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Home Care Worker - Toowoomba


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Care & Support Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 18 January, 2019.
Applications close: 18 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Permanent part time positions available
  • Drivers license and vehicle required
  • Toowoomba Location

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to actively support the individual needs of frail, aged and people with a disability who access Life Without Barriers Community Care Services. Support Workers work as a team to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with clients in a positive and proactive environment.

We are looking for someone based local to the Toowoomba region. The roster for this Permanent Part Time position is mostly Monday to Friday, shifts may start as early as 7am. 

Please note: 

Our core business in the region is domestic assistance. During shifts you will support our clients to do cleaning tasks that they may be unable to do themselves including sweeping, mopping, making the bed and cleaning the bathroom etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Housekeeping duties in line with LWB Policies and Procedures such as (but not limited to) dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, washing dishes, cleaning surfaces, emptying bins fridges and freezers, as indicated in the clients care plan
  • Washing clothing including hanging out to dry, folding and ironing of clothes
  • Changing of bed linen as required
  • Assist the client with showering, bathing, eating, toileting, grooming and any personal care needs as identified in their Care Plan
  • Assist the client with community access as identified on the clients care plan
  • Assist the client with activities such as (not limited to), shopping, hair dressing, post office and entertainment activities
  • Administer basic first aid as required
  • Manual handling in line with LWB Policies and Procedures as required  

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) or similar - Essential 
  • A current unrestricted drivers licence and reliable vehicle with full comprehensive insurance - Essential 
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificates, or willingness to obtain before commencement - Essential 
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs of clients
  • The ability to develop positive relationships with the clients and to support their individual care plans as appropriate
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including carers, families and advocates)
  • Ability to work within and demonstrate the Life Without Barriers values in all interactions and tasks
  • Have a mobile phone for work purposes  

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits

  • Salary packaging through Maxxia
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Permanent ongoing positions available  

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.