Temporary Employment Register APS6 Senior Quality Assessors (ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, WA, TAS) 2023
Senior Quality Assessors (Regulation/Compliance)
Quality Assessment and Monitoring Group
Locations: Adelaide (SA), Box Hill (VIC), Brisbane (QLD), Canberra (ACT), Hobart (TAS), Parramatta (NSW) and Perth (WA)
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) was formed on 1 January 2019. The role of the Commission is to protect and enhance the safety, health, wellbeing and quality of life of people receiving aged care.
The Commission is the national end-to-end regulator of aged care services and the primary point of contact for consumers and providers in relation to quality and safety. Our vision is to support a world-class aged care system driven by empowered consumers who enjoy the best possible quality of life.
We aim to build confidence and trust in aged care, empower consumers, promote best practice service provision, promote quality standards and hold providers to account for their performance against the expected standards of care. We seek to promote an aged care system that develops safer systems of care, inculcates a culture of safety and quality, and learns from mistakes, while providing the oversight that can assure the community that aged care services are operating as they should, including working on continuous improvement.
Meet some of our people and learn more about the Commission and our Regulatory Strategy on our websitewww.agedcarequality.gov.au
Are you looking to make a real difference to the quality of care provided to older people, like travel and thrive in a varied and challenging work environment?
We have exciting employment opportunities for the right people to register for our Temporary Employment Register (TER) and join a highly skilled team of field officers who are responsible for the assessment and monitoring of the performance of aged care services. The TER assists the Commission to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals for temporary positions (up to a possible maximum period of 3 years) and is open for candidates to register an interest in temporary employment as a Senior Quality Assessor. Candidates should be aware this is a register only and that you will only be contacted regarding your application if a vacancy arises that matches your skills, qualifications and/or experience.
Employment at the Commission offers generous employment conditions and career pathways both internally and externally, supported through our commitment to the development of staff capabilities that are sought after by other public sector regulators.
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
Roles at the Commission provide the opportunity to contribute to building a world’s best practice regulator of aged care services.The Commission the national end-to-end regulator of aged care services and the primary point of contact for consumers and providers in relation to quality and safety. Our vision is to support a world-class aged care system driven by empowered consumers who enjoy the best possible quality of life.
We aim to build confidence and trust in aged care, empower consumers, promote best practice service provision, promote quality standards and hold providers to account for their performance against the expected standards of care. We seek to promote an aged care system that develops safer systems of care, inculcates a culture of safety and quality, and learns from mistakes, while providing the oversight that can assure the community that aged care services are operating as they should, including working on continuous improvement. Meet some of our people and learn more about the Commission and our Regulatory Strategy on our website www.agedcarequality.gov.au
About the Quality Assessment and Monitoring Group
The Group is responsible for the effective delivery of quality assessment and monitoring of approved provider compliance with the Aged Care Quality Standards, undertaking accreditation and reaccreditation audits of residential aged care services, completion of Quality Audits of Home Services, and undertaking investigations into triaged reports of serious incidents in aged care services.
The Group is led by an Executive Director and leadership team within a single Commission operating model, and includes staff located across Australia, Group functions include four regional teams undertaking assessment and monitoring against the Aged Care Quality Standards, an investigations team and national teams responsible for worker regulation and incident investigations, quality audits of Home Services, and the delivery of national reaccreditation services supplied by third parties, and program performance.
About the Roles
We are looking for the right people to join our high performing team who are responsible for assessing and monitoring the performance of individual aged care providers compliance (residential, home care and flexible care) against the Aged Care Quality Standards.
Senior Quality Assessor roles are predominantly field based positions with over-night travel commonly required, with assessors undertaking visits to aged care services across each state and territory, including visiting communities where aged care services are provided. Flex-time is available to support management of the travel expectations of the role.
Attaining registration as a Senior Quality Assessor is an essential requirement. Successful candidates will be provided with a comprehensive training program which must be successfully completed for the person to be eligible for registration as a Senior Quality Assessor. Following initial registration, Quality Assessors are required to undertake 15 hours of professional development each year and to apply for annual re-registration.
