Senior Care Workers - Gore & Invercargill

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) is a Charitable Trust and is the largest social service and aged care provider in Southland. While being nationally supported we are locally responsive and proud to employ more than 400 staff who strive to make a difference each and every day.

Lets work together to improve the lives of others.

The Role:

We currently have full time permanent vacancies (minimum of 30 hours per week) available for Senior Care Workers across our residential aged care homes based in Gore and Invercargill.

The purpose of the role is to provide quality care-giving support to Residents in the facility and undertake senior care worker responsibilities which can include administration of medicines, health and safety promotion, infection control liaison and the training and supervision of other staff.

Our aged care facilities provide care for our residents 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Given this the role involves shift work as rostered and includes weekend work.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting residents with their personal needs e.g. eating meals, hydration, pressure area support, personal hygiene
  • Encouraging residents to socially interact and take part in activities
  • Accurately recording observations
  • Providing direction, training and supervision for other staff to ensure residents needs are actively being met
  • Distributing medication to residents

What you will need to be successful:

  • At least five years’ experience providing medical care in a rest home or hospital environment
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Advanced Support (Level 4) qualification or equivalent preferred
  • Sound clinical knowledge and skills
  • Ability to work as part of and help motivate a team of dedicated care workers
  • Previous experience in leadership roles and advantage

How to apply:

If you have a genuine interest in assisting us provide quality care for our residents please apply by follow the link below:

Please click here to apply 

To view the position description click here

To view the Collective Employment Agreement click here

If you have any queries please email jobs@pss.org.nz 

Please note to be considered for this role you will need to have the right to work in New Zealand and be fully Covid 19 vaccinated.

Pre-employment checks may include criminal history check, drug and alcohol testing and a medical assessment.

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