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Dementia Specialist – Darwin

Posted 2 years ago

  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Aged Care
  • Northern Territory
  • Permanent / Full Time

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

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