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- Support those who have supported others
- Aged care focus
- Permanent, part-time role based in Sydney
The Emerging Futures Collaborative Limited (EFCL) is an innovative ministry established by a collaborative of Catholic Religious Institutes in Australia, to address an emerging need in religious life for transition and support services. The Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands, Sydney (EASI) is one of EFCL’s Service Partners.
The Dominican Sisters, EASI is comprised of 27 Sisters with differing living arrangements in Sydney, between Homebush and Strathfield. As part of its responsibility to provide support services to the Sisters, EFCL seeks to engage a part-time Health and Wellbeing Coordinator.
About the Role
The Health and Wellbeing Coordinator plays a vital role in enabling each Sister to live her life fully and maintain her independence for as long as possible, by ensuring a comprehensive suite of care and support services are provided to each Sister.
Reporting to the Shared Services Manager, EFCL, and using a case management approach, you will facilitate assessment, care planning and implementation of health and wellbeing services to the Sisters, tailored to their individual needs.
You will maintain regular contact with and advocate on behalf of the Sisters and maintain relationships with preferred home care and other providers, oversee their service provision, and escalate gaps in service provision as required.
Using your previous experience, you will assist Sisters in transitioning to new services, and coordinate care of Sisters who are showing signs of needing additional support, in a compassionate and respectful way.
The role is a permanent, part-time role (25 hours a week) with flexibility required to be available to take after-hours calls.
Your experience in in providing care, support, and coordination in an aged care or community services setting is key to this role. Just as important is your kind and compassionate nature and desire to support older adults to live valued and meaningful lives.
Specifically, as the ideal candidate for this role, you will meet the following Key Requirements:
- Relevant health or allied health qualification with experience in an aged care, hospital or community care setting; and good understanding of the aged care sector, including government-funded services and how to identify and make best use of them.
- Capacity to support the Sisters through various transitions, including navigating community services and systems, sourcing care packages, and coordinating clinical practice and care to meet each Sister’s requirements.
- Demonstrated awareness and understanding of clinical and social issues experienced by older people.
- Experience in implementing and updating systems and processes for service delivery and ability to apply regulations/legislation about clinical risk and quality improvement processes.
- Excellent communication, listening, interpersonal and collaboration skills, and the ability to advocate and influence stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
- Appreciation of and commitment to supporting the ethos, culture, mission and charism of the Dominican Sisters EASI.
The successful candidate must have a current driver’s license and access to a fully insured and maintained motor vehicle.
A National Police Check, up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination status (as determined from time to time by the Commonwealth Government), and annual flu vaccine are also required for this role.
What’s on Offer?
- The opportunity to work for a mission-focussed organisation that strives to make a difference in the lives of others.
- Negotiable days and span of hours.
Enquiries and Application Process
To obtain a copy of the Position Description or enquire about the role, please contact Nevine Piperides at Reach HR on 0418 698 327 or [email protected].
Applications should be sent directly to [email protected] and must include a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter must outline your experience and suitability for the role, in particular, how you meet each of the Key Requirements outlined above.
Applications close Tuesday, 5 March 2024, however interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered and shortlisted (if suitable) as they are received.
As this is an ongoing role, only candidates with the unrestricted right to work in Australia will be considered.