x 2 Traineeship – Certificate III Individual Support (20-041)

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Sunraysia Murray Group Training (SMGT)
Published
20 November, 2020
Location
Mildura, Australia
Job Type
Category

Description

 

Position Description:

Position No: SMGT

Position Title: Community Support Worker Trainee

Incumbent: Vacant

Branch: Community Care Services

Department: Community

Special Measures: The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

 

Community Supporter Worker Trainee
Community Department
Full Time 1 Year Traineeship
Job Number: SMGT
Applications Close: 4pm Friday 4 December 2020

Work and be paid while completing your Certificate III in Individual Support!

Council’s Community Department are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate and committed trainee to join their team.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

 

Please also fill in the application form confirming requirements of the role in the link   below.  

application-form-community-support-worker-trainee

Position Objectives

The Trainee will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking training both on the job and online study within the Community Care Services (Aged & Disability Services) field in order to obtain traineeship.
  • Assisting older people and people with disabilities to remain in their own homes through the provision of a range of direct practical assistance in the client’s home.

 

All applications must address the following essential core competencies:

  • The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants need to demonstrate their connection to country.
  • Genuine interest in Aged & Disability Services Field
  • Ability and commitment to undertake and complete all aspects of training associated with traineeship
  • Ability to attend online study within designated hours
  • Availability to undertake shift work in accordance with rostering
  • Demonstrated ability to follow direction and show initiative
  • Basic knowledge of health & safety practices associated with Aged & Disability Services
  • Listening skills and an aptitude to relate in a non-judgmental manner
  • Basic knowledge of Home Care, Personal Care, Respite Care tasks
  • Current valid driver's licence and access to a registered and reliable motor vehicle
  • Hold a current satisfactory Police Check or willing to obtain one
  • Hold a current satisfactory Working With Children’s Check or willing to obtain one (as required)

 

Employment Conditions

Salary and Entitlements

Refer SMGT

Payment of Wages

Refer SMGT

Hours of Work

Up to 38 hours (min 30 hours per week)

Monday to Friday – Between 7.00am to 7.00pm as per rostered (with a rostered lunch break)

Superannuation

Refer SMGT

Child Safe Organisation

Council is a child safe organisation and as such, applicants may be required to hold a Working with Children Check. Applicants may also be required to undergo a National Criminal History check.

Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO)

Council's policy is to ensure the absence of discrimination in employment.

WorkCover Arrangements

As a condition of appointment to this position, the appointee must disclose any pre-existing illnesses or injuries which may prevent them from carrying out the duties of their position. This disclosure must be made prior to employment and the employee must then undertake a medical examination with a Registered Medical Doctor, failure to do this may remove the appointee’s entitlement to any future WorkCover compensation.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia. Council is a child safe organisation and as such, applicants may be required to hold a Working with Children Check. Additionally, applicants may also be required to undergo a National Criminal History check and/or medical check as per the requirements of the role.

Applying for this position
All applications must be submitted to SMGT

 

Please also fill in the application form confirming requirements of the role in the link   below.

application-form-community-support-worker-trainee

More information
For further information please contact Reece Crabtree on 0447 347 670 or SMGT office on 03 5022 1833
Visit: www.smgt.com.au
Email: jobs@smgt.com.au

 

Organisation Structure and Principles:

Mildura Rural City Council’s organisational structure has four functional departments: Executive led by the CEO, and Corporate, Community and Development led by General Managers.

All employees have a responsibility to act in accordance with the Code of Conduct and are expected to follow the principles of Business Excellence (Appendix 1) in how they go about their duties at Mildura Rural City Council.

 

1.Organisational Relationships:

Supervisor

  • Community Support Team Leader

Direct Reports

  • Nil

Internal

  • Aged and Disability Services Team
  • Other areas within Council as required

External

  • Service users
  • SMGT
  • MADEC

 

2.Position Objectives:

The officer will be responsible for:

  1. Undertaking training both on the job and online within the Community Care Services (Aged & Disability Services) field in order to obtain traineeship.
  2. Assisting older people and people with disabilities to remain in their own homes through the provision of a range of direct practical assistance in the client’s home.

