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Advocate (full-time or part-time)

About the position

ARAS is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the role of Advocate in the aged care sector (full-time or part-time, multiple positions) for our new Nuriootpa office. 

Ideally, successful candidates will have an interest and experience in aged care, aged rights, human services, and or social justice. Previous experience in an advocate role will be highly regarded.

Specific employment requirements

  • A tertiary qualification in a humanitarian/ social justice discipline.
  • National Police Clearance (less than 12 months old).
  • Working with Vulnerable Persons clearance (less than 12 months old).
  • COVID-19 vaccination and current Influenza vaccination is mandatory.
  • Work outside of normal office hours may be required from time to time.
  • Current driving license and willingness to drive for work purposes.

Job benefits and perks

Flexible, family-friendly workplace, Not for Profit Organisation - salary sacrifice packaging, SCHADS Award Classification Level 5 

The position description can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here.

Applications can be addressed to ARAS Corporate Services Manager and made by email via humanresources@agedrights.asn.au Applications will close on 31st May 2022. Only applicants shortlisted will be advised.

For additional information, please phone 0436 283 818.

Advocate - Finance Specialist

About the role

ARAS is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Advocate - Finance Specialist role. This role requires extensive knowledge of CHSP home care funding packages as well as the ability to interpret financial statements.

You will assist aged care consumers to understand home care service costs, financial statements and invoicing, pricing schedules and pay arrangements, including self-managed packages.

You will support and educate fellow advocates on home care funding as well as deliver individualised advocacy and community group information sessions relating to home care service costs.

Specific employment requirements

  • Bachelor qualification in a finance related discipline.
  • Experience working in aged care or with vulnerable groups, operating within a social justice framework.
  • National Police Clearance (less than 12 months old)
  • Working with Vulnerable Persons Clearance (less than 12 months old).
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID and Influenza.
  • Work outside of normal office hours may be required from time to time.
  • Current driving license and willingness to drive for work purposes.
  • Extensive travel will be required within South Australia.

About the organisation

The ARAS website provides more information about the range of work that ARAS undertakes, including advocacy, information and education sessions.

A full position description is available here

Applications must be made through SEEK and addressed to the ARAS Corporate Services Manager. and by 31/05/2022 at the latest. Previous Applicants need not re-apply. 

For further information, please call Human Resources on 0436 283 818.

Community Engagement Liaison Officer

Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the role of Community Engagement Liaison Officer.

About the role 

To deliver ARAS' - Increase Public Awareness and Engagement Strategy, by developing broader community awareness of ARAS and the role it plays in delivering the National Aged Care Advocacy Program. 

Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience and insight into aged care with established connections and networks with relevant community groups and especially special needs groups [as defined in the Aged Care Act].

The incumbent will be responsible for achieving target KPIs involving the hosting of as well as the participation in the network and promotional events. 

Whilst the role will be based at our Dulwich office, it is responsible for the delivery of the increased awareness strategy across all of South Australia.  

About the business

ARAS is the South Australian component of the National Aged Care Advocacy Program and a member of OPAN (Older Persons Advocacy Network) and is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health.

The ARAS website provides more information about the range of work that ARAS undertakes, including advocacy, information and education sessions. A position description is available on our website www.sa.agedrights.asn.au and applicants must clearly address the requirements of the person specification in their application.

About the Person

  • A tertiary qualification in a marketing or communications disciple, human services, social work, behavioural science and/or community services.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in community engagement, and marketing strategies, with a focus on aged and special needs groups.
  • An understanding of my aged care systems, regions, processes and procedures.
  • Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.

Specific employment requirements

  • Satisfactory National Police Clearance required.
  • A current Working with Vulnerable Persons clearance.
  • COVID-19 vaccination and current Influenza vaccination is mandatory.
  • Work outside of normal office hours will be required from time to time.
  • Current driving license and willingness to drive for work purposes.
  • Travel within South Australia, including overnight stays may be required from time to time.

Job benefits and perks

Flexible, family-friendly workplace - Not for Profit Organisation - salary sacrifice packaging - SCHADS Award Classification Level 6

A full position description is available here

Applications, which must be made through SEEK will close on 31st May 2022. Only applicants shortlisted will be advised. 

Phone 0436 283 818 for more information.

Advocate - Aboriginal (full time or part-time)

About the position

ARAS is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the role of Aboriginal Advocate in the aged care sector (full-time or part-time) from candidates who identify as Aboriginal. 

Ideally successful candidates will have an interest and experience in aged care, aged rights, human services, and social justice with experience in managing Aboriginal programs in community.

Advocates are responsible for ensuring that all information and services provided are consistent with the purpose, vision, and values of ARAS and comply with relevant legislation, quality standards, contemporary research and practice. 

About the Organisation

The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) offers a free, confidential and state-wide service to older people, or their representatives, who are:

  • Consumers or potential consumers of aged care services including community aged care packages;
  • Living in a Retirement Village;
  • Consumers or potential consumers of services in Australian Government subsidised aged care facilities; or
  • At risk of, or experiencing abuse.

ARAS is the South Australian component of the National Aged Care Advocacy Program and is funded by the Australian Department of Health.

The ARAS website provides information about the range of work that ARAS undertakes, including advocacy, information and education sessions. A position description is available on our website www.sa.agedrights.asn.au and applicants must clearly address the requirements of the person specification in their application.

 Specific employment requirements

  • Candidates must identify as Aboriginal
  • A tertiary qualification in a humanitarian/ social justice discipline.
  • National Police Clearance (less than 12 months old).
  • Working with Vulnerable Persons clearance (less than 12 months old).
  • COVID-19 vaccination and current Influenza vaccination is mandatory.
  • Work outside of normal office hours may be required from time to time.
  • Current driving license and willingness to drive for work purposes.
  • Travel within South Australia, including overnight stays may be required from time to time.  .

Job benefits and perks

Flexible, positive workplace culture, Not for Profit Organisation - salary sacrifice packaging, SCHADS Award Classification Level 5 

You can view/download the PD here

Applications, which must be made through SEEK can be addressed to ARAS Corporate Services Manager and will close on 15 June 2022. 

Only applicants shortlisted will be notified. For additional information, please phone 0436 283 818.