Careers in Personal Care

A career as a Personal Care Assistant is a rewarding and fulfilling way to help others in the community.

Rewarding Careers Helping Others

As a personal care assistant you will provide person-centred care and be responsible for assisting clients to live independently in their own homes. This will include tasks such as assisted bladder and bowel care, showering, dressing, grooming, light domestic assistance and support in community participation.

Essential:

  • current First Aid Certificate
  • personal mobile telephone with data capabilities
  • access to reliable transport for the purpose of attending community based services (walking distance, public transport, own vehicle with valid NSW drivers licence)
  • flexibility and availability to cover a range of shift times (early mornings, evenings, nights and weekends)
  • proven capability to build and sustain positive working relationships, and the ability to work in a team environment or independently as required, and
  • demonstrated ability to prioritise work loads and meet deadlines

Desirable:

  • experience providing complex personal care and working with people to achieve their goals in a community setting
  • understanding of the rights and requirements of people with a disability
  • certificate III / IV in Disability or Aged Care or Assistant in Nursing
  • undergraduate university students studying a related health subject are encouraged to apply

What We can Offer You:

  • full training provided
  • ongoing online education
  • electronically accessible payslips
  • flexible shifts available to suit your lifestyle and work needs
  • salary packaging

For more detailed information about Personal Care Assistants, download our Information Sheet.

To be considered for these positions all applicants must complete our online application form.

Successful applicants will be required to consent to a pre-employment health assessment and criminal record check.

Training In Personal Care

Are you interested in expanding your career as a personal care assistant? Or do you want to broaden your knowledge on spinal cord injury?
This may be the workshop for you!

Who would benefit from this course?

  • Personal care assistants
  • Service co-ordinators
  • Community support staff
  • Support co-ordinators

To register your interest in training:
Call: (02) 8741 5689
Email: training@paraquad.org.au

How does the training help?

The workshop provides an overview of the causes and effects of spinal cord injury and the specific personal care tasks that are required. It explores the underlying reasons why care procedures are so important to maintain a client’s health and wellbeing.

What is the workshop format?

Each workshop is run with trainer presentations, small group discussions and practical demonstrations.

Workshop locations

Sydney
6 Holker Street, Newington
Dates: TBA

Transport and Parking:
Limited parking is available on site; however a metered car park is available at Newington Marketplace.
Newington is accessible by bus from Parramatta, Auburn, Strathfield and Olympic Park Ferry Stop and Train Station.

Northern Region
27 Veronica Street, Cardiff
Dates: TBA

Parking:
There is no on-site parking however, there is unrestricted free street parking available on Veronica St and surrounding streets.

Presenters

Our presenters are experienced clinicians and experts in their field. They include spinal nurses, social workers and occupational therapists.

Participants receive

  • presentation notes
  • certificate of attendance
  • morning tea and lunch.

Feedback from our participants

“The whole presentation was excellent. All topics covered were very informative. I learnt a great deal and am thankful as my clients will be.”

“I found all the topics very useful. It was the best training I’ve had.”

“Both visual and auditory presentations were excellent. The presenters knew their material and communicated it well.”