Aged care assistant
Estia Health Coolaroo
Estia Health has a proud heritage of providing quality aged care across Australia for nearly 50 years. Its facilities provide a safe, inclusive and caring environments. Estia and its staff are highly committed to delivering person-centred services and high quality clinical care to older Australians. The focus is on providing choices that resonate with residents and families to ensure residents remain connected with their family and communities. Staff make time to listen, do their best to make a difference to the lives of residents , pay attention and are quick to act.
Skills You Might Learn
Students may attain the following skills:
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to facilitate and plan group activities
- Working with people from diverse backgrounds
- Basic hygiene routines
- Participate in community access
- Encourage independence
- Planning and organising
Students may also attain vital industry specific skills which will relate to their studies such as:
- Hands-on practical experience
- Observing and learning from industry qualified and experienced professionals
- Working in real-life scenarios and environments
- Working with tools and equipment necessary to the occupation and business
- Liaising and working with colleagues, management, residents and their families.
Typical Tasks & Duties
Students tasks will range from some of the following:
- Communicating with residents and aged care professionals
- Assisting with planned activities, including helping residents with completing activities
- Set up and pack up of equipment, as well as tidying up
- Supporting community participation such as shopping and excursions
- Deliver meals to care recipients, set tables, clear dishes, but would not be involved in cooking.
- Provide companionship to care recipients and taking them for a walk
- Students will not be involved in providing personal care but will be able to observe what personal care workers or kitchen staff do.
NB. Students will be excluded from activities of a highly personal nature (eg. showering, changing incontinence pads)
Whilst student may operate some machinery under supervision (eg. wheelchairs), students are excluded from full weight bearing of clients.
- And other tasks as required
Students must be required to work with both male and female residents. They must be mature, comfortable working with older people and respectful towards them. Students are also required to be enthusiastic, punctual, self motivated and happy to work in a team environment. They are expected to follow staff direction at all times and will be expected to engage with residents and participate in activities as required. In addition, students are encouraged to ask questions and take initiative for learning about the centre. Mobile phone use is STRICTLY PROHIBITED during work time.
Neat casual, closed toe shoes. Discreet jewelry. Hair and appearance should be neatly maintained
Special Transport Requirements
please refer to www.ptv.vic.gov.au to plan your route.
RELATED COURSES INCLUDE
- CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services
- HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
- HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance