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Lifestyle Assistant

Mercy Health

ABOUT THE ROLE: Creation and evaluation of both individual and group lifestyle programs that are resident focused, and support resident independence, creativity and dignity. These programs are aimed at ensuring Residents feel valued and that they are still motivated to engage in activities of their choice. Importantly, all activities must be performed in accordance with the Mercy values of Stewardship, Respect, Innovation, Compassion and Teamwork.

Summary of the role: Located in Sandringham, at the heart of Melbourne’s Bayside community, Mercy Place Fernhill is a welcoming and modern home nestled in a bustling beachside village. Permanent Part Time position available 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..


Date14 September 2021

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type Part Time

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