Dementia Support Specialist (NT)

Closing date
Location of role
Alice Springs, NT
  • Progressive Peak body for Dementia
  • Attractive salary packaging options available
  • Fixed term opportunity available until June 2022 based in Alice Springs, NT

We are currently seeking an experienced Dementia Support Specialist to join our Client Services team on either a full-time or part-time basis (0.8 FTE), on a fixed term basis until June 2022 based in Alice Springs, NT. As a qualified Dementia 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, and maintain quality of life for the person living with dementia, their carers and families. 

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

  • Providing 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.

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. Computer literacy across a range of relevant applications, including Microsoft Office and Outlook, webinar  and CRM experience

Qualifications:

  • 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 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.

The position description can be found here.

For specific role enquiries, please contact Susan Williams on [email protected].

To apply, please email a resume accompanied by a cover letter outlining your response to the key selection criteria to [email protected]

Applications close - Thursday, 16 July 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.