Aged Care Support Worker. Permanent Part Time - Cardwell

Life Without Barriers

QLD: Cairns & Far North
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About the Role

As a Support Worker, you will assist elderly Australians in Cardwell and surrounding local areas, supporting their personalised needs to continue living independently in their own homes. This role involves providing personal care, social support, and household assistances including light cleaning. We have flexible hours available where you will assist multiple clients throughout the day, so a valid Australian Drivers Licence is a requirement of this role.

We are looking for caring and responsible support workers who reflect the Life Without Barriers values and are passionate about helping others.

Key Responsibilities

  • Social supports including attendance to medical appointments, social activities in the local community and support in building/maintaining social networks
  • In-home supports inclusive of meal preparation and assistance with daily living
  • Personal care including showering, daily hygiene, monitoring of health and well-being
  • Domestic assistance may be included. This consists of light cleaning duties, changing of bed linen, washing/laundry, and more

  Skills & Experience

  • A current Australian Drivers Licence and a reliable, insured vehicle
  • Certificate III in Aged Care or similar and/or other relevant industry experience
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Prior experience working in the community with ageing clients is highly regarded
  • The ability to develop positive relationships with clients and to support their individual care plans as appropriate
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including 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.


  • 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
  • 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 Rianne Gifford at

Applications close at midnight on Monday the 18th of December 2023

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