Care Companion

Job posted: 22/12/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Part time, Casual

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Aged Care

Reference: 21317

Reference: 21317

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat


Are you an energetic, innovative carer looking for the next exciting step in your career that enables you to be part of an exciting team responsible for delivering a new model of aged care in modern facility completed in 2018.

We have part time positions available in our state of the art facility at Mercy Place Ballarat.

The Care Companion is responsible for all primary care needs of our residents including ADL care, provision of meals, cleaning and laundry. This role will contribute to a successful and sustainable care culture. Mercy Place Ballarat offers small household living - a small number of residents living together in each of our eight room apartments.

  • Permanent Part Time / Full Time
  • Mercy Place Ballarat, Residential Aged Care
  • Providing care and support to our residents
  • Promoting the physical and emotional wellbeing of residents by providing care using a person centred approach
  • Partnering with residents and their families
  • Undertake care and documentation to the highest standard
  • $57,491 - $58,601


  • Certificate III or IV in Aged Care or Individual Support
  • Previous experience in Aged Care is desirable
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Previous experience in cooking or in a hospitality environment


Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.


  • Georgette Brindley
  • gbrindley@mercy.com.au      Phone 03 53271889

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Care Companion

Job type:

Part time, Casual

Job classification:

Not provided


Georgette Brindley - 03 53271889
Susan Begbie - 03 5327 1889

Care Companion