Leisure & Lifestyle Assistant

Job posted: 15/05/2023
Applications close: 12/06/2023 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services, Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Nursing

Reference: 29972

Reference: 29972

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services, Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Leisure & Lifestyle Assistant

  • Permanent Part Time Position, 34 Hours a fortnight
  • Wantirna Residential Care Facility
  • $30.42 per hour

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

The Leisure and Lifestyle Assistant works is a member of a team of Leisure and Lifestyle staff responsible for providing appropriate activities for all residents to enhance their experiences day to day and provide an holistic approach to care.

Under the delegation and supervision of the Leisure and Lifestyle Team leader, works collaboratively with the Health Care Workers and broader multidisciplinary team to provide high quality care for all Residents as stipulated by the Registered Nurse within the unit

  • Supports Residents and their family’s understanding of their care through effective and timely communication with Residents, team members, and the wider community members. public.
  • Practices in accordance with relevant Acts, Agreements, Eastern Health Directions, Policies, Procedures, Staff Handbook and Code of Conduct. Report personal / other non-compliance to the Manager or delegate
  • Ensures that all administrative functions are completed within the mandates and scope of the position, and under the direction of the Manager or delegate.
  • Complies with Eastern Health policies regarding reporting of actual or near-miss events
  • Treats all residents, visitors and staff in a courteous and non-discriminatory manner. Provides an efficient and customer focussed service.
  • Under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse, encourages resident and significant others’ participation in all stages of the care continuum.
  • Complies with admission and discharge processes in accordance with the guidelines established by the Unit and Organisation and within their scope of practice.
  • Participates in activities designed to continuously improve standards of service and practice in accordance with the Eastern Health Quality Framework, Nursing Principles of Practice, Policies and Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  • Under the direction and supervision of the Leisure and Lifestyle Team Leader or RN, maintains an environment that maximises the safety of residents. Implements harm minimisation strategies for at-risk individuals. Ensures that practices are in accordance with Infection Control Standards. Corrects and reports non- compliance with these Standards to the Manager or delegate immediately.
  • Treats all employees of the Organisation with respect and dignity and without discrimination or harassment.
  • Participates in the orientation and mentoring of new / casual staff. Participates in, and provides, as requested by the Team Leader / Manager or delegate, the delivery of models of education to Unit staff and students relevant to their role and scope of practice.
  • Complies with training requirements specified by Eastern Health and maintains accurate documentation of evidence of this training and professional development undertaken.
  • Participates in relevant professional development programs to ensure compliance with current evidence based practice
  • Participates in the prescribed performance development system at least annually - evaluating personal performance and planning self-development.
  • OUR VISION: GREAT Patients First • Kindness • Respect • Excellence • Agility • Humility CARE, EVERYWHERE, EVERY TIME
  • Under the leadership of the Team leader / Manager or delegate supports initiatives to ensure patient/client flow strategies meet the needs of the community and the organisation.
  • Advocates the Values of Eastern Health to the broader community.
  • Exercise appropriate economy in the use of stores, linen, equipment and energy.
  • Supports the Manager or delegate, in the identification of new initiatives to improve sustainability in the unit/department.

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess:


  • Suitably qualified Certificate IV in Leisure and Health or Certificate III in Aged Care
  • Demonstrated experience working as a Leisure and Lifestyle worker the residential aged care sector (1-2 years +)
  • Demonstrated experience to develop Leisure and Lifestyle care plans for residents in accordance with Aged Care Quality Standards
  • Passion and enthusiasm for providing respectful, holistic care for older people and those with complex behavioural and care needs
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Ability to problem solve working in a small team
  • Participate in the analysis and collation data to influence change
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with all residential aged care audiences, including residents, carers, families, staff and managers.


  • Work experience in environments that support Residents with complex health diagnosis including cognitive decline, dementia and mental health disease.

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  This offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range Here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Values in Action: Respect for all | Safe always | Partnering in care | Learning and improving every day

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Leisure & Lifestyle Assistant

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Marnie QUINLAN - (03) 9139 8002

Leisure & Lifestyle Assistant