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Reference Number 15676
Position Title Therapy Assistant | Full Time | Kununurra
Employment Type Full Time
Division Residential
Region KIMBERLEY
Site Juniper Kununurra
Position Summary

 What's on offer:

  • Attractive hourly rate $27.55 - $29.11 (dependent on experience) 
  • Salary Packaging options of $15,900 p/a
  • Subsidised shared accommodation @ $20 per night*
  • $750 relocation assistance*
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference to the lives of others
  • Access to ongoing employment opportunities within a large aged care organisation operating throughout the state.

Therapy Assistants help improve the quality of life for every individual accessing aged care services with Juniper. They listen, care, engage with and enable people to make the most of their abilities and take part as they choose to. We are now seeking to appoint an enthusiastic person who is passionate about this vocation to the Allied Health team at our Juniper Gerdewoonem facility in Kununurra. Based in the Kimberley town of Kununurra, this facility cares for up to 30 residents in an enabling and culturally appropriate manner.

As a Therapy Assistant, you are responsible for assisting residents with group and individual activity programs. In addition to this, you will be actively contributing to the development and implementation of programs which meet the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of residents in a culturally appropriate manner. 

On offer is a permanent full time position working 75 hours per fortnight. 

Key Responsibilities of this role:

  • Assist residents and clients with group and individual activity programs designed to stimulate cognitive ability
  • Contributes to the evaluation of care plans
  • Actively contribute to the development and implementation of innovative and balanced activity programs which meet the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of our residents
  • Assists therapists in maintaining/improving residents’ functional independence
  • Completes therapy statistics on a daily basis
  • Provides feedback to therapists on outcome of interventions

 The Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Completion of a Certificate III in Allied Health (Highly Regarded)
  • Experience working as a Therapy Assistant is desirable
  • Experience working in the Aged Care Industry, in either community or residential
  • Verbal and written communication skills for interacting with staff, residents, families and service providers

 Juniper is a leading provider of care, accommodation and support services for older Western Australians. We are a values driven, community benefit organisation that excels in social enterprise for the benefit of all people. Our response to increasing need encompasses a strong presence throughout metropolitan Perth and in the Kimberley, Mid-West, Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern regions, giving us one of the largest care footprints in Australia. We believe in celebrating life, and strive to add value to the communities in which we operate, where our staff and volunteers work to deliver our Vision and Mission.

 People of all ages are encouraged to apply. Juniper may commence the recruitment process prior to the advertised closing date.

*Conditions Apply

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you currently live in Kununurra or surrounding areas? If not, how many weeks notice would you need to relocate?
Essential: Have you had or are you willing to obtain the 2020 Flu Vaccination?
Contact Person Gail Marley
Contact Number (08) 9240 0318
Alternate Contact Person Rebecca Antonio
Alternate Contact Number
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