Personal Carer & Support Worker (Carinya, Miles)

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

Job Description

Reference Number: 1451

Closing Date: 30-09-2021

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time

Location: Miles Carinya Hostel

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 the Carinya Aged Care Facility, in Miles, you will provide holistic, safe, effective and quality care and services to residents, responding to their varied needs with empathy and respect.

Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, you will:

  • Provide quality care to residents with activities of daily living, hygiene, dressing, grooming, mobility as required;
  • Assist with cleaning duties in the laundry; and
  • Assist with food-preparation, serving and hygiene in the kitchen.

About you

To be a successful applicant, you will have:

  • a Certificate III in Community Services (Aged Care) OR be able to demonstrate equivalent related experience and be willing to complete the relevant Certificate;
  • a Yellow Card or the willingness to obtain prior to commencement;
  • 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
  • strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.

What we offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 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

WDRC require each candidate for this position to complete a Pre-Employment Health Declaration (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