We are currently seeking a Dementia Advisor on a full-time contract until 30 June 2018 (opportunity for extension dependent on funding). Home based in Bundaberg, the Dementia Advisor is responsible for NDIS planning and support coordination as well as the development and delivery of information, education and support services and programs for people living with dementia, their families and carers and the wider community.
- Providing support to people living with younger onset dementia, and assisting them to transition to the NDIS
- Providing Support Coordination to people with younger onset dementia with an NDIS plan
- Planning and delivering education, advice and support programs and services across Queensland to people with dementia and their families and carers
- Providing information and awareness sessions at expos and other promotional events
- Facilitating Dementia Friendly Community activities and workshops and associated activities
- Assisting people with dementia, their families and carers to navigate the disability and aged care system
- Providing appropriate dementia awareness, support and assistance to highly marginalised and vulnerable people living with dementia
The role spans Queensland and requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will need your own vehicle, but other tools of trade will be supplied. Kilometer reimbursement will be paid under the Social and Community Services Award. Furthermore, the completion of a satisfactory home based assessment is a requirement.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to demonstrate how you meet the key selection criteria as detailed below.
Key Selection Criteria:
- Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (health / allied health / social services sectors) (desirable)
- Knowledge of the aged care and disability sector including detailed knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
- Demonstrated experience documenting confidential client information and case notes on an electronic database
- Relevant experience liaising with community organisations and other key stakeholders to source appropriate services based on the client’s needs.
- Extensive knowledge of dementia and its impact on the person with dementia and their families and carers
- Dementia advisory experience and expertise in contemporary dementia programs
- Skills and experience in effective group facilitation and group work
- Demonstrated ability to follow structured program format and to comply with approved programs
- Demonstrated ability in delivering high quality presentations, education and information sessions
- Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement
- Exceptional organisation skills
- Ability to work within agreed timeframes and prioritise tasks effectively
- Strong communication skills, enthusiastic and energetic, flexibility, adaptability, and a collaborative mindset
To express your interest in this role, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing how you meet the key selection criteria to QLD.Recruitment@dementia.org.au - applications are screened as they are received.