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Aged Care Assessment, Project Manager

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

The Population Health and Sector Development team at VACCHO are seeking a full time Aged Care Assessment, Project Manager to join our organisation.

Purpose of the role

To embed the role of ACCO aged care assessors and assessment services into the operations of participating Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs), Regional Assessment Services (RAS) Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) so that Aboriginal people receive culturally safe aged care assessment.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement a project plan to realise the purpose described above
  • Developing agreements with partners
  • Managing and being accountable for cost, quality and time constraints and ensuring deliverables are met
  • Identifying resource requirements and allocating where possible
  • Prioritising and scheduling activity
  • Applying problem solving and analytical skills
  • Preparing and overseeing high level and comprehensive written reports, policy advice, project plans and other documentation

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to holistic Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
  • An understanding and ability to articulate Aboriginal self-determination, community advancement and capacity building and Culture and Kinship
  • Experience and knowledge of the aged care sector, particularly the aged care assessment process
  • At least 3 years demonstrated experience in project management
  • High level written, administrative and ICT skills to develop policies, procedures, workflows, client maps, project agreements, prepare reports, and general correspondence including translation and analysis of data
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at all levels. An ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, characterised by co-operation, trust and mutual respect.
  • Ability to identify and analyse problems, establish appropriate solutions and recommendations using analytical and conceptual skills


  • Identifies and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • A qualification (or equivalent experience) in high level project management, business administration and/or governance, leadership, or related areas

Compliance with VACCHO Standards

  • VACCHO is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait to apply for all positions advertised (Equal Opportunity Act 2010)
  • Everyone is welcome at VACCHO and candidates regardless of age, cultural background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religious affiliation are encouraged to apply.
  • VACCHO requires all employees to comply with all work health and safety rules, regulations and relevant Codes of Practice (Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004)
  • VACCHO requires employees to participate in and promote our quality control, risk management, safety and compliance systems. This includes participating in the development and application of VACCHO’s policies and procedures, as well as the identification, reporting and management of risks.
  • VACCHO requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct, including commitment to confidentiality and conflict of interest declarations

Other Employment Related Information

  • A National Police Records Check is required as a condition of employment.
  • A current Working with Children Check is required
  • A Victorian Drivers Licence is required. The position will require travel throughout the state of Victoria and occasional interstate travel.
  • VACCHO is a Smoke-Free workplace

About Us

We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership in Aboriginal health and wellbeing.

Visit us here for more info: https://www.vaccho.org.au/ 

About Salary Packaging

As a Public Benevolent Institute (PBI), we are able to offer generous tax concessions to our staff. For further information, please click here.

VACCHO is committed to welcoming and embracing the diversity of cultures, identities, gender, sex, and sexually diverse identities and expressions, experiences, beliefs, and values of all people.

We believe in the right for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity at all times, and that all people who work for, govern or undertake work at or visit us should at all times feel safe and included.

The position description for this role can be downloaded from our website here.

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