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Dementia Consultant – Physiotherapist (Casual)


Join Alzheimer’s WA, the dementia experts as a Dementia Consultant – Physiotherapist and help us to improve the lived experience of those on the dementia journey

As the dementia experts, Alzheimer’s WA works with clients, their families and other organisations to have the greatest impact on the lived experience of those with dementia.

We are an organisation united by our shared passion, driven by the guidance of our clients and focussed on our sustainability to make a difference for as long as we are needed.

Alzheimer’s WA are seeking a Dementia Consultant – Physiotherapist (Casual) primarily responsible in facilitating mobility, improving activity tolerance and functional movement through the assessment, direct intervention and provision of specialist advice in Physiotherapy domain.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with people living with dementia and their families in Western Australia.

Your duties as the Dementia Consultant – Physiotherapist will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assist with the planning and implementation of Physiotherapy service which include but are not limited to:
    • Initial functional assessment including a risk / falls assessment of the home environment
    • Planning, developing and implementing a physiotherapy treatment and support plan
    • Review assessment of the client’s progress
  • Empowers and supports clients to advocate for themselves
  • Develops and promotes processes that encourage efficiency and effective teamwork
  • Ensure compliance with all contractual requirements including the recording and reporting of all associated activities
  • Ensure new referrals are contacted within an appropriate time frame
  • Ensure provision of quality service to clients.

Selection Criteria

As the successful Dementia Consultant – Physiotherapist you will have:

 Essential:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy or Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Registered with AHPRA
  • Minimum 5 years of physiotherapy experience in community care
  • Experience in working with people with dementia in a range of care settings, such as acute, primary, community or residential aged care
  • Ability to work in a small team, manage multiple projects and work with a high level of autonomy
  • High level 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
  • Willingness to travel within the state and for overnight stays if required
  • A first aid certificate, completed less than 12 months ago
  • Current and valid Police Clearance and WA driver’s licence.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the broad range of services and referral pathways for people with dementia and their carers
  • Knowledge of the EDEN principles and Domains of Wellbeing to support a person’s feeling of self-worth and meaningful purpose.

What you get in return:

  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellbeing Program.

How to apply:

Please submit your application with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your current resume through our online recruitment form

Applications will not be accepted unless applied through our online recruitment process.

For any enquiries about the role, please contact Timothy Lo, Manager Allied Health services on 93882800

Applications close 20 March 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.

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