Employment Vacancy

Position Title: Care Companion

Direct Supervisor: Senior Support Worker

Main Purpose of Position

The primary purpose of this role is to provide support to clients to maintain and/or improve their capacity to remain living independently in their home.


Work Health & Safety

Standards of Performance

  • Observe and comply with all health and safety instructions, procedures, signs and notices relating to your work and correctly use the appropriate protective clothing and equipment supplied.
  • Follow Infection Prevention and Control procedures and standards relevant to the role.
  • Use correct documented procedures to correct, if possible, and immediately report any unsafe situations, near-miss incidents and all work related injuries.
  • Maintain good housekeeping at all times.

Personal Leadership

  • Acts with honesty, empathy and kindness towards co-workers and clients.
  • Engages and works collaboratively with others through a shared purpose to achieve goals.
  • Has a thorough awareness of cultural safety and conducts themselves to operate inclusivity.
  • Takes responsibility on an individual level to strive for excellence.
  • Accepts and responds constructively to feedback.
  • Is aware of own strengths and limitations and seeks help from others as required.
  • Adapts communication style and messages to suit different personalities and cultures.


  • Understand and proactively contribute to managing risk and to promote a culture of participation in the risk process.


  • Actively contribute to quality improvement activities in Capecare through initiating continuous improvement suggestions.
  • Contribute effectively towards the organisation’s quality accreditation processes.


  • Adhere to all Capecare policies and procedures.
  • Own conduct and approach aligns with the Capecare Way.
  • Commits to the values of: Compassion Respect Partnership Commitment
  • Challenges behaviour in others that contravenes the organisational values.


  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificates

Technical Competencies and Skills

  • Current valid drivers licence.
  • Reliable motor vehicle.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and effectively without supervision.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and plan, prioritise and carry out necessary work to meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to work flexible working hours as negotiated.
  • Ability to demonstrate responsible, diligent attitudes to his/her work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate effectively with elderly people.
  • Ability to build strong relationships.

Relevant Experience

  • Life skills that would be of benefit to our elderly clients
  • Experience in a similar role (would be beneficial)
  • Experience in Aged Care (would be beneficial)

Key Accountabilities of the Role

Client Care

  • Undertake assigned duties as specified by the Scheduler Home Care at all times.
  • Assist clients with activities of daily living.
  • Assist clients with cleaning, food preparation, laundry and other domestic duties.
  • Carry out care according to the individual care plan as recorded in individual files.
  • Practice within skill and knowledge base.
  • Encourage clients to socialise and expand daily interests, and to make as many decisions as possible on their own.
  •  Assist clients with shopping, appointments and transport.
  • Use standard precautions in the performance of all work to prevent transmission of infection.


  • Maintain regular contact with the Enrolled Nurse and Scheduler Home Care to give and receive relevant information.
  • Complete work in accordance with the roster and in consultation with Scheduler Home Care.
  • Message at the beginning of each service and end of each shift.
  • Message any cancelled services or absent clients.


  • Keep accurate and legible records of care provided and clients’ response to care.
  • Maintain accurate fee records and receipts of monies collected.
  • Maintain accurate record of daily kilometres travelled in log book.


20 Ray Ave, Busselton WA 6280
Ph: 08 9750 2000
Fax: 08 9755 4696

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


171 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281
Ph: 08 9786 5555
Fax: 08 9786 5508

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


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