Specialised Dementia Carers - Harding

Applications open until: 22-JUL-2019
State: NSW
Location: HammondVille, NSW
Type of employment: Residential Care


  • Part time and casual opportunities to join our Hammondville Residential team
  • Significant role in new purpose built cottages opened in July 2019
  • Innovative, industry-leading independent Christian Charity in rapidly growing health industry

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, and other related health care services.   

HammondCare has developed innovative, flexible care models designed to serve people with complex health or aged care needs, regardless of their circumstances. 

The purpose built cottages at Hammondville opened in July 2019 and features a village centre, gym, courtyard gardens, art studio and hairdressing salon.

About the role

A Specialised Dementia Carer (SDC) is a multi-skilled role, providing personalised care and support to residents living with dementia in accordance with HammondCare’s philosophy of care and values. Our 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.

As an SDC you will

  • Assist with the full range of duties including personal care
  • Maintenance of the cottage (eg. cooking, cleaning, laundry)
  • Provide opportunities for residents to engage in activities of daily living (eg. participation in domestic tasks), leisure activities and wider community involvement. 
  • Work together with other SDCs as a team

We are looking for people who can model appropriate behaviour and encourages a calm, supportive and secure atmosphere. We promote dignity and self-respect and aim to maintain the resident’s quality of life and abilities.

About you

You will succeed in this role if you have

  • 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 rewarding benefits program. For more info check out our website www.hammond.com.au/careers

All short listed applicants for this position will be asked to attend a half day Assessment Centre onsite, consent to a criminal record check and be required to attend to a functional assessment.

Ready to make a change? Respond to this opportunity!

Click on the 'Apply Now' button and simply send in your resume and cover letter and tell us why you want to be a SDC.

Closing Date: 22 July 2019