Dementia Awareness Training Part 1

You are invited to attend:

Monday, June 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This is a FREE event for all community members. Training will be facilitated by Alzheimer’s Australia, NSW Educator Danielle White.

Participants may also like to book into the second part of the training to receive further insight into how to support people with dementia in a community setting: Morning Tea is provided.

Gerroa Boat Fishermans Club

68 Crooked River Road

Gerroa, NSW 2534

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Dementia Friendly Project Officer | Kiama Council Position Vacant

Do you want to give back to the local community?

Are you looking for a sea change to the beautiful South Coast?

Or something a little closer to home?

Whatever your reasons; Kiama Council has your next career opportunity…

About the Area

Working and living on the South Coast comes with many perks. In the Kiama Local Government Area you can relax at our local cafes, restaurants or wineries, experience nature at the Minnamurra Rainforest, The Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk, stroll along our scenic coastal walk or view our two famous Blowholes.

About Council

Kiama Municipal Council operates across a range of industry sectors. In addition to the traditional functions that are carried out by Councils, Kiama Council is a significant provider of aged care services both within the Municipality and the Illawarra region. Tourism is the major industry in the Local Government Area and Council is a significant provider and supporter of local tourism. Council operates the largest conference and function centre within the Municipality; The Pavilion Kiama along with the highly prized five holiday parks that comprise the Kiama Coast Holiday Parks.

About the Role

Kiama Municipal Council is currently seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Dementia Friendly Project Officer to join the team on a temporary part time basis. As this position is dependent on ‘Liveable Communities’ funding the role will be for a 12 month period for 14 hours (2 days) per week. To view the position description for this role, please visit our website.

This position is classified at Grade 10 or Grade 11 of Council’s salary structure depending on qualifications and experience. A Diploma qualified applicant will be classified at Grade 10 of Council’s salary structure, with a commencing weekly salary from $426.88 (Step 1). A Degree qualified applicant will be classified at Grade 11 of Council’s salary structure, with a commencing weekly salary from $447.00 (Step 1). These rates are based on working 14 hours per week and do not include superannuation. Conditions of employment are in accordance with Council polices and the Local Government (State) Award 2014.

For job specific enquiries please contact Council’s Manager Community & Cultural Development, Nick Guggisberg on 4232 0433.

Applications close on Sunday 26 April 2015.

We actively encourage applications from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.

More information here

Help Make Kiama Dementia – Friendly

Kiama Council has recently partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia and the University of Wollongong to start to create one of Australia’s first dementia-friendly communities in Kiama.

Together we’ve formed Kiama’s Local Dementia Alliance and we’re seeking local people with dementia to be involved in the project.

We also invite carers, community groups, organisations and businesses to contact us to see how they can be a part of this exciting initiative.

What’s a dementia-friendly community?

It’s a place that supports people living with dementia to be empowered, respected, supported and engaged in community life.

Dementia isn’t just a medical condition, it has a profound social impact on people living with dementia and those who are living with them.

What makes a community dementia friendly?

Examples include:

  1. businesses that employ staff who are trained to understand and communicate effectively with people with dementia
  2. volunteering or employment opportunities for people with dementia
  3. memory cafes
  4. participation in dementia-friendly community groups such as choirs and walking groups.

How can I contribute?

You can:

  1. join Kiama’s new Local Dementia Alliance
  2. help the alliance to identify dementia-friendly and unfriendly places, buildings and spaces around Kiama
  3. participate in an interview that will provide us with information about living with dementia or living with a person who has dementia.

For more information or to get involved contact Kylie Watkins at or (02) 6278 8934.