Care Service Employee - Perm PT

Job Description

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

Weekend penalty rates Permanent part time afternoon shifts with the occasional morning. Care Service Employees are essential to our residents day. They put a smile on someone's face who needs assistance They know how to make the perfect hospital corners when making a bed But most of all they had value to our residents life


The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

  • Join one of the most loved charities in Australia
  • Well-established industry leading aged care provider with 21 sites nationally
  • Above Award Wages with generous Not For Profit tax benefits (also for casuals)
  • Represent a world-class organisation
  • Supportive and Inclusive team environment
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave

Bethesda Aged Care Centre is located in Central Queensland and is just a few kilometres south-west of the city centre Rockhampton. This single level residential aged care centre is surrounded by gardens and throughout the centre there is plenty of natural light. Offering all levels of care including short term respite care, it is a lively centre with a strong sense of community, clean fresh rooms and extensive lifestyle programs to cater to a range of individual preferences.


You will play key role in delivering our award winning model of care and make a real difference to residents' quality of life.

In the role of Care Service Employee at The Salvation Army, you will build strong, positive relationships with our residents and be responsible for the delivery of personal care and assistance to meet individual needs of our consumers. The role is to deliver homely and loving environments by providing care with compassion, respect, integrity and dignity.

You will be able to work under limited supervision and in accordance with the resident's care plan to:

  • Ensure the privacy and dignity of residents is maintained at all times and that all personal interactions reflect respect and compassion
  • Assist in managing medication utilising medication compliance aids
  • Recognise and respond to change in the condition of residents' health & well-being
  • Complete simple wound dressings
  • Implement continence programs
  • Attend to routine checks, i.e. blood pressure, temperature, pulse, blood sugar
  • Assist in managing residents with diabetes
  • Maintain accurate documentation throughout each shift
  • Assist in the development of resident care plans


We are looking for candidates with:
  • An appreciation of and the ability and willingness to promote and support the values and ethos of The Salvation Army.
  • Must have a Certificate III or IV in Aged Care and current First Aid Certificate
  • An understanding and commitment to the provision of truly person centred care
  • Understanding of WHS and infection control principles
  • An understanding of residents' changing care needs and how this translates in AN-ACC reviews
  • Computer literacy and experience with documentation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A commitment to continuous improvement
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • National NDIS worker screening check

Care Service Employees at the Salvation Army Aged Care enjoy:

  • Above Award wages + super + allowances & shift penalties
  • Access to generous Not For Profit salary packaging of up to $15,900 per year
  • Access to relocation benefits through salary packaging options
  • Access to meal and entertainment benefits of up to $2,650 through salary packaging
  • Up to five weeks annual leave - when working flexible AMs and/or PMs, and/or nights and/or weekends
  • No rotating rosters with Salvos, we will support you to achieve work-life balance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Salvos Wellness app and program, including access to Fitness Passport
  • Salvos Rewards - Access to exclusive financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Novated car leasing
  • Learning and development to support you in your role
  • Scholarships via Eva Burrows College
  • Supported study options
  • Employee assistance program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Transfer opportunities - we are in every major city in Australia
  • Making an impact - socially and environmentally - with one of the most loved charities in Australia


To apply for this opportunity, please click on the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process. Applications will be reviewed on receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Job offers will be subject to a National Criminal History Check as per Police Certificate Guidelines for Aged Care Providers.

Please note: COVID-19 vaccination a requirement of employment at The Salvation Army Aged Care.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.