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Web Site: http://www.hammond.com.au/

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Residential Aged Care Workers


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Miranda, NSW, Australia 


Associations/NFP's, Health Care/Nursing

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Part time, Casual



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Job Description:

• Fantastic casual and part time opportunities
• Role based at our dementia specific residential service at Miranda, NSW.
• Play a vital role in our residents day to day life

Are you looking for a rewarding role? Would you like to improve the quality of life for people in need? Do you want to join a reputable organisation in the Health and Aged Care industry?

If you answered YES then look no further, as this is the role for you!

HammondCare has a number of exciting opportunities for people who are passionate about caring for people living with Dementia. We are looking for Residential Aged Care Workers to join the team at our dementia-specific residential service at Miranda. At HammondCare, we call these roles Specialised Dementia Carers (SDCs).

About HammondCare
HammondCare is an independent Christian charity that exists to improve quality of life for people in need.
We specialise in aged and dementia care, palliative care, rehabilitation, mental health services for older people, and other related health and aged care services.  HammondCare seeks to embed evidence based best practice in its services and we provide these services through home care, sub-acute hospitals and residential aged care. 
Bringing these health, hospital and aged care services together, HammondCare has been able to develop innovative, flexible care models designed to serve people with complex health or aged care needs, regardless of their circumstances. 
HammondCare works to provide its staff with support, career development opportunities, education, responsibility and recognition, work/life balance, and satisfying roles.

More about the role
A Specialised Dementia Carer (SDC) is a multi-skilled role, providing personalised care to residents living with dementia in accordance with HammondCare’s philosophy of care and values. SDCs provide care and support to residents, enabling them to engage in life within the home. SDCs assist with the full range of duties including personal care, maintenance of the cottage (e.g. cooking, cleaning, and laundry) and provide opportunities for residents to engage in activities of daily living (e.g. participation in domestic tasks), leisure activities and wider community involvement.

The rationale for having a multi-skilled staff model is to ensure that residents’ needs are met when they arise, and that disruptions to residents are at a minimum, with familiar staff tending to all the residents’ needs. This approach reduces the need for multiple people to provide different aspects of care, which can lead to increased levels of confusion and agitation for a person living with dementia.

All SDCs work together as a team to give each resident the opportunity to succeed at activities of daily living.  We promote dignity and self-respect and aim to maintain the resident’s quality of life and abilities. An SDC models appropriate behaviour and encourages a calm, supportive and secure atmosphere.

A well-functioning cottage relies on flexibility and responsiveness of staff. The building of relationships both with the person who is living with dementia and their family is of great importance in caring for them and this is promoted through the role of the Specialised Dementia Carer.

About you
• Commitment to engage and align with HammondCare’s Christian Mission, Motivation and Mission in Action.
• You genuinely enjoy engaging with older people and have a regard and respect for the older generation;
• You have an understanding of, or interest in learning more about, dementia and how to build relationships with people with dementia or special needs;
• You are flexible in your approach to work and hours;
• You enjoy a degree of responsibility and lots of variety in your job;
• You enjoy cooking and preparing meals
• Strong administrative and computer skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Empathy and patience.

Role Demands
The role of an SDC is a physical one, and physical capabilities are required to meet the role demands. We train staff in safe work practices and you need to be aware that the role requires you to be physically capable for all aspects of this role.

Why work for HammondCare
• We are a Values driven, rapidly growing organisation
• We will provide you with extensive training and development opportunities
• Role security and work/life balance
• HammondCare has a career development framework designed to develop and support you in your role and provide career progression opportunities
• We can offer you a competitive salary
• You can take advantage of Salary Packaging and other benefits offered through HammondCare Benefits, our exclusive employee benefits program. 
• We provide a supportive environment

Ready to make a change? Apply Now!

For an information pack, including the selection criteria, and details on how to apply, please click on the link below:

• Please complete the availability form in the info pack and submit with your application.

For any specific queries not answered in the information pack, please contact Brook Rolls on 02 8513 2000.

Closing Date: 21 June 2017

All short listed applicants for these positions will be asked to consent to a criminal record check and will be required to attend to a functional assessment   


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