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Personal Care Attendant

Job No: 114098
Location: Port Pirie

  • Multiple opportunities now available with modern aged care community in Port Pirie
  • Experience a plus but not mandatory - all backgrounds/recent graduates welcome to apply!
  • Great central location close to shops, university, TAFE, cafes and more!
  • Morning/afternoon/evening/weekend shifts available - loads of flexibility

About St Joseph's House

St Joseph’s House is a modern aged care community providing residential aged care in Port Pirie, including dementia, respite and palliative care services.

St Joseph's House is one of two aged care facilities operated by the Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie. It is conveniently located in the heart of bustling Port Pirie, providing a welcoming, homely environment for 67 residents.

Offering services in the true spirit of friendship, St Joseph's House has a strong connection to the local community and welcomes everybody, from all faiths and walks of life, with a warmness that breeds a sense of belonging.

About the Opportunity

St Joseph's House now has multiple opportunities available for Personal Care Attendants to join their team. These roles are initially being offered on a casual basis, with the option to move to permanent part-time. Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts are available with flexibility offered around the number of hours/days/shifts you choose to work.

Reporting to the Clinical Nurse Consultant and Registered Nurse on staff, Personal Care Attendants provide a high-level of care to residents, assisting them with activities of daily living such as:

  • Assisting with personal hygiene requirements including bathing, toileting, dressing or undressing;
  • Assisting in the self-administration of medications on medical authority to care recipients;
  • Transportation of care recipients within the Home;
  • Assistance with meal delivery; and
  • Assisting in the care of residents with identified special needs or requirements.

To be considered for one of these positions you will need to hold a Certificate III in Individual Support (previously referred to as the Certificate III in Aged Care or Disability Services) or similar, with a genuine desire to provide a positive, caring and engaging assistance and friendship to residents.

Ideally you will have at least some demonstrated experience (career or lived) in providing hands on aged care assistance, but St Joseph's is also open to speaking with recent graduates or people who are currently undertaking more advanced study (ie nursing) and looking for a position in aged care whilst they complete their qualifications. 

You will be empathetic, with well-developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; be comfortable working autonomously; and have a sound understanding of work health and safety and food handling procedures. Prior to commencement you will be required to undertake a Criminal History check.

About the Benefits

Known as the 'City of Friendly People', Port Pirie is a historically significant city and busy commercial regional centre located approximately 3 hours drive from Adelaide. It offers all of the infrastructure and services you would expect from a large city centre, with the benefit of a more relaxed lifestyle, more affordable housing and close proximity to beaches and the waterfront. If you have been considering a sea change or a new adventure - this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for!

An attractive hourly rate is on offer based on the skills and experience you are bringing to the role. Weekend and evening work also attracts penalty rates to further increase your take-home pay.

With casual and permanent part-time work arrangements available, you can choose the hours that best suit your lifestyle, knowing that you have excellent job stability and security.

Importantly, you'll enjoy a varied position as part of an organisation where you are truly valued and encouraged to achieve. Each day will be rewarding, as you assist in the enrichment and fulfilment of the lives of others.

So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a chance to provide care services in a well-established and growing organisation don't wait - Apply Now! 

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