Support Worker

Cultura is the new organisation resulting from the merger of Geelong Ethnic Communities Council (trading as Diversitat) and Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS).

Our Purpose: Provide innovative services to support, care for and celebrate culturally diverse individuals through their life journey

Our Vision: Empowering diverse individuals and communities to reach their full potential

Our Values: Inclusion Integrity Sustainability Kindness

MACS and Diversitat have been serving the Geelong community for more than 40 years with a focus on our multicultural communities. As the new entity, Cultura operates across various sites delivering a range of services including residential aged care, home care and aged support services, settlement, training and education, financial counselling and disability support. We also operate a range of social enterprises including The Pulse community radio and various community events including the popular Pako Festa.

Cultura also offers an extremely generous salary packaging benefit, giving staff the opportunity to salary package up to $18,550 per annum of their pre-tax yearly income.

The Role:

The Support Worker (Aged and Disability) is responsible for the provision of high-quality care to all clients who live within their own home. The Support Worker (Aged and Disability) will act at all times to protect the rights of clients, including confidentiality, privacy, individual choice and decision making and will support their wellbeing, lifestyle and independence by providing appropriate assistance with personal care in accordance with individual care plans.

The Support Worker (Aged and Disability) is responsible for reporting directly to the Team Leader – Support Workers and will be required to work across the Geelong region.

This position is contracted on a casual basis.

About You:

  • Establish meaningful relationship with clients, engage in communication with them and their families to provide client choice where possible, within the scope or your role;
  • Provide home care including general housekeeping, domestic assistance, personal hygiene activities and tasks, respite and personal care (you must hold a Certificate III in Aged Care or equivalent to provide personal care and medication prompting administration);
  • Support clients in the use of aids and personal equipment including walking or standing frames, wheelchairs, etc;
  • Support clients with complex and/or challenging needs;
  • To provide social support and transport services, where required;
  • Assist with exercises, physiotherapy and other allied health treatment plans;
  • Liaise with Wellbeing Coordinators and report any observations or concerns regarding the client’s health, safety and wellbeing appropriately and in a timely manner;
  • Participate in regular team meetings and training when required;
  • If you are providing personal care and medication prompting administration: A minimum Certificate 3 in Individual Support, Aged Care or Disability Services, or working towards one;
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate;
  • Current Australian driver’s licence.
Requirements:

Applications should include a current resume. To apply, send your application to [email protected] with ‘Support Worker’ as the subject line.

Employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Police Record Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, pre-employment medical assessment and Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check. Cultura will pay for the costs associated with these checks.

We welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds including individuals that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQ+, and individuals with disabilities or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Cindy Marshall on 5246 9678 or [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Applications Close:

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ABN: 71 355 229 834

Multicultural Community Services Geelong Inc. trading as Cultura

Cultura acknowledges Aboriginal traditional owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and elders past, present and emerging.

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