Dementia Specialist – Adelaide

Posted 10 months ago

  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Aged Care
  • Adelaide
  • Permanent / Full Time

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 who are living in different locations around Adelaide and Greater Adelaide 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

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