You will assist in providing a direct client service to persons who are aged, frail or disabled who wish to remain living in their own home with some assistance.
This will include assisting clients with showering and other hygiene, cleaning tasks and minor household duties as determined by the client’s Case Manager and recorded on the Home Help Service Plan.
You will also provide valuable social support by helping clients with their shopping, banking, bill paying and medication collection.
Providing a client focused approach that is based on strengths and encourages independence, you will maintain confidentiality at all times and not discuss clients and their environment with anyone not involved in the client’s care.
You will report any changes in a client’s circumstances, such as their physical, mental and social wellbeing, to the Home Based Services Coordinator, and participate in mandatory training workshops designed to assist in overall client care and legislative requirements.
To be employed at the WHA4 level, you will need to hold a Certificate III or IV in Aged Care or Home Based Services, and be capable of assisting with clients’ personal care and other activities of daily living.
This will include skills in performing household cleaning tasks. Motivated and reliable, you must be capable of working effectively and sensitively with frail disabled people of all ages.
Demonstrating the ability to communicate respectively with people with a range of diverse value systems, cultural differences and special needs, you will be flexible in responding appropriately in different situations.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening / Check and specific immunisation requirements.
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.