Working with Hannah’s House

Hannah’s House currently operates an in-home care model. We have a pool of Registered Nurses and experienced Disability Support Workers who are able to commit to regular shifts – mainly weekdays but occasionally evenings and Saturdays.

All positions are casual and are dependent on the funding available to that family. Generally funding is provided in a block of three to four months or longer for families with NDIS funding. Our goal is to provide continuity of care with staff familiar to the family.

Our clients are all children – including babies and toddlers. All have complex care needs which may include palliative and end of life care.

We are happy to receive resumes at any time from suitably qualified people. Please bear in mind however, that we are looking for individuals who are:

  • Registered Nurses (to practice in WA or Australia) with work experience in pediatrics or within a children’s hospital ideally.
  • Disability Support Workers who have experience delivering care to children (ie. under 10 years)
  • Completing nursing qualifications and interested in gaining experience caring for children with complex needs as a supporter worker.
  • Experience or training in tracheostomy management, PEG feeding and other complex care scenarios (please see Our Services page for more information on the supports we provide)
  • Comfortable working unsupervised, one-on-one in a home environment (with back up and training from an experienced clinical services manager)
  • Able to work in Australia – you must have an appropriate working VISA if you are not an Australian Citizen.

You will need a driver’s license and a reliable vehicle to travel to the home of your clients.

A current Working with Children card and National Police Clearance are essential.

New employees are also required to undertake a pre-employment medical check which will be arranged and paid for by Hannah’s House.

If you would like to enquire or apply for a position, please email in the first instance to:

Susan King
Clinical Services Manager
susan.king@hannahshouse.org.au

A Staff Perspective

Liz“Working for Hannah’s House is a highly rewarding experience.

Working as an RN with families that care for a child with life limiting and complex needs, I have seen first-hand how physically and emotionally exhausting it can be for the parents. Being able to provide individualized care for the client within the comfort of his or her own home and at the same time provide much needed respite for the parents is immensely important.

Developing a close and trusting relationship with the families is both unique and privileged. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that the care and support I provide is making a difference to families who truly need help.

Sadly, many families with children with life limiting and complex needs are often sent home from hospital with very little support. Coming to terms with having to cope with their child’s disability and the enormity of what lies ahead is very confronting and emotionally challenging. This is why Hannah’s House is such a valuable service. Allowing parents a few hours each week to spend time either doing something for themselves or with their other children knowing that their loved one is being cared for by a Registered Nurse is so valuable and incredibly important.

Hannah’s House is a service that gives parents of children with complex needs comfort, reassurance and support during very challenging and stressful times.”

Liz
Registered Nurse, Hannah’s House
July 2017