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Dementia Consultant – Early Intervention


At Alzheimer’s WA our shared purpose is to improve the lived experience of those on the dementia journey.

Through advocacy, leadership, innovation, education, partnerships and holistic person-centred care and support, we endeavour to support the pursuit of risk-reduction, treatment and cure for dementia.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate person to join our organisation in bringing joy and meaning to the lives of our clients and adding value to their quality of life.

Primarily provides psychosocial support to people living with early stage dementia and their primary support person.  This support will include facilitating service navigation, performing an initial eligibility and needs assessment, and delivering a short term structured information program to the client and carer. An expectation of this role is the availability to travel to different suburbs to deliver the supports.  The role also includes developing and maintaining internal and external relationships and networks.

This is a part-time position working 15 hours per week on a fixed term maternity contract until March 2020

As Early Intervention Consultant your role will include:

  • Performing an initial assessment to establish eligibility and to understand needs of clients and primary support person
  • Providing an appropriate level of support to people living with the early stage dementia and their primary support person through the Early Intervention program and in particular the Adjusting to Change program
  • Providing relevant information so as to facilitate effective service navigation for people living with early stage dementia and their primary support person
  • Contacting clients and carers in a timely manner upon receiving the referral
  • Empowering and supporting clients to advocate for themselves
  • Providing information about other relevant supports and services, facilitates clients to transition into these services as needed
  • Ensuring appropriate program delivery in respect to budgets, funding and contracts with an emphasis on program development and maintaining standards.

 

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. A degree in social work, psychology or equivalent
  2. Knowledge of dementia and its impact on the family as well as the individual
  3. Ability to work in a small team, manage multiple projects and work with a high level of autonomy
  4. High level written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills including the capacity to problem solve and negotiate with a diverse range of stakeholders
  5. Sound knowledge and skill in using MS office suite
  6. Knowledge in the application of quality assurance principles
  7. Willingness to travel within the State and for overnight stays if required
  8. Current and valid police clearance and a WA driver’s licence.

Desirable

  1. Previous experience in health or human services
  2. Demonstrated experience/knowledge in developing and facilitating groups
  3. Previous experience working with people living with dementia and their families.

How to apply for this position:

Please submit your application with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, via the Alzheimer’s WA website. Only applications submitted via our website will be considered.

https://www.alzheimerswa.org.au/work-with-us/application-for-employment

Closing date: 15 February 2019

Please note: Short listing may commence immediately.  We reserve the right to close the position without notice.  Only suitable candidates will be considered and contacted if short listed.

We thank you for your interest in Alzheimer’s WA, if you would like to know more about the valuable work we do please visit our website at www.alzheimerswa.org.au.

 

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