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Careers and volunteering

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SEEKING EMPLOYMENT OR EAGER TO VOLUNTEER

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

Making a difference in people’s lives comes naturally at Barunga Village because we love what we do. As an inclusive organisation, we welcome people with diverse characteristics and life experiences.

With more than 150 staff and volunteers, we are Port Broughton’s largest employer and our people all play an important role in the life of our community.

As an ever-growing organisation, we are always interested in new skills and personalities, so we encourage you to submit an expression of interest, if you are seeking new employment or willing to volunteer.

VolunteeringBarunga

I am amazed at the impact our volunteers have on the daily lives of our consumers, the laughter and joy they bring is priceless. I encourage anyone who is interested in volunteering to reach out, we’d love to have you! 

Stacey Meschede,
Volunteer Coordinator

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ABOUT OUR ROLES

Our staff work in a friendly, professional and flexible environment with exceptional employment benefits, personal and professional development opportunities and the support of a team-orientated culture.

Listed below are eight roles that play a major part in the successful running of our day-to-day organisation.

If you are interested in any of the below roles, please complete the expressions of interest field, which is also available.

If our listed employment opportunities don’t match your qualifications, but you share our passion for delivering high quality care to our clients, we would love to hear from you. We run a Traineeship Program each year which may be perfect for you – to learn more about this program, contact us on 8635 0500.

Nurse (Registered)

Key responsibilities:

Provide the highest level of quality care to residents in accordance with quality assurance standards and the policies and procedures of Barunga Village by:

  • Directing care provided by nursing and personal care staff to House Members.
  • Giving direct nursing care to residents with particular emphasis on those persons with complex and/or changing health care needs,
  • Ensuring that the care process and outcomes are accurately documented in accordance with procedures.
  • Maintaining a physical and psychosocial environment that promotes safety, security and optimal health.
  • Maintaining a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality and rights of House Members.
  • Assisting House Members to make informed health care decisions and demonstrating responsibility for care practice.
  • Work with other staff to identify the nursing needs of House Members and to formulate care plans in consultation with House Members/representatives which are subject to ongoing assessment and evaluation and recognise the roles of other members on the health care team.
  • Implement care plans and nursing regimes including assisting in the compilation of ACFI assessment for all House Members.
  • Participate in the review of Quality Assurance and Control mechanisms.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Nursing to maintain the environment for safe and effective care and to obtain the specific support services and equipment required for the optimal care of House Members.
  • Assist in the review and development of policies and procedures for Barunga Village.

 Personal skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to and competence in the field of provision of care to the aged.
  • Possess sound interpersonal skills and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the residents and Barunga Village.
  • Ability to set realistic goals and plans and organise resources efficiently identifying means of improving work performance and outcomes.
  • Ability to stimulate a high level of performance among employees and facilitate the development of employees by clearly communicating expected standards of performance and providing effective feedback on performance.
  • Able to demonstrate respect, approachability, consistency and model exemplary leadership qualities and behaviours.

 Experience and knowledge:

  • Current registration with the Nurses Board of SA.
  • Experience in the provision of care services to the aged.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of care plans for aged clients and in working with House Members who are highly dependent or have multiple needs.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in aged care.
  • Knowledge of the principles of effective human resource management including the principles of managing and motivating staff, equal employment opportunity and staff training and development.
  • Knowledge of Residential Care Standards for Aged Care Facilities.
  • Knowledge of Work Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.
  • Knowledge of the legal implications of actions taken in aged care.

