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  • Support Worker | Handyman/Tradesperson for the Men's Shed Daglish WA
  • Alzheimer's WA in Daglish WA, , Australia
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

jobs description

Join Alzheimer's WA as a Handyman/Tradesperson for the Men's Shed!

About Us

Established in 1982, Alzheimer’s WA provides care, support, awareness and information to assist people living with dementia, as well as their families and carers.

Our services include advocacy, education, partnerships, training, consultancy and holistic person-centred care programs, based on a philosophy of understanding the lived experiences of those living with dementia. We provide CHSP, HCP and NDIS packages and day/overnight respite in our four homes based in Perth, Mandurah and Albany.

We endeavour to be by the side of those living with dementia, and to make a positive difference to their lives. If this is a journey that interests you, we welcome you to apply to become part of our team.

Position Summary

We're seeking a committed Support Worker with a background in handyman/tradesperson roles to bolster our Men’s Shed initiatives, held every Tuesday morning at our Shenton Park day center.

If you're... interested in this position or would like more information, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Assist clients with hands-on projects, repairs, and maintenance tasks at the Men’s Shed
• Build rapport and provide companionship to people living with dementia
• Create a supportive environment that enhances the well-being of clients and their carers
• Plan and facilitate activities that maintain skills, promote independence, and respect client dignity
• Collaborate with the team to deliver person-centred support

Essential Criteria:
• Certificate III in Individual Support, Ageing, Disability, or equivalent demonstrated experience;
• current Senior First Aid [HLTAID011] and CPR [HLTAID009] (with 3+ months until expiry);
• two (2) professional references;
• demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with people living with dementia and their carers;
• ability to engage in meaningful relations with people living with dementia, supporting their abilities, always promoting their dignity, and providing reassurance and validation of their feelings;
• a valid WA ‘C’ class driver’s licence and an insured roadworthy vehicle;
• Unrestricted working rights in Australia;
• NDIS Worker Screening Check;
• COVID Vaccination (three doses).

Desirable Criteria:
• Certificate IV in Dementia, or equivalent demonstrated experience;
• understanding of person-centred approach in dementia care; and
• ability to speak language(s) in addition to English.

At Alzheimer’s WA, We Offer
• Opportunity to salary package up to $15,900 per annum;
• 5 weeks of annual leave;
• 17.5% leave loading;
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and
• On-going professional development.

Application Process

After application submission, candidates will be shortlisted and forwarded to respective hiring managers. Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

If you have questions about the position, or would like to see the full position description, you can email us at recruitment@alzheimerswa.org.au.

Please note: We reserve the right to close the position without notice.

At Alzheimer’s WA, we believe that we have an important role to play in promoting diversity, equality, respect and inclusion in our society. People from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.#StudyPerth
Daglish WA Australia

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