Domestic Assistant

Employer: Mt Gravatt Community Centre Inc

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 11 October 2019

Job Description:

The Position:

The role of the Domestic Assistant is to provide individualised support for adults of all ages with complex needs (including mental health, physical and/or cognitive issues) by physically assisting people living in their own home in the community with household domestic tasks (basic cleaning).

To be available on a casual basis to work as required by the service, with a minimum of 1 hour’s work at any one time.

The Domestic Assistant works independently in client’s homes based on individual care plans and agreements. The Domestic Assistant is required to work within program objectives and clear work guidelines.

 

TASKS (May include some or all of the following, dependent upon client needs)

Provide support with meal preparation, ensuring that food hygiene standards are met

Clean bathroom, toilet, kitchen and laundry facilities

Change and launder personal clothing, bed linen and towels

General household cleaning (vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, and dusting)

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Ability to use initiative in responding to the needs of the clients and their families, as outlined in their support plan, while keeping professional boundaries in place

Knowledge of, and empathy with, the needs of people with mental heath issues, disabilities, elderly people and their carers

The ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality and perform tasks in a non-judgemental manner

The ability to undertake all physical requirements involved with domestic assistance including light lifting, bending, squatting, pushing, pulling, trunk twisting, kneeling, standing, and sitting for duration.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Previous experience providing domestic assistance services to clients living in the community

Current First Aid & CPR Certificates or willingness to obtain

Current Police Check or willingness to obtain

Current Driver’s Licence and access to a fully insured, roadworthy vehicle for work purposes.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

· Certificate III in Individual Support

Location

Address: 1693 Logan Road
Suburb: Upper Mount Gravatt
Postcode: 4122

Contact

Name: Megan Pearce