Support Worker

Barunga Village
Yorke Peninsula & Clare Valley
Aged & Disability Support (Community Services & Development)
Part time
Posted 14d ago

SUPPORT WORKERS

Key service areas for employment:

  • Clare
  • Balaklava
  • Blyth
  • Burra
  • Snowtown
  • Port Wakefield

(and surrounding areas)

 

PURPOSE

We commit to supporting you live the best life possible.

Wherever you live, whatever service you access, the Barunga Village team are committed to supporting you live, the best life possible.

What does the best life possible mean?

We think it means, you feel listened to, have choices, are engaged, and receive care that best meets your needs. We want you to feel safe, that you belong and are content and comfortable with us.

We take pride in treating every person with respect. Everyone is an individual with different stories, unique interests and varying needs. We commit to really knowing our consumers, understanding them as people, personalising care and being responsive to their choices wherever we can.

Ensuring you feel part of a community is important to us. We go out of our way to create connections, engage with the community and build support networks around people.

 

VALUES

Our staff and volunteers will always show kindness, support connections and strive to improve.

 

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

Provide direct support to clients of Barunga Community Care in their own home or as stipulated in their support plan and may provide respite to the primary caregiver.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Provide support and care described in clients support plan such as personal care, housekeeping support, shopping, respite, social support.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to                               Community Coordinator

Direct reports                          NA

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities of your role

Follow clients support plan at all times.

Provide active companionship with clients in their own home.

Promote and foster the independence of the client.

Comply with work, health and safety policies and procedures in accordance with the Work, Health and Safety Act 1986.

Advise the Client Liaison Officer if support other than that described in the support plan appears necessary.

Report to the Client Liaison Officer any changes observed in the client, the homes safety or other relevant aspects of the home environment.

Work, health and safety

Adhere to defined work, health and safety policies and procedures related to the work being undertaken in order to ensure own safety and that of others.

To gain specific knowledge of the whistle-blower policy.

Reporting of any possible hazards.

Reporting of any ‘near misses’ and participation in incident/accident investigations as necessary.

Comply with all policies and procedures required of employees.

Participate in all mandatory training programs such as Emergency Response and Manual Handling education as directed.

Equal employment opportunity

Understanding of implications and adherence to Equal Opportunities and Disability Discrimination legislation to ensure a workplace free from discrimination.

Conversant with and comply with organisational policies.

Business information systems and communications

Use internal online communications platform to access policies, procedures, forms and business information.

Leadership, individual and team relations

Be respectful of the leadership team and take instructions when required.

Work harmoniously with clients and staff.

Quality improvement

Recognise the need and participate in quality activity programs relevant to work area.

Be familiar with and strive to achieve the Aged Care Quality Standards.

Be prepared to identify areas for improvement.

Other

Undertake further education as appropriate and participate in in-service education as provided by Barunga Village.

Complete all online learning modules as directed.

Takes part in performance appraisals on an annual basis.

Assist in the promotion of the purpose, values and priorities of Barunga Village.

Any other duties commensurate with the employee’s skills and experience as directed by the Community Coordinator.

A level of computer literacy.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential qualifications and experience

NA

Desirable qualifications and experience

Certificate lll in Individual Support is desirable but not essential.

Experience in working with older people or those with disability is desirable.

Core competencies

Must attend all training classes as required and demonstrate continuous improvement.

Need to be motivated and demonstrate respect, approachability and consistency.

Ability to act autonomously and function effectively under pressure.

A strong commitment to working with older people or people with disability.

Ability to work in a team and independently.

Willingness to travel to client’s home.

 

CONDITIONS

Must provide a NDIS worker screening clearance that is dated not more than five years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act. 

Must comply with having annual flu vaccination and be fully immunised against COVID-19.

Must sign a statutory declaration to identify serious criminal activity committed outside of Australia.

Must pass a pre-capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.

Must comply with Barunga Village’s Code of Conduct.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

You must contain a driver’s license, a reliable motor vehicle (safety approved yearly by licensed mechanic) and a smart phone

 

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE

Applications for this position close on Friday 12 August 2022 at midday.

Each application will be reviewed as it is received and if suitable, offered an interview for further consideration.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?

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