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Care Worker

Careways Community - Dapto, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Care Worker/Support Worker
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Social Community Home
Care and Disability Award
2010 Classification

Home Care
Level 2

Reporting To Care Worker Team Leader

Directly Supervising None


POSITION PURPOSE
To provide in home support to consumers following the Home and Community Care guidelines

RELATIONSHIPS
Internal

  • Care Worker Supervisor
  • Community Care Team
  • Operations Manager

External

  • Consumers

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide a range of personal care tasks as outlined within the person centred plan, which
enables the consumers to maintain their desired standards of personal care, hygiene and
independence within their own home in accordance with the organisational protocols and
procedures.
  • Assist the consumer, as determined by the consumer’s person centred plan, with
household/environmental tasks which are prioritised in relation to the personal care and
support functions in accordance with organisational protocols and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate, factual records as required, in addition to monitoring and reporting the
consumer’s (changing) needs according to service protocols and procedures.
  • Undertake a range of domestic/household assistance and personal care tasks, and other
associated activities as determined by the consumer’s person centred plan, to assist the
consumers with daily living requirements, ensuring the cleaning of the house areas regularly
used by the client. These include bathrooms, toilets, kitchens, laundries, living areas and
bedrooms, making of bed(s) and hanging out / bringing in washing in accordance with the
organisational protocols and procedures.
  • Ensure assistance to recipients, as determined by the person centred plan, through social
support and monitoring which enhances family and community interaction.
  • Comply with CareWays Work Health and Safety (“WH&S”) policies and procedures with
respect to any action taken by CareWays to comply with its requirements under WH&S
legislation.
  • Report any issues experienced during service to the Community Care Team.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for the safety of others who may be
affected by your behaviours or omissions whilst in the workplace.
  • Maintain and improve any equipment, standards or procedures provided in the interest of
health, safety and welfare in pursuance of any provision of the WH&S Act or WH&S
Regulation(s).
  • Attend team meetings and training sessions to maintain professional standards.
  • All other reasonable duties as directed

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Care Worker/Support Worker
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Care Worker/Support Worker - Version 7

SELECTION CRITERIA
Essential Criteria

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Home and Community Care or equivalent qualification.
  • Current drivers’ licence

Skill Requirements
  • Ability to prioritise time and organise work according to directed tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.
  • Ability to undertake repetitious, physically demanding tasks.
  • Willingness to undertake further training in the field.
  • Basic administrative skills in completion of timesheets, travel records, record keeping and
related correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and empathically with consumers
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, but within directed framework.
  • Ability to cooperate and communicate with the Support Worker Supervisor and other staff.
  • A willingness to adhere to towards CareWays standards, protocols, policies and procedures
and continuous improvement strategies.


Experience Requirements

  • Previous experience in a similar role.

Knowledge Requirements
  • Ethics
  • Empathy
  • Knowledge of Disability/Aged care standards

Equipment Requirements

➢ A reliable vehicle
➢ Smart Phone


Desirable Criteria

  • Working within community environment
  • Ability to speak a language other than English
  • Current First Aid Certificate

EXPECTATIONS
  • To display informed affinity with the vision, values and mission of CareWays Community

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • CareWays has a smoke free environment policy for all property and motor vehicles

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