Dementia Specialist – Darwin

Posted 10 months ago

The Opportunity             

Welfare Recruitment Solutions has partnered with a highly respected industry leader to assist in the further recruitment of a number of Dementia Specialists in the Darwin area to keep up with growing demand.

The opportunity further offers

  • Highly supportive peer network of other talented Dementia Specialists combined with great leadership  
  • Access to ongoing learning in latest evidence-based dementia care growing your own knowledge and expertise
  • Very competitive salary commensurate with experience that offers $15.9K NFP packaging benefits (Circa $102-105k + Super + NFP Salary packaging)


The Role

Taking a person centred care approach you will provide a face to face assessment service for persons living with dementia that are showing a responsive behaviour ensuring that their care services and needs are met.  You will have a warm, engaging and collaborative approach where you will look to understand their dementia journey so far and context of the change in behaviour whether it related to a psychosocial need or other needs or triggers within their environment that might be contributing to the onset of a change.

This is a personally rewarding opportunity where you advocate on behalf of the person living with dementia ensuring an improved quality of living and that further care and support is responsive to their individual and diverse needs through your recommendations, behavioural management strategies and practical interventions. This is also a wonderful opportunity to provide further knowledge insight in educating family members, upskilling carers and others involved in their care in how to successfully identify and manage behavioural psychosocial symptoms of dementia when you are not there.  

The opportunity looks to align assessments to where you live and we are looking for further Dementia Specialists who are up for a new challenge for 2022 to join the growing Adelaide and Greater Adelaide team.  The position additionally offers autonomy and flexibility on assessment days where you travel to and from assessments from home where you are able to provide further support and a greater reach to persons living with dementia.

  
The Candidate

  • Strong aged care experience working closely with persons living with dementia in residential care, community or acute/sub-acute settings.
  • Experience working in a Senior Nurse/Lead, Clinical Care Manager, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Diversional Therapist or other dementia specialised roles like a Dementia CNC. 
  • Alternatively, you may currently work in an ACAT/AN-ACC Assessor, Aged Care Management or as an Educator and would really enjoy making a more meaningful difference assessing and advocating for persons living with dementia at different stages of their journey.   
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of different types of dementia, experience in successfully managing BPSD and astute in identifying triggers and unmet needs.
  • Further qualifications currently studying or completed in Dementia Care, Gerontology or Health & Ageing will be very highly regarded. Alternatively, you may be an avid self-learner in all things dementia care or in addition to your experience have a lot of learned dementia knowledge through courses, training and professional development.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work with talented dementia experts and educators, within a highly supportive environment and learn from the best! 

Please call Ed on 0406 664 779 for a confidential discussion to discuss your background and suitability for the position if you are not sure or to find out more.

Alternatively email your CV or enquiry to edward@welfarers.com.au

Dementia Specialist – Darwin

Posted 2 years ago

The Opportunity             

Welfare Recruitment Solutions partners with a highly respected aged care industry leader assisting in the search and recruitment for a Dementia Specialist to be based from Darwin to support the Top End region.

The Role

In essence you will make a meaningful difference providing dementia advisory services through face-to-face and phone based assessments with persons living with dementia and their families in Darwin and the surrounding region. 

Aligned with a person-centred care approach, you will assess responsive behaviours one on one gaining a further understanding of the context of the behaviour, identifying unmet needs and providing evidence based behavioural management recommendations, interventions and strategies.  

This is a very personally rewarding opportunity to advocate and assist in higher quality of living outcomes of persons living with dementia further educating, supporting and empowering others directly involved in care planning and daily care.
 
The Candidate

  • Strong background in aged care either as a clinician or allied health professional currently working very closely with persons living with dementia gaining strong knowledge and insight in responsive behaviours.
  • Alternatively, you may have stepped away from direct care in aged care management or educator roles and looking for senior position that offers autonomy and flexibility where you feel you have more to offer assessing, advising and advocating for persons living with dementia.
  • Knowledge and experience managing BPSD/behavioural psychosocial symptoms of dementia and astute in identifying unmet needs or triggers within different care environments
  • Warm and caring approach who can build rapport and trust with ease.
  • Avid learner who approaches the role with a thirst for dementia knowledge! If you are currently studying or completed further tertiary qualifications in Dementia Care, Gerontology or Health & Ageing it will be very highly regarded.

This is a wonderful opportunity to make a more meaningful difference at different stages of a person’s dementia journey and directly impact the quality of their care. You will have a strong network of talent dementia experts and educators to learn and draw from along with ongoing learning in latest dementia care research and best practice.

NFP salary packaging employer offering long-term job security, highly competitive salary along with 6 weeks paid annual leave. 

For interstate applicants there is a relocation package available and this can be further discussed on application. 
  
All applicants must have full Australian working rights already in place to apply.

Please call Ed on 0406 664 779 to find out more about the opportunity or for a confidential discussion to discuss your background and suitability further.

Alternatively, email your CV or enquiry to edward@welfarers.com.au