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Aged & Disability Services Operations Coordinator - Mt Liebig

Western Desert Dialysis

About Us

We began 20 years ago with a knock-out exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW which raised over a million dollars. People from the remotest, most beautiful part of the desert, then used this money to develop their own organisation, with a culture of caring, compassion and determination.

At the time, the focus was to get family members home to Kintore on dialysis, for people to be looked after on country and to maintain the traditions of looking after country and passing on cultural heritage to future generations.

It took a little time…and a lot of hard work…but in 2004, Purple House started dialysis in Kintore, the first of its kind, and set a precedence for many others to follow.

Today we proud to say the we have collaborated, supported and helped many communities to get their people home and now operate dialysis in 18 communities across NT, SA and WA. We also run two mobile dialysis trucks, provide a range of support services, run a successful social enterprise and have big plans for more!

We have come a long way in 20 years!

About the role

We are currently recruiting for an Aged & Disability Services Operations Coordinator and Care Coordinator at Mt Liebig. These roles could be suitable for a couple to live and work remote.

The Aged & Disability Services Operations Coordinator is responsible for implementing the daily operational requirements of the Mt Liebig Aged and Disability Program.

Key responsibilities include coordination of the Mt Liebig commercial kitchen and deliveries, coordination of personal care and domestic assistance delivery and relevant administration. Maintain safe food handling practices, meal preparation & delivery in accordance with Department of Environmental Health.

This is a hands-on role where issues can arise at short notice that require the Coordinator to be flexible, adaptable and resourceful to promote best practice and positive outcomes.

About You

  • You have a patient centred focus and eye on our goal of getting people home on country.
  • You are known for your compassion and empathy.
  • Your style is flexible, good humoured and resilient.
  • You are a self-starter and can work autonomously, knowing when to ask for help.
  • You can think on your feet to negotiate and solve problems.
  • You are considerate and thoughtful in conflict management.
  • You’re eager to learn and collaborate with your team.
  • You are passionate and ready for a challenge. (But we are all here to share the fun!)
  • You can communicate with all sorts of people.
  • You are culturally curious and have respect for culture and community.
  • You have experience working for an Aboriginal organisation and awareness of the issues pertaining to this region.
  • You have experience working ‘out bush’ and mentoring team members.
  • You have experience working in Food Services industry – meal preparation or nutrition (Operations Coordinator)

The Location

Mt Liebig lies on the western edge of the greater MacDonnell Ranges, 325km from Alice Springs. Known locally as Watiyawanu. The community forms part of the Luritja Pintubi Ward of the MacDonnell Regional Council and the majority of its 156 residents identify themselves as Luritja. Other language groups in Watiyawanu include Pintubi, Warlpiri and Arrernte.

Purple House provides dialysis services to patients in Mt Liebig community. It is also the site of Purple House’s first aged care facility that opened in 2017.

Other facilities include a health clinic, community store, school and church.

For general enquiries regarding the position or a copy of the position description contact people@purplehouse.org.au using the subject line: Aged & Disability Services Operations Coordinator - Mt Liebig enquiry via EthicalJobs or (08) 8929 9958.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

How to apply

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