Dementia Care Navigator - CALD Specialist

  • Progressive peak body for Dementia
  • Part time 0.9 EFT fixed term until 30 June 2021
  • Attractive salary packaging available

 

We are currently seeking a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Specialist Dementia Care Navigator to join our small but passionate team based in our Blacktown office to ensure the success of this new and exciting project. You will be responsible for supporting clients from culturally diverse backgrounds to overcome roadblocks to care and support, and successfully assist them to understand and manage dementia and to connect with health and aged care services appropriate to meet their individual needs and improve their quality of life.

 

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing pre and post diagnostic support and dementia specific information
  • Supporting clients to identify suitable services and referral pathways
  • Developing individual strategies to promote wellbeing
  • Connecting clients to relevant services and support networks and overcoming barriers to access
  • Developing and fostering relationships with stakeholders


Key Selection Criteria:                                                                                                                 

  1. Knowledge of dementia and its impact on people diagnosed with dementia and their family and carers.
  2. Thorough understanding of the health, community, aged (My Aged Care) and disability (NDIS) service sectors.
  3. Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills including well-developed case note, recording keeping and report writing skills (multilingual staff will be viewed favourably).
  4. Understanding of the challenges associated with accessing a diagnosis of dementia and appropriate supports for a person with cognitive impairment and their family, particularly for people from CALD communities.
  5. Strong organisational and time management skills.
  6. Experience in liaising with and developing relationships with other service providers and agencies and an understanding of the diverse needs of people living in the Western Sydney Primary Health Network region.
  7. Experience in providing community information and supports.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to supporting the needs and rights of people from special needs groups eg: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities, people identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and/or Intersex, and those from rural / remote communities.

 

This is truly an exceptional opportunity for the right individual to further develop their career and make their mark in a progressive peak body. If you thrive on activity, are passionate about supporting CALD communities and individuals, and are looking for the next challenge, we would like to hear from you.

 

For role enquiries, please contact Karen Mason on 02 8875 4619.

 

The position description can be obtained here.

 

To apply, please email a resume accompanied by a cover letter outlining your response to the key selection criteria to Recruitment@dementia.org.au   

 

Applications Close – Monday May 20, 2019.

 

Blacktown, NSW