Carer/Support Worker Wanted. No Experience Necessary $600 per week
Healthy able bodied person with driver's license required to help a woman with disabilities in Melville area. Must qualify for Centrelink benefits as is paid with Carer Payment and Allowance.
Good opportunity for a young person to gain some experience in the disability sector. Minimum of 6 months commitment required, but ideally I would love to find someone who wants to stay on long term. Best suited to young person living at home or similar situation due to the length of time it takes for new benefits to be approved and rules around not being able to do other work as well as this.
Someone local or living reasonably close would be great, but Centrelink has approved people living further away in the past. Prefer a woman due to personal care requirements and someone who might be interested in the odd trip away in a caravan, but not being either is not a complete deal breaker. One of the dogs mistrusts men but with patience she should come round.
I am reasonable and will be as flexible as I can to fit in with your lifestyle too.
About me: I have Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a painful genetic condition which, along with sporting injuries caused me to develop severe osteoarthritis at a young age. I also suffered a work related injury to my neck which further restricts my activities. I have pain all the time but on my better days I volunteer for an animal sanctuary and have done some minor acting roles.
You: Need to be able to turn up as agreed, be reliable and take instructions. Must be OK with dogs, and a sense of humour will be well regarded :-)
Care hours are generally only during the day, but I may need some extra help after a hip replacement operation I have coming up soon.
Please only apply if you are eligible for Centrelink payments. This generally means that you need to have Australian residency at a minimum. So *NO STUDENT VISAS* unfortunately.
Also NO FULLTIME DAY STUDENTS, regardless of resident status - but some night classes or online study of up to 25 hours a week should be OK.
Do not apply if you have YOUNG CHILDREN AT HOME OR PARTNERS known to Centrelink with income that would affect your Centrelink benefits. They will not approve people in these situations and/or it would not be financially viable for you. You cannot have another job/taxable income whilst doing this as your payments from Centrelink will be reduced.
Centrelink payments of Carer Payment and Carer Allowance and works out to around $620 per week. Rent assistance (if eligible) can nudge it up to a maximum of around $710 per week, depending on your circumstances.
If you are currently on Jobseeker or Youth Allowance - you will be eligible. The Carer Payment and Carer Allowance will replace any benefits that you are on now. Be aware that the payments will take some time to be approved, but once they are approved Centrelink will backpay you the extra payments and just leave you alone to get on with the job.
Please message me via Gumtree with a resume or at least tell me something about yourself and I will contact you so we can discuss further details and I can provide a link to information about the Centrelink payments.
I am applying for NDIS so there is the possibility of switching over to payment by NDIS in the future, if that works out better for us both.
If you read to the end. Thankyou very much and hope to hear from you if you are eligible for the payments. Otherwise - good luck to you but do not contact me. Thanks.
- Date Listed:03/12/2023
- Last Edited:21/01/2024
- Salary Type:Annual Salary Package
- Advertised By:Private
- Job Type:Full-time
- Salary Detail:$600 per week plus rent assistance if eligible
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