Route 66: State of the job market, and executive and HR roles

In this issue: 

  1. The state of our job market
  2. Senior & HR roles on the carecareers job board

1 The state of our job market

There is a common perception that the disability, community and aged care sector is a contra indicator for the broad job market.  When the latter is buoyant and jobseekers are spoiled for choice, demand for our roles wanes.  When the wheel turns and opportunities in other industries start to dry up, there is more interest in the vacancies in our sector.

So what’s happening now?  The ANZ job index shows the number of Australian job ads currently falling at the fastest pace in over 5 years.  It’s not the whole story, as ABS data shows job vacancies at a historic high, but the pace of growth is slowing.  Does that mean the care sector can expect a rush of new talent?

Our own data for the first quarter of 2019 shows the number of job ads posted on carecareers up 15% year on year, and the numbers of job applications up 23%.   We are by no means the whole market, but we hope that that these trends are indicative of what is happening for you.  After all, with 90,000 workers being required for the NDIS and the aged care workforce needing to triple in size, we are going to need all the help we can get.

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2 Senior & HR roles on the carecareers job board


Senior Advisor – People, Safety and Culture – Life Without Barriers, Canberra


Operational Manager – Sahara Services, Sydney

Chief Executive Officer – Autism Spectrum, Sydney

CEO, The Cardoner Project – Brooker Consulting, Sydney

Executive Manager – The Disability Trust, Newcastle

Chief Executive Officer – Blooming HR, SW Sydney

Senior Executive Manager  – ABRS, SW Sydney 

Senior Corporate Partnerships Coordinator – St Vincent de Paul, Sydney

CEO Social Enterprise / Sydney – Brooker Consulting, Sydney

Chief Executive Officer  – South West Sydney Legal Centre 

Manager – Life Skills & Experiences – Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Sydney NW

Human Resources / Work Health & Safety Assistant – Hart Services, Lismore

Senior HR Business Partner – St Vincent de Paul, Sydney

Employee Wellbeing & Safety Business Partner – Southern – Australian Unity, Albury

Employee Wellbeing & Safety Business Partner – NSW/QLD – Australian Unity, Newcastle

Employee Wellbeing & Safety Business Partner (Indigenous Identified)Australian Unity, Wagga Wagga

WHS & HR Consultant– ABRS, Sydney CBD (Ultimo)

Recruitment Consultant – Contract Desk – ABRS, Sydney CBD (Ultimo)

Learning & Development Coordinator – Unisson Disability, Sydney N, Beaches


State Return To Work Officer – Queensland – Opal, Gold Coast

Management Roles – Guide Dogs Queensland – N. Brisbane


General Manager, Client Services – Disability Living, Adelaide


CEO/ CYDA – Brooker Consulting, Melbourne

CEO / Bendigo – Brooker Consulting

Recruitment Consultant/Resourcer – CareChoice, Clayton

Recruitment Consultant – Child Protection/Youth Welfare – CareChoice, Clayton

Community & Employee Wellbeing Consultant – Australian Unity, Melbourne

Employee Wellbeing & Safety Lead – Australian Unity, Melbourne

Employee Wellbeing & Safety Business Partner– Australian Unity, Melbourne

Recruitment Consultant – Geelong  – CareChoice, Geelong


General Manager Opal Carine – Opal, Perth

General Manager Alfred Cove  – Opal, Perth

You can also find Marketing roles among the many roles on our job board

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