Support Worker -Aged Services Bundaberg

Carevolution

Carevolution is recruiting on behalf of a well-established organisation operating within QLD, NSW and ACT.

  • Join a diverse workforce where innovation is encouraged
  • Career development opportunities
  • Attractive Salary Packaging Benefits
We are looking for candidates who truly want to make a difference in someone's life while commencing or further developing their own career. The successful candidate will be supported for the first 12 weeks of their employment by the Carevolution team and an organisational connector guaranteeing a thorough introduction to their employment.
 
  
Would you describe yourself as committed, empathetic, reliable, resilient, have integrity and are compassionate? Do you have the desire and enthusiasm to assist others to live the best version of their lives? Can you see yourself cheering from the sidelines as you celebrate the achievement of the person you support reaching their own goals? Do you believe it is every person’s right to make their own choices? Do you often think outside the box?

Is this you? If the answer is yes then we invite you to apply!
  
The Support Worker (Aged) works within a team providing services to Community Care customers. The role assists customers to maintain their independence in a community setting and provides ongoing domestic, personal and social support to people living in the community.

Support Workers (Aged) are required to undertake personal care services with Community Care customers. They are also required to undertake and pass LiveBetter Clinical Care Core Competencies training and other mandatory training.

The organisation supports new employees by providing a minimum of 3 buddy shifts, internal training and personal protective equipment in accordance with Covid-19 safe work practices.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate include:

• Providing domestic assistance, personal care, respite, transport, social and emotional support to people living in the community. This includes but is not limited to:
   o Assisting customers with their personal care needs – this may include
      toileting, bathing, showering, oral hygiene and other personal 
      hygiene needs.
   o Assisting customers with cooking, food preparation and meal planning.
   o Performing domestic duties such as (but not limited to)                       
      vacuuming, laundry, general cleaning, dusting, washing dishes, cleaning 
      windows, cleaning carpets, making beds, basic home and garden
      maintenance.
   o Transport to medical appointments, social engagements, shopping       
      (including assisting
      with shopping) and other outings as required.
• Supporting carers of people who are frail aged including people with dementia and assisting them to maintain their caring relationship.
• Delivery of services that promote the dignity, independence and empowerment of customers.
• Adhering to the documented and approved Care Plans.
• Monitoring any changes in customer needs and reporting them to the Community Care Coordinator or Team Leader.
• Immediately reporting any changes in customer conditions or incidents to the Community Care Coordinator or Team Leader.
• Respecting the privacy and confidentiality of customers in accordance with privacy legislation and Policies and Procedures, during and beyond the period of employment.
• Maintaining up to date accurate Customer progress notes in line with business requirements.



Essential Skills

• Current Drivers Licence.
• Willingness to undertake personal care services with customers.
• Willingness to undertake and ability to pass LiveBetter Clinical Care Core        Competencies training and other mandatory training.
• Availability of a fully registered and comprehensively insured vehicle.
• A caring and compassionate approach with the ability to communicate            effectively.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently, whilst enjoying a degree of responsibility in your position.
• Ability to be flexible in work hours and approach to meet the needs of our    customers.
• Experience in the use of technology such as smart phones and computer        programs

 Desirable Skills

• Previous experience in a similar role.
• Certificate III in Aged Care or Certificate III in Individual Support or              equivalent.

Organisational requirements

Pass a National Criminal History Check and a pre-employment medical assessment (including drug and alcohol screening)

Advise in writing any conditions which may impact ability to carry out the responsibilities required of the role. 

Ability to be flexible with work hours to meet reasonable demands of the position. 

About the Sector

Support Worker (Aged) roles are often initially minimum hours but quickly progress to longer rostered hours as you continue with the organisation. Rostered hours are determined on the client base, if you are adapting easily to the working environment and tasks required. The organisation will support the successful candidate through training and mentoring opportunities to develop skills further.

Apply online by registering your interest through https://www.carevolution.com.au/candidate-registration