Aged care assistant
Leith Park - Liscombe House
Situated in the heart of Diamond Valley, Leith Park provides a mix of independent living, low-level care, high-level care and dementia-specific care. Liscombe House is the on-site Aged Care facility, providing accommodation and specialised care for residents who are no longer able to live in an independent or assisted living environment. It includes a respite room, dementia-specific facility, Currie Wing (high-needs care) and Sensory Gardens. Also located on-site is a Community Hall for social gatherings and functions. Residents are encouraged to join interest groups including the Activities Committee which hosts a wide range of activities and outings.
Your placement week will be spent working alongside the Lifestyle Coordinator and other support staff, for the delivery of social and group activities both on- and off-site.
Skills You Might Learn
Aligned with VET Health and Community Services studies, students may be gaining greater industry knowledge, investigating policies and procedures in an Aged Care environment, researching access to services, identifying and addressing specific client care needs, supporting meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines and according to individualised plans, complying with infection prevention and control, complying with confidentiality protocols, etc. Vital interpersonal skills include communication, teamwork, time management, problem solving, demonstrating initiative, etc.
Typical Tasks & Duties
There will be a variety of activities and experiences over the week, depending on the schedule at the time. This could include music, arts and craft, movement, gardening, etc.
Placement students will also experience a range of “behind the scenes” activities, including admin tasks, maintaining a clean and tidy workspace, identifying potential hazards, etc.
** Students are encouraged to share their own personal interests and talents with staff and clients. For example, if you play a musical interest, enjoy art/craft activities such as painting or knitting, perform magic tricks or tap dancing, please let the staff know.**
Best suited to VCE or VCAL students currently undertaking VET Health / Community Services.
Suitable for Aged Care environment. Closed toe shoes, neat casual (not dressy). Long hair tied back, discreet jewellery. No dangling necklaces or ear-rings that could be tempting for dementia patients to grab.
Special Transport Requirements
Venue is close to bus access.
Travel Form will be required to enable student to assist with off-site activities.
RELATED COURSES INCLUDE
- CHC20112 - Certificate II in Community Services
- CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services
- CHC30112 - Certificate III in Community Services Work
- CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services Work