Open Position: In-Home Support Worker

Purpose

A Support Worker is responsible for providing a range of services/supports, within their scope of practice, and as directed by the Rostering Coordinators. The services/supports may be provided in the client home and or in the community. 

Scope

The Support Worker is required to provide services/supports in a respectful manner and encourage each client to participate in making decisions. Each client is to be treated with respect and enabled to be as independent as they want to be. 

Appointment 

Support Workers are employed on a casual basis. 

Reporting To

 

Director/Operations Manager. 

Position Requirements

Essential 

• Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (may be required annually). 

• Current First Aid Certificate. 

• Current CPR. 

• NDIS Worker Screening Clearance (when applicable). 

• WWCC (when applicable). 

• Completion of the Disability Worker (NDIS Code of Conduct) Module. 

• Minimum qualifications for Support Workers (excluding those employed for domestic cleaning) is Cert III, e.g.: Cert III Individual Support, Aged Care, Community Care or Disability Care. NOTE – the Director may waive this requirement on a case by case basis.

• Manual Handling.

Desirable 

• Experience in the provision of care and services to older and/or people with a disability.

• Understanding of OH&S.

• Effective communication skills. 

• Second language. 

• Current drivers Licence - Victorian.

• Reliable motor vehicle that is registered and fully comprehensively insured. 

Physical Requirements For The Role

(This list may not reflect all physical requirements) 

• Driving for periods of time – upwards of 30 minutes at a time. 

• Operating a range of equipment, including but not limited to: vacuum cleaner, mop/bucket, wheelchairs, wheelie walkers, lifting devices such as standing machines and sling hoists (individual training may be required). This may involve lifting of limbs to position sling.

• Assisting clients in and out of vehicle. 

• Assistance with showering, drying and dressing. 

• Preparing meals for clients. 

• Making beds (usually standard beds; not height adjustable).

Critical Work Demands
Continuous 100%-67%
Frequencey 66%-33%
Sitting-driving
No
Yes
Standing/walking up to 5 metres
Yes
No
Walking more than 5 metres
Yes
No
Full body activity to push, pull manoeuvre
No
Yes
Lifting/carrying item over 5kg
No
Yes
Lifting/carrying item less that 5kg
No
Yes
Moving wheelchairs, table & miscellaneous furniture
No
Yes
Repetitive bilateral upper limb movement
Yes
No
Forward bilateral reach
No
Yes
Forward bending and stooping
No
Yes
Squatting, crouching, kneeling
No
Yes

Why Work With Us?

When you join Just For U Care, you are joining a tight-knit team of passionate and supportive care specialists making a difference to the lives of their clients and local community.  As a member of our team, you will also benefit from:

Flexible Hours

As a casual employee, you can choose the hours and days of the week that you work.

No Minimum Commitment

You choose how often you want to work. Work as little as 2 hours per week and up to 38 hours per week.

Online Training

We offer online modules for extra training which can be completed when and where it suits you.

Great Pay

We offer a fair wage under the SCHADS modern day award.

To apply for this position, please fill out our application form:

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In Home
Care Specialists

Delivering peace of mind for all your care needs
around Melbourne & some regional centres