A career in aged care gives you the extraordinary opportunity to help and support people in your daily life. It also gives you a place in one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors and a wide range of career options.
If you’ve ever considered a career in aged care on the Central Coast, now is the perfect time to make your move. The number of Australians aged 65 and over is set to double in the next 40 years, increasing the need for dedicated care workers of every kind. So how do you begin such a career? The first step is to decide where your skills and passion will be best suited, from personal care workers through to administration and support.
Personal carers support the important physical and emotional needs of aged care residents on a daily basis. This might include assisting with daily exercise, hygiene and personal activities as well as emotional support and companionship. Personal carers also provide rehabilitative care, allied health coordination, family liaison and palliative care.
Personal carers are crucial in providing high quality person centred care for aged care residents, which can include the administration of medications and coordination of health and diet, medical consultation with a person centred care approach.
In certain situations you might work as a personal care worker without formal qualifications; however, most reputable aged care providers will be searching for someone with either a Certificate III or IV in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).
Support team members
It takes a vast team of people to support the direct care teams at an aged care home, including administration, maintenance, customer relations and lifestyle teams. We require a wide range of skills, from cooks and chefs, to lifestyle assistants, gardeners and receptionists.
While the specific technical skills vary for roles, we are always looking for individuals who embody our Living Life philosophy of person-centred care. This important philosophy guides every interaction and process at Aurrum care homes, from the way we demonstrate care and respect of others, to how we exhibit our professional attitudes and behaviours at work.
Aurrum Aged Care employs a large number of carers across our five aged care facilities on the Central Coast of New South Wales, including Aurrum Erina and the new Aurrum Terrigal Drive. We partner with a number of Australian universities, can provide sponsorship for 482 visas or permanent residency, and are currently developing a graduate nursing program to support our care teams. To explore our range of available aged care jobs on the Central Coast, please visit our Careers page.