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Personal Care Assistant (Greek Speaking) - Residential or Home Care

Location:
Melbourne CBD
Company:
Fronditha Care

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Description

Fronditha Care is a not-for-profit organisation providing unique, culturally and linguistically diverse services, offering residential and support services to elderly people of Greek speaking background in Victoria and multilingual background in New South Wales.

Fronditha Care aim to ensure the elderly are able to live in a residential facility or remain at home and be supported by those who share their language, history, religious values, attitudes, rituals, celebrations, music and food. Presently, we have a need for Greek speaking Care Assistants to support our elderly in our residential facilities and at home.

The main responsibilities will be, but not limited to:

  • Providing personal care to our elderly
  • Assisting with activities of daily living
  • Mobility assistance
  • Assistance with eating and drinking
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date records
  • Observing the conditions of our elderly and reporting any concerns
  • Encourage care recipients to make their own decisions
  • Respite Care – companionship and conversation

Personal Care Assistants working within our Community Services division will additionally assume the below duties:

  • Assisting with cleaning, laundering, ironing and other light duties in a household setting within our Community Service division.
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments or assistance with shopping if work is undertaken within Community Services.
  • Meal preparation and planning in a home setting environment.Personal Care workers working in the Community and our Domestic Assistants have the unique ability to choose their own hours of work.

Requirements

The successful applicant/s will have the following:

  • A Certificate III in Individual Support (minimum qualification)
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in a similar field.
  • Previous experience in providing personal care services in an Aged Care Facility or in Home & Community Care
  • A team-oriented attitude, empathy and problem solving skills
  • Commitment to deliver quality care to our elderly
  • current influenza vaccination.
  • Bilingual proficiency - fluent in English and Greek

The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo a current police check.

Benefits

  • Salary Package options available
  • Above Award Rates [54K-64K per annum dependent upon variety of shifts, penalty rates or other allowances]
  • Supportive Management
  • Professional Development
  • Full Time. Options for Part Time and Casual Positions available matching your lifestyle
  • Friendly working environment
  • Employee Assistance Program available for staff and their family members
  • Free Annual Flu Vaccination and other health and wellbeing programs
  • Metropolitan Melbourne LocationsRemuneration package is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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