Social Support Group Coordinator - Macarthur Community Health

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Macarthur
Reference: VG/1663530
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2022
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Social Support Group Coordinator.pdf (PDF, 457KB)

Contact: David Keilar
5564 4287 or 5562 2000

Position Details

About the role

Applications are invited from suitably experienced persons for the part time (48 hours per fortnight) position of Social Support Group (SSG) Coordinator at the Macarthur Community Health Centre.

This position will oversee our Macarthur SSG program which is an integral part of South West Healthcare's (SWH) Community Health Services, delivering a range of planned and meaningful activities that are focused on individuals' strengths and abilities of eligible frail older people and people living with a disability in the community. The program has an emphasis on ensuring the groups are within a safe environment for people to socialise while participating in healthy enjoyable activities.

The SSG Coordinator will coordinate, manage and be accountable for the operation and running of the SSG program and its resources in accordance with relevant standards and expectations of individuals. The position also encompasses the responsibilities of supporting the onsite coordination of Macarthur based volunteers.

What you bring

The successful applicant will have a minimum of Certificate IV in Lifestyle and Leisure, or in a relevant health or allied health discipline along with of at least 2 years of health related or centre based experience. You must have an ability to supervise staff, work collaboratively and prepare and implement varied programs, hold good interpersonal and communication skills and have a clear understanding of the requirements of confidential record keeping and documentation.

Safe Food Handling Certificate, current Victorian drivers licence and a willingness to obtain a light rigid endorsed licence is also required.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 2 October 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 or Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Workers (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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