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Home Care Support Worker

Regis Aged Care - Cairns City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


About the company

Regis Home Care provides in-home care services with a difference. Through a support network that extends across Australia, our number one aim is to ensure our clients get the assistance they need.

Currently servicing six locations across Australia – Cairns, Eastern Metro Melbourne, Mildura, Darwin, Launceston and Hobart– we are passionate about aligning the services we offer to the varying needs of our valued clients.

About the role

We are seeking a client focused Home Care Support Worker to join our Home Care Team in Cairns.

Our Home Care team provides in-home service to our clients based in the following suburbs and more- Redlynch, Freshwater, Brinsmead, Whitefield, Kamerunga, Barron Gorge, Edge Hill and more.

As a Home Care Support Worker you are the Regis representative in the homes of our valued clients. You play a vital role in providing customised care and services to each client, supporting them to maintain well-being and independence in their own surroundings for as long as possible.

You are passionate and committed to supporting the aged and frail to maintain their well-being, dignity and independence.

Shift times vary across a 24 hour schedule including weekends and public holidays.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide services to the client in their home as outlined in the Care Plan, and regularly review the Care Plan to ensure you have an up to date understanding of particular client circumstances, needs and services.
  • You will monitor the client and their environment and report any issues, needs, changes or suggestions to your Client Services manager

Your duties will differ according to the needs of the client, however may include:

  • Personal care - showering, oral care, continence management
  • Food preparation - preparing meals, monitoring foods and fluids
  • Social support - escorting the client on outings such as shopping trips, coffee/lunch excursions, visits
  • Transport - for the client to doctors’ appointments, to/from hospital, to/from respite care etc.
  • Medication Assistance - (subject to holding up to date competency) issuing and/or monitoring to ensure medication is being taken, assisting with simple dressings, application of ointments etc.

Skills & Experience

  • Qualified with a Certificate III in Community Care or Aged Care
  • Previous experience in a AIN/PCA or Home Care Support Worker role
  • First Aid / CPR Qualifications
  • Good communication and customer service focus

Mandatory requirements for all candidates

  • A current drivers licence and own vehicle; road worthy with comprehensive insurance
  • Evidence that you have had the 2020 Flu Vaccination or willingness to complete this before employment can be offered*
  • Proof of the right to work lawfully in Australia
  • Valid National Police Check

* The Australian Government has advised that all residential aged care staff and visiting workers should be vaccinated by 1 May 2021. This includes both current and future Regis employees.

Employee Benefits

  • The opportunity to work shifts that suit your lifestyle
  • Financial studies assistance to enable you to develop
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Discount gym memberships
  • Influenza immunisation
  • Access to assistance in times of personal crisis through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts with our partner My Brands .
  • Salary sacrificing options including superannuation and car lease agreements
  • Real savings through discounted banking options from ANZ and Commonwealth Bank*
  • Access to competitive energy rates through Powershop

For a career that’s more than just a job, apply now!

Cairns City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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