Location: Melbourne Metro Regions (North, West, South & Eastern regions)
We have opportunities for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) to join our team caring for clients in their homes. As a PCA, you will provide professional person centred care and appropriate assistance to our clients who have varying abilities.
Brotherhood Home Care sits within the Retirement and Ageing division of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, under the Brotherhood Community Care area. The purpose of Brotherhood Community Care is to support people with complex physical and/or psychological needs to live in the community by providing care management and support services.
Brotherhood Home Care PCA staff provide the daily support to people in receipt of community care services, living in their own homes.The Retirement and Ageing Division also provides residential aged facilities as well as independent living accommodation for people on low incomes.
The Personal Care Attendant assists with consumer re-ablement and provides professional person centred care and appropriate assistance to maximise their independence and autonomy. The PCA will work from a 'do with' not a 'do for' position applying the Capabilities Approach to empower consumers to flourish through living a life they have reason to value. The incumbent will follow My Plans to enhance consumer’s capabilities and opportunities to:
Benefits include flexibility in working hours to suit work-life balance needs, ability to work locally within a good team, and competitive salary and conditions, including travel mileage and salary packaging.
To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:
This is a casual position and hours will be on an as required basis. Salary will be in the range of $23.45 to $25.59 per hour plus casual loading, 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 Personal Care Attendant position description (PDF, 270KB) or phone (03) 8781 4200 to talk to Brotherhood Home Care Team Leader or Training & Development Officer.
Applicants are required to submit a resume and completed screening questionnaire »
Email written applications to: recruitment(at)bsl.org.auThe 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..
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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.
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)bsl.org.au or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.
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