Promoting dignity and independence, you will assist in the care and supervision of residents of the Residential Care Home in Kingston South East, in line with individual care plans. 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 groups and complete routine documentation in accordance with established policies and procedures.
This role presents a great opportunity to enter into the health workforce, and access training to develop your skills. Working within a positive team environment, you will be able to enjoy our family friendly workplace.
Demonstrating 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 cultures, backgrounds and circumstances. Along with a commitment to maintaining resident confidentiality, you will display empathy towards residents and be willing to develop a positive rapport with them and their families. Prior experience in working with aged, frail or disabled persons will be highly regarded.
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.
Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).
COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.
For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below. Job ref: 794897