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Dementia Support Specialist - Newnham

Dementia Australia

Work at Dementia Australia and be part of a passionate team committed to making a difference. We value our people and are proud to offer flexibility, attractive salary packaging options and employee support programs.

About the role

Permanent part time (4 days/week) opportunity with hybrid work environment based in Newnham, TAS. Reporting directly to the Team Leader Client Services, the Dementia Support Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Facilitating individual and group information and education sessions, to people living with dementia, those with cognitive concerns and/or, their families and carers
  • Providing support with referrals to diagnostic, health and community support services by utilising local referral systems and supporting clients to navigate the aged care and disability systems as appropriate
  • Ensuring services are delivered from an enablement perspective, empowering clients to take an active role in directing their own care and services
  • Documenting all client activity and other appropriate information in line with professional and legal standards.

What is in it for you?

Salary benefits: We offer all employees the opportunity to salary package up to $15,900 each year for living expenses and up to $2,650 each year for entertainment benefits.

Leave allowances: In addition to an annual leave allowance of 20 days (pro-rated if part-time), you will also receive three days paid end of year closure leave, one day paid birthday leave, up to six weeks parental leave and 17.5% annual leave loading.

Work/life balance: Flexible, hybrid work arrangements.

Employee benefits: Access to savings at discounts at over 450 retailers across Australia Wellbeing programs and access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and your family

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone with the following:

  • Experience and/or knowledge and understanding of the impacts of dementia for individuals, carers and their support networks
  • Experience and knowledge of group facilitation and group dynamics
  • The ability to work with clients in a goal-directed way, develop care plans and implement practical strategies for clients, problem solve and enable positive outcomes
  • Empathic approach and the ability to quickly build rapport with a diverse range of clients
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, including the use of active listening and reflective questioning
  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to learn and use software systems
  • Agile mindset and the ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Formal qualification in a related field of either Social Work, Allied Health, Nursing and/or significant experience working with clients in the delivery of a community-based service or within a health-related field.

Our values

  • Diversity and Equality
  • Respect and Inclusiveness
  • Integrity and Accountability

About us

Dementia Australia is the national peak body and source of trusted information, education and services for the more than 400,000 Australians living with dementia, and the more than 1.5 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research.  We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.

For specific role enquiries, please contact [email protected], using the subject line: Dementia Support Specialist - Newnham enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please note, applications that do not contain a covering letter that addresses each of the key selection criteria will not be considered.

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