Barunga Village


• Be part of a supportive and inclusive team

• Attractive salary packaging, medical and other benefits

• Meaningful and rewarding role supporting the elderly


Summary of position:

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team as the Director of Community Services in a growing and rewarding organisation.


A little bit about us:

Barunga Village is an innovative and ever-growing organisation offering retirement, community and residential services.

As one of the largest employers in the Mid-North, our services reach the wider Mid-North and Yorke Peninsula.

Our purpose is to support our consumers live the best life possible.


About the role:

The Clinical Nurse will be responsible for the professional leadership and management of Registered Nurses, House Carers and support staff in accordance with contemporary practice and the organisations policies and procedures.


Responsibilities of the role:


Promote a continuous improvement culture through:

• Encouraging best practice in delivery of care.

• Liaises with medical practitioners, allied health professionals and community services to ensure optimal service delivery to consumers.

• Takes responsibility and accountability for nursing and care decisions and actions.

• Performing as a professional role model to staff and acting as a credible resource through demonstrating advanced clinical expertise in the nursing care of the consumer.

• Educating and coaching staff to achieve a high standard of care.

• Providing leadership to all staff in areas of gerontology and work practices.

• Actively maintain high levels of customer relations between staff, consumers, relatives, doctors and visitors.

• Completing audit requirements.


Contribute to the management of the organisation in accordance with legal requirements including:

• Ensuring the care that is planned, is consumer directed based on individual consumer’s needs, is enablement focused and is provided according to acceptable professional standards.

• Ensuring documentation meets professional and regulatory requirements.

• Ensuring confidentiality of information.



• Advise Care Manager of occurrence and of serious incidents and related interventions.

• Applies an understanding of the depth and scope of relevant legislation to the clinical area of nursing and personal care.

• Assists with the coordination and evaluation of training programs relevant to the clinical and are components of the organisation.


Human Resource Management:

• Involvement in staff selection, management and appraisals.

• Maintain and review Job Descriptions and Duty Statements in consultation with the Care Manager.

• Ensure ongoing education and coaching of staff including provision of effective feedback on performance and implementation of counselling or discipline processes as required.

• Facilitate the provisions for quality nursing care.

• Identify staff education needs and liaise with the Care Manager to facilitate staff development.

• Oversee work placement students.


Quality Improvement:

• Demonstrate knowledge of the ACQSC Standards and promote optimal outcomes, where outcomes are understood to encompass the experience of care.

• Actively pursue continuous improvement including through the formal process of Continuous Improvement Plans where appropriate.

• Ensure that care and lifestyle consumers and staff feedback is effectively collected, analysed and responded to and that opportunities for improvement are identified and implemented.

• Provide written reports and other documentation on a regular basis and as required.

• Coordinate accurate evaluation of clinical incident data with goal to improve consumer outcomes.

• Actively works to ensure compliance with the Commonwealth Aged Care Quality Standards across all areas of care by coordinating and conducting internal audits and assessments.



About you:


• Bachelor of Nursing.

• Current registration with the Nurses Board of SA.

• Experience in the provision of care services to the aged and sound knowledge of current trends and practices in aged care.

• Demonstrates successful experience in the development and implementation of care plans for aged clients and in working with clients who are highly dependent or have multiple needs.

• Demonstrates successful experience in the management of staff including knowledge of the principles of effective human resource management including the principles of managing and motivating staff, equal employment opportunity and staff training and development.

• Sound knowledge of the requirements of the Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act.



• Substantial successful experience in managing the provision of contemporary aged care services, including the ability to effectively work within a budget.



Some of the work perks:

• Maximise your take home pay with Not – For – Profit Salary Packaging up to $15,900 p/a;

• Short-term, affordable accommodation (conditions apply);

• Chemist discount at Port Broughton United Chemist;

• Bulk billing at Broughton Clinic (conditions apply);

• EAP – Employee Assistance Program;

• Social Club (conditions apply);

• Ongoing training;

• Opportunities to upskill;

• Flexible working arrangements (Manager discretion).


How to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by Friday 7 June at 12:00pm.

Each application will be reviewed as it is received and if suitable, offered an interview for further consideration. The position will be filled if the right candidate is selected before closing. We encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience to be considered.

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