Direct Care Worker (Stawell)

Job No: NGSC231
Location: Stawell

Job Type Part Time or Casual
Package $55,070.60 to $57,260.32 per annum
Position Description Direct Care Worker

About us

We have implemented a flexible approach to working arrangements and locations that operates on the Microsoft Platform and, where possible, we are upgrading our systems to be cloud-based. This improves efficiency and equips our employees to undertake their roles effectively and efficiently whether they are working in the office or in other locations

We have a Bring Your Own Device and Mobile Allowance policy, which we encourage candidates to read in conjunction with the position description.

Covid-19 Vaccination Status

It is a requirement for all local government employees in Victoria to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and evidence must be provided by the preferred candidate prior to an offer of employment.

About this role

This position is responsible for providing assistance to clients to be more independent in their own homes and the community, thereby enhancing their quality of life.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support clients to achieve and maintain wellbeing and independence as outlined in the individual support plan and in accordance with the Active Service Model.
  • Responsible for the direct provision of the highest possible standard of a range of home and community care services to clients as determined by their assessed support plan including:
    • assist clients with domestic assistance household/environmental tasks in relation to personal care and support such as maintaining a safe, hygienic living environment and undertaking a range of cleaning tasks.
    • provide a range of personal care tasks which enable the clients to maintain their desired standards of personal care and hygiene, such as assistance with mobility, bathing and toileting.
    • undertake a range of personal assistance/respite tasks as determined by the assessed support plan to support client independence and social support which may include:
      • assist with meal planning and preparation
      • undertake shopping, banking and correspondence as required
      • escort clients to appointments or for shopping or leisure activities
      • assist with recreational activities appropriate to client preference.
    • Provide a high level of customer service that is responsive, non-judgemental and professional to clients and carers at all times.
    • Monitor and report changes/concerns regarding client well-being and identified opportunities for enhancing client independence and social involvement.
    • Participate in continuous improvement and staff development processes as required by the Team Leader Positive Ageing.
    • Maintain professional boundaries with clients at all times
    • Perform, as directed, other duties that are within the limits of the incumbents’ skill, competence and training.

About You

  1. Minimum Certificate III in Individual Support (or equivalent), and competencies in Level 2 First Aid and CPR, monitor medications and food handling.
  2. Experience and capacity to undertake general household duties, respite care and personal care tasks, which may at times be repetitive and/or physically demanding.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively, non-judgmentally and empathically with older people, people with disabilities and their carers.
  4. Awareness and support of the philosophies of healthy ageing and the Active Service Model.

How to apply

  • Download and read the position description.
  • Attach a cover letter and resume.
  • Submit your application by following the process on this page.

If you'd like to know more contact Ty Taylor, Coordinator Positive Ageing at or call 03 5358 8700. 

Applications close 12.00pm Monday 30 May 2022

Northern Grampians Shire Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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