Special conditions:

  • Must provide NDIS police clearance.
  • Evidence of having had the 2021 flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Must pass a pre capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.
  • Must be able to perform shift work as per roster.
House Carer

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the provision of the highest level of support to the House Members in accordance with the household model of care, aged care quality standards and the policies and procedures of Barunga Village.
  • Provide direct personal support to House Members as documented on care plans and within scope of practice.
  • Provide indirect support as per the household model of care, such as facilitating daily living activities and participating in meal times.
  • Administer regular medications to House Members as directed by the House Leader and Team Leader.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy home environment.
  • Ensure there is accurate recording of care delivered and the House Members response in accordance with documentation procedures.
  • Working to maintain a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality, choice and rights of House Members.
  • Communicate effectively and document relevant information.
  • Responding effectively to unexpected situations within own level of skill and competence.
  • Assist the House Leader and/or Team Leader in formulating care plans and work in cooperation with management and other members of the health care team to ensure House Members outcomes are met.

Personal skills:

  • Possess sound interpersonal skills and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the House Members and Barunga Village.
  • Recognise and work within the limits of own abilities and qualifications.
  • Ability to empathise with House Members, relatives and staff in a caring manner.
  • Physical fitness appropriate for duties, which involve prolonged and significant activity including lifting, walking, bending and stretching.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Certificate III Individual Support (Aged Care) is required unless management identify an alternative approved level of skill and knowledge.
  • Previous experience in an aged care facility or similar environment is desirable.
  • A sound knowledge of the principles of caring for the elderly.
  • Knowledge of the Residential Aged Care Standards.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the legal implications of actions taken in aged care.
  • Demonstrated competence in the delivery of support to individuals and a knowledge base for safe practice.

Special conditions:

  • Must provide an NDIS police clearance.
  • Must sign a statutory declaration to identify serious criminal activity committed outside of Australia.
  • Evidence of having had the 2021 flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Must pass a pre capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.
  • Must be able to perform shift work as per the roster.
Cook/Barista

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under direction of the Manager, Hotel Services or the Cook in charge of the shift, undertake food preparation, cooking and serving of clients, staff and visitors (including special dietary requirements), in accordance with quality assurance standards.
  • To provide front of house service at Gloria’s Coffee Shop and functions catered for by Barunga Village.
  • To ensure that all cooking preparation and related areas are cleaned in accordance with quality assurance standards for accreditation and hygiene and cleanliness standards.
  • Ensure dishes are washed and stored in correct location and dishwasher is cleaned in accordance with quality assurance standards for accreditation and hygiene and cleanliness standards.
  • Assist with the implementation of quality assurance and other programs.
  • Assist with minimising stock and equipment wastage and with budget control of stock and equipment.

 Personal skills:

  • Capacity to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under minimal direction.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and to follow written instructions.
  • Ability to relate to a variety of people.
  • Ability to adopt a positive service culture, especially when serving customers in Gloria’s Coffee Shop and clients.
  • Able to work under the pressure of production timetables.

 Experience and Knowledge:

  • Possession of TAFE or trade based qualifications, or willingness to undertake studies.
  • Experience in working in a catering services environment and in preparing a variety of foods.
  • Familiarity with a variety of cooking techniques and various machines and procedures within a kitchen environment.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012, food handling and hygiene.

 Special conditions:

  • Current motor vehicle license is required.
  • Must pass a pre capacity health assessment.
  • Must provide an NDIS police clearance.

  • Evidence of having had the 2021 flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination.

Administration and Finance Officer

Key responsibilities:

Provide an efficient, comprehensive, administrative and financial support service to the Administration and Finance Manager and other staff in accordance with quality assurance standards and the policies and procedures of our organisation by:

  • providing a reception and switchboard service
  • managing appointments
  • preparing interviews
  • assisting with any documentation requirements for staff and consumers
  • coordination of staff rosters

Maintain records and/or journals including initial processing and recording by providing efficient, comprehensive administrative and financial support service to the Management team and other staff by:

  • reconciliation of accounts to trial balance
  • debtors, creditors and general ledger
  • residents trust accounts
  • accommodation payments
  • asset register
  • payroll
  • rostering
  • petty cash
  • banking and bank reconciliation

Coordination of document and data control including archiving of superseded documentation and issuing of replacements

Ordering and maintaining office supplies and equipment

Maintaining electronic and manual filing system

Computer applications involving the use of software packages to perform word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, accounting/payroll/rostering, manage waiting lists and facilitate a variety of other organisational systems

Coordination of mail outs and associated services

Working to maintain a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality and rights of residents

Communicating effectively and document relevant information

Responding effectively to unexpected situations within own level of skill and competence.

