Opal Aged Care
At Opal, care is at the heart of everything we do
When you work with Opal, you work for an organisation that is passionate about care. Our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence stand for CARE which is at the heart of everything we do. If you are looking for a rewarding role in a growing area of the healthcare sector, Opal could be the right choice for you.
Our purpose is to bring joy to those we care for, but our commitment to enhancing lives extends beyond our residents to every member of our team. We do this by offering:
• Meaningful work
• Ongoing education and career development
• National career opportunities
• Flexible working arrangements
• Supportive and fun team environment
• Team benefits program
At Opal we believe companies don’t succeed people do
Opal is one of Australia’s largest aged care providers with over 8,000 team members in 75 homes across NSW, Qld, Vic. and WA, and growing each year. We know that investing in our team is critical to providing quality care for our residents both now and in the future.
We offer an extensive range of career pathways available to you at Opal including:
• Care Home management
• Leisure and Health
• Corporate services
We also offer an extensive range of ongoing learning and development activities. We have partnered with several large training providers to build career pathways for our team, including traineeships and scholarships.
We are proud to have developed a post graduate university course in aged care management with Western Sydney University and have partnered with Laureate Universities in student placements, professional development opportunities for our team and research collaboration.
At Opal you can also fast track a career in healthcare through our internal leadership programs.
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1. We have a purpose
At Opal, our purpose is to bring joy to those we care for. We do this by creating an environment where people build friendships, have a purposeful and dignified life where they are respected.
2. Realise your potential and build your career
No matter what your career aspirations, you will find the support you need to succeed at Opal. Individual roles will determine what learning and development activities are required but for every role we offer core and elective learning programs and on the job skills training. We can also assist our team members to further their careers through one of our career pathway programs by supporting them to achieve Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor qualifications.
3. Passionate people making a difference
It makes a difference going to work every day with a group of people who are passionate about what they do. No matter what part of the business you work in, there is huge satisfaction in knowing you are making a difference.
4. Great work culture
Many team members say that Opal is like an extension of their family. You will join a friendly team where everyone works together towards fulfilling our purpose. You will have a supportive leadership team and a job which can offer flexible balance between your work and personal life.
5. Diversity matters
At Opal we believe in cultivating a diverse workforce. We welcome and support team members from all walks of life regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs, age or sexual orientation.
6. Be rewarded
Along with competitive salaries, there are some great rewards that come with being part of the Opal team. Support with learning and development, flexible working conditions providing a work-life balance and a team assistance and well-being program are a few benefits available.
7. Innovations in care
At Opal we are constantly striving to be at the forefront of aged care. To do this we apply innovative solutions to the way we care every day. This ranges from cutting-edge clinical software, to Virtual Reality experiences, electronic pets and innovations in food service.
8. Innovation in design
We are growing. You could be working in some of the most beautifully designed homes featuring luxurious spaces, dining rooms, on-site cafés, hairdressers, gardens, and courtyards.
9. Community connection
Being an integral part of the local community is key to our model of care. Getting involved in community activities and events while forming lasting bonds with people from all walks of life makes for a fulfilling work experience.
10. Team testimonials
“I want to let student nurses know that you won’t lose your skills in aged care. In fact, you’re going to build on your communication and management skills. You’ll manage people, you’ll support residents and their families, and you’ll be responsible for making those relationships work – how you respond makes a big difference to whether they are happy or not.”
Naomy Mulwa, Care Manager, Denhams Beach NSW
“Opal has always been very flexible – I was able to work my Opal roster around my university commitments and placements…..There’s job security too, because you’re in a long-term role, and of course it’s a growth industry, so there are lots of opportunities to develop your career.”
Simonne McCullough, Care Manager, Kawana Waters, QLD