Nursing & Midwifery>Aged Care
Published 08 May 2024

  • Relocate to Maningrida NT (Remote Aboriginal Community 520km East of Darwin)
  • Facility Manager
  • $136,000 Salary + amazing relocation package

Job Opportunity: Manager, Aged Care Services

Location: Relocate to Maningrida, Northern Territory, Australia – A remote Aboriginal Community located 520 km east of Darwin.

Organisation: This facility provides a mix of residential and community aged care services to a population of approximately 3,500 people. They prioritize flexible and culturally appropriate care, tailored to meet the needs of older Aboriginal individuals in the community.

Position Summary: We are seeking an experienced Manager to lead an Aged Care Services team in Maningrida. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing programs, overseeing resources, and ensuring compliance with government regulations. This role requires an individual with a deep understanding of Indigenous culture and experience in remote locations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Aged Care Flexible program, ensuring effectiveness and alignment with community needs.
  • Oversee Commonwealth Home Care Packages, Home Support programs, and NDIS services.
  • Liaise with the accountant regarding budget allocation/expenditure and individual client needs.
  • Maintain and update policies/procedures to meet organizational and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate client assessments to determine care needs.
  • Ensure compliance with government requirements for regulatory reporting.
  • Lead continuous quality improvement initiatives to enhance service delivery.
  • Conduct risk assessments and act as an advocate for clients as needed.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Management and Nursing qualifications.
  • Extensive experience in managing programs within an Aged Care context, ideally in Indigenous and remote settings.
  • Strong knowledge of Aged Care Standards.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to support and train local community members.
  • Indigenous and remote experience is required for this position.

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive salary of $136,000 plus 11% superannuation
  • Six weeks of annual leave
  • Salary Sacrifice options
  • Free accommodation with all associated costs covered (electricity, water, internet)
  • $4,000 travel allowance per calendar year
  • Company vehicle for business and personal use within the local area
  • Relocation/repatriation expenses covered
  • $2,500 retention bonus after 12 months
  • On-call pay for overnight stays and approved overtime

About the Facility: The Aged Care and Community Services team consists of 38 dedicated individuals, including a manager, NDIS support coordinator, chef, and a strong contingent of local Aboriginal community support workers, who make up 79% of the workforce.

The residential facility, located along the picturesque coastline, operates 24/7 and provides a safe and serene environment for their elderly residents. The emphasis is on promoting independence and fostering familial connections, with daily sunsets offering a tranquil backdrop.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about providing culturally sensitive care and have the experience required, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resumeto

This job opportunity invites candidates who understand the unique challenges and rewards of working in a remote Aboriginal community. If this aligns with your skills and values, apply today for a really unique opportunity. Note: If you are not looking for a permanent position, a 12 month fixed term contract can be arranged for this position.

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