Personal skills:

Possess sound interpersonal skills and written/verbal communication skills.

Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.

Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the House Members and Barunga Village.

Recognise and work within the limits of own abilities and qualifications.

Ability to empathise with House Members, relatives and staff in a caring manner.

Physical fitness appropriate for duties, which involve prolonged and significant activity including lifting, walking, bending and stretching.

Experience and knowledge:

Experience in providing administrative and financial support services including payroll, debtors, creditors and general ledger

Proficient with using computers.

A sound knowledge of administration systems

Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.

Knowledge of Residential and Community Care Standards and Regulations under the Aged Care Act and Retirement Villages Act.

Special conditions:

Some out of hours work may be required.

Must provide an NDIS police clearance.

Evidence of having had the 2021 flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination.

Nurse (Enrolled)

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the provision of the highest level of nursing care and support to the House Members in accordance with the household model of care, aged care quality standards and the policies and procedures of Barunga Village.
  • Provide nursing care to house members as documented on care plans within own level of skill and competence and as directed by the Team Leader.
  • Provide direct personal support to House Members as documented on care plans and within scope of practice.
  • Provide indirect support as per the household model of care, such as facilitating daily living activities and participating in meal times.
  • Administer medications to house members as directed by the Team Leader.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy home environment.
  • Ensure there is accurate recording of care delivered and the House Members response in accordance with documentation procedures.
  • Working to maintain a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality, choice and rights of House Members.
  • Communicate effectively and document relevant information.
  • Responding effectively to unexpected situations within own level of skill and competence.
  • Assist the House Leader and/or Team Leader in formulating care plans and work in cooperation with management and other members of the health care team to ensure House Members outcomes are met.

Personal skills:

  • Possess sound interpersonal skills and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the House Members and Barunga Village.
  • Recognise and work within the limits of own abilities and qualifications.
  • Ability to empathise with House Members, relatives and staff in a caring manner.
  • Physical fitness appropriate for duties, which involve prolonged and significant activity including lifting, walking, bending and stretching.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Current registration with the Nurses Board of SA.
  • Previous experience in an aged care facility or similar environment is desirable.
  • A sound knowledge of the principles of caring for the elderly.
  • Knowledge of the Residential Aged Care Standards.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the legal implications of actions taken in aged care.
  • Demonstrated competence in the delivery of support to individuals and a knowledge base for safe practice.

Special conditions:

  • Must provide a National Police Certificate or DCSI for Aging or Child Care that is dated not more than three years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act.
  • Must sign a statutory declaration to identify serious criminal activity committed outside of Australia.
  • Must pass a pre capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.
  • Must be able to perform shift work as per the roster.
Housekeeper

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the House Carer to provide direct personal support to House Members where necessary, as documented on care plans and within scope of practice.
  • Provide indirect support as per the household model of care, such as facilitating daily living activities and participating in meal times.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the house and re-stocking of household supplies.
  • Ensure there is accurate recording of care delivered and the House Members response in accordance with documentation procedures.
  • Working to maintain a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality, choice and rights of House Members.
  • Communicate effectively and document relevant information.
  • Responding effectively to unexpected situations within own level of skill and competence.
  • Assist the House Leader and/or Team Leader in formulating care plans and work in cooperation with management and other members of the health care team to ensure House Members outcomes are met.
  • Housekeeping of other Barunga Village facilities such as Head Office and Barunga by the Sea may be required.

