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Reference Number 11075
Position Title Care Companion
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Department John Wesley Gardens Aged Care Community
Location John Wesley Gardens K-ESS
Classification Care & Support Employees EA - CSE Care Employee Level 3
Hours 30
Position Summary

Care Companions

(Multiple Part Time Positions Available)

 

Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) is a market leader in the provision of aged care that focuses on balancing excellence in clinical care with a commitment to providing an opportunity for residents to live a positive and enriched life regardless of age. Located in the Brisbane suburb of Geebung, John Wesley Gardens is a state-of-the-art community offering premiere aged care living at its finest. We are seeking to recruit a number of dedicated and compassionate Care Companions to support the residents and team of this very special home.

 

With the resident at the heart and soul of our person centred care model, every aspect of the operation will deeply reflect the values of this socially purposeful organisation.  Reporting to the Clinical Advisor, the Care Companions will be key members of the inter-disciplinary team and will endeavour to meet the social, emotional and physical needs of the residents on a day to day basis.  This will involve developing meaningful relationships with our residents and understanding and meeting their needs in relation to the seven domains of well-being – identity, growth, autonomy, security, connectedness, meaning and joy. 

Key responsibilities will also include:

  • Work as part of a team to provide high quality personal care, catering, cleaning and laundry delivery and daily living support in a home like environment for residents.
  • Assist residents to attain and maintain their optimum degree of independence, dignity, privacy and quality of life.
  • Provision of medication assistance as trained and directed.
  • Assist residents with the pursuit of personal interests and activities to enhance quality of life such as meal enjoyment and involvement, gardening and outdoor enjoyment.
  • Involvement in care planning, family meetings and GP visits as required.
  • Contribute to the assessment process of clients/residents including documentation.
  • Undertake the laundering and caring of resident’s clothes, distribution of personal hygiene products and clothes labelling service.

 

Through engaging and supportive care, the Care Companions will support the team to meet the holistic needs of residents and bring about a culture that is positive, allows for innovation and encourages fun.  They will also be responsible for supporting the collaborative partnership between residents, their loved ones and WMQ staff, creating an environment that empowers and supports residents to live an enriched life based on what they feel is most important. 

 

For these very special roles we are seeking qualified and experienced Care Companions with a deep commitment to the provision of aged care in a manner that lives the values of the organisation and supports the desired person-centred care approach. 


In addition the successful applicants will be:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality catering, cleaning and personal care services using a variety of equipment and programs.
  • Demonstrated compassion and respect for residents, colleagues, and visitors.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise, encourage, engage, actively listen and support various stakeholders at all levels, to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Willingness to contribute to and work as an effective, positive member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated effective PC skills including MS Office and other related applications packages (including reporting).

If you are seeking an opportunity to provide an aged care experience that goes well beyond expectations, please submit your resume as well as a maximum 2 page response to the “Qualifications and Experience that will facilitate success in the role” (contained within the position description) online at www.wmq.org.au.

Essential Requirements Essential: Must have the right to work in Australia.
Essential: Must be willing to undergo a National Criminal History Check.
Contact Person Jasmine Parkinson
Contact Number (07) 3151 6508
Contact Email j.parkinson@wmq.org.au
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.