Home Support Assessor

Wesley Home Care & Residential

  • full time, fixed term position until 30/06/2023, with the possibility of extension based on funding renewal
  • based in Maclean, NSW
  • generous salary packaging benefits and learning and development opportunities available.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Regional Assessment Service with Wesley Mission as a Home Support Assessor. This role will see you support older Australians to continue living independently, by considering their needs and matching them with suitable services to meet those needs. This is a community-based role allowing you the opportunity to travel throughout the Northern New South Wales region each day to work collaboratively with clients in their homes. 

About Us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the role

As a Home Support Assessor, you will be responsible for: 

  • completing face-to-face Assessments to determine older Australians’ eligibility for support within My Aged Care and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
  • undertaking client-centred support planning using a wellness and reablement approach
  • liaising with referral sources and community support organisations to assist our clients to obtain the home supports they require
  • ensuring accurate and timely completion of assessments and documentation, utilising the My Aged Care online portal.

About you/ Essential criteria

The successful candidate will have

  • experience in a similar role or the broader community sector, preferably aged care and/or allied health background.
  • Certificate IV in Community Aged Care or equivalent
  • must have or willingness to obtain My Aged Care, Home Support Assessor Training (SOA2)
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to form positive, professional relationships with clients, families, carers and service providers
  • ability to work independently
  • high level of computer literacy skills
  • ability to follow guidelines relevant to the position as well as demonstrated problem-solving capacity
  • current Australian Driver’s License and ability to comfortably drive long distances
  • valid National Criminal History Check and Working with Children Check (NSW or equivalent) or willingness to obtain.

Renumeration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010. Generous salary packaging and applicable allowances available. A car is provided for travel during work hours.

Closing date

Monday, 6th February 2023.

Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/ resume and a cover letter addressing the skills and attributes (essential criteria) you will bring to this position. For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Rachel Smith

02 6588 1727 | Rachel.smith@wesleymission.org.au

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values and Worker code of conduct. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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