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Support Workers - Northern Suburbs

Alzheimer's WA

Position Summary

Our Support Workers are a vital part of our organisation, providing clients with our high standard of person-centred services. The services we provide enable people living with dementia to experience an extraordinary quality of life within their household and their community.

If you are located north of the river, within the City of Cottesloe, Nedlands, Bayswater, Stirling, and surrounds, through to Joondalup, and align with our values, we would love to have you part of our team!

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

  • Build rapport and relationships with people living with dementia to provide companionship and support, whilst maintaining optimum professional boundaries.
  • Create and maintain an environment supporting the wellbeing needs of people living with dementia, and their family carers.
  • Plan and commit to activities and outings that provide opportunities to maintain skills and promote independence, whilst respecting a client’s personal choice.
  • Facilitate meaningful activities for centre-based clients, always supporting their abilities and dignity, whilst providing reassurance and validation of their feelings.
  • Provide support with personal care and medication.
  • Collaborate with your team to provide person-centred support to people living with dementia in the community.

Essential Criteria

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care), or equivalent demonstrated experience
  • Current Senior First Aid & CPR (with 3+ months until expiry)
  • Demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with people living with dementia and their carers
  • Ability to engage in meaningful relations with people living with dementia, supporting their abilities, always promoting their dignity, and providing reassurance and validation of their feelings
  • Working rights in Australia
  • Current Police Clearance
  • A valid WA ‘C’ class driver’s licence and an insured roadworthy vehicle
  • NDIS Worker Screening
  • Up to date COVID Vaccination

Desirable Criteria

  • Certificate IV in Dementia, or equivalent demonstrated experience
  • Understanding of person-centred approach in dementia care
  • Ability to speak language(s) in addition to English

At Alzheimer’s WA, we offer

  • Opportunity to salary package up to $15,900 per annum,
  • Five (5) weeks of annual leave per year,
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP),
  • A comprehensive induction program, and
  • On-going professional development opportunities.

About Us

Established in 1982, Alzheimer’s WA advocates, educates, and engages Western Australians living with all types of dementia as well as their families and carers.

We support CHSP, HCP and NDIS funding by providing home and community support, as well as respite day and overnight in our three (3) homes based in Perth, Mandurah, and Albany.

Some of our key services include:

  • Home, community, and social support using holistic person-centred care programs, from a philosophy of understanding the lived experience,
  • Education, training, and consultancy for those who wish to learn and have an impact on the lives of people living with dementia.

We endeavour to be by the side of those living with dementia, and to make a positive difference to their lives. If this is a journey that interests you, we welcome you to apply to become part of our team.

More information about Alzheimer’s WA, is available here: https://www.alzheimerswa.org.au/about/

Application Process

After application submission, candidates will be shortlisted and forwarded to respective hiring managers. Only suitable candidates will be considered and contacted following the shortlisting process.

If you have questions about the position, or would like to see the full position description, you can email us at recruitment@alzheimerswa.org.au using the subject line: Support Workers - Northern Suburbs enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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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