Carer (Specialised Dementia Carer-SDC)

Applications open until: Open until further notice
State: NSW
Location: Cardiff, NSW
Type of employment: Residential Care

 

  • Exciting permanent full time & part time opportunities available
  • Opening in August 2019
  • Join an internationally recognised organisation passionate about improving the quality of life of people in need

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.

What is the opportunity?

We are searching for Specialised Dementia Carers (SDC) to serve and care for our residents.

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.

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.

What do you bring to the role?

Besides a heart to care, you will have the ability to work independently and the willingness to accept a level of responsibility. Of course a level of experience in a caring role and passion for HammondCare’s mission and values, however we are looking for passionate people who are keen to join our residential care team.

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?

For an information pack, including the selection criteria that needs to be addressed, please click on the link below:

SDC Cardiff info pack June 2019

For any specific queries not answered by the information pack, please phone Ben Leow on 02 8280 8458

To apply for this opportunity please click on the APPLY NOW button and submit your CV and cover letter (including your selection criteria answers) via this link.

Closing Date: open until further notice

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