Current Vacancies

Personal Carer RCAF

Position Summary 

The personal carer RACF is a direct team member in Cultura Commonwealth Residential Aged Care Facility. Each shift, the personal carer may work with an Enrolled Nurse/Enrolled Nurse (Medication Endorsed) or Registered Nurse Grade 1 team leader, and is responsible to the shift Charge Nurse. Personal carer RACF duties include providing and documenting person-centred care, including support with intimate care and hygiene, as well as supporting and encouraging residents to remain independent and to enjoy life. 

Organisational accountability: via Director of Care

Qualifications and Experience 

Essential

  • Certificate III in Aged Care (or equivalent)
  • Basic computer skills – eg, keyboard skills/data entry
  • Experience caring for elderly people, eg, in residential and/or community aged care setting or supported residential service.
  • Willingness to contribute as a team member to the creation and maintenance of a friendly and warm living environment for all Cultura residents.
  • A current first aid certificate.

All new Cultura staff are to undertake pre-employment screening such as a physical and a personal attribute assessment prior to appointment (all paid for by Cultura).

All Cultura staff are required to satisfy a National Police History check prior to appointment, and at least every three (3) years. This is NOT paid for by Cultura.

Desirable

  • Certificate IV in Aged Care (or equivalent)
  • Understanding of the migrant experience, with empathy and sensitivity to the needs of the elderly from different Cultural backgrounds. 
  • Languages other than English will be highly regarded.  

Competencies

Communication and teamwork

All Cultura staff members are required to:

  • Work together with colleagues, to achieve Cultura purpose, vision and values.
  • Be polite and treat everyone as an individual with dignity, fairness and respect.
  • Listen to others, taking notice of what is said, and show interest in having two-way communication.
  • Ask questions to clarify anything that is unclear, share work-related information with work colleagues, and provide feedback as required.
  • Maintain business confidentiality, as well as privacy and confidentiality for all Cultura consumers.
  • Genuinely value the ideas of others and what others bring to Cultura.
  • Follow specific work practices, whilst also being flexible in meeting the needs of individual consumers and day-to-day changes in routines.
  • Use written communication and electronic communication in English to convey clear information as required within the specific position description.
  • Use community languages to improve life quality for Cultura consumers in basic day-to-day communication.

Accountability

All Cultura staff members are required to:

  • Work honestly and ethically, taking responsibility for own actions whilst working at Cultura.
  • Works within Cultura code of conduct, policies and procedures and all relevant legislation.
  • Provide high standard care and services as defined in the position description within time frames determined by department manager and not wasting Cultura resources.
  • Take reasonable care of personal health and safety, and the health and safety others in the workplace, including reporting hazards.
  • Report any complaint received, possible risk, actual or possible abuse and/or incident within Cultura as soon as possible, and at least on the same day as observed to department head (or deputy). 
  • Document care, incidents, complaints and other position-related activities using Cultura specified systems/forms.
  • Demonstrate reliability, arriving in time for rostered work. 
  • Show willingness to use both existing and new technology.
  • Participate in regular required training/education provided by Cultura, and other training/ education to keep knowledge and skills up-to-date. 
  • Maintain any professional qualification that is required in position description for employment at Cultura.
  • Work to the competencies for the vocational, education and training (VET) qualification(s) held (for example, aged care, hospitality, leisure and health) – and/or work within the scope of practice for the non-VET qualification held (for example, nursing) – stated in the position description for work at Cultura.

Continuous improvement

All Cultura staff members are required to:

  • Always look for ways to improve Cultura care and services for consumers, and Cultura workplace for Cultura staff and volunteers.
  • Communicate ideas for improvements within Cultura with department head (or deputy).
  • Make formal suggestions for improvements within Cultura by completing and handing in a ‘Suggestions Comments and Complaints Form’.
  • Take part in regular personnel performance reviews.
  • Complete regular internal audits of Cultura care and services as allocated.
  • See a complaint or suggestion as an opportunity to improve care and/or services for Cultura consumers. 

Diversity & rights

All Cultura staff members are required to:

  • Respect and support Cultura consumers, staff, contractors and volunteers in their chosen beliefs, Cultural traditions and faith.
  • Promote cross-Cultural understanding between different ethnic groups as well as   consumers.
  • Make an effort to understand consumers and work colleagues from all cultures and groups, and seek help from others if clear understanding with any individual is not achieved readily.
  • Recognise the basic human rights of all individuals, the additional service-user rights of Cultura consumers, and equal opportunity rights for all Cultura staff, volunteers and contractors.
  • Demonstrate ‘zero tolerance’ to bullying, harassment and abuse within the workplace, reporting any incident as soon as possible and at least on the same day to department head (or deputy).

Appearance

Corporate dress as per Cultura uniform policy.

Hours of employment  

  • As per Contract of Employment.

Salary and conditions

As per Contract of Employment.

Requirements:

Applicants to send a cover letter and current curriculum vitae to jobs@macs.org.au

Applications Close:
April 23, 2022

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