About the role
- An opportunity to use your experience and show your commitment to the Community Sector
- Enjoy salary packaging in addition to your take home pay
- An opportunity to make a genuine and meaningful difference to people living with complex care requirements as the result of a life limiting illness.
Welcome to Community Options.
We’re an ACT community based non-profit organisation providing services to older people, people with disabilities and their families.
We are seeking an experienced and empathetic person to join our team. We have a position of a coordinator available in our Palliative Care Program which is designed to assist people diagnosed with palliative conditions, their carers and family members in accessing practical in-home supports particularly in the end stages of life. The program aims to achieve best possible service outcomes, reduce stress, improve quality of life and allow people to choose home as their preferred setting for end of life care or assist them to remain at home for as long as practically possible.
The Palliative Care Program Coordinator will work closely with people diagnosed with palliative and end-stage conditions and clinical services to set up appropriate practical (non-clinical) in-home support services for those clients who express their wish to die at home and/or remain at home for as long as possible. In this role, you will also work closely with clinical palliative care services and hospitals in the ACT to facilitate discharge from hospital and access services available in the community including services through My Aged Care and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
What you will bring to the role:
- The ability to provide coordination and case management to people with palliative conditions, including those with complex needs, and their families and carers.
- The ability to build relationships with clients, their family members and work closely with stakeholders including home based (clinical) palliative care services and hospitals in the ACT.
- Strong case management and stakeholder engagement skills and demonstrated knowledge of services systems including My Aged Care, NDIS and community based health services in the ACT.
- The ability to work independently and monitor individual workload, juggle multiple concurrent tasks and meet deadlines.
- A working with vulnerable people (WWVP) card or be able to successfully register for one
- A current drivers license
About the organisation
We're an ACT community based non-profit organisation providing services to older people, people with disabilities and their families.
How to apply for this role
To find out more about what is on offer please email Michael at Michael.Lynch@communityoptions.com.au or call us on 02 6295 8800
With us, you will be a part of making a real difference within our community.
Please quote in application: Palliative Care Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.