Lifestyle Assistant

Job posted: 25/05/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 17405

Reference: 17405

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

ABOUT THE ROLE: Part time, Full time, Fixed Term Lifestyle Assistant positions available at Mercy Place Nixon, Mercy Place Northcliffe

Summary of the role: Play a vital role in the delivery of individual and group activity programs designed to enhance our residents’ wellbeing. Located in Mordialloc, Edithvale

  • Casual, part time, full time position/s available
  • Promote emotional and physical rehabilitation through engaging residents in recreational activities of their choice that promote holistic wellbeing
  • Create, facilitate and evaluate individual and group lifestyle programs to ensure that our residents have the best day possible each and every day.
  • Work in consultation with the wider care team to provide relevant and timely information for the care planning process
  • You will be supported and guided by the Lifestyle Coordinator.


  • Completed or currently enrolled in Certificate IV in Lifestyle & Leisure (Diversional Therapy), or similar
  • Previous experience in a lifestyle role in an aged care environment
  • Highly motivated and engaging personality with a desire to teach and make a difference within the home
  • Demonstrated time management and an excellent relationship-builder
  • Previous experience delivering recreational activities and the ability to work within a team environment


Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Contact Details

  • Ilona Aminov, Service Manager
  • IAminov@mercy.com.au

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Lifestyle Assistant

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Ilona Aminov
Maggie Hesse

Lifestyle Assistant