Personal skills:

  • Demonstrated competence in the delivery of support to individuals and a knowledge base for safe practice.
  • Possess sound interpersonal skills and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the house members and Barunga Village.
  • Recognise and work within the limits of own abilities and qualifications.
  • Ability to empathise with House Members, relatives and staff in a caring manner.
  • Physical fitness appropriate for duties, which involve prolonged and significant activity including lifting, walking, bending and stretching.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Certificate III Individual Support (Aged Care) is desirable.
  • Previous experience in housekeeping and/or aged care support in an aged care facility or similar environment is desirable.
  • A sound knowledge of the principles of caring for the elderly.
  • Knowledge of the Residential Aged Care Standards.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the legal implications of actions taken in aged care.

Special conditions:

  • Must provide an NDIS police clearance.

  • Evidence of having had the 2021 flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Must sign a statutory declaration to identify serious criminal activity committed outside of Australia.
  • Must pass a pre capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.
  • Must be able to perform shift work as per the roster.
Community Support Worker

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide direct support to clients of Barunga Community Care in their own home or as stipulated in their support plan and may provide respite to the primary caregiver.
  • Provide active companionship with clients in their own home.
  • Promote and foster the independence of the client.
  • Comply with Work health and safety policies and procedures in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 1986.
  • Follow the support plan at all times and provide the support and care described in the support plan such as personal care, housekeeping support, shopping, respite, social support.
  • Advise the Coordinator if support other than that described in the support plan appears necessary.
  • Report to the Coordinator any changes observed in the client, the home’s safety or other relevant aspects of the home environment.
  • Other duties as requested by the Coordinator

Personal skills:

  • Need to be motivated and demonstrate respect, approachability and consistency.
  • Ability to act autonomously and function effectively under pressure.
  • A strong commitment to working with older people or people with disability.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Must attend all training classes as required and demonstrate continuous improvement.
  • Experience in working with older people or those with disability is desirable.
  • Certificate lll in Individual Support is desirable but not essential.

Special conditions:

  • Senior First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain).
  • Must provide an NDIS police clearance.
  • Evidence of having had the 2021 flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination.
  • A motor vehicle driver’s licence.
  • Own vehicle that meets requirements of our Vehicle Safety Checklist and is covered by insurance.
  • A smart phone.
Volunteer

Key responsibilities:

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Personal skills:

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Experience and knowledge:

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Special conditions:

  • Senior First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain).
  • Must provide an NDIS police clearance.
  • Evidence of having had the 2021 flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination.
NOW HIRING

CURRENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Please see below for the current career opportunities available with Barunga Village.

To see the full position description, expand by clicking on the position of interest.

We urge you to express your interest if the current positions are not suitable.

Housekeeper

Award / Classification: BVI Aged Care Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

Responsible for the provision of the highest level of support to the House Members in accordance with the model of care, aged care quality standards and the policies and procedures of Barunga Village

Ultimately responsible for the cleanliness of the house and re-stocking of household supplies.

BENEFITS WORKING AT BARUNGA VILLAGE

  • Free accommodation available (conditions apply).
  • Flexible/family friendly working hours.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Salary sacrifice.
    (Salary packaging allows you to pay for certain expenses such as your mortgage, rent and other everyday living expenses before income tax is calculated. So you pay less tax and have more money to spend. – Access Pay)
  • Local chemist discount.
  • Bulk billing at local medical clinic.

REPORTING / WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Accountable to the Director of Nursing and Care Services and supervised by the Hotel Services Manager. In the absence of the Hotel Services Manager this role is reportable to the Team Leader. Liaise with other staff members in accordance with the defined organisational structure.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Clean Environment

  • Responsible for the cleanliness of all House Member’s rooms, communal areas, Head Office, Barunga by the Sea and staff sleep over unit.
  • Provide indirect support as per the household model of care, such as assisting at meal times.
  • Responsible for re-stocking of household supplies.
  • Ensure there is accurate documentation of duties completed and support delivered.
  • Working to maintain a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality, choice and rights of House Members.
  • Communicate effectively with consumers and staff.
  • Responding effectively to unexpected situations within own level of skill and competence.

