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Personal Carer (Remote Aged Care)

Job No: 31774
Location: Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, (Far NW region of SA)

  • Work for one of Australia's premier remote aged care facilities!
  • Full support from a committed, skilled and professional team!
  • Excellent salary package including super, salary sacrificing and district allowance PLUS furnished rent-free housing, free electricity and subsidised internet and telephone access!!
  • Relocation assistance, 6 weeks annual leave and 3 weeks recreation leave - giving you the chance to explore the wondrous Australian outback, and get paid to do it!

About the Organisation

Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal owned and controlled health organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Across this area, Nganampa Health operates eight clinics, a 16 bed aged care respite facility and assorted health related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, health worker training, dental, women's health, male health, children's health and mental health.

The health service has a sustained national reputation for best practice clinical services, leading edge collaborative program research and development and for the collection of outcome data as a basis for ongoing evaluation. The organisation's clinics are AGPAL Accredited, modern facilities staffed by a multidisciplinary team comprising Anangu Health Workers and Nurses, supported by Program Coordinators and experienced Medical Officers to provide clinical care to each local community.

Nganampa Health Council is widely recognised as being the exemplar Aboriginal health service in the country. Their successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through their antenatal program and consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at 100%.  Their Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility is also being recognised as the best remote area aged care facility in the country.

The Organisation was awarded the Infanrix Immunisation Award in 2006,  and their work has since been commended around the country by health commissions, the Australian Medical Journal and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.  

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Life in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands is located in the far north-western region of South Australia. It covers approximately 103,000 sq km with a population of approximately 3,500 Anangu people. The region is freehold land controlled by the Anangu people.

Moving to this naturally beautiful region offers people the chance to see and experience more of the true Australian outback than most ever will, while getting paid! The communities on the Lands have schools, shops, churches, airstrips, art centres, internet access and sporting facilities common.

About the Opportunity

Nganampa Health Council has an exciting opportunity for a Personal Carer to join their dedicated Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care team based in Pukatja (Ernabella), in remote North West South Australia.

Working under the direction of the Residential Care Manager, you will provide personal, aged care services, including respite and permanent care to the elderly Anangu from across the APY lands.

More specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in the planning, implementing and reviewing of care for all residents;
  • Observing and reporting all changes in resident's conditions;
  • Reporting all complaints, concerns, incidents and accidents; and
  • Participating in the induction of new staff

The ideal candidate will have experience working with frail, aged and disabled people in an aged care setting, particularly in a remote location and hold a Certificate III or IV in Aged Care, or equivalent EN qualification.

Nganampa Health Council is seeking an adaptable and flexible individual who can display the initiative, discretion and cultural sensitivity needed to support and drive the organisation's objectives and values. You must be able to both communicate and participate effectively within a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary health team.

Candidates who are open to change, accepting of Aboriginal people, comfortable living in a remote environment and who are willing to learn the ways of the people will be best suited to this position. Previous experience working with Aboriginal people within a remote setting is desirable.

To be considered, you must be willing to undergo a Police Check prior to commencing employment and hold a current First Aid Certificate and manual driver’s licence. Experience driving a 4WD vehicle is desirable.

About the Benefits

Your hard work and dedication will be rewarded with an excellent salary package, in accordance with the NHC Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2009 inclusive of super and salary sacrificing to increase your overall take-home pay!  A further range of fantastic benefits include:

  • District allowance;
  • Furnished rent-free housing;
  • Free electricity and subsidised internet and telephone access;
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable);
  • Generous leave provisions: 6 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks recreation leave, 3 weeks sick leave and 2 weeks study leave!

Plus receive full support from the dedicated health team. 

This is a unique cultural experience with a well established and supportive health organisation. Don't miss out - APPLY NOW!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Please answer the following questions succinctly in no more than three paragraphs for each, where required.

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