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Personal Care Assistant/Personal Care Worker

Supervises, feeds and dresses clients, who by reason of advanced age, physical disability or mental deficiency, need supervision. Also assists clients with other activities that are related to the clients' independent living and which cannot be performed by the clients alone due to health and or age limitations. personal care client carer

Essential Functions

Performs personal care activities that assist the client with activities of daily living which include (but are not limited to):

  • Personal hygiene (assisting to bathroom or in using bedpan, bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair)
  • Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises 
  • Ambulation
  • Eating
  • Dressing
  • Shaving
  • Measuring and preparing special diets

Performs homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to):

  • Vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors
  • Doing dishes
  • Changing bed linens
  • Doing laundry
  • Cleaning bathrooms
  • Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions.

Caregivers must spend at least 80% of their work time providing fellowship, care and protection for clients.  Any general household work must be less than 20% of the caregiver's working time during each shift. 

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Aged Care or Certificate III in Home and Community Care, Enrolled nursing students. 
  • Current Basic Life Support (CPR) and First Aid Certificate must be maintained.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English as needed for the job. 
  • Possess a valid driver's licence and have use of an insured automobile or access to adequate transportation for the job.

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