Receptionist

Be part of a team that genuinely makes a difference in someone's life, Wagga Wagga's only truly local aged care provider & trusted name in aged care, Work for a company that values you and your experience.

About us

Founded on spiritual support and personal connection, The Forrest Centre is a Riverina-based care provider.  We are a registered charity that has been working with the community for almost 40 years to ensure elderly people across the region receive the care and attention they deserve. The Forrest Centre includes Forrest Community Services for at-home care across the Riverina as well as residential aged care in Wagga Wagga at Loreto Home of Compassion (76 residents), Mary Potter Nursing Home (70 residents) and The Forrest Centre Hospice (10 residents). We employ almost 300 staff across the region, who all share the same dedication to respectful, compassionate and people-centred care.

About the role

You will report to the Facility Manager, and be responsible for carrying out and maintaining The Forrest Centre's high standards in terms of administration and customer service.

You will:

  • Be part of a dynamic and supportive team.
  • Enjoy interacting with the public, and importantly, the elderly in our community.
  • Access ongoing opportunities for education and training.
  • Take advantage of salary sacrificing options.

About you

We believe our residents and their families deserve extraordinary  support and care so only the best need apply. While industry qualifications are important, we also look for the right person with the right values to fit our team.

You'll have:

  • A genuine interest in working with the elderly.
  • A positive attitude and enthusiasm for working as part of a cooperative team.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with the residents, family members and staff.
  • Experience in reception and switchboards.
  • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and data bases.
  • Previous experience with computer cash handling, EFTPOS and receipting.
  • An attitude of empathy, patience, tolerance and discretion.
  • Willingness to learn practices and procedures in a positive, safe working environment.
  • Experience working in aged care or the health sector (highly regarded).
  • Work rights for Australia (visa sponsorship will not be offered).

A word from our staff

"It's a great place to work. It's very caring. You make good friends, and everyone gets along really well. It's a privilege and an honour to be able to help somebody in this stage of their life."  Cheryl

Applications

We assess applications as they come in so please don't delay in expressing your interest for these jobs.

Please note, all employees are required to undertake a police check and you must be an Australian citizen or have work rights for Australia to be eligible. 

22/03/2021 $0 Wagga Wagga & Riverina 1 Administration & Office Support
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