Providing a direct client service to residents of the Residential Care Home.

  • Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network, Kangaroo Island Health Service – Aged Care
  • Salary: WHA-3 $1,019.10 – $1,030.60 per week (pro rata)/WHA-4 $1,041.60 – $1,053.30 per week (pro rata)
  • Multiple positions available – Permanent & Temporary, Full Time/Part Time & Casual (part time hours to be negotiated, working over a 7 day roster)

Please note that this position is multi-classified as either a WHA-3 or WHA-4.

Kangaroo island Health Service is currently recruiting Job Ref: (775086) – Direct Care Attendant, Multiple Positions/Various contracts available.

Working in Kangaroo Island offers employees a broad scope of practice in a flexible, connected and resourceful team and work environment.

Utilising a mix of on island and visiting health practitioners to provide various services to our island community where community is family, you will gain a rich and rewarding experience advancing your health career. All with a view of the ocean!

Apply now to join the uniqueness that Kangaroo Island offers.

About the role:

Working under limited supervision, you will assist in the care and supervision of residents of the Residential Care Home at Kingscote. This will include providing assistance with bathing, showering, personal hygiene, dressing and grooming of residents, along with toileting and continence management. You will help with feeding residents and maintain their mobility/dexterity through transferring and lifting, including the use of mechanical aides. You will also undertake bed making, cleaning of equipment, aids, utensils in work area (including personal possessions), and distribute clean laundry and personal attire. Providing input into resident assessment and recording general observations, you will help to identify diversional therapy needs of individuals and/or groups and complete routine documentation in accordance with established policies and procedures. Enjoying a team approach to holistic, client-centred care, this is a great opportunity to learn on the job and make a difference to the wellbeing of Kangaroo Island residents. Being part of Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network means you will be supported both personally and professionally, can take advantage of education and training opportunities, will have access to flexible working hours and be part of an inter-professional approach to holistic health care.

For appointment at WHA4 level you will have completed AQF Certificate III relevant to the position. Demonstrating the ability to perform under limited direction, you will work well within a team environment and be able to communicate effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. Along with a commitment to maintaining resident confidentiality, you will display empathy towards the elderly/disabled and be willing to develop a positive rapport with residents and their families.

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The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and compliant immunisation screening.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below. Job ref: 775086

775086 – Direct Care Attendant (Multiple Positions, WHA3,WHA4) – Kangaroo Island.pdf


Applications close: 17/12/2021

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 775086

Closing Date for Applications: 17/12/2021
Name of Contact Person: Jean Vredenburg / Katrina Seng / Nicole Holm
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 08 8553 4200
Jean.Vredenburg@sa.gov.au / katrina.seng@sa.gov.au / Nicole.Holm@sa.gov.au