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Program Manager - Aged Care - Alice Springs

  • Based in Alice Springs, NT
  • Offering flexible hours

Your new company

This Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation delivers primary health care to remote health centres across the APY Lands. They are now seeking a Program Manager to be based in Alice Springs on a permanent part-time basis (up to 30 hours per week).

Your new Role

As the Program Manager - Aged Care you will report into the General Manager and be responsible for the management of the Aged Care program and ensure best practice is met. This is a permanent part-time role with flexible working hours.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and expertise in policy development, strategic planning, and delivery of aged care services
  • Ensure that the Aged Care Program goals and objectives are met
  • Ensure optimal service delivery of the Aged Care Program through the securing and management of the required human, capital and financial resources to meet program goals and objectives
  • Maintain systems and strive for continuous quality improvement
  • Facilitate training, supervision, performance appraisal and professional development for Program staff
  • Liaise and collaborate with Council Program Coordinators, managers and clinical staff to ensure that the Aged Care Program contributes to and reinforces the overall strategic goals of the organisation
  • Ensure that aged care services delivered by the organisation comply with the relevant legislative and regulatory framework as per relevant funding agreements, and that services are delivered in a safe, equitable and culturally appropriate manner
  • Coordinate and maintain accreditation of residential and community aged care services against the Residential and Home Care Standards as required.
  • Ensure that aged care services are delivered in a manner that recognises the rights of clients to information, safety, respect and privacy
  • Liaise with external service providers and other stakeholders relevant to the delivery of the Aged Care Program and aged care related services on the APY Lands
  • Report regularly and as required to the Director, Medical Director, General Manager and Health Committee on the performance of the Aged Care Program
  • Manage the Aged Care Program budget

What you need

  • Tertiary qualifications in health, aged care or similar
  • Proven ability to lead, communicate effectively and work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary health team in a cross cultural and complex environment
  • Proven leadership experience in planning, implementing, managing and evaluating health programs
  • Extensive knowledge of current national policy settings, funding arrangements and Government agencies relevant to the Indigenous aged care sector
  • Previous experience in training, conducting workshops, or providing ongoing mentoring, knowledge transfer and support for staff
  • High level verbal and written communication skills
  • High level submission and report writing skills
  • Previous experience working with remote aboriginal communities within the Health Sector is highly desirable
  • Current police check and drivers’ licence

What you'll get in return

In return you will work for a forward-thinking aboriginal health organisation who help support people across the APY Lands. A salary of up to $130k FTE plus superannuation and salary sacrificing is also on offer.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please email your up to date resume to Rachael at rachael.agha@hays.com.au using the subject line: Program Manager - Aged Care - Alice Springs application via EthicalJobs, or call Rachael on 08 8943 6000.

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