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Community Care & Support Worker

Wintringham - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Join a rapidly growing not-for-profit organisation committed to social justice
Wintringham promotes ongoing training and professional excellence
Competitive pay rates: $27.12-$29.10 p/hr (dependant on qualifications) + super
Generous kilometre reimbursement for work related travel
Access to Salary Packaging
Part Time (minimum 10 hours per fortnight)
Servicing Eastern metropolitan suburbs of Melbourne - office based in Ascot Vale (VIC)

Who are we?

Founded in 1989, Wintringham is a specialist not-for-profit organisation that provides an extensive range of aged care, housing and related support services to elderly men and women who come from a homeless or financially disadvantaged background. We employ over 800 staff and our Community Care programs see our employees assist our clients in their homes and in the community. As an organisation that advocates for social justice, we are committed to upholding our values of options, dignity and rights for our clients as well as our employees.

Your new role

We are currently seeking flexible and experienced Care & Support Workers to join our team on a Part Time basis for 10 hours per fortnight (with the view to increase). In this dynamic and multi-faceted role, you will be working across our community care program based in and around the Eastern metropolitan Melbourne region assisting our clients in their homes. If you are seeking a flexible workplace that caters to your availability and gets you out of an office or facility, then look no further.

So - what is a day in the life of a Community Care & Support Worker?

No two days will be the same in this fast paced and dynamic role. In your new role, some of the requirements will include:

Personal Care: showering, oral care and continence management
Medication Assistance: Administering and monitoring medications, assisting with dressings and basic observations
Food Preparation: preparing, cooking and serving of meals
Community Support: escorting our clients on community outings e.g. shopping trips, excursions, lunches, appointments
Transport: escorting our clients to medical and allied health appointments, hospital visits and respite care
Domestic Support: cleaning, tidying, changing bedding to ensure a safe, clean and sanitized environment for our client

Wintringham’s response to COVID-19

Client and staff safety is paramount to us at Wintringham. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have and will continue to ensure that our staff are supplied with the resources they need to guarantee they are working in a safe and risk-averse environment. If you gain employment with Wintringham, you will be provided with all necessary personal protective equipment in accordance with the advice from the Department of Health & Chief Health Officer throughout your working day. We have strict COVID-19 policies and procedures to ensure that our staff as well as our clients are kept safe in the community.

What’s in it for you?

We are committed to offering an enjoyable, safe and flexible workplace that provides a work-life balance. When you are working with Wintringham, you will have access to the following benefits:

Flexible working hours: Whatever your circumstances are, we have an array of morning, afternoon and early evening shifts that are available to you.
Access to exclusive not-for-profit salary packaging: salary package your personal expenses up to the amount of $15,900.
Kilometre reimbursement: You will need your own car in this role and we will ask you to travel, however, we reimburse you for work related travel!
Continuous development: we believe in giving our staff the skills they need and will keep you up to date with yearly qualifications such as behaviour management, first aid, CPR and manual handling. We offer many growth opportunities and have a strong internal recruitment program.
Free access to wellbeing services + retailer discounts: Access to our staff wellbeing portal, exclusive discounts from leading retailers and our Employee Assistance Program

What we will need from you:
Completed or currently studying Certificate III/IV in Aged Care/Individual Support OR Currently enrolled in 2nd/3rd Year Nursing (EEN/RN)
Medication endorsement is favourable, but not essential
Prior experience in Aged or Community Care (preferred)
Geographical understanding and willingness to travel to Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne suburbs
Excellent communication skills
A non-judgmental approach with the ability to work with people from varying socio-economic backgrounds
A caring approach
An understanding of the special needs of older people
Current CPR & First Aid

How to apply:
For more information about this exciting role, you can view copy of the Position Description HERE.

Applications can be addressed to Kathryne Howe (Acting Regional Manager Community Services - Northern & Eastern Regions) and submitted by filling out the required information below.

Please upload your documents in PDF format.

Applications close 5:00pm Thursday 17th June 2021

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a NDIS Screening Check and Police Records check. Refusal to provide your information to both of these parties will prevent Wintringham from being able to continue with your application.

Applicants who have lived in a country other than Australia for a period longer than 12 months in the last 10 years may be required to undergo an International Police Check.

Applicants must be willing to undertake an influenza vaccination within the 2021 calendar year in order to be considered for this role.

Wintringham is an Equal Opportunity employer and embraces differences in gender, diversity, ethnicity, race cultural background, ability, religion and sexual orientation. We are committed to the safety of our older persons and have zero tolerance for elder abuse.

We acknowledge the first peoples of Australia and their unique role in our history and society and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for advertised positions. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion contribute to help Wintringham achieve our goals and vision of ending homelessness.

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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