Assessor - Aged Care Policy Accommodation

Posted 17 May 2024
Salary$71 - $82 per hour
LocationNew South Wales
Job type Contract
DisciplineAged CareCommunications

Job description

  • Sydney CBD – Hybrid flexibility
  • Immediate start 12 months’ contract, view to further extension
  • $71 - 82.00 per hour + super
Our Federal Government Client is an independent government agency that assists the Australian Government to fund hospital and aged care services more efficiently by providing evidence‑based price determinations and pricing advice.
The Aged Care Policy Accommodation team develops and reviews the policies, procedures and frameworks that support the organisation in effectively undertaking its role in relation to sector education and assessment of refundable accommodation deposits and extra services.

The Role:

Supporting the Executive Director, The Assessor is an enthusiastic individual looking to make a difference to health and aged care in Australia and combines elements of providing expert policy advice, complex problem solving and issues management to contribute to strategic goals.

Key responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Supporting the Executive Director, Aged Care Policy and Communications with regards to the assessment of applications by aged care providers to charge refundable accommodation deposits in residential aged care
  • Establishing and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Developing ministerial, Pricing Authority, committee and other papers and correspondence within the timeframes determined by the CEO
  • Developing and reviewing policies, procedures and frameworks, as required, to support the Agency in effectively undertaking its role in the assessment of applications by aged care providers
  • Developing and implementing the Agency’s policies relating to the assessment of applications by aged care providers
Key capabilities and experience will include:
  • Providing expert advice on policy, complex problem solving, and issues management for internal and external stakeholders
  • Undertaking work activities with an awareness of their possible impact on strategic, political or operational outcomes
  • Working with a level of independence, under broad direction, with a concurrent need to resolve issues and deliver quality outcomes
  • Working with a focus on research, analysis and judgement to manage complex issues
  • Developing or evaluating applications for presentation to the Pricing Authority or nominated delegate
  • Communicating and making decisions that are based on professional judgement that have a high level of impact
  • Coordinating and undertaking detailed or sensitive projects that impact on the Agency’s strategic, political or operational outcomes.
  • A detailed understanding of the aged care system, legislation and regulatory environment.
  • Thorough understanding of business, commercial and financial knowledge relating to the aged care system.
  • Experience in policy development at a national or state level and preferably within an aged care or healthcare context
  • Tertiary qualifications in social sciences, health, public policy
To Apply:

To be eligible it is essential that applicants hold Australian Citizenship and have the ability to obtain and maintain a national police check.

If you are interested in this role, please do APPLY NOW with your resume and expression of interest in MS Word format or call Karen on 02 9200 3677 for more information.

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