MARCH 2021

Why work with Neighbourcare?

There are so many reasons, including:

  • We are inclusive of diversity
  • You are paid between shifts
  • You are reimbursed for travel
  • We provide Journey Insurance
  • We provide you with PPE
  • We provide you with a work phone and uniform, saving you money
  • You are paid to attend training and team meetings
  • We celebrate key events together
  • You can work flexible hours
  • We pay COVID leave
  • We pay for your First Aid renewal
  • We pay for your Flu shot
  • You and your family can access our Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Sacrifice saving you $
  • 93% of staff score the organisation as having a strong workplace culture and environment – that means we attract and keep great staff!

Position Vacant:

Support Workers Aged & Disability 

image of older woman with short grey hair, wearing glasses. She is sitting on a lounge leaning on a walking stick, looking off to the side.

Image description: Photo of older woman sitting on a lounge. She has short grey hair and is wearing glasses. She is leaning her hands and chin on a walking stick, and looking off to the side.

  • Contract until June 2022
  • Part-time and casual roles available
  • Uniform, PPE and smartphone provided + salary packaging
  • Roles across the Dungog district

Come and join our high energy not for profit organisation whose goal is to make a real and practical difference in the lives of people in our local community.

We are building a team of Support Workers who can work safely in our client’s homes across our region.

You will be committed to quality outcomes for clients in aged care or disability, or both.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a company that takes pride in quality service and building a team of highly skilled professionals.

If you are passionate and experienced in working with older people or people living with disability, then we want to hear from you. If you are wanting to develop and progress in this industry, please apply.

You will need:

  • A Certificate III in Individual Support (or equivalent) with emphasis on aged care OR disability.  Medication skill set also highly regarded;
  • Understanding of current direction, standards and guidelines in the industry;
  • First Aid certificate;
  • Current NSW driver’s license and a safe driving record;
  • Use of a reliable well-presented vehicle with comprehensive insurance cover;
  • Current Working With Children Check;
  • Australian Nationally Co-ordinated Criminal History that is less than one year old.

Desirable

Previous experience working with older people and people with a disability and knowledge of NDIS, Consumer Directed Care and Home Care Package Guidelines.

Only applications that specifically address the criteria above and complete the Application for Employment will be considered.

To apply, please contact cherylin.brown@neighbourcare.org.au for an application form.

Please send the completed Application for Employment form along with a resume with your qualifications and working history, and a cover letter addressing the above criteria, to cherylin.brown@neighbourcare.org.au by 5.00PM MONDAY 15th MARCH.

We are committed to increasing the workforce participation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We are a member of ACON’s Pride in Health + Wellbeing program that provides support in the provision of LGBTI inclusive services for the health and wellbeing sector.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and future, and recognise their continuing connection and contribution to this land. We embrace Aboriginal values: community, helping and respectful care of our elders.

We support EEO principles and have a smoke free environment.

We are a good employer:

Voice Project awarded ADSSI Limited (our parent company) a “Best Workplace Award” in 2021.  Staff engagement, as measured by Voice Project, is exceptional at 92%.

Background Checks:

The successful applicant will be required to a current WWCC clearance and undergo an aged care part exclusion police check and a medical assessment. People with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position.  Each application will be considered on its merits. The criminal offences that preclude a person from working in aged care are:

  • a conviction for murder or sexual assault; or
  • a conviction of, and sentence to imprisonment for, any other form of assault.

Any person with a conviction for a precluding offence must not be employed, contracted, hired, retained, or accepted by an aged care service subsidised by the Commonwealth.

The best places to get confidential advice on how your criminal history might affect your chances in this job include LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529, the Aboriginal Legal Service on 1800 765 767 or your local Community Legal Centre.