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Dementia Counsellors x2 - North & South Tasmania

Dementia Australia
  • Progressive Peak body for Dementia
  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • 2 x Part-time (0.8 FTE), fixed term positions until June 2022 based in Tasmania (New Town and, either Newnham or Devonport)

Dementia Australia is a group of passionate and driven employees, volunteers, advocates and ambassadors working together to make a positive difference. We are amplifying the voices that have been hidden for too long. We are for, and with, people living with dementia. We represent the many experiences of dementia, through one powerful and united voice.

Currently seeking 2 experienced Counsellors to join our Client Services team on a fixed term, part-time basis (4 days per week) until 30 June 2022. One role will be primarily based in New Town and the other role in either Newnham or Devonport, based on successful incumbent. As a Dementia Counsellor, you will provide support to people living with dementia, their families and carers to enhance their quality of life through the provision of individual, group or family counselling. Providing services with an empowerment and well-being approach and focussing on the needs of the person living with dementia and their families and carers, this role will also provide a range of education, services information and resources regarding dementia.

Reporting directly to the Team Leader, Client Services you will also be responsible for:

  • Delivering a range of psycho-educational and psycho-social group programs to people living with dementia and their families and carers
  • Identifying alternative services and supports needed by clients and making appropriate internal and external referrals as required
  • Establishing links, collaborating with and developing close working relationships with other Dementia Australia staff and a range of external stakeholders

To be successful in this role you will be a team player, show an absolute commitment to the delivery of high quality dementia services and support and meet the key selection criteria outlined below.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Registration with, or eligibility for membership of, a relevant professional body or association (e.g. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Australian Counselling Association, Australian Association of Social Workers or Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)
  2. Extensive counselling experience
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the impact of the diagnosis and progression of dementia on the person and their family.
  4. Experience in the delivery of educational information and group programs
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, presentation skills etc.)
  6. Well-developed case note, record keeping and report writing skills
  7. Demonstrated capacity to deliver high quality presentations across a diverse community

Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification in a related field of either Psychology, Social work or Counselling

In return, you will be offered a flexible and supportive work environment as well as a number of attractive staff benefits. You will be making a difference in the lives of people living with dementia, their families and friends.

For specific role enquiries, please contact Joanne Barker via email on joanne.barker@dementia.org.au, using the subject line: Dementia Counsellor - North & South Tasmania enquiry via EthicalJobs

Further details can be found on our website www.dementia.org.au/careers.

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