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Dementia Advisor - Tuncurry

Employer: Dementia Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Health Care & Allied Health, Social Work, Disability Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 21 March, 2019.
Applications close: 10 April, 2019. (Expired)

  • Progressive peak body for Dementia
  • Attractive salary packaging options and flexible working arrangements
  • Part time 0.6 EFT fixed term position until 30 June 2020

Dementia Australia is a well-known and respected organisation transforming the experience of people impacted by dementia by elevating their voices and inspiring excellence in support and care free from discrimination.

We are currently seeking a Dementia Advisor to join our Client Services Department and work in the Forster/Taree region, NSW based at our Tuncurry office. As a Dementia Advisor, you will provide information, support, referral, resourcing and innovative responsive service models.

In addition you will:

  • Establish and maintain consistent partnerships with external key stakeholders
  • Connect people living with dementia and their carers to diagnostic, health and community support services

To be successful in this role you will show an absolute commitment to the delivery of high quality dementia services and support within your region.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Knowledge of dementia and its’ impact on people diagnosed with dementia, families and carers.
  2. Experience in facilitating individual and group work with clients in a community setting.
  3. Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, including well-developed case note, record keeping and report writing skills.
  4. Proven capacity to problem solve and negotiate with others.
  5. Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise work load.
  6. Experience in liaising with and developing relationships and partnerships with service providers and other agencies.
  7. Computer literacy across a range of relevant applications, including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to supporting the needs and rights of people from special needs groups eg: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities, people from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and/or Intersex communities, and those from rural / remote communities.

Relevant qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in the delivery of a community based service or health related field a must.

In return, you will be offered a flexible and supportive work environment as well as a number of attractive staff benefits. This role does involve travel within the region so access to and willingness to use own car (reimbursement provided) is essential.

A full Position Description is attached below.

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