Support Worker / Personal Care Workers – Cairns Spinal Life Australia


Support Worker / Personal Care Workers – Cairns


Proudly not for profit and in operation for over 60 years, Spinal Life Australia provides you with the opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life.

When commencing your career at Spinal Life, you will be at the forefront of supporting our clients – the heart of our organisation. Our activists, volunteers, professionals, and diverse health care workers form the myriad of respected change agents that collectively form our Spinal community. Our community endeavours to enhance clients’ quality of life and autonomy, thus paving the way for a more equal and impartial Australia.

Being a Personal Support Worker with Spinal Life Australia:
As a Personal Support Worker, you will be assisting our clients with tasks of daily living; making a positive difference through purposeful connection, helping them to live independently in their own homes. We have multiple roles available and are striving to employ individuals who are passionate about supporting others’ individual needs. 

We have flexible hours to suit you and your family, whether you’re an early bird (6am shifts) or a night owl (until 10pm), we have a variety of shifts available including weekends.

Key Duties:

  • Assisting clients with transfers in and out of bed and wheelchairs, using hoists when required.
  • Grooming, bathing, dressing and dental hygiene.
  • Personal care, including toileting, bladder and bowel management.
  • Basic wound care and self-medication.
  • Domestic support such as meal preparation, light household duties and laundry.
  • Community access such as driving to appointments and social activities.

About you:

  • You have a positive attitude and empathetic nature.
  • You are an excellent listener who can communicate authentically and honestly, and are able to work independently.
  • You are adaptable to the different needs, environments, experiences, and cultural backgrounds of our clients.
  • You treat others with dignity, respect and are without judgement.
  • You have a willingness to learn – no experience is required as full industry training is provided, as well as ongoing training and support.
  • You are physically fit – capable of constant lifting, bending, and carrying.

The successful candidates will have:

  • Experience is not mandatory – Extensive training is provided by our Registered Nurses & Key Support Workers.
  • Be able to supply a Covid 19 Certificate of Vaccination as per the Qld Health Direction for workers in a healthcare setting.
  • A current Australian driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle.
  • A smartphone device.
  • A current Yellow Card (QLD) and a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) or be willing to apply for one.
  • Completion of the NDIS Workers Orientation Module.
  • Flexibility to work a fixed fortnightly with varying shift times.

Apply now and enjoy all the benefits and career possibilities Spinal Life Australia has to offer.
For any enquiries on this opportunity please call Cheryl on 07 3435 3165 in our National Recruitment Team.

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