SEEKING SUPPORTIVE FRIEND (German speaker)

German-speaking companion for Hella Staebe in Springvale needed

We received the following email from the family of Hella Staebe. Perhaps you know someone who can help. Many thanks for your support.

Seeking Supportive Friend for Elderly Lady (German speaker) – Springvale 3171

This role is to support my grandmother personally as she is 95 yo and quite fragile. She is a resident in an Aged Care facility, but being a German speaker, she finds it a little difficult to communicate effectively with the facility staff.
We are seeking a new companion for her to join the small care team, after her previous carer decided to extend her holiday in Germany, and it is unclear at this point when she will be returning.
All the basic food and healthcare items are pretty well covered by the facility, really looking for a conversationalist and good listener, as well as being able to undertake some basic admin on her behalf (as outlined in more detail below).
Hours and days are flexible, and can include weekends and weekdays. The position is not difficult (definitely not a typical full-on elderly carer’s role, as the heavy duty care is already provided).
The hourly rate would lie between $25-$30 for the right candidate.
Specific Duties would include:

  • Having German/English conversations with her (over coffee and cake from time to time).
  • Making doctor appointments AND phone calls on her behalf, as well as transporting her to occasional local shopping & medical trips.
  • Ensuring that her room is well ventilated, warm, and that the lady remains well hydrated and nourished.
  • Maintaining her calendars and diaries as requested.
  • Helping her with her mobility – allowing her to actively exercise and move about the facility.
  • Other tasks as deemed necessary, in the interests of her wellbeing.

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible
Applicants should have a valid Australian National Police Check
Must be able to speak German
Immediate start

If you have any further questions or would like to pass on your contact details to apply for the ongoing position in Springvale 3171, please contact Frank Staebe on 0418 514 708.