2. Quality Improvement

  • Recognise the need and participate in quality activity programs relevant to work area.
  • Be familiar with and strive to achieve the Aged Care Quality Standards.
  • Be prepared to identify opportunities for improvement.

3. Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Understanding of implications and adherence to Equal Opportunities and Disability Discrimination legislation to ensure a workplace free from discrimination.
  • Conversant with and comply with organisational policies.

4. Work, Health and Safety

  • Adhere to defined work health and safety policies and procedures related to the work being undertaken in order to ensure own safety and that of others in the workplace.
  • Reporting of any possible hazards in the workplace.
  • Reporting of any ‘near misses’ and participation in Incident/Accident investigations as necessary.
  • To gain specific knowledge of the whistle-blower policy.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures required of employees.
  • Participate in all mandatory training programs such as Emergency Response and Manual Handling education as directed.

5. Other

  • Undertake further education as appropriate and participate in in-service education as provided by Barunga Village.
  • Complete all online learning modules as directed.
  • Takes part in performance appraisals on an annual basis.
  • Assist in the promotion of the purpose, values and priorities of Barunga Village.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the employee’s skills and experience as directed by the Director of Nursing and Care Services.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

It is the responsibility of the employee to be familiar with the model of care and any other associated duties.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

1. Education

There are no mandatory education requirements.

2. Experience

Previous experience in housekeeping and/or aged care support in an aged care facility or similar environment is desirable.

3. Knowledge

  • An understanding of handling chemicals.
  • Knowledge of the Aged Care Quality Standards.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the legal implications of actions taken in aged care.

4. Ability/Aptitude/Skills

  • Must have fastidious attention to detail to maintain a high standard of cleaning.
  • Possess sound interpersonal skills and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the house members and Barunga Village.
  • Recognise and work within the limits of own abilities and qualifications.
  • Ability to empathise with House Members, relatives and staff in a caring manner.
  • Physical fitness appropriate for duties, which involve prolonged and significant activity including lifting, walking, bending and stretching.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Must provide a NDIS worker screening check that is dated no more than three years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act.

Must sign a statutory declaration to identify serious criminal activity committed outside of Australia.

Must pass a pre-capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.

Must be able to perform shift work as per roster.

Duties and responsibilities for this position should not be considered definitive. Duties may be added, deleted or modified, in consultation with staff, as necessary.  Position Descriptions and staff performance will be reviewed regularly.

Applications close: Friday 3 December 2021 at 12:00pm

Interviews: Tuesday 7 December 2021

Apply via email:  recruitment@barungavillage.com.au

Maintenance Officer (Gardener)

.Award / Classification: BVI Aged Care Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

Responsible to the Maintenance Manager for the gardens of our retirement, community and residential services.

BENEFITS WORKING AT BARUNGA VILLAGE

  • Free accommodation available (conditions apply).
  • Flexible/family friendly working hours.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Salary sacrifice.
    (Salary packaging allows you to pay for certain expenses such as your mortgage, rent and other everyday living expenses before income tax is calculated. So you pay less tax and have more money to spend. – Access Pay)
  • Local chemist discount.
  • Bulk billing at local medical clinic.

REPORTING / WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Accountable to the Maintenance Manager. Liaise with other staff members in accordance with the defined organisational structure.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Gardening and associated services

Provide the highest level of gardening services in accordance with the Aged Care Quality Standards and the policies and procedures of Barunga Village by:

  • maintaining gardens and grounds
  • performing minor repairs as directed and completion of maintenance requests
  • appropriate disposal of rubbish
  • maintain car parks, verandah areas, gardens and grounds in a safe, clean and aesthetic condition
  • assisting staff with heavy lifting as required
  • performing local courier duties such as collection of stores, change over of medical gases, transfer of materials to associated businesses for repair etc
  • communicating effectively and document relevant information
  • working to maintain a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality and rights of consumers
  • responding effectively to unexpected situations within own level of skill and competence
  • any additional general maintenance as required

2. Quality Improvement

  • Recognise the need and participate in quality activity programs relevant to work area.
  • Be familiar with and strive to achieve the Aged Care Quality Standards.
  • Knowledge of the Residents Rights under the Retirement Villages Act.
  • Be prepared to identify opportunities for improvement.

3. Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Understanding of implications and adherence to Equal Opportunities and Disability Discrimination legislation to ensure a workplace free from discrimination.
  • Conversant with and comply with organisational policies.

4. Work, Health and Safety

  • Adhere to defined work health and safety policies and procedures related to the work being undertaken in order to ensure own safety and that of others in the workplace.
  • Reporting of any possible hazards in the workplace
  • Reporting of any ‘near misses’ and participation in Incident/Accident investigations as necessary
  • Comply with all policies and procedures required of employees
  • Participate in all mandatory training programs such as Emergency Response and Manual Handling education as directed.

5. Other

  • Undertake further education as appropriate and participate in in-service education as provided by Barunga Village.
  • Complete all online learning modules as directed.
  • Takes part in performance appraisals on an annual basis.
  • Assist in the promotion of the purpose, values and priorities of Barunga Village.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the employee’s skills and experience as directed by the Maintenance Manager.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS / DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

There are no mandatory education requirements for this position although experience in general gardening and maintenance duties will be highly regarded.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Must provide a NDIS worker screening check that is dated no more than three years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act.

Must sign a statutory declaration to identify serious criminal activity committed outside of Australia.

Must pass a pre-capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.

Must be able to perform shift work as per roster.

Must hold a current SA Drivers Licence.

Some out of hour’s duties may be required from time to time.

Duties and responsibilities for this position should not be considered definitive. Duties may be added, deleted or modified, in consultation with staff, as necessary.  Position Descriptions and staff performance will be reviewed regularly.

Applications close: Friday 3 December 2021 at 12:00pm

Interviews: Tuesday 7 December 2021

Apply via email: recuitment@barungavillage.com.au

Registered Nurse - scholarship opportunities available

 AWARD / CLASSIFICATION

BVI Nursing Employees Enterprise Agreement 2018

Registered Nurse Level 1

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

Responsible to the Director of Nursing and Care Services for delivering and directing nursing care in a designated area of services, providing leadership and supervision of others providing nursing and/or personal care.

In consultation with the Director of Nursing and Care Services ensure the provision of comprehensive care for individual House Members in accordance with the Aged Care Quality Standards, Barunga Village policies and procedures and relevant professional standards legislation and ethics.

BENEFITS WORKING AT BARUNGA VILLAGE

  • Free accommodation available (conditions apply).
  • Flexible/family friendly working hours.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Salary sacrifice.
    (Salary packaging allows you to pay for certain expenses such as your mortgage, rent and other everyday living expenses before income tax is calculated. So you pay less tax and have more money to spend. – Access Pay)
  • Local chemist discount.
  • Bulk billing at local medical clinic.

REPORTING / WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Accountable to the Director of Nursing and Care Services for practice according to the purpose, values and priorities of Barunga Village. Liaise with and/or supervision of other staff members in accordance with the defined organisational structure.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. House Member care

Provide the highest level of quality care to House Members in accordance with the policies and procedures of Barunga Village by:

  • Directing care provided by nursing and personal care staff to House Members.
  • Giving direct nursing care to House Members with particular emphasis on those persons with complex and/or changing health care needs.
  • Ensuring that the care process and outcomes are accurately documented in accordance with procedures.
  • Maintaining a physical and psychosocial environment that promotes safety, security and optimal health.
  • Maintaining a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality and rights of House Members.
  • Assisting House Members to make informed health care decisions and demonstrating responsibility for care practice.

Work with other staff to identify the nursing needs of House Members and to formulate care plans in consultation with House Members/representatives which are subject to ongoing assessment and evaluation and recognise the roles of other members on the health care team.

