Female Home Care Worker Level 2. Permanent Part Time - Darwin

Life Without Barriers

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Location
NT: Darwin
Reference #
502507
Closing Date
26-01-2024
Vacancy Type

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 seeking Female Home Care Workers (Aged Care) to join the team in Darwin. The purpose of a Home Care Worker is to support our Aged Care clients to remain living independently at home through the provision of personal care, domestic assistance and social support.  These part time positions within the local Darwin and Palmerston communities.

Life Without Barriers considers gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 35 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992 - NT.

Key Responsibilities

 Undertake domestic duties, including, but not limited to:

  • Dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, washing dishes, cleaning surfaces, emptying bins fridges and freezers, as outlined in the clients care plan;
  • Assisting clients with showering, bathing, eating, meal preparation, grooming
  • Supporting clients to attend and actively participate in appointments and social activities
  • Observe and report any changes in client health or behaviour;
  • Be aware of safety issues and report hazards in the working environment or work equipment;
  • Establish a rapport and collaborate effectively with clients and their support network to achieve positive outcomes within a consumer directed care model

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) or Certificate III in Aged Care
  • Must have valid unrestricted Australian drivers licence and own reliable vehicle which can be used for client transport
  • Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certification
  • Current, or willingness to undertake, Food Handlers Certificate
  • Experience providing domestic support and assistance to clients
  • Demonstrated experience in using initiative and working both individually in supporting service users and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to maintain clients privacy, confidentiality and dignity

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).    

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

  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • An opportunity to make a meaningful, positive impact in the lives of elderly Australians within your local community
  • Get paid 92 cents per kilometre travelled while you work
  • Receive up to $15,900 of your annual salary tax free through salary packaging benefits, increasing your take home pay
  • 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 Lisa Hurd at lisa.hurd@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 24th November 2023

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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