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  1. WORK THAT MATTERS 10 August 2011

  2. WORK THAT MATTERS Aged & Community Services • Recession proof • 9th biggest Employer in Australia • Employs nurses, gardeners, chefs, allied health practitioners, counsellors, leisure & lifestyle staff, domestics, care workers not to mention receptionists, finance staff, human resource personnel, managers, quality improvement experts, project officers, service coordinators, occupational health and safety officers, clinical education consultants, trainers and research associates etc • Primary role is to help enhance health, wellbeing and independence older people and younger people with disabilities and their informal carers

  3. WORK THAT MATTERS Aged & Community Services • Hostels & Nursing Homes • Retirement Units • Centre Based – social and health prevention activities, respite and allied health • Services provided within peoples’ own home

  4. WORK THAT MATTERS What People Love About the Work • The satisfaction of seeing the positive difference they make in peoples lives & you get to stick around to see that difference • The variety of tasks - every day is different • Its challenging - balancing legislative requirements with complex consumer situations in a ever changing and improving policy framework • Flexible work arrangements • Wide variety of career pathways & ongoing training opportunities

  5. WORK THAT MATTERS Who is Valued in Aged & Community Care • All ages - young people, mid career changers, mature workers • All skills levels including those with life experience • Caring, ethical, respectful, non judgemental • All nationalities including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

  6. WORK THAT MATTERS Service Principles • Maximise individual’s capacity for high quality of life • Services tailored to each individual’s circumstances & cultural preferences • Optimise the person’s choice and control • Provide flexible, timely support tied to expressed needs and aspirations • Support community & civic participation that maintain and enhance valued roles, a sense of purpose and personal confidence

  7. WORK THAT MATTERS Pathways to Employment • School- based apprenticeships • Certificate III or IV in Aged Care or Home and Community Care, Allied Health Assistance, Community Services- Lifestyle Leisure, Nursing, Advocacy, Service Coordination • Diploma, Graduate Diploma, Undergraduate Degree and post graduate degrees etc • Life Experience and Volunteering

  8. WORK THAT MATTERS Where to Go to Get a Job in Aged & Community Care • Career One and other online Job search centres • Advertiser and local press • Word of mouth • Direct to organisations • Employment Agencies/ Labour Hire Companies

  9. QUESTIONS ? Carol Mohan HACC Service Support & Development Officer Aged & Community Services SA & NT Inc Telephone: 8338 7111 Email: hacc@agedcommunity.asn.au