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Personal Care Worker

Location : Australia, Melbourne, Victoria (Kensington and Strathmore area)

Organisation : cohealth via BigSplash

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 17-06-2018

About the Role

  • Part-time 0.5EFT
  • Fixed term until 30 June 2019
  • Based across Kensington and Strathmore locations
  • Hourly rate $21.80


We are a community based company with great aspirations. Our search is for like-minded people, passionate about the community and putting the client at the heart of all they do. Our staff are valued as individuals for their different backgrounds, skills, experience and we recognise the importance of work-life balance. We offer:

  • A progressive and supportive working environment;
  • Not for Profit “Salary Sacrificing” benefits on top of your salary which can significantly increase your take home pay;
  • A professional, committed workforce and highly supportive community;
  • Variety in work and a sense of achievement;


Cohealth provide a range of individual and group, site based and assertive outreach services and programs across Northern and Western Melbourne. These are known as our Chiron and Janoak programs, located across our Kensington and Strathmore locations.


The opportunity:

As our Personal Care Workers your primarily responsibility is for the domestic duties at the Chiron and Janoak Programs. These include maintaining the cleanliness standards of the units and the provision of, or assistance with, nutritious meals for the residents. Furthermore, you’ll be required to assist residents with daily living skills and to participate in the ongoing monitoring of residents’ well-being. As well as performing duties according to a range of individual resident plans, including assisting residents to achieve personal goals.


Position responsibilities of a Personal Care Worker will include:

  • Work according to a range of individual plans, including assisting residents to achieve personal goal;
  • Actively participate in outings with residents;
  • Provide courteous advice and assistance to clients and visitors of the program; and
  • Ensuring that statistical records and accountability information is prepared and forwarded in a timely manner.


This position would be ideally suited to someone who possesses the following:

  • A genuine interest in working with people who are experiencing mental health issues;
  • Ability to work both independently and as a positive and contributing member of our team;
  • An understanding of the lived experience of the client and their recovery goals;
  • Relevant computer skills (Word & Email) or willingness to complete Basic Computer Skills training, within three months of commencing employment; and
  • Relevant qualifications (not essential): Food Handling, Cert 3 or Cert 4 (Mental Health/Aged Care), First Aid Level 2, Medication Handling Certificate.


If you are a hard-working, reliable individual who enjoys interacting with the community and genuinely making a difference, this is the position you’ve been waiting for

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : cohealth via BigSplash

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

This position will be paid under the Victorian Stand-Alone Community Health Services (Health and Allied Services, Manages and Administrative Officers) Multiple Enterprise Agreements 2011-2015, Personal Care Worker, Grade 1

Apply for this Job

To be considered for the role, please provide a CV demonstrating your skills and experience relevant to the position description, along with a cover letter that answers these questions:

  • Why are you applying for this job? (Suggested word limit: 200 words)

  • What skills and experience do you bring to this role? (Suggested word limit: 300 words)

  • How do you effectively communicate within a team environment? (Suggested word limit: 300 words)

  • What is your understanding of recovery, as it relates to mental health service provision? (Suggested word limit: 300 words)

Applications close on 17th June @ 10.00pm

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)

Please quote in application: Personal Care Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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