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Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator

  • Newcastle, NSW, Australia
  • Waratah, NSW, Australia, 2298
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Aug 21 2022

Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator

Palliative Care

Calvary Mater Newcastle

  • Join a collaborative multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive care to palliative care patients and their families
  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • Classification: Allied Health Assistant Level 3
  • Remuneration: $29.58026  - $30.91895 per hour
  • Permanent Part Time – 32 hours per week

About the role

The Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator is collaboratively involved in development, preparation, implementation and evaluation of activities for inpatient and community-based palliative care patients, in a service which innovates and explores new, best practice opportunities for engagement in patient defined activities of meaning, importance and purpose.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Day Hospice Coordinator and other team members in the planning, running and evaluation of therapeutic group and individual activities with patients attending the ‘Fig Tree’ Day Hospice program.
  • Work with patients on special individual creative arts, life review or legacy projects with the support and supervision of the day hospice coordinator or other team members.
  • With the leadership support of the Nursing Unit Manager and within the multidisciplinary team care model, support and assist patients with reablement goals or other activities defined by patients as meaningful and important.
  • Work collaboratively and supportively with departmental volunteers to ensure optimal experience for patients, carers and volunteer staff. 
  • Contribute to a culture of collaboration and multidisciplinary approach to improve experience for palliative care patients and their families.

What you bring 

  • Relevant Cert IV qualification in either Leisure & Health, Aged Care, Disability Support, Allied Health Assistant or other equivalent qualification deemed appropriate by the organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering wellbeing or engagement outcomes as a Leisure and Lifestyle coordinator or similar role in implementing creative and therapeutic programs for individuals or groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing holistic care including competent patient manual handling and personal care assistance.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Full drivers licence
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

The Calvary Mater Newcastle is an Affiliated Health Organisation providing services to both public and private patients primarily from the Hunter New England area. Current employees of NSW Health can request to have various leave entitlement balances transferred to Calvary Mater Newcastle on commencement. Leave types may include but not limited to Long Service Leave, Annual Leave and Sick Leave. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this with the Convenor for further information.

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About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.
  • As part of this recruitment activity, an eligibility list will be created for future vacancies. In addition, should you wish to be considered for our casual pool, please advise the convenor during your interview process

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