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'Sea for yourself'
Community Care Workers
Permanent Part Time (Position Number: 50682)
Casual (Position Number: 50683)
Unqualified $18.36 per hour + loading for Casual
Qualified $19.68 per hour + loading for Casual
As a Community Care Worker you will enjoy working locally with a variety
of clients in their own homes, making a difference in the community,
working autonomously, and working in a secure and growing industry.
You will have access to:
• Competitive wages (including paid travel time between jobs)
• Up to 50 hours per fortnight (depending on employee availability)
• A comprehensive induction program, regular training
and ongoing support
• Traineeships in Certificate III in Home and Community Care.
Applicants must have the capacity to lift and carry items as the duties are
physically demanding. Availability out of hours will be highly regarded
(evenings and weekends). You will also have a current Victorian Drivers
Licence and access to a car and mobile phone. A Certificate III in HACC
is highly desirable, however applicants who are willing to complete this
Certificate are encouraged to apply.
Men, women, young people, people from Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are
encouraged to apply.
For further information or to apply visit our website at
www.mornpen.vic.gov.au, click the 'Employment' link.
In the spirit of respect, Mornington Peninsula Shire acknowledges the people of the
Boon wurrung / Bunurong, members of the Kulin Nation, who have traditional connections for the
land on which Council meets.
Community Care Opportunities
at the Mornington Peninsula Shire
enjoy working as a Community
Care Worker, because I feel
as if I am contributing to the
community, by assisting people to
complete daily tasks/skills which they
are unable to complete themselves.
I enjoy meeting a variety of new
people and feel satisfied knowing I
am helping someone continue to live
in their own home.
Some positive things about being a
Community Care Worker are;
People get to live within their own
homes for longer.
Community Care Workers provide a
number of services, eg home care,
personal care, respite.
Community Care Workers not only
assist older people but also people
with a disability, allowing younger
people to stay out of nursing homes
due to inadequate care.
or a number of years I have
been a Community Care
Worker with the Aged &
Disability Services. I started this
'job' as it was convenient for my age
and experience but over the years
I have been part of how home and
community care has grown & it has
become a very rewarding career.
I find it satisfying because of people
like myself, older people and
people with a disability, so often
forgotten, can stay in their homes,
live independently and with dignity.
The bond between carer and client is
rewarding in itself.
I also find the respite care very
fulfilling to give the family or carer
their personal time out is a great
service, a real learning experience
for me and I have made great mates.
I enjoy this job it has given me
confidence, security and more
importantly compassion. Sarah
s a Community Care Worker
for the Mornington Peninsula
Shire since 2000, I have met
a great diversity of people who all
have different needs. The Councils
clients are very appreciative of what
I and my fellow care workers do and
constantly tell us which makes my job
The Council also offers services
such as respite to help carers take
a break from their loved one so
they can continue to cope with their
own caring roles. This is a fulfilling
occupation because as a community
carer I receive a lot in return from
the wise and knowledgeable people I
meet on a daily basis. This helps me
in my own life's journey.
Council offers many services in this
area to assist their clients which I am
sure helps make their lives a bit easier
Community Care Worker,
I support people to remain
in their own home for as long as
possible, by being one of many
dedicated care workers who supply
essential in home ser vices to a wide
range of people including older
people, the young and people with
intellectual and physical disabilities.
Time and time again during the
course of a normal days work I feel
satisfaction and pleasure in seeing
the smiles on my clients faces when I
arrive at their homes giving them the
opportunity for social interaction and
accessing the community.
Many of my clients tolerate long
periods of time being alone with no
interaction with other people or being
able to access the community. The
Community Care Worker to some
extent breaks this cycle of loneliness
and affords people ser vices that
others enjoy daily.
During my time as a Community Care
Worker the positive feedback that
I have received from clients on how
wonderful it is that there are people
who are willing to take on this role in
supplying time and devotion to caring
and supplying essential ser vices to
I just love socialising each day with
my clients listening to their life stories
spanning many decades. Supporting
people to maintain some degree of
independence is a passion of mine
not only does it increase their self
esteem but gives them something
to look forward to on a weekly or
With an ageing population the
continuation of the Community Care
Workers role in supplying essential
and social ser vices to our clients is
Community Care Workers provide individual assistance and care to
older people, people with disabilities and their carers, and assist them
to live independently in their own homes and local community.
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