Direct Care Attendant -Casual

  • Company:
    SA Health
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:
  • Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network , Loxton District Nursing Home
  • Salary: $26.82 – $27.12 p/h plus 25% casual loading – WHA-3
  • This is an exceptional opportunity to enjoy a balanced lifestyle within a great location. Seeking a self-motivator with high energy and excellent organisation skills, you will assist in providing a direct client service to residents of the Residential Care Home in Loxton. Loxton District Nursing Home and Hostel for the Aged is a functional and modern facility where residents who require high-level care can enjoy comprehensive services including specialised dementia care. Working within a fantastic community environment, you will be accountable to the Registered Nurse and work in collaboration with health professionals and be part of a multidisciplinary team. Primarily, your duties will involve providing direct care including bed making, personal hygiene and grooming, maintenance of mobility/dexterity, cleaning of equipment, transportation of clients, and providing input into client assessment. A keen learner, you will consolidate your knowledge and skills and develop in capability through continuous professional development, training and experience.

    Essential to success in this role is proven experience in exercising own judgment and initiative in the day to day execution of a similar position. With sound knowledge and commitment to customer service principles, you will display effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate to people from different cultures, backgrounds and circumstances. You will work cohesively as a member of a team with a range of disciplines, including the ability to provide assistance and cooperation to other staff. Computer literate, you must have experience in the use of computer packages including Microsoft Word, Excel. Certificate III in aged care, progression towards one or willingness to undertake the studies is ideal.

    The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

    Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and compliant immunisation screening.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.