Eldercare is seeking dedicated Dementia Support Assistants at Eldercare The Village at Maitland on the Yorke Peninsula.

Eldercare is a leading not-for-profit aged care provider in South Australia with in excess of 1600 employees. Our workplace culture embraces teamwork, innovation and a dedication to our purpose of delivering peace of mind with our care.

Eldercare has an exciting opportunity for Dementia Support Assistants to join the team at Eldercare The Village.

The Dementia Support Assistant is a new role to Eldercare and provides individualized one-on-one support and engagement to residents living with dementia in Eldercare Memory Support Units.

This role will work closely with the site based leadership team with best practice and professional support provided by Clinical Nurse Consultant – Dementia, to provide high-quality care and support to residents.

  •  Provide individualised care and support to residents living with dementia, including assistance with emotional support
  • Engage residents with meaningful activities that are aligned with their background and interests, and which generate comfort, familiarity and positive emotion.
  • Create a safe and supportive environment for residents, promoting independence, dignity and optimal wellbeing
  • Foster a calm and reassuring environment, responding empathetically to residents’ emotional needs

The following shifts are available on a permanent part time contract;

Week 1

Saturday 10:00 – 20:00

Sunday 10:00 – 20:00

Week 2

Wednesday 10:00 – 20:00

Thursday 10:00 – 20:00

Friday 10:00 – 20:00

Saturday 10:00 – 20:00

Monday 10:00 – 20:00

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be a vibrant and enthusiastic person to join our team
  • Possess a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) or Aged Care – or equivalent
  • A certificate IV in health and leisure is desirable (but not required)
  • Minimum 6 months experience in Aged Care
  • Experienced in participating and arranging recreational or leisure pursuits
  • Specific experience in working with Older People, an advantage if dementia specific.
  • Be passionate about enhancing the wellbeing of our residents
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated, showing a willingness to learn
  • Have great time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to think with initiative
  • Be able to interact positively with residents and their families

If you want to join our inspiring team, we can offer you:

  • Attractive staff benefits such as salary sacrificing
  • Classification of this role is Aged Care Award – Level 4 – Direct Care for 6 months then Aged Care Award – Level 5 – Direct Care
  • An opportunity to contribute to the care and quality of life for our residents
  • A values-driven organisation
  • A great team environment with variety in the role
  • Ongoing professional development in a caring environment
  • Modern facility with onsite parking

Eldercare encourage you to apply if you are a committed and results-driven individual who is passionate about delivering high quality outcomes whilst modelling the behaviours underpinning Eldercare’s values of respect, accountability and connection.

For more information, please contact Tam Erskine, Site Operations Manager, on 8832 2293.

To work for Eldercare, you are required to have a police clearance valid for working in aged care (unsupervised contact with vulnerable people) and the clearance needs to be less than 12 months since date of issue.

As per Eldercare’s Employee Immunisation Policy, all Eldercare employees are required to:

  • Be vaccinated against seasonal influenza by no later than 1 June each year
  • Be vaccinated against COVID-19 as per current ATAGI guidelines

Exemptions on a temporary or permanent basis can only be approved by Eldercare’s Chief Executive.

Eldercare welcomes and respects the diversity that our residents, staff and volunteers bring. Regardless of their culture, religion, spirituality, age, gender, sexuality, disability, socio-economic background or personal experiences, our people are included and respected.

Eldercare is proud to be a Rainbow Tick accredited organisation. We are committed to supporting our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) residents, staff and volunteers to ensure they feel included and safe.

Eldercare encourages respectful relationships and does not accept any form of gender‑based violence in the workplace. Eldercare is committed to preventing violence against women and is proud to be a White Ribbon accredited workplace to support victims of abuse.

All employees can expect to receive fair and equal treatment and to be free from discrimination in all aspects of their life with Eldercare.

Eldercare is proud to provide a smoke-free environment across all sites.

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.