Would you like to make a positive difference in the lives of older people? At Southern Cross Care, that’s what we have the privilege of doing every day. We love what we do and the communities we provide care and support services for. We offer a broad range of careers in retirement living, home care, residential care and corporate roles. At Southern Cross Care, you'll be part of a team who really make a difference.
At Southern Cross Care you can be part of an organisation that really makes a difference. Our employees are the heart of our organisation, so we take you and your career seriously. And as a leading not-for-profit organisation, we offer a wide range of benefits.Aged Care Careers
A career in aged care is rewarding and varied. Southern Cross Care offers the opportunity to use and develop your skills, in a supportive environment with a friendly and inclusive team.Carers
Working in aged care allows you to know residents and clients on a personal level and see the difference you make to their quality of life. The relationships you form are special and rewarding.Nurses
Our student placement, apprenticeship and traineeship programs provide you with employment in the industry where you can develop your skills while you complete your certification.Students & Graduates
Helping our residents and clients to find meaning, purpose, hope and connection is an important part of the care services that we provide.Spiritual Wellbeing
Providing support for our front-line teams is critical to enabling them to deliver great care and support to our residents and clients. We offer careers in a broad range of roles where you can use and develop your skills.Corporate Careers
We have a broad range of careers available. Take a look at our current job opportunities to find one that suits you.Job Opportunities
You can view and apply for current job opportunities via our Job Portal, where you can also register for future job alerts. You can also express your interest in future job opportunities by completing this form.
You’re required to have a current police check in order to work in aged care. Southern Cross Care can help you apply for a new police check as part of our recruitment process. You'll also need to provide the contact details for two reference checks and undertake a pre-employment functional assessment.
Southern Cross Care offers a number of programs to assist students with entering the industry. Some of these programs include:
For TAFE students, our placement program offers employment in the industry where you can develop your skills while you complete your certification.
For school students 15 years or older, apprenticeships and traineeships provide you with valuable employment skills, hands-on industry experience and a nationally recognised qualification, while still completing secondary school qualifications.
For 2nd and 3rd year nursing students, we offer the opportunity to work as a carer in the industry in one of our homes,where you can develop your skills while you complete your studies.
“I love being a carer, helping residents live life to the full. I've worked at two Southern Cross Care homes now and love how we make sure the residents always come first”– Joe Vella, Carer
“Being a nurse can be extremely rewarding because you become a part of a resident’s life and help make a difference to their quality of life.” – Sam Rajak, Registered Nurse
“I started with Southern Cross Care as a carer almost 18 years ago. I was given the opportunity to study, increase my knowledge and work to my position currently as Facility Manager.”– Jolene Hurst, Facility Manager