Aged Care Support Worker (Cairns) - Deaf Connect

Deaf Services and The Deaf Society are currently seeking dedicated Disability and Aged Care Support Worker’s to provide support for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals within the Cairns and surrounding regions.

About the Role

Our Aged Care Support Workers are responsible for providing high quality care to the elderly across a range of in-home care services. The position provides person centred care including meal preparation, cleaning and shopping with clients as well as supporting clients to engage in community life.

The role require candidates who are reliable, able to work independently, have great communication and interpersonal skills and are passionate about truly making a difference to participant’s lives.

Joining Deaf Services you will be provided with:

  • Flexibility in hours
  • Supportive and inclusive team environment
  • Ongoing training and development support
  • Salary Packaging benefits (reduction in taxable income)
  • Position with purpose, rewarding position whereby you will be making a difference!

About You

The ideal candidates will have:

Essential:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Card, or willingness to obtain this prior to commencement (or Police Check for Aged Care Support Worker roles)
  • Current Driver’s Licence and use of private car
  • Ability to communicate in Auslan (or willingness to learn)
  • Understanding of privacy and confidentiality issues
  • First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain certificate within 3 months of commencing employment)
  • Certificate III in Community Services (Disability/Aged Care/Community Services) or other relevant qualification (or equivalent work experience)
  • Completed NDIS Worker Orientation (Disability Support Worker roles only)
  • Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing people (desirable)

About Us

Deaf Connect is the new name for Deaf Services and the Deaf Society, Australia’s largest whole of life support service for Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians.

Every one of us is unique. Whether we are born deaf or hard of hearing; whether we sign, speak, lipread or use a cochlear implant, we are all connected by our culture and community.

We stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture and language.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our website https://www.deafservices.org.au/Who-We-Are/Employment

Applicants are required to complete a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, an application form and a current resume and email to hr@deafservices.org.au

For further information please email hr@deafservices.org.au

Applications close when the position has been filled

You will be required to have a current NDIS Worker Check to be able to commence employment in this position. 

Deaf Services is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Form