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Support Worker

City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn is dynamic and rapidly growing. It provides its employees with generous employment conditions and highly desirable lifestyle benefits including:

  • Generous superannuation (up to 14.5%)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Free gym membership
  • Wellness programs
  • HBF Corporate Discount

The City

Cockburn is one of the major coastal cities found in the state of Western Australia. With a current population of over 115,000, the City is an exciting place to be.

Situated just 22km south of the Perth CBD, Cockburn boasts an amazing coastline, beautiful beaches and parks, and is supported by a rich mix of community facilities and diverse employment opportunities.

The Position

The City of Cockburn is seeking an experienced Support Worker to assist and encourage our clients to remain independent within their community and make a difference to their lives.

This position is an initial 12 month contract based around the Cockburn area. It involves providing personal care, medication prompts, meal preparations, domestic assistance, social support and respite. You will also be required to assist and implement person centred plans that identify client’s life goals and support clients to engage in community based activities. For the right candidate, this position offers excellent job satisfaction. 

  • Certificate III or IV in Individual Support – Ageing, Disability, Home and Community Care
  • Experience working with frail aged people.
  • Experience working with people who live with Dementia and/or Mental Health issues (desirable).
  • Good communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to think and act appropriately in complex situations.
  • Have a passion for enabling people.
  • Experience in implementing Person Centred Plans (desirable).
  • Knowledge of the Aged Care Standards (desirable).
  • Capacity to work late afternoons, early mornings, evenings and weekends.

A reliable, licensed and insured (comprehensive) vehicle, current drivers licence and a Basic Workplace First Aid Certificate (to be obtained within the first three months) are essential for this position.

Hours: Part –time, must have definite availability for working on Friday, Monday and Wednesday with a 7.30am start time. Availability to work late afternoons will be viewed favourably along with willingness to work flexible hours rostered around the needs of support (may include public holidays, weekends and evenings). Please specify your preferred hours and days in your application.

Pay: $26.10 to $27.59 hour (dependant on qualifications and experience). Mileage and time between clients is paid.

Applicants are required to demonstrate a commitment to the City of Cockburn values of Safety, Customer Service, Excellence, Accountability and Sustainability.

The City of Cockburn embraces diversity and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, young people and people with disabilities.

How to apply

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