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Personal Care Assistant

Personal Care Assistant - Casual Position

About Us: The Toowoomba hospice is Toowoomba's only purpose built palliative care facility. We are a small not for profit organisation supporting clients with a terminal illness at the end of their lives.

For more information on our facility and the services we offer please see the About Us page

 

About the Role:

The Hospice is looking to employ a suitably qualified and experienced personal care assistant for a casual position. As a personal carer for the Toowoomba Hospice your duties would include the provision of high quality care to our clients and their families. Additional duties may include housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care to clients and assisting the registered nurse on duty.

As the Hospice is a 24hr facility we require personal carers who are able t work a variety of shifts, morning, afternoon and night duty, throughout the week. 

The position is being advertised as casual however there may be opportunity to move to PPT at a later date. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide care and services which align with the Toowoomba Hospice principles, values and Mission.

  • Be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team whilst also being confident with working autonomously as required reporting to the RN or supervisor on duty throughout the shift.

  • Be able to assist palliative clients at the end of their lives with personal care services and care planning in conjunction with the Registered Nurse, as well as domestic duties and food preparation as required.

  • Work within you scope of practice and expertise being aware of WH&S commitments and concerns as well as participating in continuous quality improvement activities.

  • Remain up to date with mandatory education and training.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum Certificate III in Aged and Disability Support

  • At least 5 years experience in a similar field 

  • Current Police Check 

  • The ability to work as part of a small team and take direction as required

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Prioritization and time management skills

  • Ability to provide person-centred and consumer-directed care

  • Demonstrated experience with personal care, medications, hoists & manual handling

If you are interested in applying for this position please email your cover letter and a resume to; attention Eugenie Corbett, through the email below.

Applications close on 20th September 2022.

Let’s Work Together

Get in touch so we can start working together.

Please email your cover letter and resume to: info@toowoombahospice.org.au