Home Care Worker

Are you passionate about making a meaningful difference in people’s lives? Do you possess a deep understanding of the importance of personalized care? We have an incredible opportunity for you to join our team at MDHS as a Home Care Worker.
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Casual/Temporary
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/23081
Closing Date: 08-Oct-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Home Care Worker May 2023.pdf (PDF, 219KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Merren Petrass
mpetrass@mdhs.vic.gov.au or 5461 0463.

Position Details

MDHS services the Central Goldfields and Pyrenees Shire with campuses in Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. The strong clinical and social links between the three campuses ensure that the community is cared for by qualified staff who are committed to high standards of person-centred care. MDHS is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.

Home Care Worker - Casual or Permanent Part Time - Up to 72 hours p/f Available - To Commence ASAP

Classification: Dependant on Qualifications

Award: Victorian Public Health Sector (Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Workers) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2021 - 2025

Are you passionate about making a meaningful difference in people's lives?  Do you possess a deep understanding of the importance of personalized care?  We have an incredible opportunity for you to join our team at MDHS as a Home Care Worker.  To provide a safe and effective, pro-active person centred service tailored to each client's needs, goals and preferences in accordance with clients' service plans, you will ensure that client's rights, cultural, spiritual and other individual needs are incorporated in all aspects of care and daily living.  Join our dedicated team of compassionate professionals to make a difference in the lives of those we care for.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Genuine compassion and empathy for others
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Current First Aid Certificate

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a casual or permanent contract. Opportunity to join the Social Club, offering a wide range of social events and local retail discounts.
  • Fantastic Earning Potential – Generous Base Salary under the Health & Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Workers EBA with Salary Packaging available.
  • Supportive Culture with Continuous Improvement Opportunities – Culture that promotes and embraces the organisational values of GREAT (Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Togetherness) and encourages and supports employees to engage in professional development with access to the Centre of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.



  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) or Certificate III in Aged Care or a Certificate III in Disability or other related discipline
  • Satisfactory police check and the right to work permanently in Australia
  • Current driver's licence
  • Current First Aid certificate


  • Previous experience in a personal carer role without direct supervision


  • Sound best practice personal care skills appropriate to the role
  • Sound communication skills with a level of English literacy to speak in manner that older people can understand, to be able to read written instructions and to write basic notes
  • Time management skills to manage own workload to complete tasks within the allocated time
  • Physical and emotional ability to perform the job requirements
  • Manual handling skills to prevent injury to self or others
  • Basic cooking skills


  • A sound understanding of the requirements to support clients living with dementia including those who display challenging behaviours
  • A basic knowledge of the requirements of the Aged Care Standards as are applicable to the role.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to fit the work culture and a commitment to SCC's Values & Better for Life philosophy
  • Ability to build positive relationships with residents and their representatives
  • Commitment to work collaboratively as a positive and productive team member
  • Demonstration of integrity, calmness and personal resilience
  • Commitment to provide person centred customer service
  • Commitment to a problem solving approach to managing risks.

Special requirements

  • Willingness to use own motor vehicle, that must be registered, insured and road worthy, to travel to clients


  • Senior First aid certificate
  • A basic understanding of aged care packages
  • Food handling certificate

For further information, please contact Merren Petrass via mpetrass@mdhs.vic.gov.au or on 5461 0463.

Applications for this position close on Sunday, 8th October 2023. 

Applications are to include:

-          Covering Letter

-          Resume

-          Written response to the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description on the position advertisement.

Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. NDIS Workers Screening will be required for workers identified as working within a risk assessed role.


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