Direct Care Worker

Job posted: 08/02/2023
Applications close: 02/06/2023 (Midnight)
67 days remaining

67 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time, Casual

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 57779

Reference: 57779

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

We are seeking Direct Care Workers to join our Community Support Options Team at Monash Health.

Our in-house Direct Care Workforce continues to expand in order to support older people to continue living at home.  We welcome passionate and motivated applicants with excellent communication skills to apply. The role requires travel across the Casey Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Bayside communities. The service provision involves:

  • Personal Care: assisting people with personal care needs
  • Respite: providing carers with a break from their caring role
  • Home Care: general house cleaning and meal preparation
  • Transport: Taking clients to appointments and shopping

There is a permanent part time position (up to 60 hours per fortnight) Monday to Friday, day shifts only and casual positions for relief work, peak periods, etc.

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria's, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities.

Monash Health Emergency Departments treat over 150,000 emergency patients a year at Monash Medical Centre Clayton campus, Dandenong Hospital and Casey Hospital. Patients have access to a full range of treatment options, including intensive care.

About You:

You are a suitably qualified and experienced Health Care Worker:

  • dedicated to safe best practice & quality care
  • committed to delivering consumer centered care & consumer advocacy
  • enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively
  • excellent at communicating with people
  • excited to contribute to quality initiatives in our relentless pursuit of excellence

What You Need:

  • Relevant Qualification - Certificate III ageing or Disability Support or equivalent
  • Current level 2 First Aid certificate
  • Current unrestricted drivers license
  • Demonstrated experience in Aged Care Community sector is desirable but not essential; as we will train you
  • Must have own vehicle including fully comprehensive vehicle insurance and road worthy certificate. Annual vehicle servicing history required thereafter
  • Well developed time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a remote and autonomous capacity

What We Offer:

  • Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your skills & knowledge base
  • friendly and supportive culture
  • opportunity to experience various teams
  • ongoing regular supervision and professional development
  • working in a Covid safe delivery model of care
  • attractive hourly rates, travel costs reimbursed

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

How to Apply

Please note on your cover letter if you are only seeking employment on a casual basis.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.
To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Direct Care Worker

Job type:

Part time, Casual

Job classification:

Not provided


Charlotte Allen - 97927747

Direct Care Worker