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HammondCare
NSW, Australia

Company Profile


Specialised Dementia Carers


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Location:

Miranda, NSW, Australia 

Category:

Associations/NFP's, Health Care/Nursing

Job ID:

24499
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Employment Type:

Full time, Part time

Posted:

06.02.2019
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• Great opportunity for those looking to make a difference through their work
• Based at Miranda
• Full Time and Part Time Opportunities available
• Friendly and professional team
• Commitment to 3 to 5 shifts per week

 

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.

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 (eg. cooking, cleaning, laundry) and provide opportunities for residents to engage in activities of daily living (eg. 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.


About you
• The ability to work independently and to accept a level of responsibility, and be able to work as part of a supportive team environment.
• A willingness to undergo training and be able to work within HammondCare’s unique philosophy of care that strongly supports each resident’s choice and dignity.
• A desire and passion for caring for people living with dementia.
• Experience in providing care for another person is well regarded (eg, aged care, child care, disability care).
• Basic knowledge (or willingness to gain knowledge) of people living with dementia and their needs.
• The ability to be flexible and adapt to changing needs.
• The ability to problem-solve.
• The ability and desire to work within HammondCare’s Christian Mission and core values.

HammondCare offers its staff competitive salaries, excellent training & development opportunities, a supportive environment and a fabulous benefits program. For more info check out our website: www.hammond.com.au/careers


Ready to make a change? Apply Now!
For an information pack, including the selection criteria, and details on how to apply, please see our website: www.hammond.com.au/careers

For any specific queries not answered by the information pack, please phone Debra Hayes on 02 8513 2000

Closing Date: Friday 1st March

All short listed applicants for these positions will be asked to consent to a criminal record check and pre-employment functional assessment.




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