Aged Care And Disability Support Worker

Private Company

Ashmore, QLD

Posted 9/17/2020

• Immediate Start

• Full time / Part time / Casual

• Above market hourly rate

• Salary: $54,000.00 – $58,000.00 per year

About AusCare

AusCare Home & Community Care Limited (AusCare) is a national community services organisation. AusCare is a registered national Aged Care approved provider of Home Care Package Services and also a registered provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services.

AusCare has worked with individuals, families, and carers to create endless opportunities for all. Our services are highly adaptable and can be tailored to suit our Customers and Participant’s needs.

AusCare is an organisation that specialises in providing the highest quality care for older members of the community, as well as individuals with a disability. We believe in the human rights of people with a disability, regardless of their age, type of disability, or cultural background.

AusCare provides people with disability greater choice, control, and freedom to empower them to live life on their own terms.

We have the right experience for successfully supporting participants, including those people with complex needs, through our support.

About the Role

Support Workers have the responsibility of providing assistance to frail, aged, sick, disabled and invalid persons. Therefore, the duties are varied according to individual needs. They may undertake all regular household duties, including cleaning, washing, ironing, meal preparation, assistance with shopping, banking, paying bills with customers as well as specific types of assistance such as personal care, respite, transport, and social support.

Our plan aims to provide a range of services that support and assist clients and their carers to maintain their independence within their own homes. The success of AusCare’s services is largely dependent on friendly and cooperative staff, especially In-Home Support Workers, providing quality services.

The Support Worker is a vital member of the Team because they have the most frequent contact with the clients and /or participants. In addition to rostered duties, the Support Worker will need to manage situations of loneliness, inappropriate behaviour, and clients and/ or Participant emergencies as well as give encouragement and emotional support to clients, participant and their carers when needed. Therefore, Support Workers play a more involved role in the support and care of each client and Participants.

Essential criteria

  • Certificate III in Individual Support or equivalent qualifications
  • Previous experience working in healthcare industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently within the community
  • understanding of WH&S issues and risk management for home-based support and during transport of clients

Desirable criteria

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Energetic, warm and outgoing
  • Current Driver’s Licence and access to a fully registered motor vehicle;
  • Satisfactory Australian Federal Police Check & Satisfactory Working with Children Check

To view and apply for this job on the web visit:

https://www.agedcarejobsaustralia.com.au/job/14251322