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Personal Care Assistant

Kewarra Aged Care - Kewarra Beach, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Kewarra Aged Care are currently seeking Personal Care Assistants to join our team on a part-time basis.

About Us

Kewarra Aged Care is an Aged Care Facility in beautiful Kewarra Beach. The home is located approximately 20 kilometres north of Cairns airport in stunning tropical surrounds, close to the golden sands of Kewarra Beach.

Kewarra Aged Care will provide quality care, community and an engaging lifestyle for its residents to enjoy. Our aim is to provide a high standard of Person-Centred Care in partnership with residents, their family and our staff. We aim for residents to live a full and enjoyable life in a way that is important to them.

About the Position

The Personal Care Assistant is responsible for providing high quality care services to our residents, ensuring personal needs are met in accordance with the residents needs and choices and according to their care plan. This position will perform assigned tasks in a safe and competent manner to ensure resident care needs are met.

Our Personal Care Assistants will also be responsible for (but not limited):

  • Provide a high standard of care and service to our residents to enrich their quality of life in accordance with their care plan, choice, cultural preferences and diversity needs.
  • Assist and support residents to maintain Activities of Daily Living in the areas of personal hygiene, grooming, oral hygiene, continence management, mobility, food and fluids, maintenance of hearing aids, glasses, physiotherapy exercises, use of wheelchairs and other aids, while respecting their need for privacy at all times.
  • Assist residents with BPSD (Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) through implementation of strategies documented in the resident’s care plan, and monitoring effectiveness.
  • Follow directions of the Registered or Enrolled Nurse supervising shift and work in a collaborative manner with all members of the team.
  • Ensure that all tasks are completed on the daily task list to the required standard.
  • Accurately and promptly report any alterations observed in residents’ health or wellbeing to the Registered Nurse/Enrolled Nurse or Clinical Care Coordinator, and document in relevant charts or forms as per instructions
  • Record relevant resident information in relevant charts or forms in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the social, emotional, spiritual, cultural and recreational needs of residents are met as per their preferences and their care plan.
  • Ensure a high standard of customer service including, presenting in a professional manner when interacting with residents, resident representatives and team members, communicating respectfully at all times.

What we are looking for

The successful applicant will have the following skills and experience:

  • A certificate III or IV in Aged Care (or equivalent)
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • An understanding of the Aged Care Standard and legislative requirements
  • Ability to build and foster strong working relationships and work well as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including the ability to accurately interpret care plans.
  • A commitment to providing a caring and empathetic service to our residents while respecting their privacy, choices and cultural preferences.
  • Values driven and willing to commit to and demonstrate the organisation’s values.
  • A commitment to the principles of Workplace Health & Safety and ensuring a safe environment for residents and staff.
  • Commitment to ensuring resident needs are always met by being available and reliable for all rostered shifts.

If this sounds like you, don’t miss your opportunity to be part of our team – Apply Now!

Please note, the successful candidate will be required to provide a valid police check and a current flu vaccination.

Candidates must have Australia/New Zealand residency or valid working visa. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Kewarra Beach, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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