Care Assistant - Mackay

Job Description

  • $31 per hour, plus shift penalty rates
  • Part time

We're hiring smiles. Our staff are our greatest asset and we acknowledge and thank them for their ongoing hard work, dedication and commitment to helping our clients live their best lives.

Your Role

As a care assistant you'll be looking after the most important people in our organisation - our clients.

Your tasks will include:

  • Providing the very best care and support to clients in line with their personalised care plans
  • Assisting clients to develop skills to encourage their independence
  • Attending to clients' personal care needs, including showering, dressing and other daily activities
  • Assisting clients with their medication requirements
  • Working as part of the care team, using a holistic approach, to look at every aspect of our clients' care

Earn While you Learn

Are you considering a career change and want a role that supports and respects our older generation?

If you have the right attitude and a desire to learn we can support you to make this happen.

  • Get paid whilst you study
  • Obtain your Certificate 3 - Individual Support over your first 12 months of employment (valued at $4,000, but at no cost to you with government grants available)
  • Plus get real world practical on the job training too
  • Entry level positions are initially paid $30.30 per hour, and shift penalty rates apply

Your Attributes

We're looking for a person who has what it takes to support our aged care team to deliver exceptional services to our clients.

You have:

  • A warm and caring nature
  • The willingness to go the extra mile
  • A positive attitude towards health and wellbeing
  • The flexibility to work a varied roster

How You'll Benefit

You'll become part of the Ozcare family, and in addition to the training and support that you would expect, you will also receive:

  • 5 weeks annual leave as standard
  • Annual leave loading
  • Optional salary packaging, meal entertainment cards, and novated leases
  • Private health insurance discounts
  • Uniform and laundry allowance
  • Employee Assistance Program

Role Requirements

  • Be vaccinated (and maintain up-to-date vaccinations) against Influenza and Covid-19
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Certificate III in Individual Support, Aged Care or Home & Community Care 
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certificates or willingness to obtain
  • Good computer and mobile device skills
  • Experience working with Aged Care is desirable

Welcoming All

We welcome everyone to become part of the Ozcare family regardless of belief, ethnic or social background, health and gender. Ozcare is the organisation it is today because of each person who is a part of it. This spirit of togetherness is reflected in our mission and values, and our commitment to reconciliation. First Nations applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.