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Aged Care Program Manager

Job No: 118744
Location: Alice Springs

  • Do you have proven program management experience in the aged care sector?
  • Looking to work part-time?
  • Rewarding senior leadership opportunity to coordinate and lead both the residential and CHSP services of the organisation.
  • Enjoy an excellent remuneration circa $130,000 (pro-rata)
  • Further benefits include return annual airfare, relocation assistance, 6 weeks annual leave, and 2 weeks study leave on offer!

About Nganampa Health Council

Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal owned and controlled health organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Across this area, we operate seven clinics, an aged care facility and assorted health-related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, dental, women's health, male health, children's health and mental health.

When you join Nganampa Health, you are joining a community of primary health care professionals, united by our desire to make a difference. We learn and experience something new every day, and we are supported by the professionalism and spirit of our colleagues and our organisation.

Widely recognised as being an exemplary Aboriginal health service in the country, here at Nganampa Health we understand the power of every small step we make to support the health of our community. We embrace the diversity of our challenge and thrive on the rewards that come with it. 

Further information can be found at

Your new career awaits

A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced leader in Aged Care, to join the Nganampa Health Council team as an Aged Care Program Manager on a part-time contract basis (0.6FTE/ 3 days a week).

The successful incumbent will preferably be based in Alice Springs, however an alternative location could be negotiated for the right person.

Reporting to the Health Services Manager, you will provide leadership and coordination of the Nganampa Health Council Aged Care Residential (Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura) and Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) services on the APY Lands.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership and expertise in policy development, strategic planning, and delivery of aged care services;
  • Ensuring that the Aged Care Program goals and objectives as determined by the council board are met;
  • Ensuring optimal service delivery in the Aged Care Program through the securing and effective, efficient management of the required human, capital and financial resources to meet Program goals and objectives;
  • Maintaining systems for Program reporting against goals and objectives, Program monitoring and evaluation, and Continuous Quality Improvement;
  • Coordinating accreditation of residential and CHSP services as required to ensure that these meet the Aged Care Quality Standards, retain current accreditation, and are delivered in an equitable and culturally safe fashion; and
  • Ensuring the program operates within, and complies with, the regulatory framework as determined by the funding agreement, relevant legislation, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and other relevant statutory authorities.

At Nganampa Health, our people are our greatest strength

The successful candidate will have the proven ability to lead, communicate effectively and work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team in a cross cultural and complex environment. Although not essential, tertiary qualifications in health administration or aged care would be highly regarded.

The successful Aged Care Manager will have proven leadership experience in planning, implementing, managing and evaluating health programs. Your extensive knowledge of current policy settings, funding arrangements and Government agencies relevant to the Indigenous aged care sector will be what sets you apart from other candidates.

You will have high level verbal and written communication skills, high level submission and report writing skills and proven Information Technology skills sufficient for the production of submissions and reports, presentations and spreadsheets.

To be considered, you must be willing to undergo a Police Check prior to commencing employment and hold a current First Aid Certificate and manual driver’s licence.

To view the position description, please click here.

For further information, applicants are encouraged to speak with Kim Gates, Health Services  Manager on 0439 201 115 or at

About the Benefits

Nganampa Health Council holds a genuine care for their employees professional development, career development and satisfaction in the role. 

Your hard work and dedication will be rewarded with an excellent remuneration circa $130,000 pro-rata’d (This equates to approx. $78,000 0.6FTE/ 3 days week)

A fantastic range of additional benefits include:

  • Relocation assistance (negotiable)
  • Generous leave provisions pro rata’d: 6 weeks annual leave,15 days personal leave, 10 days study leave, and study leave allowance;
  • Annual district allowance;
  • Penalty & leave loadings and overtime entitlements; 
  • Annual airfare; and
  • Salary sacrificing options to greatly increase your take home pay!

Don't miss this opportunity to take on a truly rewarding leadership role, with incredible benefits - Apply Now! 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Life in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands is located in the far north-western region of South Australia. It covers approximately 103,000 sq km with a population of approximately 3,500 Anangu people. The region is freehold land controlled by the Anangu people.

Moving to this naturally beautiful region offers people the chance to see and experience more of the true Australian outback than most ever will, while getting paid! The communities on the Lands have schools, shops, churches, airstrips, art centres, internet access and sporting facilities.


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