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Organisation : Anglicare SQ

Location : Brisbane, Queensland (South Brisbane)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 40000-50000 per Year

About the role

  • 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?

About the Position
Anglicare’s Brisbane South Community Aged & Disability service offers a range of supports and assistance to a variety of local residents, including help at home, social inclusion and community connectedness. 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.  Your support will enable our clients to remain living independently and comfortably in their own homes, throughout the south east suburbs of Brisbane.
  
We 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.  This means having fun and enjoying life:  

  • 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! 

We have a part time shift available working a minimum of 10 hours per week between 6.00am and 8.00pm, both weekdays and weekends. 
  
  
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
  • 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 part time hours
  • Providing quality of life for people within your local community
  • Ongoing training and support to assist with your personal and professional development  

  
Show Your Interest
Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working within an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being.
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.
  

For further information please contact
Kristen Thorne on 1300 610 610
Applications close Sunday 1st September 2019

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

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Anglicare SQ

How to apply for this role


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


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