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Personal Care Attendants - West Lakes Aged Care Facility

UnitingSA
  • Western Suburbs, SA

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are looking for empathetic, enthusiastic & motivated Personal Care Attendants to join our West Lakes Aged Care Facility. Personal Care Attendants provide assistance, support and direct care to residents in a variety of health, welfare and community settings. The Personal Care Attendant provides personal, physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide ongoing, responsive personal care in accordance with the assessed individual needs of residents
  • Treat residents with respect and equality, whilst being responsive to their needs
  • Provide appropriate assistance for residents in accordance with individual Care Plans
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the application of skills for the use of equipment eg lifting aids
  • Actively seek customer feedback and respond appropriately.
  • Communicate in a professional manner with residents, families, other staff and visitors at all times

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Cert III or Cert IV in Aged Care or equivalent qualifications
  • 1st dose of Covid vaccination to be completed before 17th September (Essential)
  • Current National Police Check
  • NDIS Worker Check
  • Influenza Vaccination
  • Certificates in First Aid (desirable)

You will also demonstrate a positive and professional "can-do" attitude, excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to work equally well as a member of a team or working alone. We would like the successful candidate to commence as soon as possible! If you feel that you are well organised and have a good work ethic then please apply.

We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees.

ABOUT UNITINGSA

UnitingSA is a not-for-profit organisation that provides aged care, housing and community services to over 16,000 people across regional and metropolitan South Australia. With more than 1000 employees and volunteers, UnitingSA delivers high quality services to people from diverse backgrounds as we strive towards our vision of a compassionate, respectful and just community in which all people participate and flourish.

CULTURE AND BENEFITS

A career with UnitingSA will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of people in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of respect, compassion, courage and integrity.

We ensure our staff are well supported, celebrated and compensated through:

  • Salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year.
  • “Together we can” Workplace Wellness Program (including leadership development, counselling support, special leave provisions, flexible work arrangements, physio program)
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service.
  • Professional development and study leave

We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with relevant skills and experience to apply for any of our advertised vacancies.

Due to COVID-19, UnitingSA are taking necessary precautions to minimise the risk to our candidates and employees throughout the recruitment process.

A position description is attached.

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