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Personal Carer - Remote Area Aged Care Facility - Nganampa Health Council - Pukatja


Employer: Employment Office
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Care & Support Work, Indigenous, Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Nursing
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional SA

Job posted on: 14 December, 2018.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

About Nganampa Health Council

Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal owned and controlled health organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Across this area, we operate seven clinics, an aged care facility and assorted health-related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, health worker training, dental, women's health, male health, children's health and mental health.

When you join Nganampa Health, you are joining a community of primary health care professionals, united by our desire to make a difference. We learn and experience something new every day, and we are supported by the professionalism and spirit of our colleagues and our organisation.

Widely recognised as being an exemplary Aboriginal health service in the country, here at Nganampa Health we understand the power of every small step we make to support the health of our community. We embrace the diversity of our challenge and thrive on the rewards that come with it.

Your new career awaits

Nganampa Health Council now has an opportunity for a full-time Personal Care Attendant to join our dedicated aged care team, based in Pukatja (Ernabella), in remote North West, South Australia. Immediate or January start available!

Working under the direction of the Residential Care Manager, your main responsibility will be to plan and deliver person-centred care to the residents of the Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility.

Some of your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing individual care plans;
  • Assisting residents to achieve maximum independence, with consideration given to physical and psychological impairments that may exist;
  • Delivering personal care in a culturally safe and appropriate manner;
  • Observing and reporting all changes in residents' conditions to the Registered Nurse and Residential Care Manager; and
  • Reporting in a timely fashion on all complaints and incidents.

This could also be a great opportunity for an existing EN looking for a change in role or to move away from a traditional hospital environment.

Why join the Nganampa Health team?

In return for your professionalism, commitment and care, Nganampa Health brings you a truly unique and satisfying career opportunity.

We offer excellent financial rewards and the chance to develop a remarkable skill set and experience a different side to Australia. But most importantly, we empower you to make a difference on the frontline of primary health care for Indigenous Australians.

As a Personal Care Attendant at Nganampa Health, you will receive an excellent remuneration up to $60,882 (with Certificate IV qualifications), plus super. You will also receive a range of benefits including:

  • Annual district allowance;
  • Furnished rent-free housing including some meals;
  • Penalty & leave loadings and overtime entitlements;
  • Free electricity and subsidised internet and telephone access;
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable);
  • Generous leave provisions: 6 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks recreation leave, 3 weeks sick leave and 2 weeks study leave!
  • Annual airfares; and
  • Salary sacrificing options to greatly increase your take-home pay by up to $16,000!

These incredible rewards bring your salary package up to an approximate $133,000 per annum!

To help you embrace the challenge, we provide a true learning culture, professional processes and unrivalled support for you and your patients. Join us and become an integral part of our close, collaborative staff community.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to apply for this job

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