Actively meet the Aged Care Quality standards in every aspect of your work.

Collaborate with the Director of Nursing and Care Services to maintain the environment for safe and effective care and to obtain the specific support services and equipment required for the optimal care of House Members.

Assist in the review and development of policies and procedures for Barunga Village.

2. Human Resource Management

  • Ensure ongoing coaching of staff including provision of effective feedback on performance and coaching in the development of competent observation/assessment skills.
  • To be an effective role model to other staff, mentoring the organisational purpose, values and priorities and supporting the policies and procedures.
  • Identify staff education needs where appropriate and assist in their development including acting as a professional resource person.
  • Contribute to the fostering and promotion of a climate that encourages staff growth, development, positive morale and team cohesiveness.

3. Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Understanding of implications and adherence to Equal Opportunities and Disability Discrimination legislation to ensure a workplace free from discrimination.
  • Conversant with and comply with organisational policies.

4. Work, Health and Safety

  • Adhere to defined work health and safety policies and procedures related to the work being undertaken in order to ensure own safety and that of others in the workplace.
  • Contribute to the review and development of policies and procedures for work, health and safety.
  • To gain specific knowledge of the whistle-blower policy.
  • Identify areas of workplace health and safety which can be improved, make recommendations and/or implement safe work procedures and practices.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures required of employees.
  • Supervise and assist in the rehabilitation of injured employees.
  • In the event of an emergency assume the role of emergency coordinator if designated Team Leader.
  • Participate in all mandatory training programs such as Fire Education and Manual Handling education as directed.

5. Professional Role

  • Comply with all relevant Codes of Conduct and National Competencies Code for Registered Nurses.
  • Maintain current Nurses Board of SA practicing certificate.
  • Maintain current professional knowledge, skills and attitudes.

6. Other

  • Undertake further education as appropriate and participate in in-service education as provided by Barunga Village.
  • Complete all on-line learning modules as directed.
  • Take part in performance appraisals on an annual basis or as directed by the Director of Nursing and Care Services.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the employee’s skills and experience as directed by the Director of Nursing and Care Services.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

It is the responsibility of the employee to be familiar with the specific duties for each shift as per task sheets.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

1. Education

Current registration with the Nurses Board of South Australia.

2. Experience

Experience in the provision of care services to the aged.

Experience in the development and implementation of care plans and in working with House Members who are highly dependent or have multiple needs.

3. Knowledge

  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in aged care.
  • Knowledge of the principles of effective human resource management including the principles of managing and motivating staff, equal employment opportunity and staff training and development.
  • Knowledge of Aged Care Quality Standards.
  • Knowledge of Work, Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.
  • Knowledge of the legal implications of actions taken in aged care.

4. Ability/Aptitude/Skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to and competence in the field of provision of care to the aged.
  • Possess sound interpersonal skills and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the House Members and Barunga Village.
  • Ability to set realistic goals and plans and organise resources efficiently identifying means of improving work performance and outcomes.
  • Ability to stimulate a high level of performance among employees and facilitate the development of employees by clearly communicating expected standards of performance and providing effective feedback on performance.
  • Able to demonstrate respect, approachability, consistency and model exemplary leadership qualities and behaviours.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Must provide a NDIS worker screening check that is dated no more than three years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act.

Must sign a statutory declaration to identify serious criminal activity committed outside of Australia.

Must pass a pre-capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.

Must be able to perform shift work as per roster.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

Previous experience in an aged care facility or similar environment.

Duties and responsibilities for this position should not be considered definitive. Duties may be added, deleted or modified, in consultation with staff, as necessary.  Position Descriptions and staff performance will be reviewed regularly.

Applications close: Friday 3 December 2021 at 12:00pm

Interviews: Tuesday 7 December 2021

Apply via email:  recruitment@barungavillage.com.au

All cover letters and resumes must be emailed to recruitment@barungavillage.com.au for consideration, unless otherwise stated in the position description.

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