Advanced Recreation Officer

  • Company:
    Queensland Health - Metro South Hospital and Health Service
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services are looking for an Advanced Recreation Officer to join their team. The Adult Acute Psychiatric Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital is a 64-bed inpatient mental health unit, which falls within Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services (MSAMHS). In addition to providing mental health and addiction services across inpatient and community services, MSAMHS deliver acute care services which may be undertaken in the consumer’s home, in GP surgeries or in emergency departments.

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Location: Brisbane Inner City,Brisbane – South
  • Contact Name: Ashleigh Motuone
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 10-FEB-21

Metro South Health is Australia’s first digital health service and the first health service in Australia to be recognised for excellence in person-centred care by Planetree International. It’s also one of the largest in Queensland, with an estimated residential population of approximately one million people or 23 per cent of Queensland’s population.

This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Metro South Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

About the Role

Design, implement and evaluate a variety of recreational, diversional and social activities to improve or maintain the physical and mental function of inpatient consumers. This position reports operationally to the Allied Inpatient Team Leader and professionally to the Professional Lead of Leisure Therapy and Recreation for Metro South Mental Health and participates regularly in peer supervision with Recreation Officers of Metro South.

  • Regularly evaluate the recreational and diversion activity programs and develop new and or additional services in accordance with changing needs of the consumer caseload.
  • Supervise consumers undertaking recreational or leisure activities to ensure their well-being and safety and to maintain a safe environment
  • Participate in recreational and diversional activity research as appropriate and utilise an evidence-based approach in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities.

Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the attached Role Description.

Our ICARE² values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Engagement and Excellence, shape our culture within Metro South Health. Our values guide our day-to-day decision making and are fundamental to what we care about as a health service, how we behave, how we interact with each other and provide care to the many patients who come through our doors every day.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.

We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Metro South employee, you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

You can find out more about why it’s so great to work at Metro South here: