Personal Care Worker - Dementia Respite House / Wimmera Community Options

Job posted: 14/09/2023
Applications close: 01/10/2023 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Horsham

Job type: Casual

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 17674

Reference: 17674

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Horsham

Health Care Worker
Community Options
$30.26 - $31.74

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

About the role

We are seeking a casual Health Care Worker to join our dedicated Community Options team for an immediate start. The successful applicant will deliver respite services to the clients of Community Options and their carers. This position functions under the direction of the Cottage Respite Coordinator / Service Coordinator, working predominantly at Barkuma House, a 4 bed modified cottage style home located at 13 Arnott Street Horsham. Barkuma House offers a range of services that aim to support and maintain care relationships between carers and clients by providing quality respite care for frail older people so that their regular carers can take a break.

Overnight Community Respite (also known as short term care) provides 24 hour care, whilst family carers have a break from their caring role.

Centre Based Day Respite / Community Access - Group: Regular group respite activities. Care recipients enjoy participating social experiences, activities and outings whilst their family carers have some ‘time out’ from the caring role.

Skills and experience


  • Certificate III in Individual Support, or equivalent, that includes assist with medication component
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to prioritise and self-direct the workload effectively
  • Commitment to quality customer service and person-centred care
  • Driver’s license 


  • Relevant certificates including current Level 1 First Aid and/or food handling
  • Previous experience in community or residential care services working with the frail / elderly  

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs
  • Professional development and education programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • Flexible rostering
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Free parking

 Horsham Region

Located on the banks of the Wimmera River, Horsham is the retail, business & service centre of the Wimmera region.  With a growing population of approximately 20,000, Horsham is a vibrant city in which to live, work and play.  With all the facilities that you would expect from a regional city, Horsham offers affordable housing, education and accessible community services alongside a vibrant combination of food, art, shopping, culture and nature.

With legendary natural attractions such as the Grampians National Park, world renowned Mount Arapiles and the Little Desert National Park nearby, there are many amazing natural features to see and explore.  Food lovers will delight in the opportunity to sample from the restaurants, farm gates and cellar doors of some of Australia’s best and most awarded venues.

If you are dreaming of a career change with country lifestyle, and want to swap expensive urban dwelling for stunning natural landscapes, Horsham is the place for you.

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Kristy McGennisken, Wimmera Community Options Manager, on 03 5381 9336 for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Personal Care Worker - Dementia Respite House / Wimmera Community Options

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Kristy McGennisken - 03 5381 9336

Personal Care Worker - Dementia Respite House / Wimmera Community Options