Overview

Aged Care Worker – Uringa Hostel
Department for Health and Wellbeing
Job reference: 780468
Location: 5605 – TUMBY BAY
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Eyre and Far North Local Health Network, Tumby Bay – Uringa Hostel
Salary: $1,041.60 – $1,053.30 per week (pro rata) – Temporary Part Time (20 hours per week, up to 29 April 2022) – WHA4
Working under limited supervision, you will assist in the care and supervision of aged care clients in Tumby Bay/ Uringa Hostel. This will include providing assistance with bathing, showering, personal hygiene, dressing and grooming of residents, along with toileting and continence management. You will help with feeding residents and maintain their mobility/dexterity through transferring and lifting, including the use of mechanical aides. You will also undertake bed making, cleaning of equipment, aids, utensils in work area (including personal possessions), and distribute clean laundry and personal attire. Providing input into resident assessment and recording general observations, you will help to identify diversional therapy needs of individuals and/or groups and complete routine documentation in accordance with established policies and procedures. Enjoying a team approach to holistic, client-centred care, this is a great opportunity to learn on the job and make a difference to the wellbeing of aged care residents.

You will have completed the AQF Certificate III relevant to the position and have prior experience working with aged, frail or disabled persons. Demonstrating the ability to perform under limited direction, you will work well within a team environment and be able to communicate effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. Along with a commitment to maintaining resident confidentiality, you will display empathy towards the elderly and be willing to develop a positive rapport with residents and their families.

This is a part time vacancy, working 40 hours per fortnight and salary will be adjusted according to actual hours worked.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements. COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below.

780468 Direct Care Worker – Job Pack.pdf

 

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.