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Lifestyle Coordinator - Aged Care - Erina

The Salvation Army

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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.


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.

We are currently seeking a Lifestyle Coordinator to work at our Woodport Aged Care Centre in Erina NSW 2250. The Centre is located on the picturesque Central Coast, the Centre is just minutes away from the Erina Fair shopping centre, Gosford City, Terrigal beach, public transport and local services.

Offering all levels of care including short term respite care, it is a lively centre with a strong sense of community, clean fresh rooms and extensive lifestyle programs to cater to a range of individual preferences. This is a permanent full time role, working for 38 hours per week.


In the role of Lifestyle Coordinator you will be responsible for developing, supporting and coordinating recreation programs for residents working towards emotional and physical maintenance through recreational and craft activities that promote psychological, social and physical well being.

The Lifestyle Coordinator will work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team in providing residents with quality care, actively trying to maintain the skill level, independence and mobility of individual residents. The activities for residents are designed to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical well being of individuals.

The main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and implement a diverse range of recreational activities for residents that meet their individual needs, including group, small group and individual activities.
  • Facilitate resident involvement and engagement in the planning of programs
  • Designing activities with consideration of the residents culture, history, likes and preferences
  • Motivate and encourage resident involvement in the advertised program
  • Continuously assess the recreational needs of residents.
  • Assist residents with their recreational needs in a way that respects their dignity and privacy.
  • Actively monitor and record changes in residents care plans.
  • Maintain regular contact with care team and communicate with other staff.
  • Maintain professional standards in all interactions.

About You

To be considered for this important role, you must have:

  • An understanding, empathy, appreciation and ability to promote the values and Christian ethos of The Salvation Army
  • Certificate III in Aged Care Work
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Demonstrated knowledge of aged care needs and recreational aids for elderly people.
  • Proven ability to monitor and review recreational needs of the elderly
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills include MS office package
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team Commitment to Continuous Improvement

Desirable requirements, qualifications and experience:

  • Certificate IV in Leisure and Lifestyle
  • Experience in the Aged Care Sector as a Recreation Activities Coordinator or as a Care Service Employee


  • Access to not-for-profit salary packaging & meals and entertainment benefits (save on tax)
  • Above Award wages
  • Paid parental leave
  • 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
  • Scholarships via Eva Burrows College
  • Supported study options

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.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please click here to be taken to our online application process.

Applications will be reviewed on receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Job offers will be subject to a National Criminal History Check as per Police Certificate Guidelines for Aged Care Providers.

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