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Lifestyle Assistant

Mercy Health Australia - Mordialloc, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Position Summary

Play a vital role in the delivery of individual and group activity programs designed to enhance our residents’ physical, intellectual, emotional, cultural and social well being. This role will suit if you have a positive personality, able to work autonomously and as a team player and are passionate about ensuring our residents have engaging and meaningful activities that suit their needs and interests.

We are seeking an organised and enthusiastic individual, who is a creative problem solver, has great written and verbal skills and is empathetic. If you have a passion for helping and love the idea of helping run activities that involve music, art and craft, celebrating milestones and trips that connect to the community, you will find that this is fun not work.

About The Role

  • Part Time Permanent position
  • 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
  • Ilona Aminov, Service Manager
  • 9580 4902

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

Mordialloc, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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