Social Support Assistant

About the role

James Watson Aged Care Centre is a specialised residential aged care service providing nursing care for up to 40 men who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness.

The Social Support Assistant supports enrichment and promotes wellbeing, participation and functional independence in everyday activities for residents.

Reporting to the Clinical Care Coordinator, the role facilitates appropriate lifestyle activities and programs which are line with the residents care plan and their willingness to participate, using a person-centred approach.

Taking into consideration the qualifications, skills and experience of the successful applicant the base salary offered for this position spans from $57,541 to $62,777 plus superannuation.

About you

We are seeking a problem solver with a qualification in Allied Health Assistance or similar, with relevant experience. Previous experience in Aged Care desirable but not essential.

Ideally, you will have great communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to create rapport and relationships and promote independence and choice with our consumers.

While your skills and experience are important to us, your values and attitudes are crucial to your success at St Bart’s. We are looking for a candidate who is compassionate and whose values align with St Bart’s  – Empowerment, Innovation, Commitment, Collaboration and Social Justice. We are looking for someone who can help us create and maintain a workplace that fosters inclusion, diversity and a commitment to excellence.

As we work with vulnerable people, the successful candidate will be required to show proof of influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations (unless a medical exemption is provided). The successful candidate must also have or be willing to obtain a current NDIS Worker Screening Check, First Aid Certificate and a current “C” Class Drivers Licence.

Why join St Bart’s?

In addition to joining a professional and dedicated team with passion and a commitment to our values and making a difference within the community, the benefits of working with us are:

  • Up to three days additional flexible leave days per year plus the option to purchase additional leave
  • Salary Packaging up to $15,900, which allows you to pay for personal expenses with pre-tax earnings so you pay less tax and your take home pay increases. 
  • Corporate discounts and memberships.

How to Apply

We want to know about you – why you want to work with us and how your skills, qualifications and experience align with the position requirements.

To apply, please click Apply Now submit your current resume and a cover letter that demonstrates your suitability for the position.

You are also welcome to deliver a hard copy application to 7 Lime Street, East Perth.

For further information about the role, please contact Christine Lees, Clinical Care Coordinator on 08  9323 5134.

The application deadline has been extended and now close at 5pm on Wednesday 6 April 2022.

St Bart’s is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTI and people with a disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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