The essentials: All Caregivers must be legally entitled to work within Australia and hold, or be enrolled in, a Certificate III in Individual Support in Aged Care or a related field. Caregivers must also have a National Police Clearance, a full Australian Driver’s Licence and a vehicle in good, roadworthy condition.
You are humble. You understand that every older person has lived a full and meaningful life, and you connect with them as a person – not just a client in need of care and support. You are modest and natural in your approach to care and you are always learning and seeking to do better.
You are joyful. You are a happy person who lights up a room and you love to have a laugh. You’re warm, kind, friendly and approachable, and you delight those who are around you.
You are reliable. You do what you say you will do, and you can be depended on to ensure everything that should be done, is done. You understand that this role entails showing up on time, every time, and that your clients rely on you to work diligently.
You are observant. You have an exceptional eye for detail and can pick up on minor changes in the physical and mental health of those around you. You understand the importance of taking note of these changes and never dismissing them.
You are compassionate. You believe that everyone should be treated with kindness and compassion, and you take a genuine interest in every client you have the pleasure of working with.
You are responsive. You are a good listener, flexible, approachable and adaptable, and you’re quick to act. You understand that the changing nature of in-home care requires you to communicate quickly with staff.