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Support Coordinator - Commonwealth Home Support Program

Employer: annecto Inc
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 20 March, 2019.
Applications close: 10 April, 2019. (Expired)

About Us

annecto - the people network is an independent, not for profit association committed to increasing opportunities and choices for people with a disability, older persons and their carers.

What's on offer?

Full-time, fixed term opportunity - ending 30.06.2020

Coburg Location

What's the Job?

The Support Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that flexible respite services are planned and implemented for Recipients who are assessed as eligible under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) guidelines, specifically Carer Relationships and Carer Support. The Support Coordinator will work with the Care recipient and their support network to identify goals which will enable them to maintain and improve their level of independence and empower them to continue living at home and working towards their life goals.

What we need from you:

  • Demonstrated experience in aged care services and healthy ageing principles
  • Previous experience in support coordination in a community setting
  • Understanding and commitment to person-centred approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as a member of a professional team
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to build rapport
  • Knowledge of community resources/professional services which support individuals in the region
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a culturally diverse group
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with a high degree of initiative
  • Proficient in the use of computer software: Word, Excel, Internet and email
  • Must hold a current Victorian driver’s license

What would be great to have?

  • Knowledge of client databases e.g. CareLink Plus and knowledge of DEX reporting
  • An ability to speak a community language/s and work in a flexible and creative manner
  • Tertiary qualification in relevant health/social sciences or welfare area
  • Experience working in a similar capacity for a community based not-for-profit organisation

You should be eligible to work in Australia.

annecto is a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and abide by our Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct.

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

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