Support Worker - Personal Carer Development Program

Job Description

Grow your future & make a difference

Welcome to our paid training program in aged care where you can earn, learn and grow with us as a Personal Carer. You can find out more about the program on this page and also submit an application.

What‘s on offer?  

For the right person – our kind of person - we can now offer entry-level paid employment AND the training to obtain a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing specialisation). This means, you can start with us even if you have no formal qualification or direct experience with this kind of work.

Successful applicants will be passionate about helping people, keen to make a difference and be committed to complete the training.

You will start on the base hourly rate of $25.23, plus applicable penalty rates and allowances under our Enterprise Agreement. After successfully completing 3 months, the base hourly rate increases to $26.14.

Where will I be working?

When you apply, you will be prompted to select which locations you are applying for and which type of position.

The positions are based in residential aged care facilities that we operate in 11 locations across Queensland. You can read more about each location and what facilities they have HERE.

In some locations there are also positions that work from a base to deliver in-home care for people still living in their own homes. You can read more about the locations we service HERE.

What’s the commitment? 

Positions are available with permanent part-time contracts. You will be offered a minimum of 15 hours per week. You will be able to discuss at interview how many additional hours you are willing and able to work.

Our Personal Carers will be available to work a variety of shifts including mornings, afternoons, nights and weekends.

What kind of person are we looking for? 

You’ll enjoy making every day better for our residents because you are:

Caring – you have a big heart

Careful – you follow the rules to ensure no harm

Cooperative – you always pitch in and help.

What’s in it for you? 

Paid employment with the benefits on offer under our Enterprise Agreement – the salary is above trainee and award wages and will increase again after 3 months
A Training Contract – that we will pay for – with a registered training provider, that will allow you to get a Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing specialisation) within 12 months
Paid time to complete the training on the job
Our own induction, training and support program over the first year.

What’s the timeline?  

You must be available to participate in paid Induction that commences the week 13 June 2022.

What’s it like working for Lutheran Services?  

Have a look at our website and look for the services in your area. 

What does a Personal Carer do? 

You will provide quality care that enhances and promotes the quality of life for individuals. You are part of a team that includes nursing, kitchen, cleaning and laundry staff. Personal Carers are responsible for:

Assisting residents with personal care activities
Providing support at meal-time
Assisting residents to participate in routine activities
Collecting and reporting data
Completing assessments to assist with the formation of nursing care plans
Building caring and collaborative relationships
Whilst we are primarily looking for Carers, we have additional opportunities where you can undertake dual roles across other support services such as laundry, cleaning and kitchen. 

What if I have more questions? 

Please contact our team with any questions on or 0477 661 132.

How do I apply? 

We've made it simple!

Click Apply, this will take you to our corporate website and the job vacancy. Keep scrolling down, provide your contact information and answer a couple of questions.

You don’t have to have a resume – but you can attach one if you want to. And anything else to show how great you are too!

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as Australian residents from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

What happens next?

We will be in touch to discuss your application, and then to advise if you will proceed to interview with us. Successful applicants will then commence induction the week of 13 June 2022.