We are an essential service that will remain operational throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are proactively recruiting to meet the needs of our clients during this time.

Home Care Worker. Casual - Deniliquin

Apply now Job no: 497164
Employment type: Casual
Location: Wagga Wagga & Riverina
Categories: Aged Care

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
Provide personalised, 1:1 Home Care support to clients accessing our Aged Care services within Deniliquin and the surrounding areas.  Our clients in these programs may be in receipt of either short term or ongoing care, during which time you will support their reablement and improved quality of life by providing supports such as;

  • Domestic Assistance such as meal preparation and light cleaning
  • Personal Care
  • Assisting our client with shopping
  • Transportation to medical appointments

You will be required to travel to multiple clients homes within the Deniliquin region throughout the day, therefore a current Australian Drivers Licence & having access to a reliable vehicle that you can use for work purposes is essential this position. Typical hours of work for these roles is between 7am -4pm weekdays (some work outside of these times may be required on occasion)

Please note: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations may be required for this position, in accordance with relevant Public Health Orders across all States and Territories. In these circumstances, evidence of vaccination will be required prior to an offer of employment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake personal care and daily hygiene duties such as showering, grooming and meal preparation as well as domestic duties such as cleaning, washing and respite
  • Assist with the administration of approved medications
  • Implement tasks and routines outlined by an approved medical professional
  • Support clients in attending appointments and social activities within the community
  • Maintain and monitor a client’s health and behaviour changes on an ongoing basis
  • Build rapport and collaborate effectively with clients to establish positive relationships

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate III Individual Support, Aged Care or other relevant qualification
  • A current First Aid Certificate and CPR Certification
  • An Australian Driver’s Licence and reliable, fully insured vehicle that you can use for work purposes
  • An understanding of how to follow client support plans and complete client documentation
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to develop positive relationships with clients, their families and other stakeholders.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake relevant pre-employment checks to ensure the safety of our clients. This includes a National Criminal History Record Check and meeting immunisation requirements as outlined in the NSW Health Policy Directive - Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases (PD2020_017).

Benefits

  • An opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose Organisations
  • Fantastic salary packaging benefits through Maxxia, tax free earnings up to $15,900
  • Hourly Rate from $28.99 (Casual) + Super + Shift Loading (where applicable)


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 Kristy Crowe at recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications Close: Midnight, Sunday 30th January 2022

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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