Wimmera Health Care Group

Carer Respite Coordinator

Job Description

Carer Respite Co-ordinator

Wimmera Community Options

Welfare Worker Class 2 – 3
Permanent Part Time
(56 hrs per fortnight)

We are seeking applications from individuals who have relevant experience and qualifications in welfare, social work, nursing or allied health to join our Community Options team. This permanent part time position is available for an immediate start and includes working between Monday and Friday. Hours and days are flexible, school hours and working from home on some days can be negotiated. The primary purpose of this position is to assess, coordinate, facilitate and monitor the provision of support services to Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Support for Carer Program (SCP) clients. The Carer Respite Co-ordinator works closely with subcontractors, medical & allied health services and other members of the Community Options team to assist and support people and their carers to live independently in their own homes.

Wimmera Community Options is an expanding business located in modern offices in central Horsham, opposite May Park. We are a business that supports aged members of the community to remain living in their homes for as long as possible. This is achieved with support of Home Care Packages funded by the Commonwealth Government and administered by skilled team members.

Key Selection Criteria include:


  • Relevant qualifications or experience in welfare, social work, nursing or allied health
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to effectively manage time and prioritise
  • Excellent computer and documentation/reporting skills
  • Current Victorian driver’s license


  • Demonstrated ability to engage carers and use appropriate assessment skills to determine eligibility and priority for service
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by carer’s and people they assist
  • Demonstrated skills with advocacy, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team

Attractive benefits offered by the organisation include:

  • Salary packaging,
  • Professional development and education programs,
  • Employee Assistance Program,
  • Comprehensive orientation program.
  • Accrued Day Off (full time employees only)
  • Flexible rostering
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Free parking

This is a great opportunity to work in a diverse environment and join a reputable rural health service that is now a part of Grampians Health, dedicated to the provision of quality patient centred care and to meet the needs of the community.

For more information about this position please view the Position Description and/or contact the responsible person indicated below. Further information on Grampians Health (Horsham & Dimboola) can be found on our website or Facebook page.

Applications must be submitted online via e-recruit by the Closing Date.

Grampians Health (Horsham & Dimboola) is committed to equal employment opportunity and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability.

Grampians Health encourages applications from people from culturally and / or linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We aim to provide a safe environment for our staff, patients, residents and clients which includes supporting and responding to disclosures of family violence issues.

Pre-employment checks: All applicants must be willing to undertake a national police check and Victorian Employee Working with Children check prior to commencement of employment. All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks including immunisation clearance.

Horsham & Dimboola Campuses, proudly part of Grampians Health.
Contact Person Kristy McGennisken
Contact Number (03) 5381 9336
Alternate Contact Person Caitlin Kerr
Alternate Contact Number (03) 5381 9336
Closing Date 11/05/2022
Position Description Carer Respite Coordinator 0222.pdf

Job Summary

Horsham Location
Part Time Job Type


Wimmera Health Care Group


Email: [email protected] Phone: 03 5381 9080