• Working for Resthaven

    Work for a progressive not-for-profit organisation that values staff and clients alike!

    Monicah Ndungu and Margaret DaviesResthaven employs more than 2,800 staff across 40 locations in South Australia.

    Working for Resthaven is not just a job, it’s a career. We are always interested in applications from committed people who share our passion for working together to provide high-quality care and support to older people and their carers.

    View and apply for current job vacancies

    Did you know that Resthaven’s employees come from 81 different countries and our clients & residents from 130 countries? Around 30% of our staff are born overseas, with 25% of our staff speaking a language other than English. In fact, there are 65 languages other than English spoken by our staff!

    See what our staff say about what working in aged care means to them

    Brock Muller, Personal Care Assistant

    I believe strongly in the values of Resthaven, and I am proud to work there.

    Desma Jenke, Home Support Worker

    I love the work I do and enjoy enabling people to continue to live at home for as long as possible.

    Working for Resthaven is not just a job, it’s a career

    Reap the rewards of a growing industry that offers security and personal development for people who share our values.

    Working for Resthaven includes ongoing training and development opportunities available to our skilled workforce, all of whom undergo a regular police check. Resthaven offers many career paths for people to develop their potential.

    Employing high-calibre people is fundamentally important to Resthaven, to fulfill our goal of working together to provide quality aged care and support.

    We always welcome enquiries from people who share our values and want to assist in benefiting the quality of life for older people and their carers in South Australia.

    To make an informed choice about whether you are the right fit for the sector and if the sector is the right-fit for you. Click here to read through the ‘Right-Fit Toolkit’. It provides you with all the information you need to know about starting a career in the Aged Care services sector.

    If you share our passion and commitment to providing high-quality care and support – we’d like to hear from you!

    • A comprehensive induction and orientation program, and an extensive workforce development program across a wide variety of areas. All learning and development is in line with Resthaven’s Teaching and Research in Aged Care Services Framework (TRACs).
    • Access to our Professional Development Fund to financially assist your career progression through further education.
    • New employee mentoring programs are available so that you are supported as you gain confidence and develop into your role, especially if you are new to aged care.
    • Opportunities for nursing and allied health staff to consolidate clinical skills and develop new skills in areas such as Continence Care, Clinical Nursing, Palliative Care, Dementia Care or Wound Management.
    • Salary sacrifice options to maximise your take home pay.
    • An employee assistance program, offering free, confidential counselling to you and your direct family members.
    • A health and wellness program and an early intervention physiotherapy program to help keep you healthy.

    Plus health insurance discounts, gym membership offers, paid parental leave, and much more!

    Resthaven Marion Community Services

    At Resthaven, we value nurses and the professional expertise they bring to achieve quality care for older people.

    Resthaven Paradise Nurse Miriam

    “Nurses bring added value to aged care services. They are thought leaders, clinical leaders and workforce leaders…Resthaven is committed to supporting the professional development of its nurses though membership of the Australian College of Nursing”.

    Australian College of Nursing Affiliate LogoWorking for Resthaven offers corporate membership benefits including:
    1. Supporting nursing staff in their professional development and advancement.
    2. Providing opportunity for nurses to offer expert knowledge and advice in regards to policy, development, and advocacy.
    3. Access to development through online courses and webinars.
    4. Networking opportunities with nurse leaders though events, conferences, and communities of interest.
    5. Developing education in partnership.
    6. Discounted individual membership fees for Resthaven Nurses.
    *Resthaven is an ACN Platinum Affiliate

    Resthaven sponsors a number of grants and scholarships.

    Please contact each university for specific information and for application details.

    Flinders University

    Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships are available.  https://students.flinders.edu.au/finances-and-admin/support/scholarships

    Phone (08) 8201 3115 or email: scholarships@flinders.edu.au

    “My biggest challenge while studying is making ends meet financially. The scholarship covered my transport to go to school, paid my bills while undergoing placement, and paid for needed school books which I could not afford. I would like to express my warmest thank you to the donors who help fund my scholarship.
    I hope that in the near future, I can make a positive difference in the lives of our elderly.”
    – Flinders University Nursing Scholarship recipient


    Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Scholarship are available. http://www.unisa.edu.au/scholarships

    For information about Nursing scholarships phone: (08) 8302 1732 or (08) 8302 1762 or email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

    For information about Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy Scholarships, phone: (08) 8302 2402 or email: Jeanette.Cordwell@unisa.edu.au

    Read about the Uni SA scholarship recipients

    University of Adelaide

    Nursing and Oral Health Scholarships are available http://www.adelaide.edu.au/scholarships/

    Phone: (08) 8303 3341/4224 or email: undergraduatescholarships@adelaide.edu.au

    Arun Thomas receiving scholarship

    Resthaven congratulates Arun Thomas – Victorian Young Achiever of the Year!

    • “This scholarship has given me the freedom and peace of mind to enjoy placements both locally and away, without having to stress about funding accommodation and food, as well as other necessities required for my future career and study. I will be forever thankful for your generosity”.
      – Emma Shepherd. Recipient of Resthaven’s Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

    Interested in a traineeship?

    Resthaven uses traineeships to help those with a passion for aged care and transferable skills enter the workforce. Focusing on right ‘fit’, we gradually build skills and experience to align with accredited training courses through a tailored on-boarding program and on-the-job learning.

    Build confidence in providing care and services to older people whilst being introduced to work requirements through a gradual, supported process.

    To be considered for a traineeship, simply apply for any of the roles listed below, expressing your transferable skills relevant to the specific role.

    Positions supported are personal care assistant, and housekeeping services assistant in residential aged care homes, and home support worker roles in community services.

    To enquire, email training@resthaven.asn.au

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