Home Care Worker

Job Description

What we can offer you!

* Scheduled weekly – variety of days and times
* Professional support and management
* Providing in home care services to our Elderly Residents in the Gladstone Area

Local Management & Rostering Team

*All travel time and KM’s to and with our clients are paid
* PPT staff have access to Salary Sacrificing
* All training supplied to assist you to learn the role, including Buddy Shifts
* Supportive Environment to assist you to develop and grow your skills
* A competitive hourly rate is available (Morning and weekend shifts are a requirement of this role.)

Our Aged Care Team coordinates and provides in home care and out of home day activity services to eligible clients in the Fitzroy Region.

 You will

* provide direct care to the eligible frail aged and disabled members of the community in their own home.
* be involved with tasks such as showering, toileting, dressing and personal care as well as domestic assistance, social support, meal preparation and shopping.
* be required to perform in accordance with Client Care plans, the Community Care Common Standards and Policies and Procedures.
* Complete daily/weekly documentation. Recording all instances of planned and unplanned service delivery


Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality client-focussed care in a friendly and compassionate manner
  • Demonstrated skill and/or ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with our multicultural aged care and disability clientele. An understanding of the health and social issues impacting upon this community group.
  • Demonstrate respect and understanding of client issues including cultural appropriateness and anti-discrimination
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills to complete paperwork, update client notes in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Demonstrate time management skills - staff must have the ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and work within set timeframes
  • Be able to complete tasks unsupervised
  • Hold a current, unrestricted ‘C’ Class Driver’s License - Essential
  • Knowledge of WPH&S regulations in relation to cleaning and chemicals
  • Able to use electronic data systems
  • Ability to exercise at all times a ‘Duty of Care’ when working with clients.

Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • Certificate III in Community Services, Aged Care or Disability services or commitment to obtain which will be supported by GRAICCHS
  • Basic knowledge and use of information technology aids and ability to accurately input data

Practical Requirements

  • Current Yellow Card, or willingness to apply for same
  • Current Blue Card, or willingness to apply for same
  • First Aid Certificate and CPR certifications or willingness to update or obtain the necessary certifications
  • Physical ability to perform tasks as required
  • Federal Police Check
  • Proof of Vaccination is required for this role under COVID 19 Aged Care Guidelines.