662362 - Home Care Worker - West Region

Anglicare Southern Queensland

Create special, rewarding relationships by providing regular support and living assistance to those in need within your local community.

  • Would you enjoy building and developing connections with families & carers?
  • Can you offer great communication skills and a caring, open, friendly attitude?
  • Are you an expert at managing household budgets, chores & everyday living?
Anglicare’s Community Aged & Disability teams provide support and services that enable our clients to maintain their independence - living happily and healthily within their own homes. We are looking for people who can provide practical and emotional help to others, calling on their own real-life experiences to build rapport and relationships.
  
 Our Roma team is looking for a Home Care Worker to work in Chinchilla township, surrounding areas/ with travelling to Miles and/or Tara on a Part Time basis with a minimum of 20 hours a fortnight. Working alongside a friendly, engaging and innovative team.

Our team have a variety of clients requiring assistance, so alongside a friendly, proactive manager your focus will be on supporting people to be the best they can be. Some examples of what you will assist with including:
  • Personal grooming and hygiene; assistance with medication reminders and general self-care
  • Transport assistance to the supermarket, or to watch a local sports team
  • Assistance with domestic duties and general help around the house
  • Helping our young people with disabilities - including visits to the hairdresser, Mani-Pedi’s or the local café for a coffee
  • Outdoor activities, a gentle stroll, taking someone to the movies once a week, or helping out in the garden
  • Food shopping, menu planning and meal preparation - or assisting with arts, crafts and new creations!
  • Driving of Hi Ace bus will be required
About You

To ensure the most effective and continuous care, we require our Home Care Workers to be dedicated, reliable and flexible.  We look for:
  
  • A fantastic attitude and genuine interest in helping others
  • Various hobbies - sewing, arts, gardening, cooking and scrapbooking to name a few!
  • Experience in various outdoor pursuits and activities
  • A practical understanding of hygiene assistance and commitment of care
  • Enjoyment in social activities, and one-on-one engagement
  • Understanding of physical limitations and a safe, sensible approach
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, sensitivity and emotional stability
  • Strong communication and organisational skills - able to manage your time and support clients to do the same in an everyday capacity  
Our team members come from all walks of life, and these roles will suit:
  
  • Career changers, parents returning to work and young people with passion
  • People who have some extra time and appreciate being with others
  • Those who have strong work ethics and enjoy being team players  
  
Qualifications will include:
  
  • Certificate III in Individual Support, Aged Care, Home & Community Care, Disability Services or similar field
  • Completion of Module HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication (or commitment to obtain)
  • Completion of Module HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems (or commitment to obtain)
  • Blue Card (Working with Children) with Yellow Card exemption
  • A current National Police Certificate
  • Open Queensland Driver Licence and your own, reliable vehicle
  • Immunisation against Tetanus, Hepatitis A and/or Hepatitis B (desired)
  • Physically capable of meeting the requirements of the role  
  
What We Offer
Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team.  We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector.  You will also enjoy:
  • Working with a supportive team of passionate and dedicated professionals
  • Flexibility of work and life balance with casual hours
  • Providing quality of life for people within your local community
  • Ongoing training and support to assist with your personal and professional development  
  
What happens now?

Send us your current resume and a Cover Letter explaining your interest in being a Home Care Worker with Anglicare SQ.

For further information please contact
Cathy Hartley

0457 098 649

Applications close 21/01/2021

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.
Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues.  We promote a child-safe environment and are committed
to providing on-going care and protection.

The blue card system changed on 31 August 2020. From that date, anyone working with children will need to have a valid blue card before they begin work.

We will not consider any candidate who does not hold a valid Blue Card.

Find out more here:

https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/blue-card/system/review/no-card-no-start
Anglicare Southern Queensland is a Child Safe Organisation.