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Dementia Counsellor

IPA PERSONNEL - Woolloongabba, QLD

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As a

Dementia Counsellor

, you will contribute to the achievement of the strategy through the delivery of a range of specialist services ensuring positive outcomes for clients who are living with dementia and their carer.

You will provide support to people living with dementia, their families and carers to enhance their quality of life through the provision of individual, group or family counselling and other related activities. The position promotes wellbeing and builds self-efficacy through face-to-face, telephone or online counselling and innovative service responses.

Some of your daily responsibilities would include:

  • Provide dementia specific counselling for people living with dementia, their families and carers through individual, group or family counselling
  • Provide information about dementia, available services, community and family education and resources to people living with dementia, their families and carers
  • Identify alternative services and supports needed by people living with dementia and their families and carers and make appropriate referrals
  • Ensure consumer directed services are delivered from an enablement perspective, empowering clients and focusing on the needs and rights of the person living with dementia and their carers
  • Screen and assess clients to ensure that appropriate and timely services are received
  • Establish links, collaborate and develop close working relationships and referral pathways with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide information and education sessions to service providers and community members 
  • Participate in and contribute to qualitative and quantitative evaluation of innovative service models, planning and development
  • Facilitate delivery and evaluation of group counselling programs sessions 
  • Attend and actively participate in staff supervision and professional development
  • Promote an awareness of the needs of people with dementia, and their carers from special needs groups including those from diverse cultural backgrounds, people who identify as being LGBTIQ, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people living in rural and remote areas and develop culturally appropriate service strategies
To be successful for this role, you will possess:
  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate specialty area such as Psychology, Social Work or Counselling
  • Registration with, or eligibility for membership of, a relevant professional body or association (e.g. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Australian Counselling Association, Australian Association of Social Workers or Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)
  • Extensive counselling experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the impact of the diagnosis and progression of dementia on the person and their family
  • Experience in the delivery of educational information and group programs
  • Skills and experience in completing psycho-social assessments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, presentation skills etc.)
  • Well-developed case note, record keeping and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver high quality presentations across a diverse community
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Aged Care and Disability Sectors
  • Sound competency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Current Queensland driver’s licence
  • Holds a current police check or have the ability to pass one
  • Flexibility with working hours and ability to travel as required
  • Previous experience within NDIS or similar will be highly regarded

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