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10 Reasons to Become a Prestige Care Worker

Have you considered a career in aged care?

Thanks to Australia’s ageing population and the government investing significant funding in the aged care sector, there is now a greater demand than ever for qualified care workers.  

There is a wide range of roles that we are currently hiring for at Prestige, including personal care attendants and nurses, domestic cleaners, home and garden maintenance staff, case managers, customer service team members and more.  76 per cent of Australians over 60 prefer to retire in the comfort of their own home. This means there is a growing market for in-home care and nursing, and there is an opportunity for people like you to make a difference in the community.

1. A rewarding job which makes a genuine difference

As an aged care or disability support worker, you can establish a successful and rewarding career. You can find fulfilment in your role as you can build 1-on-1 rapport and companionship with clients, and help make a genuine difference in the quality of someone’s life.

Working in in-home care, you can find many exciting challenges and each day is a learning day. There are lots of opportunities to exercise your creativity and problem-solving skills. 

We spoke to Prestige staff member, Zoe, who shares what she enjoys most as a care worker.

She said: “I have always wanted to do something that’s in the care industry. My friend did home care work, and she absolutely loved it. I signed up for the course and never looked back.

“I get just as much from my clients as they do from me. It’s a really fulfilling job. You’ve just got to want to be with people, that’s the main thing. It’s not about you it’s about them.”

2. Employee Reward and Recognition Program

At Prestige we have an excellent an employee reward and recognition program where we celebrate staff members achievements and years of service. We also have employee awards such as our Employee Of The Year Award with some attractive prizes.

3. Work Close to Home

With blended working for home flexible arrangements, there are also options to work close to home, with offices located in Bayside, Geelong, Melbourne East, Mornington in Victoria and in the Inner West, Eastern Suburbs, Northern Beaches, North Shore and North Sydney in New South Wales.

4. Work life balance

Prestige prioritises the health and wellbeing of our staff. We offer an Employee Assistance Programme whereby Prestige funds up to three sessions per year.

We offer flexible working hours or have permanent fixture in your area. Our experienced service coordination team is available 24/7 to support our carers, and we work with you to develop a roster that suits your schedule.

5. Competitive Remuneration 

We offer a competitive casual rate and our permanent employees are entitled to transport/ travel allowances, pro rata as part of their rostered hours.

6. Professional development and training

While it is our aim to deliver exceptional care to clients, it is also Prestige’s priority to equip our employees with new skills and learning opportunities. All new starters will have access to an induction process, and existing employees continuous relevant training and development.

As Prestige services many client programs, employees will have opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills in areas such as complex care, dementia care and Covid-19 response.

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For permanent employees, we can offer participation in Certificate III and Certificate IV in Aged Care – our Carers can learn on the job and get their qualifications while they work.

Training is also flexible as we offer online training, using Bridge, our online Learning Management System. The platform is interactive and can be accessed via your phone or iPad.

Employees can also share their feedback to us and identify areas they would like to receive training in.

7. Free Flu Shots

Prestige employees have access to free flu vaccinations at selected local GP clinics.

8. Great discounts on private health insurance 

Prestige Inhome Care has partnered with HCF to support our employee health and wellbeing. These include access to corporate plans, which have an inbuilt discount of between 2-10% and Prestige staff will receive an additional 2% discount on top of this. You will also be entitled to limit boost on ancillary cover, no excess for children and accident benefits.

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9. Social events and functions

We hold regular social events and functions throughout the year for all our staff in our different locations with activities such as lawn bowls, game/trivia nights and lunches. We are very proud of our positive company culture. One of our Values is “Find the Joy” and we love finding the joy in everything we do at Prestige, from celebrating little wins along the way to sharing success stories and having fun as a team whenever we can.

10. Cutting Edge Technology

Care staff also have access to Prestige’s easy-to-use mobility app, which makes it easy for you to check your daily roster, clock in and out of shifts, and record visit notes in real time on your phone.

How to Apply

To apply for one of our current vacancies head to our Positions Available page by clicking on the button below.