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Reference Number 11450
Position Title Personal Care Worker
Employment Type Casual
Department Hummingbird House
Location Hummingbird House K-ESS
Classification Care & Support Employees EA - CSE Care Employee Level 2
Care & Support Employees EA - CSE Care Employee Level 3
Hours 0
Position Summary

Personal Care Worker

(previous applicants need not apply)

Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) is a large and dynamic organisation with more than 65 locations throughout South East Queensland supporting 100,000 Queenslanders every year. As a not-for-profit organisation with over 100 years' experience in delivering aged care, Wesley Mission Queensland has a history steeped in hope, respect, compassion, empowerment, innovation, justice and integrity. To learn more about our organisation, please see www.wmq.org.au & https://www.youtube.com/user/wmbmedia.

 

About Hummingbird House:

Hummingbird House, Queensland's only children's hospice, operates as a medically supported 'home away from home' for children affected by a life limiting condition, and their families.  The stand-alone purpose built facility offers 8 guest in care beds, 5 family accommodation suites and a unique 'end of life' suite.  Underpinned by the notion of creating a  'warm embrace' for children and their families, the multidisciplinary team provides 24/7hr scheduled and emergency specialist care short break stays;  pain and symptom management; care at the end of life; and psychosocial support programs for the whole family.  With strong connections locally, nationally and internationally with specialist paediatric palliative care services, Hummingbird House is an integrated community based service delivering flexible child and family centred care.

 

Under the broad direction of the Clinical Manager, Hummingbird House, the Personal Care Worker is responsible for providing holistic care and support to guests in care and their families. This position will support the Clinical team to achieve the best outcome for guests of Hummingbird House

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  1. Align one’s workplace behaviour in accordance with the Principles, Values and Mission of the organisation.
  2. Deliver holistic care and support to guests and families in the both the child’s own home and within the hospice, following relevant care plans and under the supervision of the Clinical team.
  3. Participate in activities with guests as required and outlined by relevant practitioners.
  4. Deliver care which is family centred, evidence based and meets all statutory requirements.
  5. Support guests with all aspects of daily living, including but not restricted to, personal care, associated light domestic duties and social/community participation.
  6. Provide guests with a physically and emotionally secure environment and promote their physical, intellectual, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual well being.
  7. Facilitate access to appropriate family supports in consultation with the Family Wellbeing Coordinator.
  8. Act promptly should any changes to a guest’s condition be observed, seeking advice from the relevant clinical staff as appropriate.
  9. Undertake delegated care tasks for guests and families as directed by the Clinical team.
  10. Work within the Human Services Quality Framework.
  11. Contribute to the management of case load in consultation with the Clinical team.
  12. Work effectively as part of the Hummingbird House team and as part of a wider team throughout the organisation; including close consultation with the Clinical Manager and the Volunteer Coordinator.

 

 

Applications must address the 'Qualifications, Knowledge and Requirement' for this role (contained within the attached position description) and are to be submitted online at www.wmq.org.au. 

For more information, please contact Andrea Coe - 0438034021

 

Why work with Wesley Mission Queensland:

Working alongside people who love what they do

Above Award pay

Salary Packaging

Income Protection

Product Discounts

Travel Discounts

Access to discounted holiday units

Employee Assistance Program

 

Wesley Mission Queensland's Vision is a compassionate, just and inclusive society for all.  We are committed to EEO, OH&S, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity.  We are a preferred employer for older workers.  Successful applicants are expected to abide by the WMQ Code of Conduct.  Relevant criminal record checks will be undertaken on recommended applicant.  To view our Privacy Policy, please click here.  Salary Packaging is available to permanent Staff to enhance remuneration.

Essential Requirements Essential: Must have a current Drivers licence and willingness to drive in the course of work.
Contact Person Andrea COE
Contact Number (04) 3803 4021
Contact Email andrea.coe@hummingbirdhouse.wmq.org.au
Closing Date Open Ended
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Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.