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Leisure & Lifestyle Assistant

  • Prahran, VIC, Australia, 3181
  • Part time
  • Part time position based in Prahran
  • Great culture with fun, friendly team and supportive environment
  • Excellent Not for Profit Salary Packaging Benefits

About the role

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and self-motivated Leisure and Lifestyle Assistant to support residents to participate in activities in line with their individual needs and care plan.

Working as part of a friendly and close-knit team, your focus will be:

  • Work with the resident to identify strategies and opportunities that maximise engagement and promote healthy lifestyle practices.
  • Organise activities for people living with dementia, which aim to maintain independence, using familiar routines and existing skills and promote healthy lifestyle practices and existing. skills
  • Use appropriate methods to assess resident’s leisure and health needs according to specific purpose and under the guidance of an experienced worker.
  • Collect and review relevant information to establish the needs of residents, based on the leisure and recreation or relevant assessment.
  • Develop strategies to deal with challenging behaviour and to maximise resident participation in activities and evaluate effectiveness of strategies as indicated by the response. 

Requirements

  • Certificate III in Leisure and Health or equivalent
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Previous experience working in an aged care facility
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to be self-motivated, work without supervision and promote a positive lifestyle environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed prioritisation and organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines

Why VMCH?

Because the people we employ make it a great place to work! In addition, VMCH will provide you with:

  • Excellent Salary Packaging benefits
  • Both casual AND permanent part time roles on offer
  • A competitive salary
  • Ongoing professional development
  • A positive and supportive workplace culture
  • Employee Assistance Program

About us

VMCH are a Catholic not-for-profit organisation, providing services including affordable housing, residential aged care, retirement living, community and disability services and specialist education to 7,600 people across Victoria. We operate in over 50 locations, have 2,600+ employees and over 600 volunteers maintaining our 24/7 service to vulnerable people across Victoria.

If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you! Visit our careers page for other opportunities - https://careers.vmch.com.au/jobs

To work at VMCH, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, Evidence of Flu and Covid Vaccinations and a NDIS Worker Screening Check.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes, emails and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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