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Home Care Worker - Adelaide

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 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

Life Without Barriers supports our aging community to remain living independently within their own home.  Home Care Workers at Life Without Barriers work as a team to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with clients in a positive and proactive environment that enables our ageing clients to remain at home for as long as possible.

We are looking to employ values-based staff to actively support aged clients to remain living independently at home through the provision of personal care, domestic assistance and social support.

We offer permanent part time positions with ongoing development, regular supervision and future career opportunities. The roles involve daytime shifts between 8.00am and 8.00pm and weekends across Adelaide Metropolitan area.
**Please be aware that you will be working in client's homes. This will NOT be facility work. You will also be required to have your own car and travel between client homes in your local area. (Kilometres between clients reimbursed on a fortnightly basis)**

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist clients to maintain a clean home environment by completing basic domestic chores as indicated in the clients care plan. 
  • Support clients in attending social activities and appointments.
  • Assist the client with showering, bathing, eating, grooming and any personal care needs as identified in their Care Plan.
  • Establish a rapport and collaborate effectively with clients and their families or carers.
  • Attend, participate and contribute to all team meetings and supervision meetings.
  • Keep thorough shift reports
  • Identify and report any deterioration in client wellbeing and health
  • Undertake risk assessments
  • Maintain and update professional skills by actively participating in training opportunities.
  • Administer basic first aid as required.

Skills & Experience 

  • Certificate III in Individual Support in Home and Community Care, Aged Care or similar.
  • A current unrestricted drivers’ licence.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs of clients

An understanding  of the Aged Care Standards and how to deliver services in this context (or the ability to learn this quickly).

 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

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses 

How to Apply

Include your resume and cover letter, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Home Care Worker - Adelaide enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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