Personal Care Attendant (Tara & Meandarra)

  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Tara QLD, Australia
  • 10 Sep, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Reference Number: 473

Closing Date: 30-09-2021

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Tara HACC

About Council

A region the size of Tasmania, just 2.5 hours west of Brisbane and an easy drive from the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, the Western Downs has a growing population of over 34,000 people.

The region’s diverse economy, vibrant active communities and the extensive infrastructure and multi-billion dollar energy investments are ensuring that the Western Downs continues to go from strength-to-strength.

Western Downs Regional Council is one of only a handful of Council’s in the state of Queensland to be debt-free.

Council is very proud of this immense achievement which it had been working towards since 2015, proving itself to be one of the most financially prudent Councils in Queensland.

About the Role

Based at Tara & Meandarra Home and Community Care, you will be responsible for the provision of quality care to the elderly and disabled.

The successful applicant will:

  • Perform duties according to individual care plans and work lists, such as domestic assistance, home maintenance, personal care, social support and transporting of clients depending on the needs of the client;
  • Help clients to be comfortable, independent, happy and secure in their home and the community; and
  • Ensure clients have a positive experience when using the service.

About you

To be a successful applicant, you will have:

  • a Certificate III in Community Services (Aged Care) or similar;
  • a Disability Worker Screening Clearance (Yellow Card);
  • a current Driver's Licence
  • a dedication towards delivering high quality service in residential care, meal handling, cleanliness and cleaning;
  • compassion, empathy, patience and respect for residents, colleagues and visitors;
  • an acceptable standard of verbal and written communication skills, and basic computer skills; and
  • be willing to have a flu and COVID-19 vaccination.

What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging available - Motor Vehicles, Superannuation, Remote Area Housing (Rent), Fuel, Gas and Electricity
  • Access to Corporate Health Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing program
  • Work/life balance
  • Living in the Western Downs

If you have passion and a genuine desire to support residents who are a part of the community we serve, this role is for you! TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE

WDRC require each candidate for this position to complete a Pre-Employment Questionnaire (see below). Please upload your completed questionnaire in the qualifications section at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this position. Your application will only be considered if this form is complete.

Additional Information

The recruitment process may include candidates completing a pre-employment health declaration and you may be required to undergo a National Criminal History Check and/or a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position agree to WDRC conducting an independent employment check with your current (or most recent) employer prior to your formal appointment to the advertised position.

Western Downs Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date without prior notice.

Note: Candidates using mobile devices are strongly advised to use a desktop computer to complete the application forms as they require extensive amounts of typing.

Job Closing Date

30 Sep, 2021