Allied health assistant
San Carlo Homes
San Carlo is a ‘not- for -profit’ organization governed by a Board of Directors. The facility is nestled in a beautiful land enriched by mature garden, Patios and Al fresco lunch areas.
The work at San Carlo meets the needs of our Aged Italian Community and does so with the support of the Missionary Sisters of St Anthony of Claret (Claretiane Sisters).
San Carlo Homes for the Aged began its development in the mid 1970s and the first stage of the complex was opened in 1979.
In 2010 the Scalabrinian Congregation transferred the ownership of the San Carlo Homes for the Aged to San Carlo Homes for the Aged Ltd (San Carlo).
San Carlo has 5 full time Italian speaking activity staff who undertake and plan lifestyle and social programs. We are able to offer a variety of social activities for residents both within the facility and on regular outings to Italian clubs, shopping centres and numerous parks and picnic areas around Melbourne.
The facility has 2 buses which enable our activity staff to transport both mobile residents and those in wheels-chairs. Birthdays and specific religious, cultural and social events and festivals are celebrated with family being encouraged to participate in the celebrations.
San Carlo provides physiotherapy and massage at no additional cost. Other allied health services including podiatry, speech therapy
Skills You Might Learn
Aligned with Community Services studies, students may have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills including;
- Working with a diverse range of people
- Being an effective volunteer
- Identifying and responding to client needs
- Following safe work practices relating to client care
- Assisting with movement
- Complying with infection prevention and control
Work Related Skills, such as Workplace Health and Safety, teamwork, communication, time management, critical and creative thinking, are vital in this workplace.
Typical Tasks & Duties
Please note: San Carlo is offering two positions for Leisure and Lifestyle and two positions for Physiotherapy support. Placement students may assist with a range of activities to support people at San Carlo. Students will attend clients under direct supervision and instruction of the Physiotherapist. Activities are likely to include;
- Supporting client with gentle movements as directed by the physiotherapist
- Assisting with clients group exercises
- Assisting with application of physical therapy under supervision and direction of the Physiotherapist or delegated staff.
NB. Students are excluded from activities of a highly personal nature (eg. showering, changing incontinence pads)
Whilst student may operate some machinery under supervision (eg. wheelchairs, lifting equipment), students are excluded from full weight bearing of clients.
This placement is best suited to VCAL or VCE students undertaking VET studies in Health, Community Services, Aged Care or Individual Support.
The employer is looking for a reliable, friendly, open and supportive students.
Placement students will be expected to comply with San Carlo Homes confidentiality and discretion policies at all times.
A pre-placement visit / interview will be required to ensure both parties are clear on expectations, including attendance, dress requirements and duties
Neat casual, closed toe shoes. Discreet jewellery. Hair and appearance should be neatly maintained.
Full requirements to be discussed at interview.
Special Transport Requirements
Public transport is accessible.
RELATED COURSES INCLUDE
- CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services
- CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services
- CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual support
- HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
- HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance