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Hospice Personal Carer - Katie Rose Cottage

  • Location: Doonan QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Health
  • Time Required

    One or two five-hour shifts per week

  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Seniors & Aged Care
    • Food Preparation & Service
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Training and ongoing support is provided

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *

    This role requires relevant qualifications including Certificate 3 or similar. Previous experience in caring for ill people or palliative care is vital and a kind and compassionate approach is necessary.
    A Blue Card is required.
    Training and ongoing support is provided.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Katie Rose Cottage is a hospice for the terminally ill. A place where people will be given professional nursing care by our RN team, lovingly supported by our volunteer personal care and hospice support teams. The cottage hospice is based on a ‘one step from home’ model. It is intimate, comfortable and welcoming, not only for our guests but also for their families and friends. This role provides direct personal care duties for our guests. This includes manual handling, showering, assisting with toileting, and other tasks as directed by the Registered Nurses.
This role requires relevant qualifications including Certificate 3 or similar. Previous experience in caring for ill people or palliative care is vital and a kind and compassionate approach is necessary.
This role also includes a range of important tasks that are shared with our Hospice Support Volunteers, including attending to the hospitality at the hospice, greeting guests and family members, offering a companion role to our guests, providing food, maintaining the environment and cleaning/housekeeping tasks. Companionship might include reading, watching movies, reminiscing, going out in the garden or being a silent presence.
You will require an ability to be flexible within the requirements of this role and offer a relationship of curiosity, sensitivity and comfort.


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