Support Worker (in-home)

  • Progressive Peak body for Dementia
  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • Casual opportunities

 

We are currently seeking Community Support Workers to join our Client Services Department located in Gold Coast.  As a Support Worker you will be responsible for providing quality supports consisting of Domestic Duties, Community Based Respite, Social Support services and Personal Care for people with dementia and their family carers, based on person-centred practice. Dementia Australia also runs two state of the art respite centres on the Gold Coast.

 

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. Proven ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  7. Demonstrated high level of verbal, written and interpersonal communication

 

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 travel within the region so access to and willingness to use own car (reimbursement provided) is essential.

 

For role enquiries, please contact Mark Gollan on 07 3014 6656 or email Recruitment@dementia.org.au

 

The position descriptions can be obtained 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 will be assessed as they are received.

 

Gold Coast, QLD