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Home Care Worker - Disability Care / Aged Care - Edgecliff and other surrounding suburbs


Description

Right at Home Sydney Central and Eastern Suburbs provides high-quality in-home care and assistance to our valued clients in the Sydney Central and Eastern Suburbs. We support people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and cognitive decline, disabilities, post-operative care needs, and older Australians. Our services help clients remain safe and independent in their own homes. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those we serve.

 

About the role

We currently have positions available for qualified, reliable, and passionate Personal Care Workers to join our team in Edgecliff and surrounding areas. It is preferred that you are an experienced Aged Care Worker or Disability

Support Worker. You will need to be friendly, and positive and demonstrate client-focused behavior, showing empathy and treating others with dignity and respect. You’ll also need to have a natural ability to build relationships that make a difference and be honest, helpful, and dependable, making you a great asset to our team.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Disability Care Worker
    • Help people with disabilities live independent lives by providing care and support
    • Assist with daily activities like bathing, dressing, and meals.
    • Organize social and recreational activities to promote inclusion.
    • Monitor clients' health and medication and provide emotional support.
    • Work with a team and keep records of care.
  • Aged Care Worker
    • Support elderly individuals in maintaining their independence and well-being.
    • Help with personal care tasks, such as bathing and grooming.
    • Provide companionship and engage in conversation.
    • Assist with household chores and organizing activities.
    • Monitor health, administer medications, and document care.
    • Collaborate with healthcare professionals and family members.
  • Personal Care Assistance
    • Help clients with tasks like bathing, dressing, grooming, and using the bathroom
    • Assist with moving and positioning to keep clients comfortable and safe
    • Administer medications as instructed

  • Domestic Support
    • Assist with housekeeping, including cleaning, laundry, and meal preparation
    • Accompany clients for grocery shopping and errands
    • Keep the living environment clean and organized.

  • Emotional and Social Support
    • Engage in conversations and activities to provide companionship and social interaction
    • Offer emotional support and encouragement to improve clients' mental well-being
    • Organize recreational activities based on clients' interests.

  • Safety and Health Monitoring
    • Monitor clients' health and promptly report any issues to healthcare professionals
    • Identify and address potential hazards to maintain a safe environment
    • Communicate with the appropriate parties regarding the client's health and well-being.

  • Transport Services
    • Provide transportation for carers and their dependents to appointments, errands, and other destinations as required
    • Ensure a safe and comfortable travel experience for all passengers
    • Adhere to traffic regulations and maintain a clean and well-maintained vehicle

  • Shopping Services / Shop-by-list
    • Receive shopping lists from carers and ensure accurate and timely completion of shopping tasks
    • Purchase items from designated stores or online platforms, following carers' preferences and budget considerations
    • Handle cash transactions and maintain receipts for reimbursement, if applicable.

Qualifications

  • xperience in providing care for aged care or disability clients.
  • Knowledge of person-centered care principles and safety regulations.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Compassionate, patient, and empathetic attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Physical stamina for lifting, bending, and manual tasks.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation (if needed).
  • Flexibility to work different shifts, including weekends and evenings.
  • Preferably with hoist experience

Preferred Skills

  • Minimum Certificate III in Individual Care or Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to learn, develop and take on new challenges
  • Valid National Police Check
  • Updated First Aid & CPR Certificate
  • With driver's license and preferably with own vehicle
  • Endorsed to administer medication (desirable)
  • Comprehensive car insurance (desirable)
  • COVID19 Vaccination (Mandatory)
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