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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 30311
Position Title Home Support Assessor
Employment Status Limited Term Full Time, Limited Term Part Time
Location PH Community Health - Hastings
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Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

Peninsula Regional Assessment Service (RAS) is seeking to employ an enthusiastic and motivated Home Support Assessor to complement our existing multi-disciplinary team at Mt. Eliza Aged Care Assessment Service (MEACAS).

Practicing within the framework of My Aged Care and within Peninsula Health organisational requirements, the Home Support Assessor will provide a thorough and independent entry level assessment of the aged client (and some younger adults when appropriate), and with the client develop care plans that promote the restoration of function, Re-ablement and/or maximise independence. The Home Support Assessor will formulate and review support plans and facilitate referrals for Commonwealth Home Support (CHSP) services to enable older people to engage the range of community resources in order to meet their specific needs.

Key Responsibilities

The Peninsula Regional Assessment Service (RAS) is delivered across the boundaries of the Frankston Council Local Government Area (LGA), therefore driving significant distances is a requirement for the position. The successful candidate will possess proven clinical assessment skills and excellent and functional computer literacy; using a laptop or other electronic device in the community environment is an essential requirement of the position. Together with a commitment to delivering a first class service to the aged client group, Home Support Assessors are required to develop and maintain essential working relationships with community providers and associated stakeholders.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work autonomously as an effective member of the team, with commitment to the delivery of coordinated and innovative practice within the community aged care service. You will be dedicated to best practice principles and be active towards achieving personal development and team progression. You will be required to work across the Frankston LGA to provide sustainable, well-managed and efficient service delivery, together with contributing to the development of strategies that improve Aged Care Assessment Service. This includes an ability to adapt and operate within a changing service environment.

The position is available on a Fixed Term Full Time basis; previous community health, assessment or aged care experience are therefore highly desirable.

Essential Criteria

The successful candidate will hold a Diploma in Welfare Studies OR Diploma in Nursing or Diploma in Community Services.

• Victorian Driver’s License
• Computer literacy
• Commitment to delivering a first class service to the aged client group
• Develop and maintain essential working relationships with community providers and associated stakeholders
• Registration with AHPRA as required

How to apply

To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:

https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Peninsula Health immunisation policy.

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.

Previous applicants need not apply.
Selection Criteria Essential: Diploma in Nursing OR Diploma in Welfare Studies OR Diploma in Community Services
Essential: Victorian Driver’s License
Essential: Registration with AHPRA as required
Essential: Commitment to delivering a first class service to the aged client group
Essential: Develop and maintain essential working relationships with community providers and associated stakeholders
Desirable: Previous community health, assessment or aged care experience are therefore highly desirable
Contact Person Marie Garcia
Contact Number 97884920
Closing Date 04/07/2022
Position Description PD Home Support Assessor.pdf