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Direct Care Attendant

Apply now Job no: 660341
Work type: Part time
Location: Murray and Mallee
Categories: Catering and Hospitality

  • Waikerie Health Service
  • Salary:  $953.00 - $963.90 per week (pro rata) - Permanent P/T (more than one position) - WHA4


Working under limited supervision, you will assist in the care and supervision of clients of the Residential Care Home in Waikerie. This will include providing assistance with bathing, showering, personal hygiene, dressing and grooming of residents, along with toileting and continence management. You will help with feeding residents and maintain their mobility/dexterity through transferring and lifting, including the use of mechanical aides. You will also undertake bed making, cleaning of equipment, aids, utensils in work area (including personal possessions), and distribute clean laundry and personal attire. Providing input into resident assessment and recording general observations, you will help to identify diversional therapy needs of individuals and/or groups and complete routine documentation in accordance with established policies and procedures. Enjoying a team approach to holistic, client-centred care, this is a great opportunity to make a difference to the wellbeing of residents. Being part of Country Health SA means you will be supported both personally and professionally, can take advantage of education and training opportunities, will have access to flexible working hours and be part of an inter-professional approach to holistic health care.

Your proven ability to work efficiently as a team player, combined with knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act and Risk Management principles will stand you in good stead for this role. A capable and independent hard worker, you will have the proven ability to participate in quality improvement activities that enhance the service provided to residents and their relatives/friends. Sensitive to and interested in the needs of older people in residential care, you will be a confident communicator with excellent communication and relationship building skills that enable you to relate to people from all walks of life. In addition, you will be able to communicate with all levels of staff and to pass on relevant information, both verbally and in writing, about resident issues. 

This is a part time vacancy, hours to be negotiated and salary will be adjusted according to actual hours worked.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check. Job Ref:  660341

Download File 660341 - Direct Care Attendant - Job Pack.pdf



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