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Diversional Therapist
Waitara, Sydney
  • NEW Memory Innovations Centre
  • Max-term Contract (January 2020 until June 2020) with possibility to extend
  • Part-time Hours (8 hours per week)
  • Waitara, Sydney Location

 

 

 

About the program

 

CatholicCare has recently received funding for an exciting new project we have called the Memory Innovations Centre.

 

Opening at Clarke Road in Waitara on Monday 27 January 2020, the Centre aims to improve quality of life, wellbeing and cognition for older Australians through use of emerging technologies (including virtual reality, brain programs, smart home devices) and creative activities – all focused on having fun and connecting with others.

 

Participants will have access to a variety of programs and education sessions run by experts including a Social Worker, Exercise Physiologist, Psychologist, Nutritionist/Dietician, Occupational Therapist, Dance/Music Therapist and Creative Arts Therapist.

 

The programs are designed to improve the quality of life, wellbeing and cognition of people living in the community with concerns about their memory by combining science and social activity.

 

The simplicity of the programs is key. Our aim is to empower the client and carer to deliver these programs at home.

 

About the Opportunity

 

We are seeking an experienced Diversional Therapist who will work with our clients to develop and implement specific programs that will help them to meet their individuals’ goals. You will be responsible for facilitating group-based programs (Brain/Body/Food) utilising emerging technologies (VR, Tablets, Smart Home tech). You will work closely with other Allied Health Professionals.

 

This exciting opportunity is for 6 months and is 8 hours per week flexible in day/s with potential to extend.

 

Please review duties as specified in the attached Position Description.

 

About you

 

To be considered for this role you will:

  • Hold relevant qualifications in Health Science, Leisure and Health or Diversional Therapy;
  • Have current registration, or willingness and capability to obtain registration, with the professional body relevant to the qualification;
  • Vested interest/experience with emerging technologies and how this can improve quality of life and wellbeing for seniors.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience;
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Hold experience being able to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • As well as other criteria specified in the attached Position Description.

Experience working with clients living with dementia will be highly regarded.

 

We welcome candidates with Private Practice to apply also.

 

Working with CatholicCare

 

CatholicCare offers a range of initiatives to actively promote your life/work balance and development of our employees through:

  • Working for a not for profit organisation who strive for a world where people are safe, happy, well and connected with each other in inclusive communities;
  • Great training and learning opportunities to help further your career;
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support;
  • Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits.

To apply

 

If you are a passionate person who realises the tremendous opportunity that this role offers and want to utilise your skills and passion in a rewarding environment, we want to hear from you!

 

Simply complete your work history & education information on the application page and submit your resume. You are welcome to include any certificates or licences in the education section to assist us in assessing your suitability for this role.

 

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

 

 

Apply Now!

 

CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct. All child related roles are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check Clearance in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

Completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance is a requirement of this position

 

 

No recruitment agencies please

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