Careers at Helping Hand

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Aged care is so important

Some people forget that. You don’t and neither do we. Because helping people is what we were born to do.

  • At Helping Hand, it matters to more than 7,000 older people across South Australia.
  • Join more than 2,200 dedicated people working in or supporting Retirement Living, Residential Care, Help at Home and Wellness.
  • We get it – it’s more than just money. You don’t do it for the pat on the back. You do it because you know it matters.

Be part of something bigger

Here, every moment matters and every client counts. And know this: for each little thing you do each day for the older people in your care, there are many, many more taking place – all through the care of Helping Hand employees like you.

We’re creating a brighter future with Helping Hand, for older people and you.

Helping Hand operates in over 20 communities across South Australia, where we were born and where our roots will always be.

We’re connected to every place through our teams and the people they support. So ‘here’ isn’t one location. It’s about you. It’s where you are. It’s about the experiences you create.

We’ve been doing this work since 1953. That’s a long journey, and we’re proud of our stability and strength. We’re also proud of the security and opportunity that this brings for our people.

But why stop there?

We’re on a mission to continue to grow and improve our services and our impact, hand in hand with our fantastic team.

At Helping Hand you have the opportunity to help shape the future for older South Australians. Watch the video and see how some of our team are already making a difference.

Advice about careers

Once applications close for a current job vacancy, we will review all submissions. If you are successful in obtaining an interview for the position, we will contact you to arrange a suitable date and time. If your application is unsuccessful, we will contact you to let you know.

Yes. We’re really happy when you find a worker that you click with, and encourage you to let us know if you’d like a specific team member to visit you regularly. We will do our best to make sure we schedule them in with you, however at times it may not be possible if there has to be a last minute change to your service date or time. We will always let you know in advance if someone different to usual will be visiting you.

To work at Helping Hand, you need to be eligible to live and work in Australia. You will need a current national police clearance certificate, or we can help you get one. Many of our roles require specific qualifications, make sure you read the Job Description carefully to see what qualifications are needed. Here are some of the common ones:

Care Worker (residential or community)
Certificate III in Individual Support or equivalent qualification/experience
Community care workers must have a full South Australian driver’s licence and a safe, reliable and registered car

Home Support Worker
Current first aid certificate
Current full South Australian driver’s licence
Safe, reliable and registered car

Enrolled Nurse
A Diploma of Nursing
Current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency registration
Previous aged care industry experience

Registered Nurse
A Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent)
Current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency registration
Minimum 12 months working experience

Yes, we need the details of two referees who know you professionally. These can be your recent supervisor(s) and ideally your current employer. We contact your referees if we would like to progress your application after interview to provide us with more information about your previous working experience and roles. Please provide their full name, job title, the company they work for and a contact phone number or email address. Please contact your referees before giving us their details, so they are aware we may be in touch.