Indigenous employment at St Vincent's Aged Care

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Your role in aged care can make a difference

Greater representation of Indigenous people in the health workforce means better outcomes for everyone.

At St Vincent's, we want you to join us in improving the health and wellbeing of the elderly - especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders and residents.

The truth is, your role in aged care is a lot more important than you might think. 

It's more than a job.

If you're interested in a role at St Vincent's, get in touch with our Indigenous Careers team directly at

Why Indigenous representation matters in aged care

International studies have shown that carers from the same culture as the people they are caring for, actually helps them live longer.

And with a growing number of Indigenous aged care residents not having family nearby to care for them, that need grows larger every day.

Your role in our team can help residents (and especially Indigenous residents) stay healthy in mind, body and spirit and could contribute to longer and better lives.

That's why it matters. You matter.

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"St Vincent’s commitment to reconciliation is demonstrated by the appointment of my role as Indigenous recruitment coordinator and from this platform I am able to influence all aspects of recruitment to make a lasting difference for our Mob. I am deeply honoured and privileged to call this my job. "

Wayne Delamont - Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator, St Vincent's Care

Monique Hooper – Quality, Governance and Risk

Having worked 20 years in healthcare, Monique is a perfect example of what career progression can look like for someone working in aged care. 

Starting as a health care worker, Monique then became an Assistant in Nursing, an Enrolled Nurse, a Registered Nurse, a Clinical Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and now works in Clinical Governance for the St Vincent's team. She's now dropped down to part time to study her PHD on palliative care in prisons! 

“Working in many health facilities in Southeast Queensland over the past two decades, I can hands down say that St Vincents is very welcoming and it’s a good place to work.” 

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"By welcoming First Nations employees into our workforce, we not only honor their rich cultural heritage and promote diversity and inclusivity, but we also gain a deeper understanding of their unique perspectives and experiences. This enables us to better serve and care for our Indigenous residents and clients, and to create a workplace culture that values and respects all individuals."

Lincoln Hopper - CEO, St Vincent's Care 

Jessica Pollard – Food Service Assistant

Jessica has been working as a Food Services Assistant at St Vincent's for the last nine months after leaving her job working in a cafe.

As a Food Services Assistant, Jessica's main role is making sure every resident receives nourishing meals. To do this she memorises all of the residents' dietary requirements and makes sure every resident has a tea or coffee in hand. She's also a great friend to residents, taking the time to chat with them when she can.

"I like to just sit down and talk with the residents. Sometimes some of them are lonely and they have no one. So, you just be there for them."

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"Seeing First Nations People represented amongst our staff just continues that tradition of care of the Sisters of Charity for the elderly and is an absolute recognition of the continued tradition of care in Indigenous culture as well. I think it's really important that we see that representation in the faces of our workforce." 

Kirk Farquharson - Facility Manager, St Vincent's Care Kangaroo Point

Shanita Pollard – Assistant in Nursing, Admin

Shanita works as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) at St Vincent's. Recently however, she's started taking on an admin role as well helping out at reception and welcoming people into the facility.

There's no doubt that working with people as an Assistant an Nursing can be an incredibly rewarding at times but also challenging. Shanita has loved being able to see the facility in a different role and in a different light.

Shanita's best advice: make sure you have good managers.

"Our Facility Manager is very good. If any time you want to speak with him, he will open up space for you."

If you want to work in healthcare then I think this is a good place to start."

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Will you join our team?

Some of the benefits of working for St Vincent's include:

  • Opportunities for career progression within the St Vincent's Health Australia network
  • Salary packaging that increases your take home pay (up to $15,990 tax free, Novated vehicle leasing, plus an optional Meals and Entertainment card up to $2,650 per annum)
  • Access to Fitness Passport (FP) which lets you whole family use participating gyms and pools for a discounted membership price.
  • No cost uniforms and training
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Discounted hospital admissions
  • Discounted meals
  • Friendly team environment with a great community care spirit
  • Ability to visibly see your impact on the business and its service

"It is beautiful to witness the reverence and care extended to our elders - Aunties, Uncles, Nannas and Grandads - in our homes and communities… It is taught to us from when we are small, and viewed as a privilege and responsibility.  

The spirit of accompaniment is captured in the way we care of the needs of Elders.  In this way we step in to spaces when invited or needed.  We engage and adjust behaviours where possible to ensure our elders are comfortable and happy.  We listen carefully to what is said and what is unspoken.  

This gift and your presence would, I’m sure be of benefit to wider communities of elders and residents in Aged Care Services."

Darlene Dreise - Group Manager Reconciliation, St Vincent's Health Australia

How to apply

Step 1

Check out our aged care jobs where all our current opportunities are listed

Step 2

Can't find the role you are looking for? Express your interest here

Step 3

Submit your application

Step 4

We will reach out to you to as jobs become available

What types of aged care jobs do you have?

St Vincent's Care employs a variety of roles across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria including:

  • Personal care assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • Maintenance Team Members
  • Baristas
  • Cooks, chefs & kitchen hands
  • Administration roles
  • And more

Care positions can evolve, so that we keep providing a great service. If you do not see anything available right now- watch this space for future opportunities at St Vincent’s.

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Questions people frequently ask about recruitment

If you can't see the role you are looking for on our website right now, please send us an enquiry and we will get back to you. We are always on the lookout for new applications.

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There are some great benefits when you work for St Vincent's Care including:

  • Salary packaging that increases your take home pay (up to $15,990 tax free, Novated vehicle leasing, plus an optional Meals and Entertainment card up to $2,650 per annum)
  • Access to Fitness Passport (FP) which lets you whole family use participating gyms and pools for a discounted membership price.
  • No cost uniforms and training
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Employee Assistance Program for staff and their families
  • Discounted hospital admissions
  • Discounted meals
  • Opportunity to work for the nation’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider with a rapidly growing and progressive vision.
  • Friendly team environment with a great community care spirit
  • Ability to visibly see your impact on the business and its service

Yes. You can apply for multiple vacancies.

There are many types of jobs available throughout our aged care facilities and within our corporate support teams ranging from Registered Nurses, Food Service Assistants, Receptionists, Maintenance Officers and Facility Managers, through to Executive Assistants, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Pastoral Care related roles.
At St Vincent’s Care Services we are always looking for a special kind of person – a St Vincent’s kind of person. Someone who puts compassion, connection and caring for other people at the heart of everything they do.

We value inclusivity and diversity and acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcome, safe, and inclusive. We invite people from all backgrounds to join our caring family.
As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. For further information, visit or get in contact at

Because you’re like us, you believe that every act of kindness makes the world a better place. Better for everyone who lives in the 24+ facilities and locations we operate in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Better for all our staff and employees, who work tirelessly to provide the highest levels of care and quality of life for our clients and better support for the local communities we play an important role in to enable continued support.
Our spiritual and hospital-based heritage has taught us that wellness is about more than medical needs.

It’s about building a true partnership around trust and respect. That’s why we take a person-centred approach – delivering holistic, individual care that achieves wellbeing for mind, body and spirit.
At St Vincent's Care, we are committed to ensuring our residents and clients are at the center of everything we do. Central to meeting this commitment is our staff, who are dedicated, skilled and passionate about improving the lives of those who entrust us with their care.

What’s on your CV is important, but what’s in your heart matters more.
Because at St Vincent’s, kindness works for us.