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Direct Care Worker (Job Description) - Casual Position

Grampians Community Health

Ararat, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 19/08/2017

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Local Government & Community / Home Care

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GRAMPIANS COMMUNITY HEALTH (GCH) JOB DESCRIPTION Please fill in the application form click here Position Title Direct Care Worker (Casual) Program Community Support Options and Team Funded By Grampians Community Health Based We service clients in Northern Grampians Shire Ararat Rural City and Pyrenees Shire Responsible To Program Manager Community Support Options Award SCHADS Home Care Level 3 to 5 Subject to the signing of an Employment Schedule All positions are subject to a six month probationary period with a review being conducted Tenure before employment is confirmed The period of employment is subject to ongoing funding and satisfactory work performance Specific dates as per Employment Schedule Hours Variable Date August 2017 GRAMPIANS COMMUNITY HEALTH PREAMBLE Grampians Community Health (GCH) is a not for profit Company Limited by Guarantee and operates as a registered Community Health Centre under the Health Services Act GCH has operated since 1986 and provides a multi disciplinary approach to psychosocial health in line with a Social Model of Health philosophy The aim of GCH is to provide coordinated health and community services to people within the Central Grampians and Wimmera sub regions Staff at GCH work in many areas including Generalist Gambling Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling Withdrawal Services Community Nursing Psycho Social Rehabilitation Homelessness Family Violence Youth Community Development Health Promotion Senior Adult Disability and Carers Information regarding the history and philosophy of GCH may be accessed via the www grampianscommunityhealth org au website Vision Statement Vibrant & Healthy Communities GCH in collaboration with the communities we serve will provide excellence and leadership in the development and delivery of primary health care and community services GCH will facilitate the achievement of healthy living for all throughout the Grampians Wimmera BACKGROUND OF THIS POSITION The Care@Home Program provides services to people in our community who require assistance in day to day living tasks Our service operates seven days a week 24 hours per day to allow members of the community to remain living at home This assistance enables people to remain living independently at home and in the community in a dignified and safe manner through a person centred care approach as promoted by the Department of Health the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health and Ageing models of care EXPECTED OUTCOMES KEY MEASURABLE Key Tasks and Responsibilities To assist consumers with everyday living tasks such as personal Accountable for hygiene support getting in and out of bed home care assistance with mobility and monitoring of and or prompting to take medication Direct Care Worker GCH Casual position Template Authorised April 2017 GRAMPIANS COMMUNITY HEALTH (GCH) JOB DESCRIPTION 2 In performing the above tasks to assist in the development of skills for independent living 3 To provide support for allied health programs and other professional care plans 4 To provide respite for carers in their home 5 To stay overnight if required in consumers home and provide assistance company and security 6 To provide a positive environment where a consumer may regain confidence and improved quality of life 7 To backfill facilitators of Active Respite Options Groups 8 To liaise with Co ordinator regularly on consumer issues 9 This position requires active participation where appropriate in the Quality Assurance programs of GCH principally supervision Care@Home team meetings & staff development days 10 To complete work rosters time sheets and return same to the coordinator in a timely manner 11 To provide such services as directed by the Co ordinator KEY SELECTION CRITERIA GCH Standard 1 Advocacy at all levels 2 Work within privacy guidelines in a small community 3 Have the ability to prioritise and contain the work load when necessary 4 Work with a deep understanding of the social model of health and how it relates to wellbeing and good health outcomes 5 Understanding and knowledge of and belief in Quality Assurance 6 Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills 7 Understanding of the rural community 8 Understanding of health promotion and the ability to work within this framework 9 Clear understanding of the mandating process and an ability to work effectively with involuntary clients KEY ATTRIBUTES A flexible approach and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines o GCH philosophy and values QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Previous extensive experience in a similar role will be considered and or the following qualifications OTHER CONDITIONS Direct Care Worker GCH Casual position Template Authorised April 2017 GRAMPIANS COMMUNITY HEALTH (GCH) JOB DESCRIPTION 1 This position does not require Overtime Time in lieu of time worked will be available but must be taken at a mutually agreed time with the Program Manager and or Chief Executive Officer and may not be accrued to more than 15hrs fortnight pro rata of employed hours Time in lieu should be used for exceptional circumstances instead of becoming a regular practice It is expected that no more than 15hrs of TIL will be carried forward from one pay period to the next 2 Current license to drive a motor car 3 The organisation s cars can be used for work related activities depending on availability Use of own car will be reimbursed at the modified RACV mileage rate Note The use of a private vehicle to travel in excess of 40km return needs to be approved in advance by the Program Manager Finance Manager or the CEO 4 This position will have an annual appraisal at which time the job description will be reviewed by the Program Manager and a GCH Core member in consultation with the employee and modified if necessary 5 Ensure knowledge of current GCH Occupational Health and Safety policies as they relate to this sphere of work Occupation Health and Safety (OHS) is a shared responsibility at GCH 6 Annual Leave and Personal (Sick) Leave will be payable on a pro rata basis 7 GCH understands that normal working hours are between 8am 6pm Monday to Friday Appointments programs and other work may at times fall outside these hours but for OHS reasons are subject to the signing of the Time sheet 8 Superannuation contributions will be paid by Grampians Community Health in line with the Superannuation Guarantee Act 9 All permanent GCH staff has access to salary packaging which is offered in line with current legislation The employee will incur any costs or liabilities associated with these requirements during the period of the contract 10 48 52 or 50 52 leave variation options may be available at the relevant Managers discretion after a qualifying period (policy 5 3 Employment Conditions ) 11 A National Police Check and Working with Children Check (are required) it will be carried out at the GCH s expense prior to commencement of employment 12 Grampians Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a smoke free workplace Grampians Community Health is proud to be an accredited Rainbow Tick and White Ribbon Workplace and a QIP Community Organisation of the Year 2016 finalist Direct Care Worker GCH Casual position Template Authorised April 2017 GRAMPIANS COMMUNITY HEALTH (GCH) JOB DESCRIPTION Appendix for Grampians Community Health Position Descriptions 2017 Philosophy Base GCH s Philosophy is grounded in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO 1986) the Jakarta Convention (WHO 1996) and the Health Development Paradigm now better known as the Social Model of Health and more recently the Victorian Charter of Human rights and Responsibilities The process of information skill development empowerment community collaborative ventures resilience and self responsibility embedded in a caring framework of non judgemental acceptance of diversity underpins the GCH approach to both its staff & clients Management philosophy is loosely based around the Deming 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