Carer Respite and Support Services
Fixed Term – Full/Part Time
Up to 80 Hours per fortnight
Carer Respite and Support Services (CRSS) is a Community Program of Ballarat Health Services, and provides supports and services to carers living in Central Highlands, Central Grampians and Wimmera regions. CRSS is a Carer Gateway service provider for all these regions, and provides services under the Victorian Support for Carers Program in Central Highlands region only. Our office is located in Mt Helen, where you will join a skilled team of health professionals and work within a supportive environment.
As a Case Manager, your role will be to work respectfully and compassionately with carers using a person-centred care approach, to understand their needs, engage and empower them to identify their goals, assist them to develop an action plan to meet these goals, organise and coordinate carer supports & services accordingly, and monitor the effectiveness of supports & services and the achievement of goals.
This role requires high levels of accountability, effective teamwork and strong competencies in Case Management. It requires you to excel in person-centred approach to assessment, care planning, care coordination, provision of information & advice, carer education, advocacy, referrals, assistance to navigate health system, complex care management, understanding needs of people form diverse backgrounds, stakeholder engagement, and service development.
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) operates the Ballarat Base Hospital, the largest regional hospital in the Grampians region. It is the principal referral hospital for the entire region, which extends from Bacchus Marsh to the South Australian border, an area of 48,000 square kilometres. More than 230,000 people, or 4.4 per cent of the population of Victoria, live in the Grampians Region.
Employing around 4,300 staff, BHS’ mission is to deliver quality care to the communities we serve by providing safe, accessible and integrated health services resulting in positive experiences and outcomes. Our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Compassion and Accountability are central to our organisation in delivering these outcomes.
Ballarat allows you the best of both worlds. You will enjoy the lifestyle that a large progressive regional city affords with the beauty of a rural environment – and Melbourne is only 75 minutes’ away. Ballarat’s dining scene is vibrant with a diverse restaurant and emerging Café scene. Ballarat has some of the state’s top primary and secondary schools. First class sporting, social events and recreational activities are all available. Low commuting times, affordable housing, lifestyle, investment and employment opportunities are all reasons why more than 2,000 people choose to relocate to Ballarat every year.
We currently have the capacity for both part and full-time options available. Please specify your preferred time fraction in application.
Fixed term contracts are for 12 months.
If you have any further enquiries please contact Rajat Taneja, Manager CRRS on 0403581022.
All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Police Records Check & Immunisation Clearance.
All applications must be submitted online. Please address key selection criteria mentioned in Position Description.
BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.