Home Support Assessor – Illawarra (Nowra based)

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Illawarra Regional Assessment Service with Aspire4Life as a Home Support Assessor. In this role you will conduct assessments using a holistic and client centered approach, with a focus on wellness and reablement. These assessments will support older Australians to continue living independently within their chosen community, by considering needs such as assistive technology, social support services, and community care. You will have the opportunity to travel throughout the Illawarra region to work collaboratively with clients in their homes.This position will commence at the start of November on a fixed term contract until 30 June 2022 (with the possibility of renewal based on funding), and comes with the inclusion of a fleet vehicle to use for both work and personal. This is a full time opportunity working Monday to Friday (no weekend or shift work!), and candidates will need to reside in or nearby the Nowra area, but will travel throughout the entire Illawarra Aged Care Planning region. We offer a fantastic 2 weeks of full-time training and orientation at our head office in Coolangatta, QLD (all expenses covered) commencing in November 2021. However due to the current border restrictions, orientation may be held virtually. A typical week as an assessor: Travel throughout the entire Illawarra Aged Care Planning region, visiting clients in their homes as you utilizie your clinical expertise to conduct holistic style assessments, with a focus on wellness and reablementCapture vital client information to build on the My Aged Care client story and develop an individualised support plan underpinned by the clients unique goalsDevelop strategies to connect people with appropriate services and supports in their community (may it include assistive technology, social support or community care) to further empower the client with their independenceYou will be supported by our vibrant centralised liaison team who coordinate directly with the clients  – you will not need to schedule appointments  or worry about planning travel distances or timings! Whilst you are out on the road, your regional lead will be there to provide support and guidance along the way.Need to be/have:Knowledge of assessment and goal orientated support planning in aged, community, health or social services, and previous experience working in aged care, community services, assessment and/or coordination of servicesConfident communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and motivate clients, families, staff and other stakeholders with a positive approachSome local knowledge and/or the ability to network with community aged care service providers and stakeholders within your regionWhat to bring?Tertiary qualification as a Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist (very highly regarded) or minimum 3 years experience working in the aged or community care sector in a similar role with relevant qualifications Current AHPRA Registration (or relevant) (highly regarded) Unrestricted Australian driver's licence and be comfortable travelling long distances by carThe Benefits:Aspire4Life offers some fantastic employee benefits, including Salary Packaging (up to the value of $15,900 per annum) and up to $2650 per annum on meal and entertainment packaging. You can take advantage of discounted gym access. discounts on health insurance, EAP access + much more!About us:To hear more about what makes Aspire4Life different, see what some of our friendly team have to say: https://www.aspire4life.com.au/careersWe want our team to be made up of people from all walks of life. Aspire4Life would not be where we are today without the unique make up of Game Changers, Dream Makers and Vibrant Creators that help us to thrive every day. We actively seek to include, welcome and value the unique contributions of all people. We harness a culture that embraces individual differences in all its glory and values cultural intelligence. Aspire4Life is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disability. If you would like to discuss accessibility requirements, preferred communication methods and/or adjustments please contact talent@aspire4life.com.au.Aspire4Life acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we work.When successful, you will be required to undertake a national police check, and provide evidence of your right to work in Australia. If this sounds like your next exciting opportunity, Apply Now!Position Description 60000 AUD Australia - NSW Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast Nowra 2541