HOME HELPERS - Casual Whyalla/Port Augusta

HOME HELPERS - Casual Whyalla/Port Augusta

SA Health | augusta, WA, AU

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  • Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, Community Health
  • Location: Flinders and Upper North - Various Locations
  • Salary: $26.79 - $27.08 per hour + 25% casual loading - Casual up to 30 June 2023 - WHA2
  • Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network (FUNLHN) has moved to a Consumer Directed Care model for the provision of aged care, disability and support services. This allows consumers to maintain greater control over their lives by allowing them to make choices about the services they receive and who delivers those services. Consumers are encouraged to actively participate in identifying and setting goals, and to determine what level of involvement they want in managing their own living arrangements. Under this model of care, the funding associated with the role of the Home Helper is controlled by consumers, rather than by the health provider. This means that consumers have an active role in determining the shifts that are available, the duties that are performed, the frequency of demand for the service, and the choice of provider organisation. The Home Helper is integral to supporting this model of care by providing timely, efficient and effective service delivery. Duties may include the preparation and service of meals, general housekeeping cleaning and laundry duties to persons who are aged, frail or disabled in order to maintain their homes at a standard of cleanliness and hygiene that is compatible with them remaining in their homes. Home Helpers need to be flexible, conscientious and empathetic and be able to work autonomously in the community. They will work closely and collaboratively with the consumer, their family and other health professionals, to provide quality outcomes and maintain consumer independence where possible. FUNLHN supports staff to further develop their skills across a variety of areas. Ongoing education is encouraged and enables staff to provide quality and responsive services to consumers. Current drivers licence and willingness to drive is essential, with access to a reliable, registered and insured (minimum of third party insurance) motor vehicle and contactable by telephone.

    Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements. COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

    Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

    The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

    When you join our dynamic workforce you will escape the hustle and bustle of city life and be able to take advantage of the endless possibilities for adventure relaxation, recreation and sightseeing. In The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, you can experience cultural diversity, outback locations and regional city conveniences, whilst working in innovative roles to improve the community's health outcomes and wellbeing.