Program Mentor

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 12 Jun 2024

  • Full-Time, Fixed-term until 30th June 2025
  • Competitive Salary including 17% Superannuation
  • Based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) campus

About the position

The Dementia Training Australia (DTA) consortium is an Australian Government funded dementia education program aimed at increasing the capacity of the health and aged care workforce and healthcare students to care for people with dementia. The DTA consortium is led by the University of Wollongong and consists of La Trobe University, Dementia Australia, Queensland University of Technology, University of Western Australia, and University of Tasmania Wicking Dementia Centre.

DTA provides a range of training and education services and activities nationally through collaboration across consortium members. The La Trobe University DTA team is responsible for the delivery of the Dementia Knowledge to Action (DK2A) Program, General Practitioner (GP) education program, Pain Consultancy Service and Commissioned Training Programs.

This position sits within the DK2A Program which equips staff in aged care (guides) with enhanced skills in dementia care, care improvement, leadership, and responding to changed behaviours. Through this program staff can become effective leaders and influencers at the point of care, driving positive changes in dementia care practices within their workplace.

A Mentor to DK2A candidates provides advice, guidance and support throughout the program and care improvement project via online meetings, phone, e-mail, and face to face at training sessions. This position, together with the program delivery team, also plays a part in organising and facilitating communities of practice sessions with guides.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Good understanding of the dementia knowledge needs of the aged care workforce.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement project methods.
  • Demonstrated experience of quality improvement projects.
  • Demonstrated recent experience in dementia care and the aged care sector.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of dementia and dementia care.
  • Experience in the use of learning management systems and e-learning platforms.
  • Experience in mentoring and facilitation.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with a range of collaborators nationally and/or internationally and with industry partners.
  • High level organisational skills: the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, initiate and follow-up actions, all with minimal or no supervision.
  • Sound analytical skills with an ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Experience in delivering education for the aged care sectors. Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment desirable but not essential.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm Wednesday, 12th June 2024

Position Enquiries: Elizabeth Panagiotaros, Dementia Training Australia, LTU Hub Manager

Email: [email protected]

Recruitment Enquiries: Bianca Trajanov, Talent Acquisition Consultant

Email:  [email protected]

Position Description below:

 PD - HEO7 - Program Mentor.pdf

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume

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

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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