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Residential Aged Care Manager

Job No: 81616
Location: APY Lands, (Far NW region of SA)

  • Work for one of Australia's premier remote aged care facilities!
  • Candidates wishing to apply as a Residential Care Manager and Care Worker COUPLE are encouraged to apply! 
  • Base salary of $81,681 with an overall package value of up to $160k! 
  • Enjoy salary sacrificing and district allowance PLUS furnished rent-free housing, free electricity and subsidised internet and telephone access!
  • Further benefits include return annual airfare, relocation assistance, 6 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks recreation leave and 2 weeks study leave on offer!

About the Organisation

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, Nganampa Health operates seven clinics, an aged care facility and assorted health related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, health worker training, dental, women's health, male health, children's health and mental health.

Nganampa Health Council is widely recognised as being an exemplar Aboriginal health service in the country. Their successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through their antenatal program, consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at 100% and providing high quality residential and respite aged care at their Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility.

Further information can be found at

About the Opportunity

A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Residential Care Manager (RCM) to join the Nganampa Health Council team, based in the Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility in Ernabella, remote North West, SA. This is a full-time, two year contract, with a possibility for extension.

Reporting to the Aged Care & Social Services Program Manager, as RCM you will oversee the day-to-day functions, administration and service delivery of the facility.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Taking responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of regional aged care residential, respite and palliative care services;
  • In conjunction with the Aged Care & Social Services Program Manager, ensuring there are adequate human and other resources available to deliver services;
  • Ensuring services reflect a person-centred approach to high quality care for residents that promotes their family, cultural and community linkages;
  • Ensuring services are aligned with values, strategic goals and plans of the organisation;
  • Ensuring services are delivered within a framework of continuous improvement, that regulatory requirements are met, and that risks are effectively identified and managed;
  • Providing effective leadership, supervision and support to the staff team.

The successful candidate will have extensive management experience within an aged care facility, and hold a Certificate III or IV in Aged Care, or an equivalent qualification. Although not essential, additional qualifications in human services management, workforce training and assessment, and/or Enrolled Nursing would be advantageous.

PLEASE NOTE: Nganampa Health are also seeking a Personal Care Attendant to work at the same facility and would like to encourage applications from candidates who wish to apply as a couple for the Residential Care Manager role and Personal Carer position, as their application will be viewed favourably.

The successful RCM will be an adaptable and flexible individual who can display the initiative, discretion and cultural sensitivity needed to support and drive the organisation's objectives and values. You must be able to operate effectively as a leader within a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary health team. Your management background will ensure you have high level problem solving, networking and dispute resolution skills. Additionally, it's important you be a leader who is committed to professional development for both yourself and your team members. 

Candidates who are open to change, accepting of and interested in engaging with Aboriginal people, and comfortable living in a remote environment will be best suited to this position. Previous experience working with Aboriginal communities in a remote setting will be highly advantageous.

You will also need to be competent in the use of computer applications.

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 John Wilson, Aged Care Program Manager on 0419 195 263 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 a base salary of $81,681, with a total remuneration package equating to $160k!

A fantastic range of benefits on offer include:

  • Annual district allowance;
  • Furnished rent-free housing including some meals;
  • Penalty & leave loadings and overtime entitlements; 
  • Free electricity and subsidised internet and telephone access;
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable);
  • Generous leave provisions: 6 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks recreation leave, 3 weeks sick leave and 2 weeks study leave;
  • Annual airfares; 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.

Please note: Applications will close at 5:00pm on Monday 30th January.

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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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