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Aged Care Services Care Worker

Purple House - Darwin, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


About Us

We began 20 years ago with a knock-out exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW which raised over a million dollars. People from the remotest, most beautiful part of the desert, then used this money to develop their own organisation, with a culture of caring, compassion and determination.

At the time, the focus was to get family members home to Kintore on dialysis, for people to be looked after on country and to maintain the traditions of looking after country and passing on cultural heritage to future generations.

It took a little time…and a lot of hard work…but in 2004, Purple House started dialysis in Kintore, the first of its kind, and set a precedence for many others to follow.

Today we proud to say the we have collaborated, supported and helped many communities to get their people home and now operate dialysis in 18 communities across NT, SA and WA. We also run two mobile dialysis trucks, provide a range of support services, run a successful social enterprise and have big plans for more!

We have come a long way in 20 years!

About the Role

Last year Purple House commenced the service delivery of aged care services for the established Yuendumu Old People’s Program. We’re looking for a dedicated and compassionate care worker to provide safe and quality service provisions in Yuendumu.

This is a rewarding role supporting people living in community, completing a variety of services including personal care, domestic assistance, community access, individual support, transport, kitchen duties, and assisting clients and participants to access community services and events.

About You

  • You have a patient centred focus and eye on our goal of getting people home on country.
  • You are known for your compassion, empathy and ability to listen.
  • Your style is flexible, good humoured and resilient.
  • You can think on your feet to negotiate and solve problems.
  • You are culturally curious and have respect for culture and community.
  • You have experience working for an Aboriginal organisation and awareness of the issues pertaining to this region.
  • You have a manual drivers licence
  • You have a relevant Aged and/or Disability Services certificate or work experience in the sector.

Applicants must have unrestricted legal rights to work in Australia.

Successful candidates must be willing to undertake a National Police Check and NT Working With Children Check.

No Agencies Please

Applications close 14 May 2021.

People are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on submission; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.