Dementia|Mate Wareware HomeShare Host– Queenstown

Listed 133 days Ago
Non-profit - Social Services

  • Dementia/Mate Wareware HomeShare Host 
  • Queenstown 
  • Permanent, Part-time
  • Career opportunity with established Not for Profit organisation

The Role 

In this role, you will enable persons with Dementia/Mate Wareware, who may be socially isolated, to connect with others socially and maintain their holistic health and wellbeing. 

Together we will deliver TeTiriti o Waitangi honouring respite care for people with Mate Wareware/Dementia, where whānau and care partners/supporters are an integral part of improving health and wellbeing outcomes with the Whaiora. We will support Caregivers to have reduced stress and increased ability to remain in their caregiving role, to acquire skills that help them reduce their stress and provide better self-care. All involved have fun and enjoyment.

You will be hosting clients in your environment providing them with opportunities to socialise, engage in activities and exercise and to enjoy a homecooked meal with others.

Hours: Permanent, Part-time 1 day per week; 5 hours per day, additional hours may be required for transportation.   

About You

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Have an understanding of, interest in, and empathy with, older people together with a desire to make a ‘positive difference’ in their lives.
  • Have effective communication skills and the ability to work well in a team and support a group.
  • Have the ability to build rapport, have patience, and understand older people and their individual needs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and follow protocol when exchanging client formation.
  • Have enthusiasm and a sense of humour.
  • Have a commitment to the mission and values of Dementia/ Mate Wareware HomeShare service.
  • Have a current first aid certificate or be prepared to complete first aid training.
  • Have a suitable environment to Host clients.

What We Offer

  • Being part of a well-known and highly respected charitable organisation
  • Joining a team that makes a real difference in people’s lives
  • Working with a team of passionate people
  • Personal growth and career development opportunities
  • Significant on-the-job training
  • Discounts with local businesses   
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Dementia Training supported by Alzheimers Otago

About Us

Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) is a Charitable Trust established in 1906. Our Mission is to walk with people across the generations to create together places to live, learn, and thrive. We call out injustice and advocate for positive change. We operate a highly regarded network of 9 care homes across Otago and we provide many other community-based social support programmes.

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Please note applications will be reviewed as they are received, and this job vacancy could close prior to the closing date. 

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 Please apply only if you have the legal right to work in New Zealand.   

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