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Careers and volunteering

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SEEKING EMPLOYMENT OR EAGER TO VOLUNTEER

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

Making a difference in people’s lives comes naturally at Barunga Village because we love what we do. As an inclusive organisation, we welcome people with diverse characteristics and life experiences.

With more than 150 staff and volunteers, we are Port Broughton’s largest employer and our people all play an important role in the life of our community.

As an ever-growing organisation, we are always interested in new skills and personalities, so we encourage you to submit an expression of interest, if you are seeking new employment or willing to volunteer.

I feel proud to be a volunteer, and giving back to Barunga Village as it is a progressive organisation.

Trevor Kirk,
Board Member

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ABOUT OUR ROLES

Our staff work in a friendly, professional and flexible environment with exceptional employment benefits, personal and professional development opportunities and the support of a team-orientated culture.

Listed below are eight roles that play a major part in the successful running of our day-to-day organisation.

If you are interested in any of the below roles, please complete the expressions of interest field, which is also available.

If our listed employment opportunities don’t match your qualifications, but you share our passion for delivering high quality care to our clients, we would love to hear from you. We run a Traineeship Program each year which may be perfect for you – to learn more about this program, contact the Barunga Homes receptionist on 8635 0500.

Nurse (Registered)

Key responsibilities:

Provide the highest level of quality care to residents in accordance with quality assurance standards and the policies and procedures of Barunga Village by:

  • Directing care provided by nursing and personal care staff to House Members.
  • Giving direct nursing care to residents with particular emphasis on those persons with complex and/or changing health care needs,
  • Ensuring that the care process and outcomes are accurately documented in accordance with procedures.
  • Maintaining a physical and psychosocial environment that promotes safety, security and optimal health.
  • Maintaining a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality and rights of House Members.
  • Assisting House Members to make informed health care decisions and demonstrating responsibility for care practice.
  • Work with other staff to identify the nursing needs of House Members and to formulate care plans in consultation with House Members/representatives which are subject to ongoing assessment and evaluation and recognise the roles of other members on the health care team.
  • Implement care plans and nursing regimes including assisting in the compilation of ACFI assessment for all House Members.
  • Participate in the review of Quality Assurance and Control mechanisms.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Nursing to maintain the environment for safe and effective care and to obtain the specific support services and equipment required for the optimal care of House Members.
  • Assist in the review and development of policies and procedures for Barunga Village.

 Personal skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to and competence in the field of provision of care to the aged.
  • Possess sound interpersonal skills and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the residents and Barunga Village.
  • Ability to set realistic goals and plans and organise resources efficiently identifying means of improving work performance and outcomes.
  • Ability to stimulate a high level of performance among employees and facilitate the development of employees by clearly communicating expected standards of performance and providing effective feedback on performance.
  • Able to demonstrate respect, approachability, consistency and model exemplary leadership qualities and behaviours.

 Experience and knowledge:

  • Current registration with the Nurses Board of SA.
  • Experience in the provision of care services to the aged.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of care plans for aged clients and in working with House Members who are highly dependent or have multiple needs.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in aged care.
  • Knowledge of the principles of effective human resource management including the principles of managing and motivating staff, equal employment opportunity and staff training and development.
  • Knowledge of Residential Care Standards for Aged Care Facilities.
  • Knowledge of Work Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.
  • Knowledge of the legal implications of actions taken in aged care.

Special conditions:

  • Must provide a National Police Certificate that is dated not more than three years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act.
  • Must pass a pre capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.
  • Must be able to perform shift work as per roster.
House Carer

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the provision of the highest level of support to the house members in accordance with the household model of care, aged care quality standards and the policies and procedures of Barunga Village.
  • Provide direct personal support to House Members as documented on care plans and within scope of practice.
  • Provide indirect support as per the household model of care, such as facilitating daily living activities and participating in meal times.
  • Administer regular medications to House Members as directed by the House Leader and Team Leader.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy home environment.
  • Ensure there is accurate recording of care delivered and the House Members response in accordance with documentation procedures.
  • Working to maintain a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality, choice and rights of House Members.
  • Communicate effectively and document relevant information.
  • Responding effectively to unexpected situations within own level of skill and competence.
  • Assist the House Leader and/or Team Leader in formulating care plans and work in cooperation with management and other members of the health care team to ensure House Members outcomes are met.

Personal skills:

  • Possess sound interpersonal skills and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the House Members and Barunga Village.
  • Recognise and work within the limits of own abilities and qualifications.
  • Ability to empathise with House Members, relatives and staff in a caring manner.
  • Physical fitness appropriate for duties, which involve prolonged and significant activity including lifting, walking, bending and stretching.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Certificate III Individual Support (Aged Care) is required unless management identify an alternative approved level of skill and knowledge.
  • Previous experience in an aged care facility or similar environment is desirable.
  • A sound knowledge of the principles of caring for the elderly.
  • Knowledge of the Residential Aged Care Standards.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the legal implications of actions taken in aged care.
  • Demonstrated competence in the delivery of support to individuals and a knowledge base for safe practice.

