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Applications addressing the selection criteria and including
the reference number should be sent by close of business on
Wednesday, 9th March 2011 and forwarded by email to
email@example.com or addressed to: Manager Human
Resources, Hume City Council, PO Box 119, Dallas 3047
HUME CITY COUNCIL
a great choice for you and your career
AND COMPLEX CARE
AGED AND DISABILITY SERVICES
n $73,238.34 p.a. plus super (Band 7) plus vehicle
n Permanent Full Time
Hume City Council's Aged & Disability Services continues to deliver services to
people with diverse needs, cultures and history. We aim to be a leader in the
provision of Home and Community Support Services and are offering this
exciting opportunity that will allow you to make a real difference in the lives
of our residents.
This role offers the opportunity for you to oversee, coordinate and support the
intake functions of Aged and Disability Services, the CACPs Program and the
Quality & OH&S Program. You will also facilitate the development and
implementation of assessment frameworks and service delivery practices
consistent with the ASM Approach and the HACC Assessment Framework.
All of these responsibilities require you to be highly skilled and able to find
solutions for challenging and complex situations.
For further information please contact: Bruce Salvin, Manager Aged Services &
Public Health on (03) 9205 2816.
To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our
In the tradition of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary
With the values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect
Are you interested in a rewarding role
working in your community? Calvary Silver
Circle has enabled people of all ages and care
requirements to live as they choose in the
comfort of their own homes.
We can offer flexible hours, part-time
employment with attractive pay and salary
packaging options for those who are keen to
enter this rewarding field of work.
To become a support worker you need to have:
• a driver's licence
• a reliable car
• mobile phone
• a current police check
• a passion for providing help when it's needed
Call 1300 66 00 22
Help when you need it
one child at a time.
Become a Child Protection Practitioner.
his is the girl who took a fall
played and had fun
After her mum pushed her over a wall
walked with her in the sun.
This is the mum who always got mad
talked through her pain
Who yelled at the dad for making them sad
coped without having to get drunk again.
Care and Support
'It has taught me about human dignity, I am now so
much more aware of what dignity truly means.'
The most precious
gift is your time
By ANDREW ETHERD
Joel Hunter (right)
shares a joke with
his client Richard
Person-centredness is the principle
that illuminates Yooralla. ''In
everything we do, we make sure
that we are thinking of the person we
are supporting,'' says human resources
coordinator Pippin Perisanidis.
''We are looking for people who can
understand that, and have the qualities
that support it. Like actively listening to
the people you are supporting, making
sure you are really looking if you are
making a decision, putting the person
first. Obviously we like people who are
qualified, but life experiences are
''A large proportion of our workforce
have worked in health or aged care. We
also have people who are near
retirement age looking to try
something different, or who have
worked in a corporate sector. The focus
on person-centredness can be a big shift
for people like that.''
One corporate high-flyer who hung
up his suit is Joel Hunter. He traded a
globe-spanning career in retail for a
Yooralla day care centre. ''I had heard of
the name, it ticked all the boxes for me.
It was a day centre, so they were
flexible. I started as a volunteer, they
were very happy to let me do as much
as I could, and whatever I was willing to
give, they were willing to be flexible
with that. When it became a job, they
were every bit as flexible, they allowed
me to work around my family's hours,
to live within my boundaries as well as
Mr Hunter has found his niche,
helping people rather than managing
them. ''We have close to 20 people,
most with severe physical disability, and
mostly with some level of intellectual
''We establish programs that the guys
want to do, we take them out and try
to give them an experience they
haven't had before, and just make the
day as good as possible.''
Work at Yooralla is almost a mirror
image of Mr Hunter's previous career.
''In my old job I was judged on metrics
and sales figures, now I'm judged by
how much I can add to somebody's day
or life. But the big one is
communication; I am a much better
communicator now than I used to be.
''A lot of the guys I work with have
trouble speaking and expressing
themselves. In my old life I would have
just kept walking, I had other things to
do. Now I have to be patient and sit,
listen, and repeat back to them to make
sure I have got the message --- it might
take them five minutes to get a
sentence out. You have to let them do
it, you get tempted to finish their
sentences, but they don't want that.
''I can't express how good this type of
job is, how good you feel about
yourself. It has taught me about human
dignity, I am now so much more aware
of what dignity truly means. It gives you
a lot of perspective in life. I go home
every day with a smile on my face, it's
opened my family's eyes, my kids see
people with disabilities quite differently
from the way I did as a kid.''
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