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Lifestyle Assistant

The Salvation Army

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

About us:

The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

About the role:

We are currently seeking a bright, happy, kind and enthusiastic person to join our team in the role of Lifestyle Assistant at our Macquarie Lodge Aged Care Centre in Arncliffe.

This position is a part time role working two days per week 15.2hrs. Start and finish times can be flexible to suit your individual arrangements, upon agreement with management.

This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of recreational programs for our residents to promote their psychological, social, and physical wellbeing.

About you:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An understanding, empathy, appreciation and the ability to promote the Christian values and ethos of The Salvation Army
  • Demonstrated experience working with the aged and an understanding of aged related conditions
  • Experience of and a desire to work with people living with dementia
  • Proven ability to monitor and review recreational needs of aged residents to develop suitable, innovative activities and programs
  • Certificate III in Aged Care and/or Cert IV in Leisure & Lifestyle
  • Empathetic approach, enthusiasm and patience - ability to use initiative to create positive experiences for residents
  • Able to communicate well with residents, families and other employees, including to sensitively explore resident needs or encourage resident participation
  • Committed team player with the ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Computer literate and experienced using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel etc.)

Applications must include a current resume and cover letter addressing your suitability against the position selection criteria. To ensure your resume is noticed, please complete the online application form as well as the screening questions.

We offer:

  • Access to not-for-profit salary packaging & meals and entertainment benefits (save on tax)
  • Above award wages
  • Flexible work arrangements supporting you to achieve work-life balance
  • Access to financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Learning and development to support you in your role
  • Employee assistance program

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Milly on 02 9556 6900

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