 

3.Key Responsibilities and Duties:

    1. Assist clients to stay actively involved, doing as much for themselves as possible through the Reablement and Wellbeing Approach.
    2. To assist with any tasks necessary to maintain a healthy and safe living environment inside and where appropriate, outside the client home.
    3. To provide Home Care, Personal Care, or Respite Care as per definitions and agreed roster.
    4. To follow rosters according to client services allocated.
    5. To follow a specific Care/Service Plan and to work with clients using the Active Service Model Approach to service delivery.
    6. To provide emotional and practical support to the target group.
    7. To attend and participate in staff training sessions, team meetings and continuous improvement activities.
    8. To maintain safe work practices at all times and report potential hazards.
    9. To observe client health and wellbeing and report any changes to your Team Leader
    10. Follow all procedures as detailed in the Aged and Disability Services Staff Manual.

Definitions of Services:- Home Care (in line with funded program and qualification requirements)

The Home Care Service is to maintain a safe, secure and hygienic home environment. Tasks are not limited to, but may include, assistance with the following, according to the service/care plan

  • Vacuum cleaning
  • Sweeping and mopping floors
  • Cleaning “wet areas” such as bathrooms, toilet and laundry
  • Wiping over benches, cupboards, fridges and stoves
  • Washing and ironing
  • Changing bed linen and or making beds
  • Emptying vacuum cleaners and rubbish bins
  • Assistance with shopping
  • Assistance with meal preparation

Personal Care (in line with funded program and qualification requirements)

The Personal Care Service is to assist clients with their personal hygiene and related tasks. Tasks are not limited to, but may include, assistance with the following, according to the service/care plan.

  • Assist with bathing, showering and or sponging of clients, including hair washing, shaving grooming etc.
  • Assist with toileting
  • Assist with dressing and undressing
  • Assist with meal preparation
  • Assist with eating/drinking
  • Mobility assistance
  • Fitting of aids and appliances

Note: Provision of Personal Care to service users who are physically unable to undertake the tasks themselves, but are able to make the decisions about the care they need.

Respite Care (in line with funded program and qualification requirements)

The Respite Care Service is to provide assistance by remaining with the client while the primary carer takes a break from the caring role. Tasks are not limited to, but may include, assistance with the following, according to the service/care plan.

  • Support and supervision
  • Socialisation and motivation
  • Assistance with eating/drinking
  • Personal Care tasks
  • Recreational activities inside the home
  • Light household assistance

Note: Provision of Respite to service users who are physically unable to undertake the tasks themselves, but are able to make the decisions about the care they need.

 

4.Accountability and Extent Of Authority:

Accountability

  • Accurate electronic timesheets using a mobile phone to be maintained.
  • Confidentiality to be observed at all times.
  • Tactfulness and courtesy to be exercised whilst dealing with service users.
  • Liaise with Community Support Team Leader on matters that will impact on client care.

Limit of Authority

The employee does not have the authority to:

  • Carry out tasks without the necessary skills or competence.
  • Undertake a task, which poses a threat to the rights, health or safety of the service provider or the client.
  • No authority to carry out Personal Care tasks, which would require the skills of a qualified nurse. Eg. Administer or assist with client medication.

 

5.Judgement and Decision Making:

  1. Decision making is only in the area of that which relates to immediate work tasks.
  2. Guidance and support is always available.

 

6.Specialist Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Work activities are routine and the tasks performed are aligned with the client’s care / service plan.
  2. Requires ability and skills to perform tasks that align with the active service model.
  3. Requires an understanding of the needs and issues relating to older people and people with disabilities.

 

7.Management Skills:

  1. Not Applicable

 

8.Interpersonal Skills:

  1. Verbal Communication skills demonstrating the ability to effectively communicate with and relate to older people and people with disabilities.
  2. Written Communication demonstrating the capability to complete timesheets and standard forms.
  3. Listening skills demonstrating an aptitude to relate in a non-judgmental manner.

