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Home Support Assessor

Uniting Communities Adelaide - Adelaide, SA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


About Us:

Uniting Communities is a significant not-for-profit community service and welfare organisation within South Australia with over 800 staff and 600 volunteers, offering multi-dimensional services across the State ranging from community support, health, financial counselling, youth, aged care, mental health, relationships counselling and disability support services. With strong values, vision, a committed staff and volunteer group, Uniting Communities enhances the lives of many through community strengthening, quality service delivery and advocacy.

The Role:

The Home Support Assessor is responsible for undertaking assessments for people accessing the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) within the My Aged Care program.

  • Undertake Home Support Assessments and develop client support plans for older people, including people from CALD and Indigenous backgrounds, via the My Aged Care Portal utilising the National Screening and Assessment form (NSAF)
  • Work with clients, their families and carers to identify support options including both CHSP and non-funded service and make appropriate referrals based on client identified goals.
  • Recognise and respond to opportunities for reablement where possible
  • Meet all assessment and support plan KPIs as specified by the Department of Health.
  • Accurate and timely recording of client data in the My Aged Care Portal and internal reporting mechanisms

Key Requirements:

  • A working knowledge of the Home and Community care sector
  • Experience working with older people and ability to demonstrate an understanding of the physical and psychological aspects of aging
  • Experience using computer based portals
  • Experience working in rural and remote communities
  • Experience working with Indigenous clients in rural settings particularly advantageous
  • Hold a Statement of Attainment or willing to undertake mandatory training; Home Support Assessors (SOA2).
  • Regular intrastate travel including but not limited to travel to other major regional centres, surrounding towns and localities and remote communities

The Salary:

Remuneration will be based on skills, experience and qualifications.

Uniting Communities' employees may take advantage of significant salary packaging arrangements which provide substantial financial benefits and the ability to salary sacrifice a company vehicle for personal use. In addition, employees may access development opportunities, an Early Intervention Physio Program and discounted private health insurance.

What to include in your application:

The Position Description can be accessed below. Please attach a cover letter addressing the Position Description and a current resume including the names of 3 current referees.

As an organisation we take the responsibility to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and all staff recruited to work in those areas are required to sign off on and work within our code of conduct and undergo relevant pre-employment checks.

Adelaide, SA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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