Diversional Therapist || Leisure & Lifestyle Officer

Diversional Therapist || Leisure & Lifestyle Officer

Job Title: Diversional Therapist || Leisure & Lifestyle Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Salary: $30-$35/Hr + Super
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 2958248
Contact Name: Alex Valentini
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 20, 2019 16:46

Job Description

Lifestyle Coordinator

A well regarded Aged Care organisation is looking for Diversional Therapists to join their team. As a Diversional Therapist you will aid, assist, and facilitate various activities throughout the facility to create a fun and dynamic culture with the residents. When taking on this rewarding role, you will help improve resident's quality of life, assist in their social well-being and creatively find ways to intertwine individualistic needs with the fun opportunities the residential community has to offer.
 To be a successful candidate, you must obtain the following:
  • Plan, prepare and facilitate leisure and recreational activities to meet the needs of the aged care residents
  • Determine each resident's psychological, social and emotional needs and identify any barriers to participation in leisure and recreational pursuits, in accordance with policy and protocols
  • Train, lead, supervise and support Care Workers in delivering the Lifestyle program and expected outcomes
  • Develop and display monthly activities program that reflects the abilities and preferences of residents
  • Assist with the organisation of bus trips and all associated documentation and forms
  • Observe, identify and report variations in residents' abilities and / or condition to a Registered Nurse
  • Participate in case conferences in accordance with protocol
  • Liaise with local community organisations to facilitate an interactive program for leisure activities with residents
Selection Criteria
  • Certificate IV in Aged Care or Lifestyle or other suitable qualification – qualifications in Diversional Therapy are desirable
  • Minimum three years' experience in a similar role in a Residential Aged Care home
  • Genuine respect and a caring attitude with aged people.
  • Positive attitude with an ability to lead and supervise team members is essential
  • Excellent and demonstrated verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and time management skills.

For more details regarding the role, please contact Alex
02 8459 8106

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