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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.

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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. 

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 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.
  • 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 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.

 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 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.

 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 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.
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.
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 Client Liaison Officer if support other than that described in the support plan appears necessary.
  • Report to the Client Liaison Officer 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 2022 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.

Client Liaison Officer (full-time in Port Broughton

PURPOSE

We commit to supporting you live the best life possible.

Wherever you live, whatever service you access, the Barunga Village team are committed to supporting you live, the best life possible.

What does the best life possible mean?

We think it means, you feel listened to, have choices, are engaged, and receive care that best meets your needs. We want you to feel safe, that you belong and are content and comfortable with us.

We take pride in treating every person with respect. Everyone is an individual with different stories, unique interests and varying needs. We commit to really knowing our consumers, understanding them as people, personalising care and being responsive to their choices wherever we can.

Ensuring you feel part of a community is important to us. We go out of our way to create connections, engage with the community and build support networks around people.

VALUES

Our staff and volunteers will always show kindness, support connections and strive to improve.

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

This position is responsible for working collaboratively with clients (and their advocates) to plan and oversee either their Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) or Home Care Package (HCP) service, ensuring they are supported to live the best life possible. .

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Case management of clients

Visit the client in their home environment (with an advocate if they chose) to establish a relationship and understand the clients’ specific needs.

Respecting clients’ cultural beliefs and right to privacy, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

Conduct assessments as required, referring any that are out of their scope, to the Community Coordinator who will arrange for a Registered Nurse to complete.

Help the client to set goals and develop a support plan that is individualised with a focus on wellness and re-enablement using the CDC model.

Assist client to use their budgeted funds to best meet their preferred needs which align with their goals.

Present and explain the contract, obtaining clients (or their advocate) signature when it meets their approval.

Complete routine documentation in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Review care as required and at scheduled times.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to            Community Manager 

Direct reports      NA

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities of your role

Knowledge of the Aged Care Quality Standards.

Knowledge of the Home Care Packages operation manual.

Knowledge of the Commonwealth Home Support Program manual

Knowledge of the eligible items to be purchased with Home Care Package funds.

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 and independent living community.

Attend risk assessments and report as required to Community Coordinator.

Reporting of any possible hazards.

Reporting of any ‘near misses’ and participation in incident/accident investigations as necessary.

Knowledge of occupational health, safety and welfare principles.

Comply with all Barunga Village’s policies and procedures.

Participate in all training programs as directed.

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.

Business information systems and communications

Effectively communicate with clients/advocate on a regular basis with the ability to listen and hear what is important to the client.

Be available to answer any queries or address any issues.

Effectively consult with all staff and allied health providers as required to meet identified needs.

Immediately escalate any concerns or issues to the Community Coordinator or Community Manager.

Leadership, individual and team relations

Good communication and literacy skills.

Time management – an ability to work unsupervised and productively

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge of aged care and community services.

A good sense of humour.

A genuine empathy with aged persons.

An understanding of dementia and the ageing process/and related diseases.

Proficient computer skills.

A current driver’s licence and motor vehicle.

Smart phone.

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 areas for improvement.

Other

Assist in the promotion of the philosophy and aims of Barunga Village.

Any other duties commensurate with the employee’s skills and experience as directed by the Community Manager or Community Coordinator.

Some out of hours work may be required.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS

Essential qualifications and experience

Experience in working in a community environment.

Experience in the assessment process.

Desirable qualifications and experience

Experience in the development of individualised care plans.

Experience in managing a client’s budget.

Core competencies

Assessment of client care needs. 

CONDITIONS

Must provide a NDIS worker screening clearance that is dated not more than five years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act.

Must comply with having annual flu vaccination and be fully immunised against COVID-19.

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 comply with Barunga Village’s Code of Conduct.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

NA

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via SEEK by midday 12 July 2022.

Each application will be reviewed as it is received and if suitable, offered an interview for further consideration.

 

Volunteer Driver

PURPOSE

We commit to supporting you live the best life possible.

Wherever you live, whatever service you access, the Barunga Village team are committed to supporting you live, the best life possible.

What does the best life possible mean?

We think it means, you feel listened to, have choices, are engaged, and receive care that best meets your needs. We want you to feel safe, that you belong and are content and comfortable with us.

We take pride in treating every person with respect. Everyone is an individual with different stories, unique interests and varying needs. We commit to really knowing our consumers, understanding them as people, personalising care and being responsive to their choices wherever we can.

Ensuring you feel part of a community is important to us. We go out of our way to create connections, engage with the community and build support networks around people.

VALUES

Our staff and volunteers will always show kindness, support connections and strive to improve.

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Our Barunga Community transport service, allows people living in regional areas to attend appointments and outings both locally and in Adelaide. Volunteer hours are flexible. 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to                                Volunteer Coordinator

 

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

Essential qualifications and experience

Current South Australian drivers license.

Desirable qualifications and experience

Volunteering experience not essential

CONDITIONS

Must provide a NDIS worker screening clearance that is dated not more than five years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act.

Must comply with having annual flu vaccination and be fully immunised against COVID-19.

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 comply with Barunga Village’s Code of Conduct.

Senior First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain).

 

Enquire with our Volunteer coordinator on 08 8635 0529

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