Position Details

Reference Number 160527
Position Title Health Care Worker
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Aged Care
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 32
Position Summary
  • Great opportunity to utilise your skills within a cohesive and supportive team
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
  • Build your career with a dedicated team at Victoria’s leading regional health care service

About the facility 

Blakiston Lodge is a 90-bed, high level, residential aged care mental health facility which consists of two secure units of 45 aged mental health beds and 45 dementia specific beds. Residents are referred who cannot be looked after in the general aged care system due to their level of cognitive, emotional or behavioural disturbance. The goal is to improve the resident's condition so that they can be transferred to a less restrictive and more appropriate accommodation.

Blakiston Lodge is dedicated to caring for people with dementia and mental illness and offers a safe and secure environment and quality nursing, medical and psychiatric support for residents.

About the role 

Are you an enthusiastic & energetic Health Care Worker? Barwon Health now has an opportunity for you to be part of a team at Blakiston Lodge at the McKellar Centre. In this role you will provide high quality care, and provide consumer with assistance to access community, social and recreational acts as well as individual lifestyle activities that reflects the client’s needs and goals of care.

About the culture

We are enthusiastic, energetic focused and cohesive team. As a team we are focused on providing the highest quality person centered care. 

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Minimum Certificate III or Lifestyle
Desirable: Experience and / or a passion to work in Aged Care.
Desirable: Current First Aid Certificate
Desirable: Current Food Safety Certificate
Desirable: Good communication skills
Desirable: Sound literacy and documentation skills
Desirable: Previous experience working in dementia, mental health or autism spectrum
Contact Person Jenny Kennon  
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03) 4215 5243 
Closing Date 02/02/2020
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.