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April

Lifestyle Assistant

Mercy Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Conducting the lifesyle programs in residential aged care facility. This includes diversional therapy and memory support programs and raising awareness about positive leisure (social, physical, cognitive) engagement within the facility's community.

Casual position/s available across both homes located at Mercy Place East Melbourne and Abbotsford

Promote emotional and physical rehabilitation through engaging residents in recreational activities of their choice that promote holistic wellbeing
Create, facilitate and evaluate individual and group lifestyle programs to ensure that our residents have the best day possible each and every day.
Work in consultation with the wider care team to provide relevant and timely information for the care planning process
You will be supported and guided by the Lifestyle Coordinator.

ABOUT YOU:
Completed or currently enrolled in Certificate IV in Lifestyle & Leisure (Diversional Therapy), or similar
Previous experience in a lifestyle role in an aged care environment
Highly motivated and engaging personality with a desire to teach and make a difference within the home
Demonstrated time management and an excellent relationship-builder
Previous experience delivering recreational activities and the ability to work within a team environment

ABOUT US:
Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

WHAT WE OFFER:
Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

Salary packaging benefits
Opportunity to purchase additional leave
Health and Wellbeing programs
Camp Australia School Holiday Program
Career progression and development opportunities
A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Teresa Giles - General Manager
tgiles@mercy.com.au
Ph: 03 94131777

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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