Position Details

Reference Number 172155
Position Title Lifestyle Officer - Blakiston Lodge
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Aged Care
Location McKellar Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 68
Position Summary

Broaden Your Horizons

Line up your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Victoria, Australia

  • Great opportunity to work with a passionate team who provide great care
  • Training and professional development in a supported work environment
  • Multiple Permanent Part Time hours available fortnight – Have a dream career and dream lifestyle

About the facility 

Blakiston Lodge is a state-of-the-art 90-bed facility featuring spacious secure design, modern decor, a contemporary colour scheme with natural lighting and connection to the external courtyards. The beautiful garden settings enhance emotional wellbeing and offer a sense of tranquillity. Blakiston Lodge is dedicated to caring for people with dementia and mental illness and offers a safe and secure environment and quality nursing, medical and psychiatric support for residents.

About the role 

Do you have a passion for Aged Care and the creativity to develop and present activities to meet the diverse needs of our residents?  Do you have the initiative to identify areas of opportunity and implement individual programs?  

As the Lifestyle/Activities Officer you will be within a dynamic and challenging unit where teamwork and initiative is paramount. You must have highly developed interpersonal skills as well as sound communication skills both verbal and written. This is an excellent opportunity if you wish to advance your skills while providing positive outcomes for our residents.

About the culture

You will work with an innovative team who maintain extensive knowledge, experience and competency in aged care. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation. If you enjoy a challenge and are looking to work in a friendly, well supported team, we urge you to apply.

Our staff are encouraged to pursue professional development and are supported by a team of dedicated educators to remain up to date in all aspects of care delivery.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Relocation and sponsorship support options
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast  

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. 

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. 

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles. 

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation policy.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Certificate IV in lifestyle and leisure or an accredited qualification in lifestyle and leisure or other relevant qualification
Essential: Understanding of the Aged Care Standards
Essential: Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
Essential: I agree to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full COVID vaccination) as set out in Barwon Health’s Staff Immunisation Policy as amended from time to time. I acknowledge that meeting this ongoing requirement is mandatory and a condition of any employment subsequently offered.
Desirable: Did the ‘Broaden Your Horizons’ advertising campaign attract you apply for the role?
Contact Person Nicole Campbell 
Contact Person Job Title Facility Manager 
Contact Number (03) 4215 5243 
Closing Date 12/12/2021
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.