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Blue Star Direct Care Worker

Jewish Care Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


What we do

Jewish Care Victoria, a not-for-profit organisation, is the largest provider of aged and community services for the Jewish Community in Victoria. Services include Aged Residential Care, Assessment Referral and Individual Support Services, Community Aged Care, Disability, Mental Health, Youth and Family Services and Holocaust Survivors Programs. We take pride in delivering the highest level of service and being an equal opportunity employer. We are proudly celebrating 170 years of service.

The role

This is a wonderful and important role where you will enable people to live independently in their own homes but supporting them with a vast range of needs.

Jewish Care clients may need support with a range of day to day lifestyle activities, preparing meals, shopping, attending appointments and social events, home cleaning and personal care.

It is really important that you are able to communicate well, have a warm approach with a vivacious smile to brighten the day of others.

You will have experience working with and understanding the support needs of elders, people living with dementia and people living with a disability.

Our clients are based (and not limited to) South Yarra, Elsternwick, Caulfield, Bentleigh, Carnegie & Port Phillip. You will need your own transport and license.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance with a range of personal care, respite tasks and domestic assistance
  • Support clients to maintain and/or develop independent living skills and routines
  • Monitor the physical, social and emotional well-being of the client and report issues
  • Be responsible for taking immediate action in an emergency to ensure the safety of clients, themselves and the community
  • Resolve minor problems/enquires/requests and refer issues to the Team leader where required
  • Develop an effective, positive and respectful working relationship with clients respecting cultural values and beliefs

Skills and Experience

  • ESSENTIAL - Certificate III/ IV in Home and Community Care, OR Certificate III in Aged Care (completed after 2012) OR Certificate III in Individual Support OR Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • ESSENTIAL - current driving licence and car
  • ESSENTIAL - available to work full time hours Monday to Friday
  • Experience working with and understanding of the issues of frail aged people, people with dementia, and their carers
  • Ability to monitor client well-being
  • Ability to relate and communicate with older people, people with dementia and their carers / families
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak Russian, Polish, Hebrew, Yiddish would be highly desirable but not essential

Benefits and Culture

We are committed to the professional development of all staff, and provide ongoing opportunities to upgrade staff skill set and expertise. We aim to provide the highest standard of professional and personal support offering flexibility and conditions not readily available elsewhere, including the option of maximising your income with salary packaging.

Jewish Care employs staff from all cultural and religious backgrounds and provides cultural and spiritual training in the Jewish Ethos. Our recruitment procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of our clients. Relevant screening and police checks will be conducted.

Jewish Care proudly celebrates and warmly welcomes the rich diversity of our community and strives to be inclusive for all, including the LGBTI+ community.

Jewish Care acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. Our services and supports are provided on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people, and we deeply respect and honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connection to land, waters and community.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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