• Employment Opportunities

    Monicah Ndungu and Margaret DaviesWork for a progressive not-for-profit organisation that values staff and clients alike!

    Resthaven employs more than 2400 staff across 30 locations in South Australia.

    We are always interested in applications from committed people who share our passion for working together to provide high-quality care and support to older people and their carers.

    View and apply for current job vacancies

    Did you know that Resthaven’s employees come from 74 different countries and our clients & residents from 80 countries?

    31% of our staff are born overseas, with 24% of our staff speaking a language other than English. In fact, there are 56 languages other than English spoken by our staff!

    Working for Resthaven is not just a job, it’s a career

    Reap the rewards of a growing industry that offers security and personal development for people who share our values.

    Ongoing training and development opportunities are available to our skilled workforce, all of whom undergo a regular police check. Resthaven offers many career paths for people to develop their potential.

    Employing high calibre people is fundamentally important to Resthaven, to fulfil our goal of working together to provide quality aged care and support.

    We always welcome enquiries from people who share our values and want to assist in benefiting the quality of life for older people and their carers in South Australia.

    If you share our passion and commitment to providing high-quality care and support – we’d like to hear from you!

    • A comprehensive induction and orientation program, and an extensive workforce development program across a wide variety of areas. All learning and development is in line with Resthaven’s Teaching and Research in Aged Care Services Framework (TRACs).
    • Access to our Professional Development Fund to financially assist your career progression through further education.
    • New employee mentoring programs are available so that you are supported as you gain confidence and develop into your role, especially if you are new to aged care.
    • Opportunities for nursing and allied health staff to consolidate clinical skills and develop new skills in areas such as Continence Care, Clinical Nursing, Palliative Care, Dementia Care or Wound Management.
    • Salary sacrifice options.
    • An employee assistance program, offering free, confidential counselling to you and your direct family members.
    • A health and wellness program and an early intervention physiotherapy program to help keep you healthy.

    Resthaven Marion Community Services

    At Resthaven, we value nurses and the professional expertise they bring to achieve quality care for older people.

    “Nurses bring added value to aged care services.  They are thought leaders, clinical leaders and workforce leaders… Resthaven is committed to supporting the professional development of its nurses though membership of the Australian College of Nursing”

    Resthaven Paradise Nurse Miriam


    Resthaven’s corporate membership benefits include:
    1. Supporting nursing staff in their professional development and advancement.
    2. Providing opportunity for nurses to offer expert knowledge and advice in regards to policy, development, and advocacy.
    3. Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Platinum AffiliateAccess to development through online courses and webinars.
    4. Networking opportunities with nurse leaders though events, conferences, and communities of interest.
    5. Developing education in partnership.
    6. Discounted individual membership fees for Resthaven Nurses.


    Resthaven is an ACN Platinum Affiliate

    Resthaven sponsors a number of grants and scholarships.

    Please visit the host websites for specific information and application details.

    Flinders University

    Applications for the Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships are now open, and close on 3 March, 2020.


    For information about Flinders University Nursing Scholarships, phone: (08) 8201 3115 or email: scholarships@flinders.edu.au


    2020 Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Scholarship applications are open from 24 January to 8 March 2020.


    For information about UniSA Nursing Scholarships, phone: (08) 8302 1732 or (08) 8302 1762 or
    email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

    For information about UniSA Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy Scholarships, phone: (08) 8302 2402 or email: Jeanette.Cordwell@unisa.edu.au

    University of Adelaide

    Applications for 2020 Nursing and Oral Health Scholarships are now open, and close 28 February 2020 at 5pm.


    For information about the University of Adelaide Scholarships,

    Phone: (08) 8303 3341/4224 or email: undergraduatescholarships@adelaide.edu.au

    quote - Arun Thomas Resthaven scholarship recipient wins aged care award

    Resthaven congratulates Arun Thomas – Victorian Young Achiever of the Year!

    ” This scholarship has given me the freedom and peace of mind to enjoy placements both locally and away, without having to stress about funding accomodation and food, as well as other necessities required for my future career and study.
    I will be forever thankful for your generosity”.

    Emma Shepherd, recipient of Resthaven’s Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

    Interested in a traineeship?

    Resthaven uses traineeships to help those with a passion for aged care and transferable skills enter the workforce. Focusing on right ‘fit’, we gradually build skills and experience to align with accredited training courses through a tailored on-boarding program and on-the-job learning.

    Build confidence in providing care and services to older people whilst being introduced to work requirements through a gradual, supported process.

    To be considered for a traineeship, simply apply for any of the roles listed below, expressing your transferable skills relevant to the specific role.

    Positions supported are personal care assistant, and housekeeping services assistant in residential aged care homes, and home support worker roles in community services.

    To enquire, email training@resthaven.asn.au

    home care worker offers cup of tea to older lady