Personal Care Worker - Home Care

Personal Care Worker - Home Care

Benetas | melbourne (city), VIC, AU

Posted a month ago

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What you do matters 

Caring for the elderly matters. Every day, you touch the lives of those you care for and their families. And, along the way, cherish small moments and celebrate life stories.

At the same time, you need a team that cares for you. Part-time hours, regular shifts, or flexible work hours that suit your other commitments like study, grandchildren, or school drop-offs might be important. You need support to do your best - at work and home.

What matters to us 

It’s the reason you are here, the stories you have to tell, and the possibilities we can create together that matter. Whether you're just starting out, still studying a support qualification or an experienced personal carer. We're here to support you.

Our values are also important to us. So, we always respect freedom of expression, act with integrity, include others, and bring energy and passion to our work. 

Community Care 

Caring for the elderly in their homes allows you to spend time one–on–one with clients. You might pop in to help with personal care or home duties in the morning or evening. Or keep them connected to their community through activities they love - like walking, gardening, going out for a coffee or lunch, and transporting them to appointments.

A typical home visit is on a weekday for 1 - 3 hours with 2-4 clients a day, depending on your available hours and days. When you first start, you’ll need to commit to a minimum of 10-15 hours per fortnight. How much you work will grow depending on your flexibility and client demands. 

Why work for us?

  • we focus on your learning and development
  • we act with our values and customer principles in mind – not profit
  • access to a community and supportive team
  • onboarding and mentoring support to help you get established 
  • not for profit salary packaging advantages to give you more money in your pocket
  • a mileage allowance if you work in community care when you travel between client homes
  • your training hours are paid, building your skills 
  • digital devices to keep you connected and organised on the road
  • potential to move within Benetas so that your story with us continues
  • we're an established company dedicated to caring for the elderly
  • Not sure what salary packaging is? Put simply - an agreed portion of your pay is packaged up before tax to give you a bit more take-home pay. Conditions apply - but don't worry, we use a partner to guide you through this. 

    Why we care 

    For more than 70 years, we have been in the community helping the elderly live their best lives. Today we have 1700+ staff and volunteers and offer residential (aged care), community health and home care, respite, and retirement living options.

    We have over 1000 personal carers working across Victoria - from Gippsland to Melbourne, The Macedon Ranges, Bendigo, Shepparton, and Horsham. We offer specialised care and expertise in dementia, palliative, and culturally appropriate care for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.

    What we look for 

  • a genuine passion for caring for the elderly
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • certification in Individual Support (Cert III) or related studies including nursing students 
  • students studying a certificate in Individual Support or related who can work part-time hours 
  • a valid license and reliable vehicle (that is insured) 
  • an ability to communicate with clients in English (other languages can be helpful too)
  • respect for all, regardless of background, gender, age, religion, race, or sexual orientation
  • We will ask you to supply a recent police check or NDIS screen, proof of vaccinations, and evidence of qualifications. Don’t worry, we’ll only ask you for these when we need them. 

    Apply today! 

    We are growing and want you to grow with us. Our elders are more than just their age. They are our historians, storytellers, comedians, parents, siblings, and friends. And, they deserve the best carer possible – you.