Senior Personal Care Attendants

Hours: full time, 38 hours per week

Location: Frankston or Epping

Applications close: Wednesday 19 September 2018 at 5pm

Positions available: 2

We have opportunities for Senior Personal Care Attendants (SPCAs) to join our team caring for clients in their homes. As an SPCA, you will provide professional person centred care and appropriate assistance to our clients who have varying abilities.

Summary of program and its objectives

The Retirement and Ageing division at the Brotherhood of St Laurence provides residential services, independent living accommodation for people on low incomes and home based, day and respite services for older people and people with disabilities living in their homes.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Senior Personal Care Attendant (SPCA) supports and mentors Personal Care Attendants to deliver consistent and high quality services to clients. The position also provides direct client services depending on the operational requirements.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require: 

  • relevant qualifications in Certificate III in individual Support or Aged Care or Home & Community care or Disability with experience in provision of Home Care Attendant work.
  • proven experience guiding and mentoring staff to deliver outcomes.
  • knowledge and understanding of frail aged people and people living with dementia.
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills to liaise across all levels internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • vwell-developed organisational and time management skills to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • good computer literacy including competency in Microsoft Office programs.
  • current Victorian Drivers Licence and reliable roadworthy motor vehicle with valid registration and insurance.
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood of St Laurence


  • current First aid certificate
  • current CPR certificate
  • knowledge of safe food handling, hygiene, cleaning and cooking techniques

There are two full time positions working 38 hours per week, at either Frankston or Epping. Salary will be in the range of $51,316 to $55,015 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role, please view the Senior Personal Care Attendant position description (PDF, 189KB) or phone Helen Page on 0419 352 871.

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and completed screening questionnaire » 

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications close: Wednesday 19 September 2018 at 5pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety..

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager. Applicants may be required to provide evidence of qualifications or licences at interview. Further assessments may include skills testing, presentations or psychometric testing.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

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Please note:

  • Applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the appointment
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
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The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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