Aged Care Support Worker. Casual - Bundaberg

Life Without Barriers

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Location
QLD: Bundaberg & Wide Bay Burnett
Reference #
501656
Closing Date
07-06-2024
Vacancy Type

About the Organisation

Enhance the lives of older Australians by joining the Life Without Barriers team. Guided by every client’s individual needs and interests, our personalised in-home Aged Care services focus on empowering every person to maintain their home comforts, health, and connections within their community.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.


About the Role

We are looking for caring and responsible Support Workers who reflect the Life Without Barriers values and are passionate about helping others. As a Support Worker, you will actively supporting the individual needs of elderly Australians who access our Community Care services in Bundaberg and surrounding local areas. You will help our clients to continue living independently in their own homes through the provision of domestic assistance, social support and personal care.

This is a Casual position with the opportunity to go Permanent Part Time after three months of employment (20 hours minimum a fortnight, with more hours on offer for the right candidate). Flexible hours available that can be between school hours or other commitments if required. You will assist multiple clients throughout the day and be required to provide transport for clients, so a valid Australian Drivers Licence is essential in this role. 

At Life Without Barriers we consider gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, and so we ask that only Female applicants apply.


Key Responsibilities

  • Domestic assistance duties. This consists of light cleaning duties, changing of bed linen, washing/laundry
  • In-home supports inclusive of meal preparation and assistance with daily living
  • Social supports inclusive of support to attend medical appointments, social activities in the local community, building/maintaining social networks
  • Personal care inclusive of showering, daily hygiene, monitoring of health and well-being (for example, identification of wound care needs, skin integrity, etc)

 
 Skills & Experience

  • A current unrestricted drivers licence and a reliable vehicle with minimum 3rd party insurance
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate is required
  • Certificate III in Aged Care (or similar) is required
  • Prior experience working in the community with ageing clients will be highly regarded
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with clients and support their individual care plans as appropriate
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including but not limited to a National Criminal History Record Check.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.


Benefits

  • An opportunity to make a meaningful, positive impact in the lives of elderly Australians within your local community
  • Flexible hours available that can be between school hours where required
  • Casual hourly rate from $36.88 + Super
  • Get reimbursed .92 cents per kilometre travelled while you work
  • Receive up to $15,900 of your annual salary tax free through salary packaging benefits
  • Access to discounts and benefits at selected retail outlets, cinemas, restaurants and more


How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Monica Saigi at recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Thursday the 18th of April 2024.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are continuously reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

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