Aged Care Careers with Japara
With over 4,500 staff across the country, Japara is one of the major employers within the Australian aged care industry, a fast growing sector of some 228,600+ Australians who work across 1,800+ organisations dedicated to caring for the needs of our elderly and disabled on an around the clock basis.
With this nation’s large baby boomer population now officially entering retirement, demand for aged care services is only expected to grow strongly over coming years, which is great news for anyone considering aged care careers in Australia. As one of the largest aged care providers within this country, Japara are able to offer you more than just an ordinary job. Through our extensive Student Clinical Placement program and best practice dementia care research initiative, we have the facilities and expertise to shape you into a fully-qualified aged care professional with the skills and experience necessary for a long and rewarding career helping the elderly and disabled live a comfortable and dignified retirement.
Student clinical placements with Japara
One of our key initiatives for anyone seeking an aged care career, Japara is proud to offer a student clinical placement program in a variety of our facilities across the country. Working alongside our experienced nursing staff, students will undertake common everyday activities including checking on residents, serving meals, administering medication and providing general companionship. Due to strong demand from nursing students for these immersive placements, we have developed our own system for processing these requests, which must be officially made by the student’s university or registered training organisation by downloading the following form. Students completing any of the following courses are eligible to apply for a placement, with places allocated based on the availability of training staff at the nearest participating facility:
- Certificate III in Aged Care
- Certificate IV in Aged Care
- Diploma of Nursing
- Bachelor of Nursing
Best practice dementia care training
Aside from our sought after student clinical placement program, Japara also offer a best practice dementia care training initiative in conjunction with McCarthy Psychology Services at 3 of our facilities. This initiative which commenced in July 2013 addressed several important aspects of delivering quality aged care services to those suffering dementia, including:
- Clinical care
- Social care
- Physical environment
Upon completion of this 3 day training program, staff were then encouraged to immediately put their new skills to use in their aged care facility, with strong results already evident; including reductions in the use of antipsychotic medication, improvement in staff-to-resident communication, increased resident wellbeing indicators and improvements in the overall environment of each facility.
Aged care volunteers with Japara
Perhaps a full-time position isn’t the most suitable for your current circumstances or you’d simply prefer to contribute to your local aged care facility on a non-committal basis. That’s where the value of Japara’s aged care volunteers program becomes obvious, our residents love staying connected with their local community through these volunteers whilst our volunteers themselves enjoy spending valuable time with some of our eldest and wisest citizens! This initiative is just one of many ways ACSAG is striving improve the professionalism of the aged care industry and deliver our residents a better quality of life.
For more information on Japara, our range of word-class aged care facilities and the careers in aged care we provide, please visit us at japara.com.au or call us today on (03) 9649 2100 for a friendly chat with one of our staff.