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Coordinator of Allied Care


  • Permanent Full Time, 76hrs per fortnight
  • Thornbury Location
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

About the program

Melbourne City Mission’s Palliative Care was established in 1981 as the first community-based palliative care service to operate in Victoria. The service aims to enhance quality of life by providing specialist, interdisciplinary health care and practical support for people living with a terminal condition and their families and carers including the management of complex symptoms, loss, grief, and bereavement. The service is provided to residents of the local government areas of Darebin, Hume, Moreland, and Yarra.

About the role

The Coordinator of Allied Care is responsible for the overall management of the MCM Palliative Care Allied Care team, ensuring the standard of care meets the needs of clients, family and carers in a high quality, comprehensive, coordinated, and interdisciplinary manner. The Coordinator of Allied Care provides strategic and operational leadership of the Allied Care team within the interdisciplinary team.

Duties of this role may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Using adaptive leadership principles, provide senior leadership, management, and coordination of Melbourne City Mission Palliative Care Allied Care staff.
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership, reflected in professional behavior and communication with stakeholders in community and inpatient settings. 
  • Promote the organizational culture of continuous improvement
  • Ensure the employment, orientation and practice of staff employed by MCM Palliative Care is in accordance with MCM policy and procedures and industry practice standards.
  • Promote effective communication within the interdisciplinary team to ensure optimal client/carer management
  • Facilitate and support Allied Care Team learning and development 

Skills and experience


  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, Psychology or Social Work.
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in a health and/or human services environment. 
  • Proven experience in effectively managing staff to meet operational and service requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in the principles and practices of palliative care delivery.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated competency with mobile information technology and associated programs.
  • Current Victorian driver’s licence.


  • Understanding and awareness of Victorian Department of Health Palliative Care Policy.
  • Previous Palliative Care experience.

Download a position description for the full duties and key selection criteria

How to apply

  • Applications should include a current CV and cover letter. You should also address the key selection criteria (if required).
  • If you are a current MCM employee, please submit your application via the myHR job board
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications close date 17 September 2021. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

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Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police Check (which includes Proof of Identity Check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Right to Work in Australia and current and valid driver licence. All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense.

Position details

  • Date posted

    01 September 2021
  • Closing Date

    30 September 2021
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