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HammondCare
NSW, Australia

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Specialised Dementia Carer (SDC)


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Location:

CARDIFF, NSW, Australia 

Category:

Associations/NFP's, Graphic Design

Job ID:

24524
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Employment Type:

Full time, Part time

Posted:

08.02.2019
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• Fantastic part/full time and casual opportunities to join a brand new facility in Cardiff
• Significant role that makes a difference in your local community  
• Innovative, industry-leading Independent Christian Charity in rapidly growing health industry

More about the role

A Specialised Dementia Carer (SDC) provides personalised care to residents living in our new facility in Cardiff. You will be in an exciting multi-skilled role that provides personalised care to residents who may be living with dementia in accordance with HammondCare’s philosophy of care and values. You will provide assistance with the full range of duties including personal care, maintenance of the cottage (eg. cooking, cleaning, laundry) and encouraging residents to engage in activities of daily living (eg. participation in domestic tasks), leisure activities and wider community involvement.
 
You may also get the opportunity to interact with family and friends of residents and work collaboratively to maximize residents’ quality of life.

The SDC role is varied and fulfilling and you really have the opportunity to “make someone’s day”. Comprehensive ongoing training and development is also provided as part of the role.

About you

Wondering if the role is for you? Check out the requirements below:
 
• Commitment to engage and align with HammondCare’s Christian Mission, Motivation and Mission in Action;
• You genuinely enjoy assisting elderly people, have a regard and understanding of the older generation and want to make a difference to their lives;
• You have an understanding of dementia (or wish to gain an understanding) and  how to build relationships with people with dementia;
• Past experience of providing care to elderly people in a personal (e.g. caring for a family member) or work situation will be well regarded;
• The ability to be flexible and adapt to changing needs;
• Good administrative and computer skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Able to demonstrate empathy and patience.
• Able to work a minimum 20 hours per fortnight working shifts

Role Demands
The SDC role 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.

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.  There is also an ongoing focus to provide its staff with support, career development opportunities, education, responsibility and recognition, work/life balance, and satisfying roles.

Building the new Cardiff facility demonstrates our commitment to provide quality care to the local community in Cardiff/Newcastle region. We would like to hear from those who are excited to make a difference in their community.  

Ready to make a change? Respond to the Ad!
Simply send in your resume/cover letter and address the selection criteria in no more than one page (by emailing recruitment@hammond.com.au).

Alternatively visit our website: www.hammond.com.au/careers. Either way, we will be in contact with you shortly to discuss this opportunity.

For shortlisted candidates you will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre (in the Newcastle area) either on the 12 or 14 of March 2019. Please ensure that you are available for either one of those dates.

If you have specific queries, please contact People Services on 02 8280 8458.

Closing Date: 25 February 2019

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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