Home Support Workers – Aged Care

We are currently recruiting passionate Home Support Workers to provide domestic assistance, personal care, individual social and shopping support to older individuals to allow them to lead fulfilling lives and avoid premature need for aged care facilities.

Woden Community Service (WCS) is a for-purpose organisation that has been providing community-based services for over 50 years. Our vision of ‘A caring community where everyone belongs’ is achieved through our values of Inclusion, Compassion, Hope, Responsiveness, Integrity and Social Justice.

We deliver services across the ACT covering children, families, young people and seniors including disability, housing and mental health services.

Our Offer

  • Part time (20 hours/week) fixed Term (up to 30 June 2027) or Casual appointment.
  • Salary:
    • Fixed Term: $59,688.06 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 11.5% superannuation.
    • Casual: Hourly rate of $37.64 (inclusive of 25% casual loading) plus 11.5% Superannuation.
  • Based in Woden and travel within Canberra.
  • Vibrant and fun-loving team.
  • Mileage payment for use of own car.
  • National EAP Service.
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per year) plus meal and entertainment cards.
  • Ongoing professional development and a supportive team environment.
  • For Fixed term staff:
    • 12 weeks paid parental leave.
    • 15 days paid personal leave per annum (pro rata) for full & part-time employees.
    • Paid shutdown leave on standard working days between Christmas and New Year.

About the role

  • Work alongside our clients to enable them to achieve their goals in line with their individual service goals.
  • Work alongside clients to maximise their independence, self-esteem and confidence using a person-centred approach.
  • Assist clients in their shopping and other daily needs.
  • Provide personal care to clients to ensure hygiene and comfort.
  • Domestic duties including cleaning and assisting clients in maintaining their residences.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing.
  • Relevant community sector-based knowledge.
  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate clearly with service users to provide sensitive and appropriate support to people who are ageing and/or have a disability.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and build and maintain sound relationships with individuals, carers and families based on mutual respect and trust.
  • Demonstrated understanding of professional boundaries, privacy and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Current driver’s license and access to a reliable, registered and comprehensive insured vehicle.
  • Reliable, punctual and person-centred approach to work.
  • First Aid Certificate.

A full Position Description is available outlining the knowledge, skills and experience.

To be eligible for employment, you must also have an ACT Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Card, working rights in Australia, and be willing to undertake background checks required for the position.

To apply, please submit your current resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the essential requirements of this role via Seek.

For further information about the role, please contact Petrea Messent, at Petrea.Messent@wcs.org.au

Closing Date: COB 16 July 2024

Applications may close early if a suitable candidate is found.

For more information about WCS and services that we provide, including Youth & Family, Community Development, Housing and Homelessness, Disability, Mental Health and Aged Care, please visit our website at www.wcs.org.au

WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.