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Early Intervention Consultant

Position Summary:

Alzheimer’s WA is seeking an experienced and passionate dementia consultant to work in our Early Intervention team on a full-time basis at our Subiaco office.

The role of the Dementia Consultant, Early Intervention, which is a CHSP-funded position, is to provide psychosocial support to people living with early-stage dementia and their primary support person. This support will include facilitating service navigation, performing initial eligibility and needs assessment, and delivering a short-term structured information program to the client and carer. An expectation of the role is the ability to travel to different suburbs to deliver support utilising an Alzheimer’s WA fleet vehicle. This role also includes developing and maintaining internal and external relationships and networks, supporting the team and Managers to achieve the organisation’s strategic goals.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • performing an initial assessment to establish eligibility and to understand the needs of clients and primary support person;
  • providing an appropriate level of support to people living with early-stage dementia and their primary support person through the Early Intervention program and in particular the Adjusting to Change program;
  • providing relevant information 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;
  • to facilitate peer support groups as part of the Adjusting to Change program;
  • 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; and
  • ensuring appropriate program delivery with respect to budgets, funding, and contracts with an emphasis on program development and maintaining standards.

Essential Criteria:

  • a degree in social work, psychology, or equivalent;
  • knowledge of dementia and its impact on the family as well as the individual;
  • ability to work in a small team, manage multiple projects and work with a high level of autonomy;
  • strong written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills including the capacity to problem solve and negotiate with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • sound knowledge and skill in using MS office suite;
  • knowledge in the application of quality assurance principles;
  • WA driver’s license, and own vehicle and willing to travel within the designated area;
  • NDIS Workers Screening;
  • commitment and understanding of Alzheimer’s WA’s Vision, Purpose, Philosophy, and Values; and
  • fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Desirable Criteria:

  • previous experience in healthcare or aged care;
  • a current, valid WA Driver’s Licence;
  • unlimited working rights in Australia; and
  • Licensed Motor Vehicle.

At Alzheimer’s WA, we offer:

  • Opportunity to salary package up to $15,900 per annum;
  • 5 weeks of annual leave per year;
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and
  • Ongoing professional development.

Application Process

After application submission, candidates will be shortlisted and forwarded to respective hiring managers. Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

If you have questions about the position or would like to see the full position description, you can email us at hr@alzheimerswa.org.au.

Please note: We reserve the right to close the position without notice.

At Alzheimer’s WA, we believe that we have an important role to play in promoting diversity, equality, respect, and inclusion in our society. People from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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