Community Lifestyle Worker - Wollongong / Illawarra

Wollongong, New South Wales, au
Company: Anglicare
Category: Community and Social Service Occupations
Published on 2021-06-12 19:10:12

About the role

Anglicare has a number of community centre-based Social Support/ Respite groups and overnight Cottages operating across Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Illawarra. Our centres and social group programs are designed to be fun and enabling environments, we offer interesting recreational activities that are based on what our clients like to do, such as games, dancing, exercise, arts (painting and pottery), crafts, movies, cooking and outings.

Reporting to a Team Leader, you will ensure on a day-to-day basis that older people and people living with dementia attending our services receive tailored support in a professional and respectful manner according to their individualised care plans, organisational policies and procedures. Utilising your knowledge and understanding of wellness and reablement you will work with our clients to support them to remain as independent as possible and enjoy the time they spend with us.

This is a fixed term full-time position (until end of June ) working across our services in Wollongong/Illawarra. Applicants must be open to working shifts, day and overnight providing respite mid-week and weekends.

Key Duties:

• Planning and facilitating innovative group and individual activities
• Meal preparation and serving
• Personal care such as showering and toileting
• Medication prompting
• Cleaning, keeping the workplace safe
• Transporting people to and from the groups
• Supporting family carers


• Anglicare is renowned for its reputable training and development program.
• Anglicare is committed to achieving the highest performance in work health and safety with the aim of creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment throughout all parts of the organisation.
• Work regular hours with our lovely clients, each and every client touches your heart. You will feel satisfied that you are really helping to meet the needs of older people. 

I want to join. Now what?

If you have a kind heart for serving older people, then we would love to hear from you. We are looking for staff who are committed and passionate about delivering customer service excellence.

Skills and Experience:

• Certificate III in Aged Care/Individual Support/Nursing or equivalent. Certificate IV in Leisure & Health is also desirable.
• Experience working with older people and people living with dementia
• A C Class Motor Vehicle License; and
• Access to use a registered and insured motor vehicle with minimum third-party property damage insurance.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.

Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched and communities strengthened.

Anglicare is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and has zero tolerance of child abuse.

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