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Care Worker

  • 497898
  • Aged Care - Residential
  • Medical and Allied Health
  • Nursing
  • Full time closed period contract

We need your help

Are you a qualified Care Worker? Are you able to work full-time hours and overtime as needed, and travel interstate for work assignments of any duration? 

Are you interested in helping to keep our residents, their families, and our employees safe in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak or exposure in our residential services? Are you willing to commit to going to any Uniting site that has an outbreak or exposure? 

Who are we looking for:

  • Qualified Care Service Employees (Cert III or IV Individual Support, Aged Care or equivalent)
  • Assistants in Nursing
  • Home and Community Care Support Workers
  • Qualified Disability or Health Care Workers
  • Currently study one of the above or working towards a Nursing Degree

As a dedicated member of the COVID-19 Flying Squad, you will be called upon to work at facilities experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak or exposure.

To look after you and acknowledge the critical role you will play, the following benefits will be provided:

  • Hourly rates 20% above the Uniting Aged Care Enterprise Agreement. This will be paid to you for the duration of the deployment in recognition that you commit to being available and attend work in an outbreak or exposure site within 24 hours' notice. Other shift loadings and penalties will be calculated using your higher hourly rate;
  • Paid sick leave (over and above your existing entitlements) if you test positive for COVID-19 or need to isolate due to exposure in the course of your duties.

If required, we will also support you with the following during a deployment:

  • An additional allowance of 30% (bringing your total up to 50% loading) when working at sites home to COVID-19 positive residents;
  • Paid accommodation to minimize travel; if your preference is not to live at your normal address during deployment to an outbreak or exposure site; or if you are required to isolate and choose to do so away from home;
  • A meal allowance of $72.32 per day if living away from home while on deployment;
  • Payment of flights/travel/other transport when traveling to/from an outbreak or exposure site;
  • Counseling Services – free and confidential program provided by Benestar;
  • Pastoral support through Uniting’s Chaplaincy and Pastoral Practice team.

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19. We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

If you have limited availability or do not have the required skills required of our Flying Squad, you may like to search other Uniting vacancies on our career page here. If you are looking to make a difference in a voluntary capacity you can search volunteering vacancies here.

For any questions, please contact our Talent Central team at Please use “Flying Squad” as a subject.

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