Support Worker

  • Progressive Peak body for Dementia
  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • Full time fixed term until 30 June 2022

 

We are currently seeking a Support Worker to join our Client Services team located in Kaleen. As a Support Worker you will be responsible for providing quality community based Respite & Social Support services for people with dementia and their family carers, based on person-centred practice. This will involve facilitating meaningful activities and maintaining social engagement through individual and group programs.   

 

To be successful in this role you will show an absolute commitment to the delivery of high quality dementia services and support within your region.

 

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. An understanding of dementia and its impact on the person with dementia, their family and carers
  2. Previous experience in a similar role within a community or respite service
  3. Ability to engage in meaningful relationships with people with dementia, support their abilities, promote their dignity and provide reassurance and validation of their feelings
  4. Ability to plan and facilitate age appropriate activities based on the interest of participants
  5. Ability to create and sustain an environment that supports and empowers people with dementia
  6. Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  7. Demonstrated high level of verbal, written and interpersonal communication

 

A current driver’s licence along with Cert III in Aged Care or equivalent experience is essential.

 

In return, you will be offered a flexible and supportive work environment as well as a number of attractive staff benefits. This role does involve some travel within the region so access to and willingness to use own car (reimbursement provided) is essential.

 

For role enquiries, please contact Charise Buckley on 02 6255 0722.

 

The position descriptions can be found here.

 

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

 

Applications close – Thursday August 22, 2019.

 

Kaleen