Leisure & Lifestyle Officer


About the role The Leisure and Lifestyle Officer’s role is to ensure the design, development and implementation of special programs to meet the needs of residents within in the Cessnock facility, giving them quality of life and enjoyment whilst in care. The Leisure and Lifestyle Officer will conduct programs in a manner that recognises the autonomy and independence of each resident creating a fun an relaxing environment. We currently have a part time permanent contract on offer at Muswellbrook Retirement Community. Working Monday to Friday, 55hrs per fortnight. What you bring

  • Leisure & Lifestyle Certificate Level IV or other relevant qualification
  • Current influenza immunisation
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Experience in the planning, implementation and evaluation of activities for frail people with cognitive impairment and disabilities
  • Ability to document assessments, care plans and progress notes
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the needs and interests of residents
  • Strong communication skills
  • Current NSW Driver’s Licence
Benefits This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality. Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/ About Calvary Calvary is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas. Calvary employs over 11,000 people and has over 1,500 volunteers. Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need. We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter. How to join the team To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application. Please note: attached to the job advertisement on the Calvary Careers portal are important documents relating to the role. Please ensure you view these documents before beginning your application. It is suggested that you download a copy of these for your reference. Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or the capacity to permanently work in Australia. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing. As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role. Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have Qualifications in Leisure Lifestyle?
Desirable: Do you have experience working in dementia specific facilities?
Desirable: Do you have experience in developing Leisure Lifestyle programs
Contact Person Melinda Abell
Contact Email crcrecruit@calvarycare.org.au
Closing Date 12/11/2020