 

9.Qualifications and Experience:

  1. No previous qualification or experience required
  2. Current valid driver's licence and access to a registered and reliable motor vehicle.
  3. Hold a current satisfactory Police Check or willing to obtain one.
  4. Hold a current satisfactory Working with Children’s Check or willing to obtain one (as required).

 

10.Physical Requirements

  1. This position requires the incumbent to be able to undertake tasks that may involve light lifting, bending, kneeling, squatting, prolonged standing handling a variety of equipment and driving a vehicle.

 

11.Occupational Health & Safety Responsibilities:

Employees will:

  1. Take reasonable care of his or her health and safety
  2. Take reasonable care of the health and safety of persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions in the workplace
  3. Cooperate with his or her employer with respect to any action taken to comply with the requirement imposed by or under the Act or Regulations
  4. Work in a safe manner and adhere to all safe working procedures and practices
  5. Encouraging others to work in a safe manner
  6. Participate in a consultation process ensuring discussion, sharing and recording of relevant OH&S information
  7. Report of all workplace injuries or incidents to your supervisor and complete the incident/injury report form at the time of the incident
  8. Report or rectify any unsafe acts or conditions that come to their attention
  9. Be responsible for the correct use and maintenance of appropriate safety clothing and personal protective equipment as required
  10. Maintain security of site, plant and equipment
  11. Participate in OH&S training and activities in a positive manner

 

12.Selection Criteria:

Essential core competencies required:

  1. The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants need to demonstrate their connection to country.
  2. Genuine interest in Aged & Disability Services field
  3. Ability and commitment to undertake and complete all aspects of training associated with traineeship.
  4. Ability to undertake online study within designated hours
  5. Availability to undertake shift work in accordance with rostering
  6. Demonstrated ability to follow direction and show initiative.
  7. Basic knowledge of health & safety practices associated with Aged & Disability Services.
  8. Listening skills and an aptitude to relate in a non-judgmental manner.
  9. Basic knowledge of Home Care, Personal Care, Respite Care tasks.
  10. Current valid driver's licence and access to a registered and reliable motor vehicle.
  11. Hold a current satisfactory Police Check or willing to obtain one prior to employment.
  12. Hold a current satisfactory Working with Children’s Check or willing to obtain one (as required).          

 

Appendix 1:

Employees of Mildura Rural City Council were involved in the development of a core set of five values to support the Principles of Business Excellence. This position will be following the values and principles in the operation of the Community Department.

 

Mildura Rural City Council’s Values

RESPECT

We will be respectful towards others and value differences.

HONESTY

We will be ethical and open.

INTEGRITY

We will be reliable and trustworthy in all that we do.

TRANSPARENCY

We will be objective and fair in our communications and decisions.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We will be consistent and responsible for our actions.

 

Mildura Rural City Council’s “Principles of Excellence”

PRINCIPLE 1: LEADERSHIP

Clear direction and mutually agreed plans enable organisational alignment and a focus on the achievement of goals.

PRINCIPLE 2: CUSTOMERS

Understanding what customers and other stakeholders value, now and in the future, enables organisational direction, strategy and action.

PRINCIPLE 3: SYSTEMS THINKING

All people work in a system. Outcomes are improved when people work on the system and its associated processes.

PRINCIPLE 4: PEOPLE

Engaging people’s enthusiasm, resourcefulness and participation improves organisational performance.

PRINCIPLE 5: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Innovation and learning influence the agility and responsiveness of the organisation.

PRINCIPLE 6: INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE

Effective use of the facts, data and knowledge leads to improved decisions.

PRINCIPLE 7: VARIATION

Variation impacts predictability, profitability and performance.

PRINCIPLE 8: CORPORATE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Sustainable performance is determined by an organisation’s ability to deliver value for all stakeholders in an ethically, socially and environmentally responsible manner.

PRINCIPLE 9: SUSTAINABLE RESULTS

Leaders determine the culture and value system of the organisation through their decisions and behaviour.

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