Dementia Care Specialists – Melbourne

Posted 2 years ago

  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Nurse / Midwive
  • Melbourne
  • Permanent / Full Time

The Opportunity

Welfare Recruitment Solutions is assisting with the recruitment of Dementia Care Specialists across Melbourne to provide face to face assessment services with persons living with dementia and their families.

The Role
You understand that dementia care is a person-centred approach presenting complex and unique challenges and through your strong experience and knowledge in dementia you will provide assessment services in line with best practice care.

Through this knowledge you will provide a face to face assessment service with persons living with dementia and their families in identifying factors that might be contributing to concerning cognitive behavioural changes.  
This is a great opportunity to guide, educate and support families and clinicians through your recommendations and follow-up/case manage to ensure that the strategies you recommend are successful.
The Candidate

To be considered for this position you will need to demonstrate:

  • Prior assessment experience either in a senior nursing, occupational therapy, speech pathology, or physiotherapy role within aged care working very closely with persons living with dementia.  You may be working in residential care, be community based, working for government health service or in an acute setting, GEM Unit/Older Persons Mental Health where you have been involved in assessing BPSD.  Alternatively, you might be working as an ACAT Assessor or as a Senior Diversional Therapist where you have gained strong knowledge and experience across different dementia diagnoses and understanding of the complex needs of dementia care.
  • Additional dementia behavioural management training or currently studying/completed Post Grad qualifications in Dementia Care/Gerontology/Ageing will be highly regarded.

If you are passionate about person centred dementia care providing the highest quality of life outcomes, looking for an opportunity to specialise and work in a highly supportive environment with a strong professional development culture then you next opportunity awaits!

Flexible work arrangement on assessment days and phone and laptop provided.  NFP salary packaging employer.
For a confidential discussion please call Ed on 0406 664 779 or make initial contact via or alternatively send through your resume directly via email or click apply.

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