Careers

The Exodus Foundation is looking for great people to join our team.  Please check out the positions available below.

Practice Support Manager

The Exodus Foundation’s vision is: “To give those experiencing poverty the help to break free of it”. The Exodus Foundation cares for members of the community, as guests, through the provision of meals, hygiene services such as showers, medical and other health care services and through facilitating accommodation solutions

The Practice Support Manager is a key member of the Exodus Foundation senior leadership team supporting its CEO Rev. Bill Crews. The position provides direction and oversight of the Exodus Foundation’s Social Health and Wellbeing Department (SWHD) so that members of the community, who are the Foundation’s guests, are supported in crisis situations and wherever possible, are supported to self-manage in the long term. The Practice Support Manager will ensure that the SWHD operates in accordance with the CEO’s objectives and any directions

Selection Criteria:

  • Tertiary Education in Community Health, Psychology, Mental Health Professional Medical centre management
  • High level of computer literacy in– MS applications (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Experience and or qualifications in management of community health program/centre
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • 5 plus years’ experience in a similar position including managing change – (for example managing a medical practice or a not for profit in the community, welfare, or health sector) and experience with practice accreditation
  • Demonstrated effective judgment and communication skills in complex situations including crisis, conflict management and situations of ambiguity
  • Extensive experience in building strong relationships and working with a diverse range of audiences including people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds who have high and complex needs
  • Treats all people with dignity and respect and acts with humility and grace
  • High level of emotional intelligence and concern for the emotional-wellbeing of others
  • Resilient and calm in difficult situations
  • Driven by compassion and integrity in their conduct
  • Provide a National Police Check
  • Provide a Working with Children Check Number

The role includes:

  • Ensure effective governance so that services are delivered in line with the approved ‘Delegations of Authority’ and ensure approaches to service delivery are in line with Exodus core values
  • Achieve RACGP accreditation by 30 June 2019
  • Develop and/or amend operational policies as required to support effective operating outcomes for SHWD
  • Lead change in the following key respects: improved holistic care of guests, a culture of strong accountability and alignment with Exodus Foundation’s strategic objectives
  • Be a key point of liaison for internal and external partners including identifying and capturing opportunities that enable the best possible suite of holistic services are offered to guests
  • Financial Management of the SWHD budget
  • Identify and incorporate sound risk management principles and strategies to mitigate against those risks
  • Implement best practice in quality assurance and establish processes, systems and a culture that allows for continuous improvement and innovation

Specifically, the Practice Manager will be accountable for:

  • Support the delivery, consistency and quality of Exodus Social, Health and Wellbeing guest services/welfare programs (wherever operationally possible 7/365 day).
  • Manage outreach partner programs (including clinical /dental /legal/welfare care) in coordination with pro bono practitioners/providers.
  • Deliver appropriate outcomes to Exodus stakeholders – consumers and guests, department employees and volunteers and external partners/parties providing programs and services.
  • Provide appropriate business management and operational oversight (people resource management, departmental budgeting, operating models).

If you feel you are suitable qualified for this position and you can bring your experience to the role, please send your CV with a Cover Letter to Carmen Haley at HR@exodusfoundation.org.au
Applications close 5pm, Friday 24 March 2017.

Only people with the right to work in this country may apply for this position

For more information about The Exodus Foundation and to access the Job Applicant Information Package, 170412 – Job Applicant Information Package – SHW Practice Support Manager Apr 2017

Registered Nurse

The Exodus Foundation’s vision is: “To give those experiencing poverty the help to break free of it”. The Exodus Foundation cares for members of the community, as guests, through the provision of meals, hygiene services such as showers, medical and other health care services and through facilitating accommodation solutions

An exciting opportunity exists a Registered Nurse that is responsible for providing clinical support and advice to the General Practitioner and Exodus Staff.  The Registered Nurse is also responsible for providing health services to the Exodus Foundation’s community. The Registered Nurse will undertake all duties in a caring and supportive manner consistent with Exodus core values to provide an exceptional standard of care to guests.

Specifically this role involves:

  • Providing physical and general psychological comfort and support;
  • Assisting with assessment including observation;
  • Monitoring and measuring clients’ health status
  • Phlebotomy;
  • Providing medication administration;
  • Undertaking nursing interventions relevant to the level of practice or accreditation
  • Providing consultation and collaborative management with team members, and other agencies observing cultural sensitivity, confidentiality and clients’ rights.
  • Developing effective working relationships with other Health clinicians in the acute and non-acute setting and with NGOs to assist in advocating for clients.
  • Promoting community awareness of the needs of consumers and potential consumers and the resources available to meet their care needs.
  • Supervising students attached to the Service.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent.
  • Current registration or eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse (List A) with Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA).
  • 8 years’ experience within a clinical setting in Australia.
  • Experience providing clinical support within a GP/ medical practice
  • Experience with medical practice software ( Medical Director/ Pracsoft; Bestpractice)
  • Applied knowledge, skills and experience in general practice as appropriate for the position
  • Personal Professional Indemnity insurance certificate of currency
  • Experience Mental health D&A and Community healthcare programs and initiatives
  • Training in CPR, undertaken within the past year
  • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills written, oral and listening, across all ages and social groups.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Have qualities of strength, calmness and resilience
  • Provide references – at least three
  • Provide a National Criminal History Record Check
  • Provide a Working with Children Check Number

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary and salary packing
  • Professional development and training
  • A great opportunity to promote health and wellbeing to people’s lives

If you feel you are suitably qualified for this position and you can bring your experience to the role, please send a copy of your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Carmen Haley at HR@exodusfoundation.org.au

For more information about The Exodus Foundation and to access the Job Applicant Information Package, 170419 – Job Applicant Information Package – Registered Nurse April 2017.