Aged Care Support Worker. Permanent Part Time & Casual - Cairns

Life Without Barriers

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Location
QLD: Cairns & Far North
Reference #
501889
Closing Date
28-01-2024
Vacancy Type

About the Role

Working within Cairns and surrounding local areas, you will empower the elderly Australian's accessing our services to continue living independently in their own homes. You will provide assistances such as personal care, domestic assistance (light cleaning), transport and social support. We are looking for candidates that are passionate about making a difference in their local community and doing work that matters.

We have flexible hours available between the hours of 7am-6pm Monday - Friday. You will typically support multiple clients per day, so a valid Australian Drivers Licence is a requirement for this role.

Key Responsibilities

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

  Skills & Experience

  • A current Australian drivers licence and a reliable vehicle with minimum 3rd party insurance
  • Certificate III in Aged Care or similar and experience working with the ageing community will be highly regarded
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • The ability to develop positive relationships and to support individual care plans 
  • Great communication skills

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including 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.

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.

Benefits

  • An opportunity to make a meaningful, positive impact in the lives of elderly Australians within your local community
  • Permanent Part Time hourly rate from $29.51 + Super
  • Casual hourly rate from $36.88 + Super 
  • Get reimbursed for kilometres 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 Rianne Gifford at recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday the 28th of November 2023

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