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Life Without Barriers

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Enhance the lives of older Australians by joining the Life Without Barriers team. Guided by every client’s individual needs and interests, our personalised in-home Aged Care services focus on empowering every person to maintain their home comforts, health, and connections within their community.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client’s individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

We are seeking Home Care Workers, to support our clients across Adelaide (largely in central, west and southern suburbs) to remain independently living in their own home.  You will provide personalised home care support to elderly Australians accessing our aged care support services, assisting with the provision of personal care, domestic assistance and social support.

A current Australian drivers licence and vehicle suitable for client transport are essential.  Fluency in Arabic language is highly regarded.  These positions work within the Life Without Barriers Aged Care team (not disability).

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting clients with personal care, including showering, bathing, eating, meal preparation, grooming
  • Supporting clients to attend and actively participate in appointments and social activities
  • Observe and report any changes in client health or behaviour;
  • Be aware of safety issues and report hazards in the working environment or work equipment;
  • Domestic assistance including but not limited to dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, washing dishes, cleaning surfaces, emptying bins fridges and freezers, as outlined in the clients care plan;
  • Establish a rapport and collaborate effectively with clients and their support network to achieve positive outcomes within a consumer directed care model

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) or Certificate III in Aged Care;
  • Valid unrestricted Australian drivers licence, with reliable, fully insured and road worthy vehicle
  • Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certification.
  • Current, or willingness to undertake, Food Handlers Certificate
  • Experience providing domestic support and assistance to ageing clients;
  • Demonstrated experience in using initiative and working both individually in supporting service users and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to maintain clients privacy, confidentiality and dignity.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).   

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

Benefits

  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • An opportunity to make a meaningful, positive impact in the lives of elderly Australians within your local community
  • Get paid per kilometre travelled while you work
  • Receive up to $15,900 of your annual salary tax free through salary packaging benefits, increasing your take home pay
  • Access to discounts and benefits at selected retail outlets, cinemas, restaurants and more

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact [email protected]

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible.

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