Special conditions:

  • Must provide a National Police Certificate or DCSI for Aging or Child Care that is dated not more than three years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act.
  • Must sign a statutory declaration to identify serious criminal activity committed outside of Australia.
  • Must pass a pre capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.
  • Must be able to perform shift work as per the roster.
Cook/Barista

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under direction of the Manager, Hotel Services or the Cook in charge of the shift, undertake food preparation, cooking and serving of clients, staff and visitors (including special dietary requirements), in accordance with quality assurance standards.
  • To provide front of house service at Gloria’s Coffee Shop and functions catered for by Barunga Village.
  • To ensure that all cooking preparation and related areas are cleaned in accordance with quality assurance standards for accreditation and hygiene and cleanliness standards.
  • Ensure dishes are washed and stored in correct location and dishwasher is cleaned in accordance with quality assurance standards for accreditation and hygiene and cleanliness standards.
  • Assist with the implementation of quality assurance and other programs.
  • Assist with minimising stock and equipment wastage and with budget control of stock and equipment.

 Personal skills:

  • Capacity to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under minimal direction.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and to follow written instructions.
  • Ability to relate to a variety of people.
  • Ability to adopt a positive service culture, especially when serving customers in Gloria’s Coffee Shop and clients.
  • Able to work under the pressure of production timetables.

 Experience and Knowledge:

  • Possession of TAFE or trade based qualifications, or willingness to undertake studies.
  • Experience in working in a catering services environment and in preparing a variety of foods.
  • Familiarity with a variety of cooking techniques and various machines and procedures within a kitchen environment.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012, food handling and hygiene.

 Special conditions:

  • Current motor vehicle license is required.
  • Must pass a pre capacity health assessment.
  • Must provide a National Police Certificate that is dated not more than three years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide aged care under the Aged Care Act.
Admin and Finance Officer

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide an efficient, comprehensive, administrative and financial support service to the Business Manager and other staff in accordance with quality assurance standards and the policies and procedures of our organisation by:
    – providing a reception and switchboard service,
    – provide an efficient, comprehensive administrative and financial support service to the Management team and other staff as directed by the Business Manager by:
    – managing appointments
    – preparing interviews
    – assisting with any documentation requirements for staff and residents/clients
    – coordination of staff rosters

  • maintenance of records and/or journals including initial processing and recording relating to the following:
    – Reconciliation of accounts to trial balance
    – Debtors, Creditors and General Ledger
    – Residents Trust Accounts
    – Accommodation Payments
    – Asset Register
    – Payroll
    – Rostering
    – Petty Cash
    – Banking and Bank Reconciliation

  • coordination of document and data control including archiving of superseded documentation and issuing of replacements

  • ordering and maintaining office supplies and equipment

  • maintaining electronic & manual filing system

  • computer applications involving the use of software packages to perform word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, accounting/payroll/rostering,  manage waiting lists and facilitate a variety of other organisational systems

  • coordination of mail outs and associated services

  • working to maintain a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality and rights of residents

  • communicating effectively and document relevant information

  • responding effectively to unexpected situations within own level of skill and competence.

Personal skills:

  • Possess sound interpersonal skills and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the House Members and Barunga Village.
  • Recognise and work within the limits of own abilities and qualifications.
  • Ability to empathise with House Members, relatives and staff in a caring manner.
  • Physical fitness appropriate for duties, which involve prolonged and significant activity including lifting, walking, bending and stretching.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Experience in providing administrative and financial support services including payroll, Debtors, Creditors and General Ledger
  • Proficient with using computers.
  • A sound knowledge of Administration systems
  • Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.
  • Knowledge of Residential and Community Care Standards and Regulations under the Aged Care Act and Retirement Villages Act

Special conditions:

  • Some out of hours work may be required.

  • Must provide a National Police Certificate that is dated not more than three years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide aged care under the Aged Care Act.

Nurse (Enrolled)

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the provision of the highest level of nursing care and support to the House Members in accordance with the household model of care, aged care quality standards and the policies and procedures of Barunga Village.
  • Provide nursing care to house members as documented on care plans within own level of skill and competence and as directed by the Team Leader.
  • Provide direct personal support to House Members as documented on care plans and within scope of practice.
  • Provide indirect support as per the household model of care, such as facilitating daily living activities and participating in meal times.
  • Administer medications to house members as directed by the Team Leader.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy home environment.
  • Ensure there is accurate recording of care delivered and the House Members response in accordance with documentation procedures.
  • Working to maintain a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality, choice and rights of House Members.
  • Communicate effectively and document relevant information.
  • Responding effectively to unexpected situations within own level of skill and competence.
  • Assist the House Leader and/or Team Leader in formulating care plans and work in cooperation with management and other members of the health care team to ensure House Members outcomes are met.

