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Home Care

Working in home care is a fulfilling career choice for those who want to truly make a difference to the lives of older Australians.

Your work will have a direct impact on the quality of someone’s life by helping them to remain independent and living at home for longer.

Make a positive impact on somebody’s life

Our home care employees provide personal, physical and emotional support and care to our residents who require assistance with daily living in their own homes. Home care employees assist our residents with their daily care needs and domestic duties in accordance with their care plan. Key responsibilities may include assistance and support with domestic duties such as cooking and cleaning, accompanying clients to appointments or on outings and providing companionship.

If you’re passionate about building relationships and helping older people live their best life, we’d love to hear from you.

Why work with us

IRT Group is one of Australia’s largest community-owned providers of independent living, residential aged care and home care. With 50 years’ experience caring for older Australians, we help seniors live their best life throughout NSW, ACT and Queensland.

Join more than 2800 team members that enjoy competitive salaries, salary packaging, career development opportunities and a wide range of benefits such as discounted gym memberships and rewards programs.

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Salary packaging benefits

Health & wellbeing programs

Learning and development opportunities

Flexible working arrangements

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Start a career that matters and make a difference to the lives of older Australians.

Types of positions available

We’re always looking for home care employees to work directly with seniors in their homes, assisting with daily care needs and offering support so that they may continue to live independently.

Tasks include domestic duties such as cooking, help with personal hygiene and transport to medical appointments and social activities. We’re also looking for people to offer companionship and emotional support to foster a strong sense of wellbeing and an improved quality of life.

Our application process

Lodge your application

If you’re interested in working in home care at IRT, you can view and apply for specific jobs listed here or register your interest via our online form here.

Suitability interview

If we think you may be right for the role, you’ll be interviewed to determine your suitability.

Reference checks

If you’re successful, you’ll then be required to undergo reference checks, and other pre-employment checks.

Onboarding and training

You have been offered the job, congratulations! Our onboarding program helps you learn specific job requirements and acquire essential organisational knowledge.

Our locations

IRT offers home care services across NSW, ACT and Queensland. We have clients who need support in Sydney, Canberra, the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Sunshine Coast regions.

“It’s very rewarding and your clients appreciate everything you do for them. It’s the perfect fit. I have a good relationship with my regular customers and I have no stress with this job.”

Alana Cox

Level 3 Home Care Employee

Everything you need to know about working in home care

What are home care workers’ responsibilities?

Home care workers provide in-home support to help older people live independently. They visit clients in their own homes and assist with daily activities such as home duties and accompanying them to appointments. Home care workers are responsible for supporting the wellbeing, lifestyle and independence of their clients. They may also provide social and emotional support to improve a person’s quality of life. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Providing personal care including showering, dressing, grooming 
  • Providing domestic assistance such as preparing and cooking meals and household cleaning
  • Medication assistance
  • Help with maintaining hobbies and interests
  • Providing emotional support and companionship through conversation, games, and other forms of social interaction
  • Assisting with mobility in and around the home

What are the benefits of working in home care?

Working in home care is highly rewarding because you’re directly supporting seniors to remain independent and empowering them to live on their own terms. Many older people also suffer from loneliness and your companionship can make the world of difference to their wellbeing. Working in home care, you can enjoy the satisfaction of truly making an impact on a senior’s quality of life. Other benefits include:

  • Work with local customers and make a difference in the local community
  • Flexible working arrangements (no late night work)
  • Thorough on-boarding program
  • Local support provided from management and experienced team
  • In house registered training organisation with IRT Academy for further training and professional development opportunities

How do I become a home care worker?

To become a home carer, you’ll need a current driver’s licence and reliable vehicle with comprehensive insurance. A Certificate III in Individual Support is also preferred, however, we highly encourage you to apply if you’re currently in the process of completing the course, and we can support you as you work towards obtaining the certification as well. In fact, you can obtain your Certificate III in Individual Support by studying at IRT Academy, our registered training organisation. Find out more about our aged care courses and IRT Academy here.

In addition to these requirements, we’re looking for people who have:

  • A caring and supportive nature
  • A genuine interest in caring for older Australians
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • The ability to relate empathetically to people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 
  • The ability to use technology such as smart phones and computers 
  • The availability and flexibility to work a variety of shifts including weekends. 

Should I work in home care?

Working in home care can be a really rewarding career because you’re directly making a positive impact on somebody’s life. Many of us take being independent for granted, but the ability to remain in your own home as you age is really important to one’s quality of life.

If you’re looking for work that offers variety and you’re a people-oriented person who enjoys meaningful work, then this could be the ideal career choice!

There are certain job requirements, such as having a reliable vehicle, so be sure to check the full job description to see if you meet the criteria.

Are you interested in working with IRT?

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