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Earn & Learn Personal Assistant (Support Worker)


  • Successful applicants will start working with CatholicCare and studying with CIT in early 2019.
  • A flexible role where you will have the opportunity to secure a qualification at the same time as gaining direct work experience.
  • Multiple Part Time positions

Throughout the ACT and Queanbeyan, in residential services, individuals home and the community.

Earn & Learn Personal Assistants will work within the CHOICES & Aged Care Services providing support to people with a disability, mental illness or who are aging while studying at CIT to obtain a Certificate 3 in Individual Supports.

CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn is rolling out its second wave of the exciting initiative called the Earn & Learn Program, which will fund enrolment costs and offer permanent part time contracts to individuals wishing to study a Certificate 3 in Individual Supports.


Successful applicants will commence studies in February 2019 and will gain valuable experience working as a member of the CHOICES & Aged Care team within CatholicCare, as they study.

The Role

We are looking to hire enthusiastic people wishing to start a career in the helping profession and work for an agency that puts people first. CatholicCare supports individuals with a disability, mental illness or those who are aging to maintain their independence and achieve their personal goals. 


If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in peoples lives - we want to hear from you!!!


What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas.


CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, and professional development in a family friendly environment.


About us

CatholicCare is a large welfare agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration.


Ideal person

The ideal person we are looking for need not have any experience in the field, but must:

  • Be willing to attend and engage in weekly Certificate III classes.
  • Have the ability to engage with people in a non-judgemental and supportive manner


To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current driver licence
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • a Smart Phone that you can use for work purposes
  • a roadworthy vehicle with comprehensive insurance.


You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check.


To Apply

To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Address each area above in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages).

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Closing Date: 6th January 2019


CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn is committed to equal opportunity in employment, and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds

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