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Project Officer - Information Hub

  • Undertake the development and maintenance of COTA SA's Information Hub in the South East region of SA, supporting people to navigate My Aged Care
  • Part time hours (0.4 FTE), contract until June 2020
  • Salary packaging available

COTA SA exists to advance the rights, interests and futures of Australians as we age. We are committed to ensuring all older South Australians have an opportunity to be heard about what matters to them as they age.

COTA SA has an established history in peer support for older people to understand, navigate and engage with My Aged Care. Throughout 2017 and 2018 this work expanded to include one on one support at drop in centres, as well as an availability for individual support in between these times.

During 2019 and up to 30 June 2020, COTA SA is part of a national consortium of agencies delivering the Aged Care System Navigator Trials and has established the COTA SA Information Hub based in the South East of SA as part of this national trial.

Reporting to the Specialist Support Worker - Navigator Trial Project who is based in Adelaide, the Project Officer - Information Hub will coordinate COTA SA's Navigator Trial work in the southeast of SA working closely with Specialist Support Worker and up to 15 recruited volunteers to ensure there is a coordinated service ensuring the best outcomes for the identified target population of older people for the trial duration.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking a project management approach to ensuring that COTA SA's work with older people in the South East to support them to navigate the My Aged Care system
  • Identifying, building and sustaining strategic relationships with older people and with a range of key stakeholders including volunteers, external agencies and service users

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Extensive professional project management skills including development, maintenance and evaluation of a wide range of programs
  • A thorough understanding of aged care and the My Aged Care system
  • Knowledge in the southeast of SA of community networks, key bodies, business linkages and resources and a proven ability to build constructive relationships and work in partnership
  • An understanding of adult education and learning processes

This role will be offered on a 0.4 FTE basis for a period until June 2020.

This is your opportunity to join an organisation with a friendly and passionate team of professionals making a difference to the lives of older people living in the southeast of SA.

Download the job description here

To Apply:

Candidates are encouraged to submit their CV along with a cover letter (no more than 2 pages).

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 4th March 2019 and should be submitted via email to Ross Atkinson at ratkinson@cotasa.org.au using the subject line: Project Officer Information Hub - Navigator Trial Project application

For enquiries please contact Helen Morley, Specialist Support Worker - Navigator Trial, on (08) 8224 5515 on Tuesdays through to Fridays. No agency enquiries.