Employment Opportunities

Community Support Worker

POSITION TITLE :

Community Support Worker

DEPARTMENT:

Aged Care

CLASSIFICATION

REPORTS TO:

Manager - Napranum Aged and Disability Services

POSITION SUMMARY

The Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council seeks reliable and enthusiastic people to join our Napranum Aged and Disability Services (NADS) team in the role of Community Support Worker. We are on the look out for a hands on, adaptable person who is committed to working with the frail, aged and younger disabled members of our community. You will provide high quality and culturally appropriate personal care and support to all clients at NADS, and also be able and willing to assist in kitchen hand duties as required.

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Provide assistance to elderly people and those with disabilities, to remain living independently in their own homes and on community, in a dignified and safe manner in accordance with individual care plans.
  • Promote and maintain client independence, enhance their quality of life and prevent premature or inappropriate admission to long-term residential care.
  • Complete kitchen hand duties to assist the Cook to prepare and provide culturally appropriate and nutritional meals to NADS clients.
  • Provide appropriate cultural male care to our male clientele in a respectful manner.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Familiar with and willing to perform both direct client care and kitchen hand duties.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to working with the frail, aged and disabled in the community and surrounds.
  • Previous experience working with and understanding the needs of a culturally diverse range of clients and delivering services that meet the client’s needs.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and an ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, and assist other staff members in all work responsibilities.
  • Be prepared to work on both a roster and flexible hours.
  • Ability to work at short notice as required.

Applicants must prepare a cover letter that responds to the Selection Criteria found in the Application Pack.
Applications that do not include a cover letter and address the Selection Criteria will not be considered.


Applicants are to submit their resume and a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria to
employment@napranum.qld.gov.au

For more information, contact the HR team on 07 4090 5600