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Personal Care Attendant

Winton Shire Council - Winton, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
Portfolio: Corporate and Community Services
Department: Community Services
Location: Winton Neighbourhood Centre,

Elderslie Street Winton
Classification Level: Aged Care Services (Other than Nursing)

Qld Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award
2017 Division 2 Section 1 as varied

Terms of Employment: Casual
Supporting Documents: Employee Code of Conduct

Workplace Health & Safety Responsibilities
Staff Induction Booklet
WSC Drug and Alcohol Policy

2. ORGANISATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Winton Shire Councils Mission Statement is:
‘To lead and work in partnership with the community to improve our lifestyle whilst preserving our
heritage.

Winton Shire Councils Vision is:
“Winton Legendary Safe Scenic”

3. ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: Directly: Client Care Coordinator

Indirectly: Community Health Manager
Supervision of: N/A
Internal Liaisons: Central West Community Options Program Section

of Council and other various Council Departments
and Council Staff as required

External Liaisons: Clients of Central West Community Options
Program, Winton Shire Community at large and
visitors to Winton as required.

4. POSITION OBJECTIVES
The position of Personal Care Attendant is responsible for providing a variety of services to aged and
disability clients in a community setting. All services are delivered in line with the client’s individual
support plans as developed by the Client Care Coordinator in conjunction with the Home Care
Standards.
5. ORGANISATIONAL COMMITMENT

CORPORATE
All Local Government employees are required to comply with relevant Acts and regulations, Council’s
policies and procedures as amended from time to time.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND IMPROPER USE OF INFORMATION

All Council documents and information are treated with complete confidentiality. Information gained
during employment with Local Government must not be used to gain advantage, or to cause
detriment to the Local Government.
CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
All employees are encouraged to embrace the concept of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
within the workplace. This will encourage creativity and innovation and identify and implement
improved ways of doing things through this structured process.
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
All employees have a duty under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 Section 28.

While at work all Winton Shire Council workers must:
Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety; and
Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and

safety of other persons; and
Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that is given

by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person to comply with this
Act; and

Co-operate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the business or
undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been notified to workers

6. QUALIFICATIONS/LICENCES/TICKETS REQUIRED
Mandatory

Current Australian Federal Police Check
Current First Aid Certificate with CPR or ability to obtain same
Ability to operate a motor vehicle under a “C” Class Licence.
Manual Handling Training
Infection Control Training

Desirable

Certificate III in Individual Support or equivalent or ability to acquire

7. REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The following requirements and working conditions are desired:

The Council Employee Code of Conduct applies to this position;
Attendance at Central West Community Options Staff meetings and relevant workshops and

training.
Early morning and evening shifts as well as weekend work is required for this role
Travel within the shire area maybe required for this position.

8. STATEMENT OF KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
The following key responsibilities may be modified from time to time to ensure the expected outcomes
are coordinated with Council’s operational and corporate plans. The key responsibilities of the position

are:
The provision of quality in home personal care to clients in accordance with their individual care plans

including duties such as:
Ensure that all work is undertaken in line with the CWCOP and Winton Shire Council Policies and
procedures as well as the various standards and legislation.

Work collectively with the CWCOP to meet individual and team benchmarks and targets.
Assist clients with personal care - showering, medication assistance whilst maintaining the

privacy and dignity of the clients at all times;
Provide clients with domestic assistance - housework, laundry, meal preparation whilst

complying with infection control and food safety requirements;
Provide social and emotional support;

Assist clients with transportation - shopping, medical visits;
Provide respite for carer/family members;
Respond to emergency situations using first aid skills whilst working within the scope of

responsibilities for a home care employee;
Undertake accurate client documentation eg. Progress notes whilst ensuring the privacy,

confidentiality and dignity of clients;
Report and document changes in client care and/or service requirements;
Ensure a safe working environment in clients homes implementing and working within

workplace health and safety requirements including the use of personal protective equipment
as required;

Undertake correct manual handling using lifting equipment and other assistive devices as
applicable;

Undertake all mandatory training requirements on a yearly basis.
Report all incidents and hazards and correct minor hazards as applicable; and
Ensure that all assigned tasks are completed professionally and within agreed timeframes as

determined by the respective Supervisors, Manager and/or Directors.
Other duties within the capabilities of the staff member as directed by Council from time to

time.

9. KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
The applicant’s suitability for this role will be assessed against the following competencies:

SC1 Ability to work supervised and unsupervised for periods of time, with ability to work effectively as
a team member;
SC2 Certificate III in Individual Support of or equivalent or willingness to obtain same;
SC3 Demonstrated skills and experience in supporting individuals who are frail, aged, younger
disabled in the community to maintain independence and continue to live in their own homes.
SC4 Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment, establish work priorities
and meet deadlines including a sound understanding and commitment to Equal Opportunity and
Workplace, Health and Safety principles and practices.
SC5 Sound communication skills, both written and oral with a proven ability to communicate
effectively and tactfully in sometimes sensitive situations as well as a basic knowledge of computer
programs, email and the internet.
10. OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

The selected applicant may be required to undertake a pre-employment medical assessment
to prove that they are medically fit to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position.

The selected applicant will be subject to a criminal background check by Council.
This position will be subject to a minimum probationary period of three (3) months. The

applicant’s employment will undergo a review at the end of the probationary period and a
recommendation will be made to the Chief Executive Officer regarding permanent
employment in the position.

The selected applicant may be required to provide Winton Shire Council with a recent
photograph of the person, at the time of the person’s induction, for the purpose of creating a
Winton Shire Council Employee Identity Card. Under [s 138A] of the Queensland Local
Government Act 2009 the employee has a legal obligation to hand any such identity card/s
back to the employer within twenty one days of termination of employment, unless the
employee has a reasonable excuse.

This is a description of the job as it is at present constituted. It is the practice of Winton Shire
Council, periodically to examine employees’ job descriptions and to update them to ensure
that they relate to the job as then being performed, or to incorporate whatever changes are
being proposed. This procedure is jointly conducted by each Director in consultation with those
reporting directly to him or her. You will, therefore, be expected to participate fully in such
discussions. It is Winton Shire Council’s aim to reach agreement to reasonable changes where
identified.

Whilst employment is in the position described in this document it is understood that employment is with
Winton Shire Council. In the event of organisational change or restructure, Council may require
employees to undertake other roles for which they are qualified and capable of performing.

The Person
The Personal Care Attendant will be highly motivated, positive person with a passion for working with aged and
disability clients in a community setting. The incumbent will have an opportunity to join a conscientious and
progressive team that is providing good quality care our clients.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Applications will remain open until the position is filled. Candidates should lodge their applications in accordance
with the directions outlined in “How to Apply for the Position” below.

Shortlisting and Interviews

The Shortlisting of all applicants will be undertaken by the Selection Panel convened for the role which will include
three participants. The Selection Panel will review all written applications and then short list for interview. First round
interviews may be conducted via teleconference in the first instance and a second follow up interview will be
undertaken in Winton prior to a decision being made on a suitable applicant. All unsuccessful applications will be
notified in a timely manner.

HOW TO APPLY
We invite you to lodge a formal application by 5:00pm 14th February 2020 comprising three documents:

a CV; and
a response to the Key Selection Criteria outlined below.

If appointed we will need to sight the original certificates or certified academic transcripts prior to
commencement.

Please address the key selection criteria below by illustrating your responses with examples of how you meet the
criteria - it is not sufficient to just indicate what you have done - we are more interested in the “How”. As a guide
we need no more than one page on each criterion.

Key Selection Criteria
SC1 Ability to work supervised and unsupervised for periods of time, with ability to work effectively as a team

member;

SC2 Certificate III in Individual Support of or equivalent or willingness to obtain same;

SC3 Demonstrated skills and experience in supporting individuals who are frail, aged, younger disabled in the
community to maintain independence and continue to live in their own homes.

SC4 Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment, establish work priorities and meet deadlines
including a sound understanding and commitment to Equal Opportunity and Workplace, Health and Safety
principles and practices.

SC5 Sound communication skills, both written and oral with a proven ability to communicate effectively and tactfully
in sometimes sensitive situations as well as a basic knowledge of computer programs, email and the internet.

After preparing the response please direct your application (CV and Response to Key Selection Criteria) to:

CEO - Winton Shire Council Email: jobs@winton.qld.gov.au

Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information in relation to this position please contact Jessica Greenaway the Director of Community and
Economic Development - Telephone 4657266.

Winton, VIC

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