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Lifestyle Assistant

  • LocationMaroubra, NSW 2035
  • Work TypePart Time - Permanent
  • Positions1 Position
  • Published At:20 days ago
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Greengate has recently been awarded the Best Workplace 2020.


Lifestyle Assistants have the best job in the world! You will be responsible for engaging with our aged care residents in a range of meaningful lifestyle and social activities. Your purpose is to bring fun and delight into their day and a smile on every face. To do this you will need to tailor activities and choices to meet the resident's cognitive and physical abilities.

You will be responsible for:

  • Actively promoting and supporting Greengate's vision to enrich the lives of our aged care residents
  • Encouraging resident choice and participation in individual and group activities
  • Creating a positive homelike environment that promotes the delivery of social and recreational activities
  • Planning events and lifestyle activities for residents, where possible involving the wider community, volunteers, and resident’s family and friends
  • Conducting continuous resident assessments to gain a deeper understanding of each resident’s preferences, needs, current hobbies, and interests
  • Providing direct resident care during activities such as bus trips, including assisting with personal hygiene and toileting
  • Providing direct resident care in relation to assisting with meals service, mobility, and social support
  • Ensuring resident safety during activities, including conducting environmental and activity risk assessments and designing a safe work procedure
  • Promptly reporting any changes in resident health status to the Registered Nurse on duty
  • Maintaining your duty of confidentiality relating to residents, volunteers and employees, ensuring that any confidential information that becomes known through the course your employment remains confidential
  • Creating a positive work environment, demonstrating the Greengate values in your daily actions
  • Engaging with all team members in a positive and respectful manner, welcoming a culturally diverse team and maintaining a cohesive team spirit
  • Working to enrich the lives of our residents and make a positive impact within your team and the company

This position will be working a permanent part-time shift of 4 days per week, Wednesday through to Saturday.


Our Values guide our decision making and behaviours, and are an accurate description of the culture and working environment you can expect within a Greengate village. They are:

Do the Right Thing

Play as a Team

Go the Extra Step

Create a Wonderful Experience


Successful candidates possess the following:

  • Completion of tertiary qualifications - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (Aged Care)
  • Previous experience working within a residential aged care facility
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of workplace health and safety
  • Proven ability to plan, implement and evaluate lifestyles choices for small groups or individuals
  • Ability to empower and engage residents whilst they are living in an aged care environment
  • Ability to assess residents' psychological, social and emotional needs to identify any barriers to participation in lifestyle activities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; experience interacting with a wide range of people
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional and appropriate relationships with residents and their families/representatives
  • Commitment to respecting the values, customs, preferences and spiritual beliefs of residents and their families/representatives
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English
  • Competent using computer systems, including Microsoft Outlook and eCase
  • Genuine interest in working closely with elderly residents within an aged care environment
  • Current Police Check Certificate (valid within last 12 months)
  • Current Influenza Vaccination Certificate (valid within last 12 months)
  • Current First Aid Certificate


Becoming a Greengate Employees brings a number of Benefits:

  • flexible working hours, with shift patterns covering the morning and afternoon, 7 days per week
  • modern working environment with the latest equipment
  • discounted health insurance
  • discounted gym membership
  • discounted retail benefits at dozens of outlets
  • paid parental leave
  • paid loyalty leave benefits
  • coffee club membership
  • ongoing professional development
  • genuine career opportunities
  • free flu vaccination every year


If our values align with your own, and if you have a genuine interest in caring for the elderly, then come and join our team. Our high employee engagement scores of 80%+ tell us that our teams love working within our villages - we think you will too.

  • Published on 16 Jul 2020, 5:02 AM