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Direct Care Worker – Casual Pool (Penola)
SA Health
Job reference: 836106
Location: 5277 - PENOLA
Job status: Casual
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

  • Limestone Coast Local Health Network, Penola War Memorial Hospital MPS
  • Salary: $29.11 - $29.42 per hour + 25% casual loading - Casual - WHA4



This role offers the benefits of flexibility and a good work life balance within a friendly and supportive health environment based in Penola. Making a difference to the lives of those in need of an extra helping hand, you will work under limited supervision and assist in the care and supervision of aged care clients of the Residential Care Home in Penola.

This will include providing assistance with bathing, showering, personal hygiene, dressing and grooming of residents, along with toileting and continence management. You will help with feeding residents and maintain their mobility/dexterity through transferring and lifting, including the use of mechanical aides. You will also undertake bed making, cleaning of equipment, aids, utensils in work area (including personal possessions), and distribute clean laundry and personal attire. Providing input into resident assessment and recording general observations, you will help to identify diversional therapy needs of individuals and/or groups and complete routine documentation in accordance with established policies and procedures

Must have completed an AQF Certificate III relevant to the position.

The Region

Find out more about working with the Limestone Coast Local Health Network at

The Limestone Coast Local Health Network (LCLHN) is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as diverse community groups and ages including, LGBTQI+, people living with a disability and other diversity groups. The LCLHN recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and consumers in being an employer of choice.

For information about Relocation Support working for SA Health can be found here.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Check 
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)


Immunisation Risk for this position is - Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below. Job ref: 836106


Name: Corinne Galwey
Title: Nurse Unit Manager, Penola War Memorial Hospital
Phone: 8737 2311

Application Closing Date

Friday 21st June 2024 - 11.55PM


Download File 836106 Direct Care Worker Residential - Job Pack.pdf

Download File JCS+PCA+Carer+Aged+Care.pdf

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Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.