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Personal Support Assistant

Uniting AgeWell - Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
About the role:
Reporting into the Personal Support Coordinator will have a vital role to plan and deliver innovative and inclusive personal support and lifestyle programs for all residents to support them to live their BEST life.

PST members assist residents by providing tailored individual holistic care and are respectful to the persons choices. Our PST program promotes independence and recognises the importance of each resident’s sense of self, promoting links to their community and social engagement.

The PST frequently engage with residents and their families to discover and determine goals, assist in achieving and assess the outcomes enabling an individual to live as well as they can.

Current duties being undertaken by PST members:
1:1 Goal identification and success planning
Liaising with family for resident item needs i.e. additional clothing
Assisting with internal scheduled exercise and/or therapy programs
Providing transport for individuals as directed and agreed by the RSM
To engage with, on behalf of residents, appropriate community based individual or group activities for participation
Basic skills and abilities assessment during activities
3-5 Program aimed at clinically targeted residents for the purpose of relaxation and support
Provide assistance to our residents to maintain old and develop new relationships with family and friends
Acting as an advocate for each individual

About you:
You are passionate about what you do and want to make a difference in the lives of our residents/clients, to support them to live life to their full potential.

This is the place for you if you have:
Certificate IV in lifestyle and leisure or equivalent or relevant industry experience
A current First Aid certificate
Previous experience coordinating a lifestyle program and lifestyle teams in residential aged care
Experience driving a 12 seater bus
Thrive in a team and also appreciate the one to one interactions
Commitment to being part of a workplace culture based on the BEST way of life (Believe, Excel, Support and Trust)
Are willing to work within the ethos of the Uniting Church

You will need:
Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (TAS)
Full Australian working rights
A current Police Records Check or be willing to undertake this process
A current flu vaccination and be prepared to meet this annual requirement

About Us:
At Uniting AgeWell we promote and support our people to be their BEST and give their BEST so they can help our communities to live well with choice and peace of mind. This is underpinned by our Values and Customer Promise and Charter.

Be a part of a values based organisation
Work in your local community and make a difference to the lives of our residents
Career pathways, education and training opportunities
Benefits, including salary packaging
A mandatory annual flu vaccination is provided

Our story:
At Uniting AgeWell (UA), our focus is on supporting older people to experience a sense of wellbeing, choice and independence in their lives, to feel valued members of their community and to have easy access to the community or residential services they need to live the life they want. With a range of services in many locations in Victoria and Tasmania, our 2,900 staff and 600 volunteer staff are committed to high quality services and care.

If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please complete your online application by May 12th 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Selection Criteria
Essential : Are you willing to meet the requirement for a mandatory annual flu vaccination?
Essential : Do you have a Certificate IV in either Leisure and Lifestyle, Aged Care or Allied Health?
Essential : What does working within the ethos (values) of the Uniting Church mean to you?
Essential : Please describe your experience in delivering activities program in an aged care setting.
Essential : Please describe why you think person centred care is important?
Essential : Please describe how you will ensure that residents Live well in accordance to their wishes

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Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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