Activities Officer

  • Company:
    Blue Care
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
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Position Summary

  • Casual Positions Available
  • Based in Townsville
  • $21.96-$22.82 per hour + 25% Casual Loading + 9.5% Super 
  • Pinangba is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led service delivery arm of UnitingCare. The foundations of Pinangba are built from our cultural identity and strong community relationships and partnerships. We deliver a range of services including aged care, respite, family therapy and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

    Through our values UnitingCare are proud of our teams diversity, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

    We’re seeking an enthusiastic Activities Officer to lead fun and informal activities for our residents in Shalom Elders Village!

    You’ll develop, coordinate and lead activities for our residents aimed at fulfilling their social and recreational needs, supporting their independence and improving their quality of life.

    It will be important for you to observe and record the effectiveness of the programs by monitoring residents’ ongoing progress and adjusting the programs to any developing needs.

    You will also be required to transport residents (as requested and approved in Blue Care vehicles) on outings and attend to resident/client personal care needs as required.

    What you’ll need:

    You’ll have experience coordinating activities for resident/clients – both in a residential home and in the community. You’ll demonstrate an awareness and consideration of the social and recreational needs of residents/clients, and how you’ve previously adapted your programs and activities accordingly. You’ll have:

  • Certificate III Aged Care, Home and Community Care or Disability Support (Desirable)
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificates or willingness to obtain
  • Blue Card and Yellow Card or willingness to obtain
  • Experience with technology incl. smartphones, tablets, laptops etc
  • Confidence to satisfy the relevant probity checks required by legislation or policies
  • Evidence of up to date Influenza Vaccination
  • Supporting you to support others.

    We’ve been caring for Queenslander’s for over 65 years. Whether we’re on the road, in people’s homes or in our centres, everything our dedicated team of more than 8,000 people do is built on enabling independence, choice and freedom. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you: 

  • Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Employee assistance, health & wellness programs
  • Values-based culture & rewards and recognition
  • Ongoing learning & development
  • Ready to work together?
    Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter.

    Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date.

    We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

    Selection Criteria Desirable: Do you have a thorough understanding of client centred, community based care services delivery?
    Desirable: Do you have previous experience in organising, documenting and reporting on activity programs and ongoing progress of clients?
    Essential: Do you hold a current Australian Drivers Licence?
    Essential: Can you supply evidence of an up-to-date influenza vaccination in accordance with the current Public Health Directive for Aged Care Facilities?
    Desirable: Do you hold a Certificate III in Aged Care, Individual Support, Home and Community Care or Disabilities? If no, please list your qualifications relevant to this role:
    Desirable: Do you have any limitations on your availability? If yes, please list when you are NOT available: