- : Churches of Christ in Queensland
- : 25-May-2020
- : Tiaro QLD 4650
- Generous five weeks annual leave with the ability to purchase more
- Salary packaging benefits that greatly increase take-home pay
- Family friendly and flexible workplace
Churches of Christ Care, Fair Haven Aged Care Service, Maryborough/Petrie Gardens Aged Care Service, Tiaro
Permanent, full-time opportunities
Imagine a job where everything you did made a difference
About the role
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference and practice evidence based interventions.
You will be involved in the implementation and continuous promotion of wellness and restorative care programs, exercise based interventions and falls prevention. Aligned with the organisational 'positive wellbeing' model of care you will improve and maintain the mobility and independence of our residents. Some of the residents you will look after for years to come and the relationships you build with them and their families will be both meaningful and significant.
Reporting to the Service Manager, you will enjoy making recommendations on the types of adaptive and specialised equipment to be used and/or purchased for residents. You will also devise and deliver education programs based on the needs of the aged care sites and advise and educate staff on manual handling techniques appropriate to individual residents. Working with a dedicated allied health team you will make a real difference to the quality of life of our residents whilst practicing a holistic model of care.
Over the last four years, Churches of Christ Care's own Allied Health Team has steadily grown and has been responsible for several innovative programs. There will be regular opportunities for both internal and external continuing professional development and opportunities to take part in research projects.
You are either a dedicated Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist often commended on your enthusiasm, imagination, creativity and the ability to form relationships with a wide variety of people. With the ability to prioritise and manage workloads according to resident's needs, you are able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplined work team.
Your experience and qualifications for the role should include:
- Current AHPRA registration as a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist;
- Demonstrated time management skills and the ability to work within a multi-skilled team;
- Current Senior First Aid certificate is highly desirable.
Aged care experience is not required as you will be supported by an experienced team and very supportive management.
Please note, all employees working within our residential and community aged care will need to be immunised for Influenza from 01/05/2020. If you have already received your flu vaccination, we ask that you provide proof as part of the recruitment process.
Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.
Who we are
We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.
In particular, we operate 28 residential aged care services that include specialties such as dementia, palliative and respite care.
Imagine working for us
Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You'll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.
Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more ( for eligible employees) . To ensure your career can grow, we are constantly exploring innovative training and development programs. Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.
We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.
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