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Aged Care Trainee Care Assistant - Palliative Care

Eldercare
  • Earn while you learn - gain your Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) and be paid for on and off the job training
  • 12-Month Part-time Traineeship with potential for ongoing employment in a Care Assistant position at successful completion
  • Positions available across Adelaide Metropolitan areas, as well as Mount Barker and Evanston Park. Work close to home!

Eldercare is a leading not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider in South Australia with over 1500 employees. Our workplace culture embraces teamwork, innovation and a dedication to our purpose of delivering peace of mind with our care.

The Aged Care Trainee – Care Assistant - Palliative Care will provide direct care in a dignified and respectful manner to Eldercare’s residents under supervision. We are seeking attentive individuals who enjoy interacting, working with, and assisting people. You will be committed to delivering person-centred care.

Throughout traineeship you will be supported and provided with ongoing mentorship to gain the necessary knowledge and skills required to be a well-equipped Care Assistant, a position in high demand across the aged care industry. As well as on-the-job placement, you will be paid to attend a training provider to complete your formal Certificate III qualification.

This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care Project (Hospice Residential Aged Care Facility) funded through the Department of Health and Wellbeing SA and the Commonwealth Government. Palliative care is a holistic approach to support persons living with end-of-life illnesses. This project seeks to upskill the aged care workforce in the provision of palliative care.

To be considered for one of our traineeships you will possess:

  • The ability to commit to the full length of the 12-month traineeship and participate in all education and placement requirements. This includes completion of the Certificate III Individual Support (Aged Care)
  • Willingness to learn and participate as a member of the care team within Eldercare’s model of care
  • A kind and compassionate demeanour
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • The ability to communicate with people of various ages, cultures and backgrounds
  • Computer literacy

If you want to join our inspiring team, we can offer you:

  • Attractive staff benefits such as salary sacrificing
  • Mentoring and ongoing professional development in a caring environment
  • Modern facilities with onsite parking
  • Uniforms provided
  • An opportunity to contribute to the care and quality of life for our residents

Eldercare encourages you to apply if you are a committed and results-driven individual who is passionate about delivering high-quality outcomes whilst modelling the behaviours underpinning Eldercare's values of respect, accountability and connection.

To view the Job and Person Specification see Supporting Materials.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Catherine Ogden on 0426 980 790 or at catherine.ogden@eldercare.net.au using the subject line: Aged Care Trainee Care Assistant - Palliative Care enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications will be reviewed as received.

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