Lifestyle Assistant- Internal Only
***Internal Applications Only***
Job Title: Lifestyle Assistant
Job Type: Part Time Fixed Term Contract (0.52 FTE, 4 months)
Location: Mawson Lakes
Closing Date: Monday 19th April 2021
Helping Hand is one of South Australia’s most highly recognised and respected aged care organisations. The not-for-profit has been providing services to older South Australians through home care, retirement living, respite and residential care for more than 65 years and employs more than 1400 people in Adelaide and across regional communities. Helping Hand is an innovator and leader in the field of aged care services - best known by our reputation for quality, choice and professionalism. Helping Hand is a values-based employer that understands the important contribution of our staff, our clients and our community.
Helping Hand has an opportunity for a Lifestyle Assistant to join our Mawson Lakes residential care home on a part time fixed term contract for 4 months, 3 days per week.
The Lifestyle Assistant is responsible for identifying and facilitating the provision of a range of activities for residents, and other clients, which contribute to their social, emotional, spiritual, and psychological wellbeing. Activities include one-to-one, small group, large group, community linkages, outings, and specialist services. Reporting to the Lifestyle Services Coordinator, this role is focused on assisting residents to maintain a high quality of life. Lifestyle Assistants work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes nurses, allied health, lifestyles, and hotel services. This role works with a range of team members and will be required to adapt to working with different people.
Skills & Experience
/ Ability to communicate with a range of people including older people, staff, volunteers, and visitors, particularly in relation to care of residents.
/ Good written communication including routine documentation related to case notes, routine correspondence and the reading and interpretation of care information.
/ Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people including older people, staff, volunteers and visitors, particularly in relation to care of residents,
/ Good communication skills, including ability to write clearly and accurately,
/ Can demonstrate that they are well organised and able to prioritise their work,
/ Ability to relate and empathise with a diverse range of people,
/ Can demonstrate ability to work as part of a team,
/ Ability to personalise the service: identify what is important to each individual client, and include this into their daily care routine
/ Demonstrate ability to adapt and use a variety of ways to support individual clients according to their needs and preferences
/ A certificate or equivalent related to Lifestyle Services
/ Current First Aid Certificate
Benefits & Perks
As a valued member of Helping Hand we can offer you:
/ Excellent salary sacrifice benefits – Increase your take home pay;
/ Discounted Private Health insurance,
/ EAP - employee assistance program,
/ Ongoing training and development opportunities,
/ Supportive and friendly working environment,
/ Supportive and committed leadership.
To view the position description for this role, please click here.
For confidential enquiries please contact Jane Grigson on 08360 2500.
Applications close Monday 19th April 2021
All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and hold a current national police check or be willing to obtain one. All current Helping Hand employees must notify their manager of their intent to apply