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State Manager - Victorian Carer Gateway

Merri Health
  • Chifley Drive, Preston with travel required across Victoria
  • Permanent Full Time

An exciting opportunity exists at Merri Health to lead the implementation of the new Commonwealth Government Carer reform across the state of Victoria. Merri Health was notified in late 2019 as 1 of 10 providers nationally that were successful in our bid to deliver the Carer Gateway in both VIC1 and VIC2 regions in Victoria, together with our Consortium Partners; (Alfred Health, Ballarat Health Services, Barwon Health, Bendigo Health Care Group, Goulburn Valley Family Care Inc. and Uniting (Victorian and Tasmania) Ltd.). This role will oversee Merri Health’s responsibility as lead agency, and will work closely with our Consortium partners and a number of other sub-contractors and stakeholders across the state to effectively deliver the new Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS) within Victoria.

An exciting opportunity exists at Merri Health to lead the implementation of the new Commonwealth Government Carer reform across the state of Victoria. Merri Health was notified in late 2019 as 1 of 10 providers nationally that were successful in our bid to deliver the Carer Gateway in both VIC1 and VIC2 regions in Victoria, together with our Consortium Partners; (Alfred Health, Ballarat Health Services, Barwon Health, Bendigo Health Care Group, Goulburn Valley Family Care Inc. and Uniting (Victorian and Tasmania) Ltd.). This role will oversee Merri Health’s responsibility as lead agency, and will work closely with our Consortium partners and a number of other sub-contractors and stakeholders across the state to effectively deliver the new Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS) within Victoria.

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services. A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community. We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

As a State Manager, Victorian Carer Gateway you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring Merri Health's contractual obligations with the Commonwealth Government for the delivery of the Carer Gateway in Victoria are met, and regularly monitored
  • With input from partners and Merri Health Manager, Carer Services, overseeing the annual development, implementation and reporting of Activity Work plan for the Victorian Carer Gateway 
  • Working closely with a range of sub-contractors across the state to ensure effective delivery of other key ICSS services such as emergency respite, after hours support etc 
  • Developing, monitoring ad progress reports for internal stakeholders and Commonwealth funding as directed by the funding guidelines/contract and the General Manager, Healthy Communities

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • Knowledge and experience in working with government reforms
  • Superior skills in working with multiple partners and stakeholders
  • Experience in service re-design and implementation

What we offer

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, disability worker exclusion scheme check and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.

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