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Health & Wellbeing Assistant, Institute of Sisters of Mercy (ACT)

in Health , in Social Services
  • Australian Capital Territory View on Map
  • Post Date : 21 June 2024
  • Apply Before : 19 July 2024
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Job Description

The Role

  • Develop your aged care career in a supportive, person-focused environment
  • ISMAPNG is in search of dedicated individuals who take a holistic view of a person’s health and wellbeing, with a strong desire to identify and plan for their changing needs
  • Engage in wellbeing activities which provide meaningful purpose

The position will provide support to sisters of Mercy residing across the ACT with occasional travel to Goulburn.  Most sisters reside in the community setting with a small number living in residential aged care facilities.  The primary purpose is to support the Health & Wellbeing Coordinator to monitor and plan for health and wellbeing needs into the future, develop engagement with wellbeing activities and promote healthy ageing.

The Requirements

You will have experience working in a caring role and have an understanding of the physical and social needs of others as well as the ability to support others to maintain their independence and plan for future needs.

In addition, you will support Sisters who are experiencing difficulties adjusting to the ageing process, act as an advocate with their health-related issues and promote their wellbeing, and ensure that all communication is respectful and privacy is maintained.

Skills and experience:

  • Certificate III (desirable) in Aged Care/Home and Community Care or related discipline with knowledge of mental health and dementia issues
  • 1-2 years’ experience in an Aged Care
  • A strong desire to work with the elderly and promote independence
  • Able to take a holistic view of a person’s health & wellbeing
  • Competent written and verbal communications skills and basic computer skills.

This is a 2 year maximum term part time position working 10 hours across 2-3 days per week (20 hours per fortnight), with the potential for additional hours.  Flexibility in work days may be required and would be highly regarded.

You will be 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 throughout the ACT including Goulburn. 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 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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