Female Aged Care Support Worker

Job Description

At Life Without Barriers we consider gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, and so we ask that only Female applicants apply.


About the Organisation

Enhance the lives of older Australians by joining the Life Without Barriers team. Guided by every client’s individual needs and interests, our personalised in-home Aged Care services focus on empowering every person to maintain their home comforts, health, and connections within their community.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

As an Aged Care Support Worker, you will provide personalised home care support to older Australians who reside around Mackay and surrounding suburbs to assist them to remain living independently in their home. This is a casual or permanent part time opportunity, your working hours will be between 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday with no evening, weekend or sleepover shifts. Flexible hours available that can be between school hours or other commitments if required. The ideal candidate will be available to work across a minimum of 4 days a week and have a willingness to travel to multiple homes per shift, you will be paid for your time spent travelling along with the kilometres travelled.

Key Responsibilities

  • Domestic assistance duties. This consists of light cleaning duties, changing of bed linen, washing/laundry
  • In-home supports inclusive of meal preparation and assistance with daily living
  • Personal care inclusive of showering, daily hygiene, monitoring of health and well-being (for example, identification of wound care needs, skin integrity, etc)
  • Social supports inclusive of support to attend medical appointments, social activities in the local community, building/maintaining social networks

 Skills & Experience

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability or similar) is required
  • Passionate about making a positive impact in our ageing community
  • An Australian Driver’s Licence, reliable road-worthy registered vehicle with minimum third-party insurance
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate (must be obtained prior to employment)

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including but not limited to a National Criminal History Record Check.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.


  • Work independently whilst supported by a dedicated leadership team
  • Simple and easy to use technology to record your timesheets and kilometres
  • Supported career development with opportunities to learn and take on new challenges
  • Frameworks and policies in place providing you with clear guidelines and support
  • Casual hourly rate from $38.26 per hour (Part Time from $30.61 per hour) + Super + 92 cents per kilometre
  • Receive up to $15,900 of your annual salary tax free through salary packaging benefits which means more money in your pocket
  • Be paid a full two days for your induction
  • Development and progression opportunities nationally

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Monica Saigi at monica.saigi@lwb.org.au