As part of our friendly and supportive team environment, you will assist in the care and supervision of residents at the Cowell Hospital. This will include 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, you will have access to flexible rostering and support for education and professional development. Enjoy a relaxed, rural lifestyle in a friendly rural town within easy travel distances to major regional facilities.
You will possess sound knowledge of safe working conditions and environments for residents, staff and yourself as a Care Worker. Along with the ability to perform under limited direction, you will work well within a team environment and be able to communicate effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. You will be committed to maintaining resident confidentiality, and display empathy and a willingness to develop positive rapport with residents and their families. To be appointed to the WHA4 level, you will have completed the Aged Care Certificate III and can demonstrate direct care experience in dealing with aged, frail or disabled persons.
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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 726764