About Us

Alzheimer's Association Queensland (AAQ) is one of Queensland's leading not-for-profit organisations helping maintain the quality of life with people diagnosed with dementia and their caregivers. We pride ourselves on being innovative and exceeding our clients' and residents' expectations - so that people with dementia, the frail aged and their families benefit.

Your Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced casual Dementia Respite Assistant for an immediate start to join our friendly and dedicated team at Toowoomba's Mutli-Service Centre.

Our ideal candidate will have a commitment to quality care of frail aged persons in a community based environment.

Our Expectations

To observe and respect client rights and ensure that clients are treated with dignity and consideration. A commitment to the focus of clients wants and needs and their role within their own community

Critical to your success in securing this role, is flexibility and commitment to cover a variety of shifts across the 7 day roster. You must be available to cover AM,PM and Night shifts in continued support of clients needs.


To observe all organisational procedures and work instructions, promote the organisational philosophy of care, and comply with all relevant standards of care and legislation pertaining to the provision of community and support services.

To promote the retention of existing life skills for people with dementia and provide opportunities to enhance these skills through participation in socially valued roles and activities.

To provide appropriate support to clients in activities of daily living, personal care, community access and other life areas where the need for support/assistance is identified.

To work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing high quality direct care services, support and information to people with dementia and their families and carers.

To maintain and respect the privacy, confidentiality and the individuality of all clients and carers.

Minimum Skill Requirements

  • Certificate III in Aged Care (or similar qualification)
  • First Aid Certificate desired however not essential
  • 2-3 year's experience in the provision of care of the frail aged and people with dementia (must have aged care work experience outside of work placements)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people who have dementia is essential
  • Excellent oral and written skills when liaising with other staff, volunteers and other stakeholders in both written and oral formats
  • Will comply with association processes, legislative requirements, standards of care and ethical practice pertaining to the provision of community care services
  • Current National Police Check and Current Open Driver's Licence
What is on Offer?
  • Attractive hourly rates with access to salary sacrifice
  • The flexibility of shifts to fit in with your lifestyle with Casual positions on offer
  • Access to subsidised well-being programs including flu vaccinations and health promotion
  • Ongoing compulsory education relevant to the role provided to all staff monthly and annually
Applications will only be accepted for this role by applying through SEEK or at www.aqld.recruitmenthub.com.au

Alzheimer's Queensland Website, please visit www.alzheimersonline.org

The successful applicant must be willing to obtain a national police check

Applications close: 18 Nov 2016

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