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Social Worker – Dementia and Aged Care

Social Workers required to join an aged care organisation driven to make a genuine difference for some of Australia’s most vulnerable populations.

Are you a dedicated and experienced Social Worker passionate about providing specialised care for individuals living with dementia? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of elderly individuals? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Company Overview:
Our client is a leading provider of aged care services with a commitment to delivering personalised and compassionate care to their residents. They are a well-respected organisation that provide specialised care across small boutique aged care homes throughout Sydney. This organisation is driven to make a genuine impact for some of Australia's most vulnerable populations.


There are two opportunities available for Social Workers to operate throughout their homes in Crow's Nest and St Ives, as well as a second opportunity working across the Sutherland Shire.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a highly skilled Social Worker with a minimum of three years of experience. You will play a vital role in providing holistic support to our residents, their families, and the wider care team.


This role will require a specialisation in delivering care for those with dementia, no experience is necessary but will be beneficial - training is provided.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of residents' social and emotional needs, with a focus on individuals living with dementia.
  • Develop and implement individualised care plans in collaboration with residents, families, and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Provide counselling and support to residents and their families to enhance coping strategies and improve overall well-being.
  • Facilitate therapeutic group activities and programs tailored to the needs and interests of residents with dementia.
  • Advocate for the rights and preferences of residents, ensuring their voices are heard and respected.
  • Collaborate with external agencies and community resources to access additional support services as needed.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary package commensurate with experience from $90,000 - $110,000 + superannuation - commensurate with experience level.
  • Flexible work hours & part time and full-time opportunities - minimum 0.8FTE 4 days pw.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive work environment with a focus on work-life balance.
  • Birthdays off, social and team building events and 2-day retreats inclusive of proffessional development events!
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of residents and their families.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work or Counselling from an accredited institution.
  • Current registration with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a qualified Social Worker
  • Previous employed experience in supporting a resident and their family through palliation (desirable)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with residents, families, and colleagues.
  • Strong assessment and case management skills, with a person-centered approach to care.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Flexibility to work across homes in Sydney.
  • Own car and insured vehicle
  • Driver's License
  • National Police Clearance
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Influenza Vaccinations and COVID-19 Vaccinations



If you are passionate about supporting the older generation and are looking for a genuinely rewarding opportunity to work in a supportive and collaborative environment, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please submit your resume today or reach out to Beth Peeney at MARS Recruitment today E.bethany.peeney@marsrecruitment.com.au

Salary
AU$950000 - AU$1100000 per annum + superannuation
LOCATION
St Ives, Sydney, Australia
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Ref
BBBH28070_1707363885
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