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Coordinator Aged And Disability Services

MacDonnell Regional Council - Alice Springs, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
  • Full-time, fixed-term contract until 30 June 2023
  • Base salary package starting at $78,782
  • Total effective package: $88,008 (inclusive of leave loading and superannuation)
  • Based in the Papunya community

The role:

The Coordinator Aged and Disability Services is responsible for the delivery of the MacDonnell Regional Council (MRC) Aged & and Disability program service. This includes mentoring and coordinating local staff to ensure that quality, culturally appropriate services are delivered to aged and disability clients.

Papunya Community:

This position will be located in Papunya community, and provide outreach services to nearby Haast Bluff community. Papunya is home to 418 residents who are mainly Luritja speakers, as well as other languages. Known locally as Warumpi, the community of Papunya is situated 240km northwest of Alice Springs in the Luritja Pintubi Ward of the MacDonnell Regional Council. Facilities of the Papunya community include a Community Store, Primary School, Police Station, Art Centre, Health Centre and Church.

This is an incredible opportunity to live and work in Central Australia.


  • Subsidised and fully furnished housing
  • A supportive team focused on skills and personal development
  • 6 weeks annual leave and generous personal, study and cultural leave
  • Up to 3% additional employer super contribution
  • Remote salary packaging

Key duties:

  • Coordinate aged, disability and school nutrition services across assigned Council locations, ensuring service continuity, continuous improvement and legislative compliance
  • Ensure the service is delivered in a culturally appropriate manner, in line with community development principles, committing to the continual development of the service
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with staff, clients, families, health professionals to identify client needs and make recommendations within a Consumer Directed Care model of service delivery
  • Develop and implement quality improvement plans for assigned Council locations to ensure service outputs meet client and Council expectations and legislative standards
  • Ensure all service records, site documentation and site reports are completed to a high standard and in a timely manner
  • Ensure the timely undertaking of client assessments, development and review of client care plans, issuing client correspondence, and maintaining up to date client records
  • Support and train staff in all aspects of service delivery including the understanding of policies and procedures, creating daily work plans and rosters
  • Conduct regular team meetings and implement approved training and mentoring programs to ensure staff learning needs are identified and met
  • Oversee the development and regular review of menu and meal plans for School Nutrition, aged and disability services clients
  • Monitor and oversee periodic equipment, consumable and food orders in line with the approved budget

Skills and experience:


  • Diploma level qualification in Aged Care or Community Services, equivalent experience or willingness to work towards the diploma qualification
  • Experience working remotely with Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people
  • Understanding of aged and disability client needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment
  • Current NT Driver's license
  • Current Ochre Card or the ability to obtain one

MRC Culture:

Staff choose to work here because of their commitment to advancing the lives of our residents. Staff are rewarded with diverse and challenging work that supports career growth.

Under MacDonnell Regional Council's Special Measures Scheme, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position and will be given preference in the selection process if they meet all the essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level.

For further information contact Amandeep Kaur (Daisy), Manager Aged and Disability, by phoning (08) 8958 9692.

Applications will be assessed as received until a suitable applicant is found.

To apply for this job go to: https://macdonnell.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies & enter ref code: 5423243.

Contract length: 24 months

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Alice Springs, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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