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Home Support Assessor

Hunter New England Local Health District - South Tamworth, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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An exciting opportunity to provide basic home based face to face assessments of clients as a Home Support Assessor! Don’t miss out on this fantastic role – apply today!

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 30 June 2022
Position Classification: Administration Officer Level 4
Remuneration: $63,408.44 - $64,936.23 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ235640

Home Support Assessor
Tamworth Community Health Service

About The Role

As a Home Support Assessor you will provide basic home based face to face assessments of clients referred via the My Aged Care Gateway using the National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF). Working with each client, you will establish goals specific to the client; develop appropriate strategies and actions, including referral to aged care and non –aged care specific services; and develop a Support Plan. You will complete the NSAF and match and refer clients to appropriate services. Initial training in all systems is provided prior to conducting face to face assessments including facilitated completion of a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment in Aged Care – Home Support Assessor. HNELHD Regional Assessment Service also has a dedicated training officer for support as needed.

About The Service

The Northern HNELHD Regional Assessment Service provides in-home, Aged Care assessments to eligible My Aged Care client’s throughout the New England and Lower Mid North Coast regions. There are 10 staff members strategically placed throughout the Region, the position being recruited is primarily based in the Tamworth Local Government Area however there are rare occasions where travel to other areas may be required. All training is completed within the team and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Department of Health for consistency and alignment with the national Aged Care Framework.

About You

You are an excellent communicator with an ability to relate to aged care clients objectively and compassionately, assessing their needs and concerns and developing a support plan to ensure ongoing independence and safety in the home. You have knowledge of the aged care sector, My Aged Care and community based services coupled with medium to high level computing skills (Microsoft Word, mobile computing etc.) highly regarded.

What We Can Offer You

Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast. Being the largest employer in the region we can offer salary packaging options, educational opportunities and support from a broad network of health professionals. With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:

  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • ADO's each month (for full time employees)
  • 4 weeks annual leave each year (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.

An eligibility list will be created for future temporary full or part time and casual vacancies.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be: an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases
If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy

Selection Criteria
Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role. For assistance with selection criteria, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNE_Job_Application_Guide
Candidates will be assessed against the Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria for this position. Please ensure you read the position description (link in advertisement below) prior to submitting an application. Candidates invited to interview will need to bring originals of qualifications or licenses required for the position for sighting by the panel.

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Salary Packaging
Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more information by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via email at nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or on 1300 40 25 23.

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  • Click here for the Position Description
  • Find out more about applying for this position
  • For role related queries or questions contact Richard Briley on Richard.Briley@health.nsw.gov.au

    Applications Close: 15th June 2021

    South Tamworth, NSW

    Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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