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 - Ballina & Surrounds

Apply now Job no: 497426
Employment type: Casual
Location: Lismore & Far North Coast, Coffs Harbour & North Coast
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, not for profit 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, refugees and asylum seekers.   

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 dedicated, values oriented, and reliable people to support our Aged Care clients to remain living independently in their own homes. In this role you will be required to travel to client homes around Ballina and the surrounding suburbs to support our clients with domestic assistance, transport, social support and cleaning. Shifts are offered from Monday to Friday, between 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Benefits:

  • We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity, and equality
  • An opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia and other employee discounts
  • On-going training opportunities in a supportive and collaborative team environment

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist clients with their personal care and daily hygiene
  • Observe and report any changes in client health or behaviour
  • Support clients to attend and participate in social activities and appointments
  • Undertaking domestic duties such as cleaning, preparing meals and washing clothes
  • Establish a rapport and collaborate effectively with clients based on their goals

Skills & Experience

  • An unrestricted New South Wales driver’s licence
  • Well written and clear verbal communication skills
  • A current First Aid Certificate, which includes the course HLTAID003 or HLTAID011
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic technology and software on a mobile and desktop
  • The ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Commitment to supporting and promoting a client’s needs, skills, abilities & personal goals

Successful candidates will be required to clear all state-based probity checks; including but not limited to a National Criminal History Record.

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.

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 Zali Kakko at recruitment@lwb.org.au

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

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday the 8th of December 2021 (AEDT).

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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