Younger Onset Dementia Club Facilitator
BASScare is a community not for profit which operates an integrated program of services for older people who wish to remain active and engaged with their local communities. Our services include meals-on-wheels, residential care facilities, respite care, dementia specific day and overnight care and retirement living. As well as planned activity groups at two day centres in Boroondara.
At BASScare, we actively engage with clients, their families, friends and carers to determine their expectations of care and provide the best possible level of residential and community care services.
Maranoa House Dementia Day Care Centre has been providing dementia day care and respite service to people living with dementia for 33 years. In response to our clients wanting a welcoming, secure and homely environment we are opening a club in a neighbouring house.
The Club will provide people with an early onset dementia diagnosis with the opportunity to engage with people from their community who have the same diagnoses. Where they can feel comfortable, knowing that others around them know what it is like to live with younger onset dementia. The club is designed to be self-managed, a place where people are free to come and go with no set times. A range of programs to suit the abilities of people with younger onset dementia will be offered and supported by a team of qualified staff and trained Volunteers. The aim of the club is to decrease social isolation of people with early onset dementia and their carers.
We currently have a permanent part time vacancy for a Club Facilitator.
The Club facilitator is responsible for facilitating in the development and co-ordination of specifically community based care and support programs that meet the needs of people with young onset dementia or related disorders and their carers.
Some of the duties include
- Assist consumers with the development, planning and co-ordination of new and current programs.
- Preparing, opening and closing the facility.
- Co-ordinating, training and engaging volunteers.
- In conjunction with the manager monitor and review consumers’ needs and progress.
- Complete progress notes and profiles on consumers
- Undertake personal care duties for individual consumers when necessary.
- Facilitate purposeful and individual stimulating outings and activities of the consumers choosing.
- Assists with appropriate delegation and support for work colleagues and volunteers.
- Share the responsibility of general hygiene, cleanliness and tidiness of the Young Onset Club with consumers.
- In conjunction with the consumers, coordinate a communal kitchen in accordance with food safety standards. washes, stack and empty dish washer, store and put dishes away, thoroughly clean, sanitise and dry cutting boards, knives, pans, plates, containers and other utensils after using them
- In conjunction with the consumers, attend to meal preparation, delivery and refreshments as required, keep raw foods and ready-to-eat foods separate to avoid cross-contamination.
- You are passionate about dementia care
- You are committed to continuous improvement and keen to learn and develop
- You understand the importance of a facilitator, being an enabler for the consumer, which allows the consumer to maintain independence and dignity with respect to activities of daily living and lifestyle
- Your administration skills including computer skills are of a very high standard.
- You are passionate about education and training, you take a lead role in promoting the value of up skilling and everyday strive to achieve.
- Enjoys the interaction with people.
- Experience in aged care, health care or service delivery
- Experience in working with people with Dementia
- Demonstrated sensitivity, empathy for and understanding needs of carers, partners and families living with Dementia
- Excellent verbal and written skills, in clear handwriting with accurate notetaking and record-keeping.
- Someone who would take this opportunity to make it their own role and develop it
- Can demonstrate flexibility and willingness to “go the extra mile” for the consumer
- Happy to work on your own and unsupervised, however not unsupported, support is available for growth, development and debriefs.
- Current police check
- Certificate 3 or IV in Aged Care
- Drivers licence
- First Aid
- Able to drive a mini bus
- Experience working in a health, aged care or Not-For-Profit environment
- Experience working with people with dementia or related disorders.
- Certificate IV in Diversional Therapy / Certificate IV Community Services (lifestyle & leisure)
Hours of work
These hour are the start-up hours, as the program increases in numbers there is potential for more hours.
- Tuesday 7:00 – 5 pm
- Friday 10:00 – 5 pm
Potential to work more hours, by covering annual and sick leave at Maranoa House, this can be discussed at interview.
Salary and Benefits
- $27 – $31 - this will depend on experience
- Access to our generous Not for Profit salary packaging
- Access to training and development
- Access to our Employee Assist Program (EAP)
- Close to public transport
- Free onsite parking
- Access to our recognition and reward program
- Quarterly social functions
- Supportive and inclusive team environment
BASScare would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your application