Position Details

Reference Number 182155
Position Title Clinician - Carer Support
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location Newcomb CHC
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 72
Position Summary
  • Join a large health service that supports some of the most vulnerable members of our community
  • Work with unpaid carers and enhance your career with Victoria's leading regional health care service 
  • Permanent Part Time role - 72 Hrs per fortnight

About the facility

Barwon Health’s Carer Support Service is a community based service that provides sensitive face to face or online/telephone support to people in unpaid caring roles through assessment, planning and the provision of information; guided referrals; facilitation of peer support groups; community outreach; developing carer capacity and resilience and delivering practical and innovative support services.

About the role 

The principle role of Barwon Health Carer Support is to assist unpaid family carers across the Barwon South West region of Victoria, coordinating and providing practical and emotional support to carers to build capacity and improve wellbeing so that they are able to continue in their caring role

The role entails coordinating and providing practical and emotional support for clients, assisting them to build capacity and to improve their general wellbeing whilst continuing to care for loved ones.  The role is diverse; team members support carers individually, facilitate groups and education sessions, network with other stakeholders, and engage in community outreach to increase awareness of carers.

The successful candidate’s role within the team will be to support the assessment, planning, group and coaching component of the service. This role will also support the intake team. 

About the culture

The Carer Support team is made up of skilled clinicians from a range of disciplines who work autonomously to respond to the needs of individual carers and provide a range of initiatives to support carers throughout the region.  Working as part of a close knit team the role demands genuine empathy for family carers, an openness to new ideas and ways of working, flexibility to adjust to the constantly changing carer environment, and a passion for all forms of support including outreach and group work.  Barwon Health Carer Support provides team members with a unique skill set that is widely transferable, high job satisfaction, camaraderie with colleagues – although often high pressured, the team are highly committed to their clients and to each other

What we offer 

  • Excellent working conditions with a high sense of job satisfaction 
  • Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD is an easy commute from all suburbs
  • Flexible working arrangements – speak to us about hours ,days or shifts that suit your lifestyle
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • A genuine community feel - we look after each other 
  • Wide range of professional development that enhances your careers
  • Ability to take leave without pay and purchase additional leave
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean RoadBellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits! Living Expenses capped at $9,010 which  includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments and Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 which includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 
  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.

Diversity and Inclusion

We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au) we are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free.


Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Appropriate qualifications in relevant health related field: Social Work, Welfare, Aged Care, Mental Health, Disability & community Case Management
Essential: Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
Essential: Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of needs of carers and those that they care for.
Essential: Demonstrated experience in managing and prioritising own workload.
Essential: Highly developed Skills and knowledge in the use of Content Management Systems, Microsoft Office applications and database systems.
Desirable: Previous experience facilitating consumer groups and activities
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Sharlene Meldrum 
Contact Person Job Title Coordinator Carer Support 
Contact Number 0448 366 559 
Alternate Contact Person Kristy Leorke 
Alternate Contact Number 0409 253 173 
Closing Date 04/12/2023
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.