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Wellbeing Assistant

Monash Health - Doveton, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Reference Number 45126

Employment Type Part Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Chestnut Gardens
Location Chestnut Gardens - Doveton
Position Summary
Chestnut Gardens residential home in Doveton
Excellent Opportunity for an experienced Wellbeing program Assistant
Join an inclusive and collaborative team
Permanent Part time ongoing - 32 hrs per fortnight

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About Chestnut Gardens Residential Home

Chestnut Gardens, Doveton, is home to 100 high care residents and utilises the latest in care and design philosophies. Chestnut Gardens is built as a series of houses, each with its own décor. The home is split into 2 units, the Avenue and the Boulevard, with 4 houses in each unit.

The Avenue is a 40 bed unit, of which 10 are dementia specific and 30 mental health and the Boulevard is a 60 bed unit for those with complex care needs, requiring services that cannot be accessed living in the community.

As a valuable member of a wider team, we are committed to working with you to become your professional best. We offer education sessions, training on the job and career progression to enable you to further develop your skills.

Under the supervision of the Facility Manager and the assistance of other Wellbeing assistants, you will be working with the clinical staff, residents and their representatives to assist in the development, implementation and delivery of a person centred, meaningful activities for all age groups and various interests.

The position is part time, working Monday to Friday and covering other Wellbeing employee leave.

About You:
Sound understanding of person centred care, for all ages.
You have Excellent time management skills and problem-solving ability
Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, including de-escalation of responsive behaviours.
You are able to work with the team and can be self-directed, love creativity and relentless in pursuit of excellence
You are an outside box thinker and eager to implement new ides
Certificate IV in Leisure & Lifestyle
Ensure that Work Health and Safety principles and Infection Control guidelines are adhered to
Able to use computers and other electronic devices and assist care recipients to use them as need it.
Previous experience in working with younger people living in Residential Care setting will be highly regarded.

What you need:
Proven experience
Passion about your role
Relevant qualifications
Can do approach

What’s in it for you?

A supportive learning environment
Working with a collaborative and supportive team
Mentorship and Career guidance
Support to attend Conferences and Courses
Working with care recipients with various abilities

In addition, as an employee of the largest public health organisation in Victoria, you will receive benefits such as Salary Packaging, access to on site discounted staff car parking and gym, uniform and Employee Assistance Program.

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System - e-mail applications will not be considered.
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

reference checks
a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months
a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)
proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Contact Person
Name Position Phone Email
Rebecca Woodfield Acting facility manager 9554 1200

Advertising Closing 21/04/2021

Doveton, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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