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May

Care Companion - Dalkeith Gardens

Benetas - Hawthorn, SA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Care Worker

We currently have an exciting employment opportunity for a passionate and experienced Personal Care Worker (Care Companion) to join our high performing team at our Traralgon Dalkeith Gardens location. You can find out more about Dalkeith Gardens here: https://www.benetas.com.au/residential-aged-care. This position is part time and permanent.

The primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Assists with medication safely within designated scope
  • Response for a clean, warm, tidy and comfortable living environment within the apartments
  • Delivers domestic care including personal care, simple cleaning, linen service and food preparation
  • Confident uses of technology to input, read and extract resident information
  • Observes, documents and reports changes in resident wellbeing and care environment
  • Shows sound judgement and knows when to escalate issues to clinicians
  • Works well in a team environment

To be successful in this position, you will demonstrate:

  • Minimum Certificate III in Individual Care or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You are friendly, positive and demonstrate client-focused behaviour
  • A natural ability to build relationships that make a difference
  • Honest, helpful and dependable - a great asset for the team
  • Willingness to learn, develop and take on new challenges
  • Shows empathy and treats others with dignity and respect
  • Endorsed to administer medication (desirable)

Benefits:

  • A safe and supportive work environment where people are valued and encouraged to share their ideas
  • A strong learning culture where you are in the driver’s seat of your ongoing professional development
  • Rewarding work that supports our clients to have a positive experience of ageing
  • Competitive Salary (with salary packaging and meal & entertainment benefits)
  • Working in a trusted and values based organisation focused on quality and growth

Benetas is dedicated to supporting older Victorians, their friends and carers, through a range of aged care and in-home services. We care about our people’s health and wellbeing and invest significantly in their development. We respect and value differences and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to apply. Benetas is a recognised leader in Gender Equality, having been awarded an Employer of Choice citation for 14 years in a row.

Please note, Benetas rosters according to operational requirements, which may include shifts up to 10 hours in length.

How to apply

To view the position description and apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume at http://www.benetas.com.au/meet/join-team-benetas.

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which include national police checks.

All employees working across our residential sites are required to be immunised with the Influenza Vaccination

To ensure the safety of our residents and employees, the Victorian Government has introduced new requirements to work across only one aged care home during the COVID-19 outbreak. For further information, please refer to the link below:

https://lasa.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200722-Guiding-Principles.pdf

Hawthorn, SA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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