Becoming a registered Quality Assessor is an essential requirement. Successful candidates will be provided with a comprehensive training program leading to registration as Registration as a Quality Assessor.
- Undertaking visits to aged care services, either as part of a team or individually, to assess the service’s performance and compliance with the Aged Care Quality Standards.
- Engaging with aged care service providers to find and collect information/evidence, actively following through on lines of enquiry, including conducting interviews with service staff and management, to support our regulatory/compliance functions.
- Conducting in person or telephone-based interviews with consumers and/or their representatives about the quality of care and services provided by an aged care service.
- Collecting and analysing evidence to record performance audit and assessment findings in written reports, using the Commission’s IT applications.
- Preparing well-reasoned and accurate reports for a delegate, which may be published, following an assessment of the quality of care and services provided by a service to inform statutory decisions within legislated timeframes.
1. Critically analyse information to prepare comprehensive, evidence-based reports which clearly and concisely document the reasoning and recommendations.
2. Understand and identify risk and potential harms in an aged care service and then escalate findings within a risk management framework.
3. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage interpersonal relationships with respect and communicate with influence with internal and external stakeholders.
4. Work effectively as a team member and/or team leader to accomplish organisational goals, this may include mentoring other staff.
5. An understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
6. Understand and comply with legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks, particularly the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act (2018) and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules (2018) and the Aged Care Quality Standards or be able to demonstrate a capacity to quickly acquire this knowledge.
7. Be an effective representative of the organisation, acting professionally (including adhering to APS Values & Code of Conduct and the Commission’s Quality Assessor Code of Conduct) and operating within the boundaries of organisational processes and legal and public policy directions
Note: All APS6 employees and contractors are expected to meet the APS6 level capabilities outlined in the APS Integrated Leadership System and it is recommended that applicants familiarise themselves with the behavioural expectations outlined in this framework to support preparation of an application. The Australian Public Service Commission provides useful information on how to apply for a job in the APS.
Travel Expectations: Extensive travel within each state is an inherent requirement of the role. Travel requirements involve overnight travel each week or fortnight. Applicable travel expenses are covered under the Commission’s travel policy. A current driver’s licence is essential to support the travel expectations of the role.
Only candidates who hold Australian citizenship can apply. For more information please visit https://www.apsc.gov.au/citizenship-aps.
Appointment is also conditional on:
· Successfully completing a national police check.
· Providing evidence of meeting the Commission’s requirements for mandatory vaccinations for field staff and compliance with infection control risk measures including the safe use of personal protective equipment where required.
· Being able to meet the travel expectations of the role.
· A valid driver’s licence.
The salary offered will be between $89,586 and $101,027 per annum depending on skills and experience. In addition, 15.4% superannuation will be paid.
Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for an irregular/intermittent term. Opportunities will be offered for varying periods up to 12 months with a possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.
How to Apply?
1. Navigate to ‘Current Vacancies’ section of the careers page and locate the relevant job title. All documentation relating to the role and application process will be located here.
2. Click on the job title and at the bottom of the Advertisement you will be asked to create an account If you are a first-time user or to sign in to complete your application.
3. As part of your application you will be requested to complete a statement of claim considering the eligibility requirements, attach your Resume and Application Cover Form. The Application Cover Form is located as a link under the job title on the careers page.
4. Click ‘Apply Now’ when you are ready to submit your application.
Please contact our recruitment team on (02) 9633 3262 or email@example.com for assistance with accessing our website or with lodging your application.
The diversity of our staff is very important to us. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all Australian citizens to achieve a workforce that reflects our community.
The Commission recognises the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees bring to our workplace, policy development and service delivery. We welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in line with our commitments in our Reconciliation Action Plan.
For further information about the Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission, office locations and other related resources, please visit https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/.
For more information on the Australian Public Service, please visit http://www.apsc.gov.au/publications-and-media/current-publications/cracking-the-code/factsheet-4 and http://www.apsc.gov.au/publications-and-media/current-publications/cracking-the-code.