Personal skills:

  • Possess sound interpersonal skills and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the House Members and Barunga Village.
  • Recognise and work within the limits of own abilities and qualifications.
  • Ability to empathise with House Members, relatives and staff in a caring manner.
  • Physical fitness appropriate for duties, which involve prolonged and significant activity including lifting, walking, bending and stretching.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Current registration with the Nurses Board of SA.
  • Previous experience in an aged care facility or similar environment is desirable.
  • A sound knowledge of the principles of caring for the elderly.
  • Knowledge of the Residential Aged Care Standards.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the legal implications of actions taken in aged care.
  • Demonstrated competence in the delivery of support to individuals and a knowledge base for safe practice.

Special conditions:

  • Must provide a National Police Certificate or DCSI for Aging or Child Care that is dated not more than three years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act.
  • Must sign a statutory declaration to identify serious criminal activity committed outside of Australia.
  • Must pass a pre capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.
  • Must be able to perform shift work as per the roster.
Housekeeper

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the House Carer to provide direct personal support to House Members where necessary, as documented on care plans and within scope of practice.
  • Provide indirect support as per the household model of care, such as facilitating daily living activities and participating in meal times.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the house and re-stocking of household supplies.
  • Ensure there is accurate recording of care delivered and the House Members response in accordance with documentation procedures.
  • Working to maintain a physical and psychosocial environment that ensures the privacy, dignity, individuality, choice and rights of House Members.
  • Communicate effectively and document relevant information.
  • Responding effectively to unexpected situations within own level of skill and competence.
  • Assist the House Leader and/or Team Leader in formulating care plans and work in cooperation with management and other members of the health care team to ensure House Members outcomes are met.
  • Housekeeping of other Barunga Village facilities such as Head Office and Barunga by the Sea may be required.

Personal skills:

  • Demonstrated competence in the delivery of support to individuals and a knowledge base for safe practice.
  • Possess sound interpersonal skills and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to best meet the needs of the house members and Barunga Village.
  • Recognise and work within the limits of own abilities and qualifications.
  • Ability to empathise with House Members, relatives and staff in a caring manner.
  • Physical fitness appropriate for duties, which involve prolonged and significant activity including lifting, walking, bending and stretching.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Certificate III Individual Support (Aged Care) is desirable.
  • Previous experience in housekeeping and/or aged care support in an aged care facility or similar environment is desirable.
  • A sound knowledge of the principles of caring for the elderly.
  • Knowledge of the Residential Aged Care Standards.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and possess an understanding of the required responsibilities as an employee.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the legal implications of actions taken in aged care.

Special conditions:

  • Must provide a National Police Certificate or DCSI for Aging or Child Care that is dated not more than three years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act.
  • Must sign a statutory declaration to identify serious criminal activity committed outside of Australia.
  • Must pass a pre capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.
  • Must be able to perform shift work as per the roster.
Community Support Worker

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide direct support to clients of Barunga Community Care in their own home or as stipulated in their support plan and may provide respite to the primary caregiver.
  • Provide active companionship with clients in their own home.
  • Promote and foster the independence of the client.
  • Comply with Work health and safety policies and procedures in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 1986.
  • Follow the support plan at all times and provide the support and care described in the support plan such as personal care, housekeeping support, shopping, respite, social support.
  • Advise the Coordinator if support other than that described in the support plan appears necessary.
  • Report to the Coordinator any changes observed in the client, the home’s safety or other relevant aspects of the home environment.
  • Other duties as requested by the Coordinator

Personal skills:

  • Need to be motivated and demonstrate respect, approachability and consistency.
  • Ability to act autonomously and function effectively under pressure.
  • A strong commitment to working with older people or people with disability.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Must attend all training classes as required and demonstrate continuous improvement.
  • Experience in working with older people or those with disability is desirable.
  • Certificate lll in Individual Support is desirable but not essential.

Special conditions:

  • Senior First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain).
  • Police check (less than 3 years old).
  • A motor vehicle driver’s licence.
  • Own vehicle that meets requirements of our Vehicle Safety Checklist and is covered by insurance.
  • A smart phone.
Volunteer

Key responsibilities:

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Personal skills:

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Experience and knowledge:

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Special conditions:

  • Must provide a National Police Certificate that is dated not more than three years old to enable the assessment of whether the volunteer is suitable to provide support under the Aged Care Act.
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