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Companion Care Worker - Rockhampton/Capricorn Coast


Description

Right at Home is an International Leader in the home care industry providing a range of tailored care services to assist with people living independently at home. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those we serve by providing the Right Care. We have a comprehensive portfolio of care services and the safety and well-being of our clients and carers is our utmost priority. We are committed to deliver to the community and committed to make a significant contribution by proving the Right Service to the people living independently at home.

 We support people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and cognitive decline, disabilities, post-operative care needs and older Australians.

Our services include, aged and disability care, transitional care, hospital in the home and palliative care. We are currently seeking Care Workers who are enthusiastic and passionate about providing a caring, compassionate, respectful, and high-quality service.  

 

A Care Companion Worker provides support to their clients with daily activities, social outings, appointments, transport and for the maintenance of a safe and clean environment by performing general light cleaning duties throughout client’s homes including, yet not limited to the cleaning of client rooms and bathrooms, vacuuming, meal preparation and companionship activities for clients in their home environment, improving the quality of life for the client and assisting them to maintain their independence at home.

  • Adheres to Right at Home policies and procedures including participation in Quality Assurance activities.
  • Performs work under the supervision of the staffing coordinator/Care Manager
  • Performs homemaking activities contained in the Client Home Record which includes, but is not limited to vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linen, laundry and cleaning bathrooms.
  • Prepares meals and snacks for client according to client/family and supervisor’s instructions. May also perform grocery shopping, if prearranged with the office.
  • Provides companionship for the client including accompanying client on walks, trips to social/recreational activities, assistance with hobbies etc.
  • The Care Companion Worker/Homemaker is responsible for the documentation of services provided in the client record and by use of the telephony system.
  • The Care Companion must refer all questions or reports to the RN/Care Manager and should not contact the client’s physician directly.
  • Communicates effectively with client’s, significant others and other members of the Care Team and ensures confidentiality of client information.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge and skills by attending In-Service training in accordance to identified needs particularly in relation to Work Health & Safety

 

 

 

Qualifications

  • Satisfactory Australian National Police check
  • Current first aid and CPR certificate
  • Smart mobile phone
  • Driver’s licence and their own car (full comprehensive insurance)
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • Currently studying Certificate III, Preferred however not essential

Preferred Skills

A successful candidate will have the following:

  • Ability to provide companion and domestic care
  • A passion for respectfully empowering and caring for people
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • High level of time management and organisational ability
  • Willingness to participate in further education opportunities Essential
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