Personal Care Attendant

  • Healthcare and Medical
  • Casual
  • 4 years ago

Job Information

Job Description

We have opportunities for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) to join our team caring for consumers in their homes. As a PCA, you will provide professional person centred care and appropriate assistance to our consumers who have varying abilities.
Previous community care experience welcome but not essential.

Benefits include:

  • flexibility in working hours to suit work-life balance needs
  • ability to work locally within a good team
  • competitive salary and conditions, including travel mileage and salary packaging

Summary of Program and its objectives:
Retirement and Ageing and Financial Inclusion is one of eight divisions at the Brotherhood of St Laurence and provides residential services, independent living accommodation for people on low incomes and home based services for older people and people with disabilities still living in their homes.

The purpose of the Brotherhood Community Care is to support people with complex physical and/or psychological needs to live in the community by providing care management and support services.

Main Responsibilities of the role:
The Personal Care Attendant assists with consumer reablement and provides professional person centred care and appropriate assistance to maximise their independence and autonomy. The PCA will work from a ‘do with’ not a ‘do for’ position applying the Capabilities Approach to empower consumers to flourish through living a life they have reason to values. The incumbent will follow My Plans to enhance consumer’s capabilities and opportunities to:

  • be and do what they value
  • exercise their rights and responsibilities in accordance with the Charter of Care Recipients’ Rights and Responsibilities – Home Care
  • play an active role in decision-making, Maintain family, social and community networks and relationships.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:
Essential

  • minimum of Certificate III in Aged Care, Home & Community Care or equivalent (nursing students welcome)
  • demonstrated knowledge of safe food handling, hygiene, cleaning and cooking techniques
  • proven ability to communicate effectively and with sensitivity with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • understanding of ageing process, older people, people with disabilities and/or dementia
  • demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.
  • ability to accept direction and work without constant supervision whilst continuing to be part of a team
  • well-developed time management skills, including an ability to adapt to changing circumstances and organize work according to directed tasks
  • current Victorian Drivers Licence and reliable roadworthy motor vehicle with valid registration and insurance
  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding issues of frail aged people and people with dementia
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Desirable

  • demonstrated experience working with older people, people with disabilities and/or dementia
  • first aid certificate
  • certificate IV in Community Care/Disability.

This is a casual position and hours will be on an as required basis Salary will be in the range of $22.34 to $24.38 per hour plus 25% casual loading, based on skills and experience, plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging options are available.

A copy of the position description can be downloaded at www.bsl.org.au/about/careers. For further information about the role phone Elizabeth Campbell on 03 8781 4235.

To apply:
Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire.
Email written applications to: recruitment@bsl.org.au

Please note: A Police Check and Working With Children Check (if applicable) will be conducted for the successful candidate. All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the appointment.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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