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Calvary Retirement Communties - Cessnock

Director of Care

  • Exciting opportunity for a passionate Director of Care

  • Join one of Australia’s leading health, community and aged care providers

  • Located in our Cessnock Retirement Community

  • Permanent full-time position

  • Excellent salary packaging options available

About the role

The Director of Care is part of the leadership team and provides support and assistance to the Residential Site Manager and Regional Manager in regards to clinical governance, monitoring of clinical indicators, and continuous quality Improvement initiatives & strategies.

The Director of Care will lead all aspects regarding the delivery of care to our residents in their home, the education of our staff and staff development to continue Calvary Retirement Communities’ high care standards.

This is a full time permanent opportunity, based at our Cessnock facility.

What you bring

  • Registered Nurse with current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority
  • Experience in managing the provision of quality clinical care in a highly regulated environment

  • Experience in coordinating in a flexible, multi-skilled team environment with advanced interpersonal, communication, relationship building, stakeholder management, change management and customer service skills

  • Proven ability to prioritise workloads, organise resources, control progress and lead others

  • Capacity to take initiative and to be innovative with a demonstrated commitment to a leadership role in a person-centred approach to caring for the older person

  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills, including computer literacy & resident assessment & documentation skills

  • Robust knowledge of legislation pertaining to/encompassing Residential Aged Care, particularly knowledge of the Quality Standards & ACFI

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of accreditation requirements and a commitment to and understanding of the processes of Continuous Quality Improvement, including audits and data collation

  • Acknowledgement, understanding and commitment to the principles and practices of risk management and the relevant Australian standards and codes of practice

  • Current Influenza Immunisation


This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality. Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/

About Calvary

Calvary is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas. Calvary employs over 11,000 people and has over 1,500 volunteers.

Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need. We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.

How to join the team

To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application.

Please note: attached to the job advertisement on the Calvary Careers portal are important documents relating to the role. Please ensure you view these documents before beginning your application. It is suggested that you download a copy of these for your reference.

Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or the capacity to permanently work in Australia. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.