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Dementia Support Specialists x3 - East Perth

Dementia Australia
  • Progressive Peak body for Dementia
  • 3 x positions available - Part-time, fixed term opportunities until June 2022 based in East Perth
  • Attractive salary packaging options available

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.

We are currently seeking multiple Dementia Support Specialists to join our Client Services team. These 3 x part time (2 x 0.8 and 0.7 FTE) positions will be based in East Perth. As a qualified Support Specialist you will provide short-term interventions at key stages of dementia to enhance wellbeing including the delivery of psycho-educational and psycho-social interventions as required to meet individual goals, enhance their wellbeing and maintain quality of life of the person living with dementia, their carers and families.

Reporting directly to the Client Services State Manager you will also be responsible for:

  • 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

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. Knowledge and understanding of the impacts of dementia for individuals, carers and their support networks
  2. Empathic approach and the ability to quickly build rapport with a diverse range of clients
  3. 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
  4. Knowledge and experience of group facilitation and group dynamics
  5. Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, including the use of active listening and reflective questioning
  6. 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

If you thrive on activity and are looking for the next challenge as part of a dynamic team, we would like to hear from you. In return you will be offered a flexible and supportive 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.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

To apply, please email a resume accompanied by a cover letter outlining your response to the key selection criteria to Recruitment@dementia.org.au using the subject line: Dementia Support Specialist application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close – Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 9.00am.

Please note:

  • Applications that do not contain a covering letter that addresses each of the key selection criteria will not be considered.
  • We will only consider applications directly from candidates – no agencies please.

For any enquiries, please contact Nicolette Smith on nicolette.smith@dementia.org.au.

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