Community Care Workers - Inner West

Applications open until: 04-Aug-2019
State: NSW
Location: Inner West Sydney
Type of employment: Community Care
  • Are you interested in negotiating your own hours of work based on your personal commitments?
  • Are you passionate about providing quality care and supporting independence for older people who are living in their own homes?
  • Permanent roles are available with a minimum guarantee of 20 hours per week, working in areas across Inner West Sydney;

About HammondCare

HammondCare is an independent Christian charity that exists to improve quality of life for people in need.

We specialise in aged and dementia care, palliative care, rehabilitation, mental health services for older people, and other related health and aged care services.  HammondCare seeks to embed evidence based best practice in its services and we provide these services through home care, sub-acute hospitals and residential aged care. 

We are passionate about improving quality of life for people in need and are currently looking for people who share this passion.  Our 'At Home' services are growing and we are seeking care workers who genuinely want to make a difference in older people's lives, by enabling our clients to maintain their sense of independence and wellbeing in their own home.

About the role

The role of the Care Worker (HammondCare At Home) works within the Mission and Mission in Action of HammondCare to deliver a range of “in-home” aged care services to clients who are in receipt of a Home Care Packages and/or other aged care services (i.e. ComPacks, In Home Respite etc). The Care Worker (HammondCare At Home) works mostly alone in the clients’ homes, but reports directly to their Care Manager or service Manager (for other aged care services). HammondCare at Home also provide a 24 hour support line to ensure all care workers feel well supported within their role and daily duties.

This role is expected to deliver outstanding levels of client service and to perform delegated duties to a high standard within the HammondCare Mission and Core Values so as to maximise client satisfaction and comfort.

The essence of this role:

  • Community Care Workers are part of a dedicated & well supported team providing care in the home including personal care, housework, shopping, medication supervision, according to each client’s care plan.
  • Enable each client to have the opportunity to succeed at the activities of daily living which promote dignity, self-respect and maintain the client’s quality of life and abilities.
  • A strong team player who will communicate changes in care, completion of all documentation, while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Comprehensive and ongoing training and development is provided regularly.

HammondCare at Home Care Workers in the Inner West teams work on exciting programs such as Compacks and Transitional Care which essentially enable clients who have had recent hospital admissions to regain their maximal level of independence and achieve enablement goals while transitioning back into their home environment. Care workers will work alongside allied health such as Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists etc... To ensure these goals are met within a specific timeframe.

About you

  • Commitment to engage and align with HammondCare’s Christian Mission, Motivation and Mission in Action.
  • No formal qualification necessary, however Certificate III Aged Care is an advantage.
  • Evidence of regard for elderly people, experience in providing care for another person is an advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of (or willingness to gain knowledge of) People living with dementia and their needs and a willingness to build relationships with people who have dementia.
  • Experienced in operating effectively in a multi-site environment.
  • A current drivers licence and safe driving record. Willingness to travel between HammondCare’s sites and services.
  • Administrative and computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Empathy and patience.

Why HammondCare

  • Career progression is promoted for all of our Care Workers, with opportunities to progress through to Management level;
  • Full training is provided, with mentoring, ongoing education and opportunities to gain formal qualifications through our HammondCare College;
  • Local offices, local Managers and a 24 hour support line are accessible for our Care Workers to ensure that all of our staff feel well supported within their role and daily duties;
  • Salary Packaging is offered to all of our staff (increasing take-home pay) and we also provide an exclusive employee benefits program; 
  • Competitive salaries and conditions are offered, including penalty rates, paid travel time and kilometres, direct reimbursement of tolls/parking costs incurred at work, and a broken shift allowance any time you have a gap over 1 hour in your schedule;

Ready to make a change? Apply Now!

For details on the information pack and selection criteria, please see the link below:

 CCW IW Info June 2019

Any information not answered in the information pack, please contact Maree Nehmer, (02) 9101 9512.

To apply for this opportunity please click on the APPLY NOW button and submit your CV and cover letter (including your selection criteria answers) via this link.

Closing Date: 4 August 2019

All short listed applicants for these positions will be asked to consent to a criminal record check and pre-employment functional assessment.