Aged Care Plus provides aged care services across NSW, ACT and QLD. We take a person centred approach to care and are committed to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each of our residents. At Aged Care Plus we have a heart for people - a deep and powerful need to care for others.
About the Role
We are currently seeking a Diversional Therapist to join our team on a permanent full time basis at our Macquarie Lodge Aged Care Plus Centre.
Macquarie Lodge Aged Care Plus Centre is a bright and inviting centre offering a broad spectrum of aged care accommodation options including short term respite care and secure dementia care. The Centre is centrally located just minutes away from Brighton Le Sands and is only 20 minutes from Sydney city.
The Diversional Therapist works within our organization to provide ‘excellence in care’ while being apart of a team that is committed to responding to individual needs of residents, staff and families. The Diversional Therapist will assist with the design, implementation and evaluation of health and leisure activities and programs, working under professional supervision and within defined guidelines. The activities for residents or clients are designed to support, challenge and enhance the psychological spiritual, social, emotional and physical well being of individuals.
To be successful in this role you will have:
Ability and willingness to support and promote the mission and ethos of the Salvation Army
Demonstrated experience working with the aged and an understanding of aged related conditions
Experience developing, planning and implementing activities programs and evaluating their effectiveness
Proven ability to monitor and review the recreational needs of our residents
Ability to prepare and implement a range of recreational and lifestyle activities in a residential aged care, as well as evaluating their effectiveness
Enthusiastic and able to use initiative
Able to communicate well with residents, families and other staff
Committed team player with the ability to work independently
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Cert IV in Lifestyle and Leisure
Current First Aid Certificate
Certificate III in Aged Care is also highly desirable
How to Apply
If you wish to bring your talents to a supportive but highly professional Centre community, please apply through our website www.agedcareplus.salvos.org.au or via Seek.
Applications must include a current resume and cover letter addressing your suitability against the position selection criteria. To ensure your resume is noticed, please complete the online application form as well as the screening questions.
For further information please contact Amy France on (02) 9779 9433
Applications close: Friday 28th October 2016
Offers of employment will be subject to a national criminal history record check. Please note to apply for this position you must have the right to work in Australia.
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