Position Details
Reference Number 34402
Position Title Staying Active Coordinator
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Hazeldean
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role

The Activity Program staying active Coordinator works closely with the Multidisciplinary team providing leadership in the overall activity program to promote wellness, independence, social connections, recreational and rehabilitative activities for clients in the residential based Transition Care Program.

The primary role of Staying Active Coordinator (Hazeldean) is to coordinate the overall activity program at Hazeldean Transitional Care.  The role also includes developing and delivering diversional activities in group and individual formats with Transition Care clients.


Lead the development of individual and group activity, leisure and lifestyle programs for TCP clients

Coordinating and deliver activities programs in partnership with the staying active staff and volunteers

Undertake other duties as required/directed as service needs change or grow

Skills & Experience

As an experienced Activities coordinator/Lifestyle coordinator/diversional therapist, you’ll bring a well-rounded understanding of how to organise, coordinate and manage fun and beneficial activities for our clients. You’ll demonstrate an awareness and consideration of the social and recreational needs of clients,

  • Knowledge and experience in the aged care sector
  • Relevant vocational/Tertiary qualification in Aged care, Disability, Community Services, Home and Community Care or other relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and evaluating lifestyle programs and lifestyle teams in an Aged Care setting
  • Experience in managing/mentoring staff and volunteers
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills
  • Ability to promote team work and team building spirit by modelling leadership and team behaviours
  • Experience working with clients with a diagnoses of Dementia
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office Package



We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Jeffrey Garner
Contact Number 0431850865
Closing Date 21/10/2019
Position Description StayingActivePD2019.docx
Application Guide click here to view
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