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Personal Care Worker - Aged Care



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.


  • 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
  • Provide physical care to residents, according to routines and assessed needs (e.g. toileting, showering, dressing)
  • Communicate in a professional manner with residents, families, other staff and visitors at all times
  • Ensure Care Plan is followed for residents with behaviour issues
  • Disputes and conflicts are reported in a timely manner to the Designated Nurse and/or management. Be aware of and meet all recordkeeping requirements determined under contract by the program funding body or legislation.


  • Cert III or Cert IV in Aged Care or equivalent qualifications
  • Current National Police Check
  • Certificates in First Aid (desirable)
  • Computer literacy with MS Office
  • Knowledge of the Aged Care Accreditation process (desirable)
  • Knowledge of legislation applicable to Aged Care service delivery (desirable)
  • Sound understanding of ACFI documentation

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.


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.


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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