Allied health assistant
Baptcare is a faith-based not-for-profit organisation that provides residential and community care for older people, support to children, families and people living with a disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum.
Our experience has been built over a 70-year history of providing care and support to vulnerable and sometimes marginalised people in our community. Today our broad range of services extend across Victoria and Tasmania with care and support being provided by over 1,600 skilled and professional staff at over 40 locations.
The Foundation of Baptcare can be traced back to 1945 when a group of Baptist women joined together to raise £4,000 in a time of war to open Australia’s first Baptist home for older people.
The work established the Strathalan aged care residence, which has grown into a thriving community that continues today.
This missional spirit from Baptist communities founded the local services that have become part of Baptcare today: like the Community Nursing Services seeded from the Brunswick Baptist church and Family & Children’s Services from Abercare founded by Aberfeldie Baptist church.
Skills You Might Learn
Students may attain the following skills:
- Interpersonal skills
- Communication skills
- Ability to facilitate and plan group activities
- Working with people from diverse backgrounds
- Basic hygiene routines
- Participate in community access
- Encourage independence
- Planning and organising
Students may also attain vital industry specific skills which will relate to their studies such as:
- Hands-on practical experience
- Observing and learning from industry qualified and experienced professionals
- Working in real-life scenarios and environments
- Working with tools and equipment necessary to the occupation and business
- Liaising and working with colleagues, bosses, customers/clients and suppliers.
Typical Tasks & Duties
Students tasks will range from some of the following:
- Communicating with patients and health professionals
- Working in a Health Environment
- Assisting with planned activities
- Help residents complete activities
- General cleaning
- Tidying up
- Set up and pack up of equipment
- Showing clients how to complete activities
- And other tasks as required
- Students are required to be enthusiastic, punctual, self motivated and happy to work in a team environment
- Students will be expected to follow staff direction at all times
- Students will be expected to engage with clients and participate in activities as required
- Students are encouraged to ask questions and take initiative for learning about the centre
- Mobile phone use is STRICTLY PROHIBITED during work time
Neat dress. Black Pants, closed toe shoes, shirt will be provided by bapt care
Special Transport Requirements
please refer to www.ptv.vic.gov.au to plan your route.
RELATED COURSES INCLUDE
- HLT32412 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance