Dementia Educator- Walking in Another's Shoes | Greymouth


  • Part time (0.6FTE) permanent position
  • Registered health professional with a background in dementia
  • Experience in clinical teaching/education

 

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength  of one, it is the strength of many

 

What you’ll do with your time

The main aim of this position is to assist services and staff that work with people with dementia to move towards more Dementia Friendly models of care and health environments.

Are you a registered health professional with a background in dementia? Join our team on the West Coast where you will work in conjunction with the South Island Walking in Another’s Shoes Coordinator, and you will be responsible for the implementation of the programme on the West Coast. In this role you will:

  • Deliver appropriate training/education to our staff in person centred dementia care
  • Provide regular workplace visits across the West Coast region
  • Act as a resource and role model in clinical experience
  • Provide evaluation data to the National Walking in Another’s Shoes Office in Canterbury

You will have a current APC and at least two years’ experience in a field that includes working with people living with dementia. A passion for great person-centre care, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to motivate and support behavioural change within complex environments is a must, alongside demonstrated clinical teaching skills.

This is a 0.6FTE permanent role based in Greymouth, with travel required across the West Coast region, and at times to Canterbury.

What we are about

We are a unique region like no other in New Zealand, with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference. As an organisation we are committed to help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development.

Why us

This isn’t a job for just anyone.  Joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in our mission.

What’s Next

Apply online via our careers website, or for any further information please contact us on careers@westcoastdhb.health.nz

Applications will be processed as they are received, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19.  As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: EQAO2243146

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Apply Now!