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Aged Care Support Worker - Townsville

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • 14 Month Part Time Contract

About the Organisation

Enhance the lives of older Australians by joining the Life Without Barriers team. Guided by every client’s individual needs and interests, our personalised in-home Aged Care services focus on empowering every person to maintain their home comforts, health, and connections within their community.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

You will actively support older people to enable opportunities for them to become more socially connected into the local community. Building on existing relationships, you will support strengthen personal and community connectedness and reduce social isolation. Working up to 15 hours per week Monday - Friday, you will also support older people to become more aware of healthy lifestyle options and develop targeted activities to meet individual and group needs. This is a current max term contract to the 31st July 2023.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct quality support to clients in line with their needs and goals
  • Promote empowerment approaches
  • Increase the client's skills, independence, personal group and development through increased participation in their community 
  • Assist in the delivery of services that facilitate client’s development of social networks and inclusion / assistance with community activities in line with LWB Policies and Procedures.
  • access existing community services and resources where possible as well as develop targeted activities to meet individual and group needs

Skills & Experience

  • A current unrestricted drivers licence and a reliable vehicle with minimum 3rd party insurance
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate III in Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Disability or similar
  • Prior experience supporting working in the community with ageing clients is highly regarded
  • The ability to develop positive relationships with the clients and to support their individual care plans as appropriate

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits

  • Hourly rate from $29.12 + super 
  • Up to $15,900 tax free and salary packaging options through Maxxia
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Work with one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Emma Kennedy at recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Aged Care Support Worker - Townsville enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview. 

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here.

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