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Health & Wellbeing Assistant – ACT

in Health , in Social Services
  • Australian Capital Territory View on Map
  • Post Date : 11 September 2023
  • Apply Before : 6 October 2023
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Job Description

The Role

  • Develop your aged care career in a supportive, person focused environment
  • Engaging the elderly in wellbeing activities to enable them to continue living independently in their own home
  • ISMAPNG is in search of dedicated individuals who have a strong desire to work in aged care
  • Ideal role for someone who enjoys travelling to work across regional locations in the ACT/NSW
  • The perfect role for someone with knowledge of services available in the community to support people to live at home

Working closely with the Community Leader and the Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, the primary purpose of this role is to provide person-centered and holistic support to the sisters living in ACT, Goulburn, Bathurst, Orange, and Lithgow, whilst encouraging an individual’s strengths, independence, and autonomy.  The Sisters reside in either residential aged care or within the community.

It is imperative that the Sisters are receiving professional and medical support and guidance as required with the utmost respect and privacy.

Given the wide geographic spread, there is some flexibility with the recruitment of this role.  You may be someone who resides in one of the regional towns and only able to travel to some of the locations.  If interested in the full role or part, please do enquire.

The Requirements

You will need to have experience working in a similar role/caring role and will be required to accompany Sisters to medical and specialist appointments and other functions as required.  You will provide practical assistance to sisters experiencing difficulties adjusting to the ageing process and may act as an advocate with their health-related issues and enable them to obtain the best medical attention.

It is essential that you are alert to the wellbeing needs of the Sisters ensuring that any decline in health be reported to the Community Leader and the Health & Wellbeing Coordinator.  Prior knowledge of My Aged Care would be advantageous.

In addition, you will be required to maintain communication with relevant nurses, allied services staff and where appropriate, Aged Care Facility Staff, regarding issues relating to the Sister’s wellbeing.

Skills and experience:

  • Aged Care, Disability, Nursing, Community Services/Welfare or similar
  • A strong desire to work with the elderly
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.

This position would suit someone with a background in health, caring for others and/or community welfare, who is able to take a holistic view of a person’s health and wellbeing.  You may have been a carer for a family member or carer for children, and this would also be considered a well suited background.

This is a 12 month maximum term part time position working 15 – 18 hrs per week (3 shifts), with a potential for additional hours.

The position(s) could cover the ACT, Goulburn, Bathurst, Orange and Lithgow and is being paid an hourly rate commensurate with the requirements of the role.  Please note, you will need to have a current driver’s licence and have the ability to travel to areas within this geographic region. Travel will be required on a needs basis and in consultation with the Community Leader and Health and Wellbeing Coordinator. A car can be provided for travel.

The Organisation

The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG) is a Religious Institute of Catholic women who advance the reign of God by engaging in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.  As women of mercy inspired by the gospel and their foundress, Catherine McAuley, their mission is to live hospitality, compassion and justice. Their ministries include health, aged care, education, social welfare, advocacy and environmental sustainability.

The Process

For further information or to request a copy of the Position Description, please contact Vivian Meloni at Complete Recruitment Matters on 0438 001 840 or simply click onto the apply now button to submit your cover letter and resume for consideration.

ISMAPNG is committed to creating a culture of safety and respect for all, including prioritising the safety and best interests of all children and vulnerable adults with whom we have contact.

All staff are expected to take all reasonable steps to ensure the protection of children and vulnerable adults and to comply with our safeguarding policies and procedures, including responding to and reporting all suspicions and allegations of abuse.


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