Personal Care Worker - Nursing Support Unit

Job posted: 23/01/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat, Various, Western Region | Grampians

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 16379

Reference: 16379

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat, Various, Western Region | Grampians

Personal Care Worker
Central Allocations Unit – Nursing Support Unit
Permanent – Part Time (minimum 40 – 72 hours per fortnight)

About the role
We are seeking applications from certificate qualified Personal Care Workers to join our Nursing Support Unit.  Shifts are predominantly allocated across our nine residential aged care facilities (Jack Lonsdale Lodge, James Thomas Court, Eureka Village Hostel, Geoffrey Cutter Centre, WB Messer, PS Hobson, Hailey House, Talbot Place and Bill Crawford Lodge) with some opportunities to work in Acute and Sub-Acute.  

NSU staff have permanent hours and an electronic roster which advises shift locations.  NSU staff are required to work AM, PM and Night Duty shifts.  NSU staff are required to input their shift requests into our electronic rostering system for review. 

Please ensure you upload a copy of your Certificate III in Individual Support (or equivalent) and transcript with your application.  If applicants have not completed the Assist Clients With Medication Unit, they must be willing to complete the Grampians Health Medication Administration Skills Check Certificate. 

To be considered for this role you must be living in the Ballarat region.  We are not able to consider applicants who are currently studying for this role. 

You will be required to provide 2 referees, one being your current Facility Manager / NUM and the second another manager / supervisor.  Newly qualified carers can provide placement manager / course coordinator and a manager from a current / recent employer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting residents to meet their needs as defined by them in a variety of aged care setting
  • Provide resident focused and holistic care under the supervision of the Registered & Enrolled Nurses
  • Accurate documentation of resident care and meeting of health service guidelines
  • Ensure a clean and safe environment for residents, visitors and staff
  • Provide resident focused service in relation to meals / food services
  • Demonstrated ability to function within a team
  • Participate in annual performance reviews
  • Commitment to ongoing mandatory education

Skills and experience

  • Successful completion of a Certificate III in Individual Support (or relevant equivalent)
  • Desirable, but not essential, to have completed the Assist Clients With Medication unit 
  • Current HLTFSE001 - Follow Basic Food Handling Practices certificate, or willingness to obtain
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Check, or willingness to obtain
  • Current Working with Children Check, or willingness to obtain
  • Previous experience in a similar role would be preferred, but is not essential

Grampians Health Culture & Benefit

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.

  • Paid orientation
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Discounted on-site parking
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Melanie Robillard, Recruitment Officer, on 5320 6577 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 - Nursing Support Unit

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Melanie Robillard - 5320 6577
Bernadette Lyons - 5320 6933

Personal Care Worker - Nursing Support Unit