Coordinator Independent Living

$114,823 - $128,678 yearly
  • Port Phillip City Council
  • St Kilda VIC, Australia
  • 24 Jun, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Medical, Health, and Social Work Strategy and Planning

Job Description

  • Permanent position with Salary Range Band 8 $114,823 - $128,678 plus 10% Super

  • Lead the delivery of a customer focussed, innovative and effective service to people who need assistance to live independently in our community

  • Located at St Kilda Town Hall, with flexible working arrangements possible

About the Organisation 

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more. City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation.  

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager Community Services, join a supportive and friendly team delivering a customer focussed, innovative and effective service to older people; younger people who need assistance, and their carers to live independently in their home and community.  

Use your extensive knowledge and experience to provide leadership and support to a committed and passionate team who form part of a service network across the municipality.


  • Analyse, and continuously improve policy, procedures, and systems 

  • Ensure high quality service provision to our eligible residents

  • Monitor and maintain compliance with funding guidelines and quality requirements

  • Contribute expert knowledge to strategic service planning related to older people 

  • Improve client management information systems including reporting systems 

  • Collaborate with colleagues, service delivery partners and service networks 

Skills and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in the behavioural sciences or a health-related discipline 

  • Demonstrated experience in the assessment of the needs of older adults and people with disabilities.

  • Ability to lead and supervise staff, and always engender a team approach 

  • Experience in policy development and planning for service delivery.

  • Experience in Local Government (preferred).


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community. 


  • We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs. 

  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.

  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations 

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments.  

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences

  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia, and their identity

  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination in line with VIC Gov Advice

  • Complete a National Police Check completed via City of Port Phillip’s Provider.

  • Evidence of a Working with Children Check (employee type with City of Port Phillip registered as the organisation).  

How to Apply


All applicants must provide a Cover Letter in response to the key selection criteria located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria.

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Gaye Stewart Manager Community Services via phone 03 92096777 or email 

Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday 3 July 2022

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued. We actively welcome and encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nation and Torres Strait Islander candidates, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates with a disability.

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact David Crichton (HR Business Partner- Recruitment) on 0466 859 533 or email:

Job Closing Date

03 Jul, 2022