.

You will also provide aged care advice to the State Director and Executive, commissioning new services and building cross-functional and external stakeholder relationships to shape services, ensure quality and compliance and meet budget and contract requirements.

Mission Australia is in the process of developing an Aged Care Strategy which will provide a blue print for future development of aged care services.  As the General Manager, you will also lead this exciting initiative focused on quality, client centred approaches and resident satisfaction!

Requirements for Success

  • Post graduate level qualification in health management, business or related field (a Registered Nurse with unrestricted AHPRA registration is preferred but not essential)
  • Significant senior management experience in aged care or related residential clinical care management
  • Strong track record in leading client-centred, quality and compliant services to improve the well-being of vulnerable people
  • Experience in funding negotiation, contract management and commissioning of new services
  • A track record in innovation, service design and improvement and leading change
  • Demonstrated ability to lead business and resource planning and deliver outcomes on time and within budget
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and experience, together with the ability to advocate and influence stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes
  • Experience in people management, coaching, mentoring and professional development of others
  • Understanding of homelessness and the aged care needs of homeless older people and demonstrated interest in the community and social work

Culture & Benefits

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

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging of $15,900 in tax-free pay per year (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Flexible work arrangements and volunteering opportunities
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

For more information, feel free to view the Job Description via GM Aged Care PD 070119.pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

How to apply for this job

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