Aged Care Support Worker (QCSS). Casual - Maroochydore

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Employment type: Casual
Location: Sunshine 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 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

Actively support our aged care clients with a disability, chronic medical conditions or mental health who access the Queensland Community Support Scheme services. Our clients are based in Maroochydore you will support multiple clients per day between split shifts across the hours of 8.30am- 5pm Monday-Sunday in a casual capacity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist clients to improve their independence in according to their identified needs and goals
  • Operate from a wellness framework, building on the client’s strengths and focusing support in line with the client’s goals and aspirations as a path to improved quality of life
  • Establish a rapport and collaborate effectively with clients and their family/carer to achieve positive outcomes
  • Maintain and update professional skills by actively participating in personal, professional, service development and training opportunities.
  • Support the client to develop their skills and enhance their independence with showering, bathing, eating, grooming and any personal care needs as identified in their QCSS Plan

Skills & Experience

  • An unrestricted Australian Driver’s Licence
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability or similar)
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Excellent organisational skills, hygiene practices and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships

Benefits

  • Meaningful work opportunity at one of Australia's leading Social Purpose Organisations
  • On-going career, training and development opportunities
  • Salary packaging
  • Hourly rate of $38.07 + super for casual positions 

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

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 Emma Kennedy 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

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

Applications close at midnight on Monday 3rd October 2022

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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