Careers in personal care

A career as a Personal Care Assistant is a rewarding and fulfilling way to help others in the community.

Rewarding careers helping others

As a personal care assistant you will provide person-centred care and be responsible for assisting clients to live independently in their own homes. This will include tasks such as assisted bladder and bowel care, showering, dressing, grooming, light domestic assistance and support in community participation.

Essential:

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Personal mobile telephone with data capabilities
  • Access to reliable transport for the purpose of attending community based services (walking distance, public transport, own vehicle with valid NSW drivers licence)
  • Flexibility and availability to cover a range of shift times (early mornings, evenings, nights and weekends)
  • Proven capability to build and sustain positive working relationships, and the ability to work in a team environment or independently as required
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise work loads and meet deadlines

Desirable:

  • Experience providing complex personal care and working with people to achieve their goals in a community setting
  • Understanding of the rights and requirements of people with a disability
  • Certificate III / IV in Disability or Aged Care or Assistant in Nursing
  • Undergraduate university students studying a related health subject are encouraged to apply

You’ll enjoy:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Salary packaging up to $15,800. Enjoy pre-tax savings by packaging your mortgage, rent, personal card, car lease, portable devices, holiday accommodation, education, software and more
  • Smartsalary card for pre-tax savings on everyday living expenses, meals, entertainment
  • Reimbursement for expenses
  • Buddy shifts with experienced support person
  • Rostering team to cover all shifts
  • Training specific to your role including extensive COVID-19 training
  • Family-friendly, supportive, inclusive environment
  • Insurance cover if injured
  • PPE provided in all environments
  • Variety of tasks

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