- Seniors and Disability Services
Communities at Work's Lifestyle Services Programs deliver community support and engagement to seniors in an environment characterised by trust and respect. We have two Seniors centres in the Weston Creek and Gungahlin regions with a variety of activities and programs delivered across the week. Being a part of our team means supporting all clients with services that meet individual needs, empowering clients to pursue their own goals and making a difference in their lives. Communities at Work adopts a client-centred approach to the development and delivery of its services in response to identified client needs.
About the Role
The position of Activities Facilitator forms part of our Seniors team, delivering our Seniors' group programs at our Seniors' centres in Holder and Ngunnawal.
The Activities Facilitator is responsible for assisting with designing and implementing a range of diverse, innovative and stimulating social activities where wellness, capacity building and restorative approaches are central. Under the day-to-day direction of the Seniors Coordinator, the Activities Facilitator requires an innovative, proactive and enthusiastic approach to service delivery to achieve program goals and aspirations.
Working as part of a team, the Activities Facilitator will plan and facilitate activities that could include, but are not be limited to, arts and craft, nutrition and healthy living, life skills, excursions, fitness, gardening, woodwork, or social groups discussing topics of interest to aged persons.
There are also possible options for part-time hours.
- Plan and deliver activities aligned with the interests of clients
- Undertake risk assessments and implement risk management plans for all activities delivered in the program
- Assist in the preparation of the centre for the planned activities and ensure the centre environment is clean and tidy
- Follow all infection prevention and control processes
- Support the program volunteers in their role
- Contribute to the delivery of services using a best practice approach that is consistent with legislative requirements, the Aged Care Quality Standards and National Standards for Disability Services.
- Collect and record program fees and maintain accurate records of the group/activity attendance as required
- Report incidents/accidents following correct procedures and complete other program documentation as required
- Answer general telephone enquiries, record relevant details and action as required
- As required and under the direction of the Seniors Coordinator, plan, purchase resources, prepare simple meals as set by our in-house dietitian with reference to client's dietary requirements and follow food safety requirements
- Treat all participants, their families and other stakeholders with respect and be inclusive of different cultures, religions and beliefs
Skills and Experience
- Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of inclusive and innovative activities and programs
- Experience in planning, delivering and evaluating group activities
- Ability to work with aged persons or persons with disabilities using a best practice approach that is compliant with legislative requirements
- Ability to understand the needs of senior members of the community
- Demonstrated sound communication and organisational skills
- Attention to detail and the ability to independently time manage tasks.
- Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration
- Certificate III in Aged/Community Care or equivalent is desirable.
- Experience supporting people living with dementia
- Qualifications and/or experience in catering for groups
- Current First Aid and Food Handling Certificate or willingness to achieve
- Make a difference and change lives in the Canberra community as part of Canberra's largest community organisation
- Join an inclusive and friendly workplace, where people are at the heart of everything.
- Increase your take-home pay with Salary Packaging
- Access discounted childcare and education services for your child(ren) including early education and care, out of school hours care, and school holiday programs.
- Grow your career with professional development, training and mentoring with the 3-time winner of Large Employer of the Year award at the ACT Training Awards.
- Flexibility when you need it with options for study leave, leave concessions, paid parental leave, and more.
- Enjoy healthy living with our active lifestyle & healthy activity programs and reimbursements (including remedial massages, annual flu vaccination and more).
- Receive guidance and support for mental health through our Employee Assistance Program.
About Communities at Work
Communities at Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation and the largest provider of early education and care services in the region. Our surplus-for-purpose philosophy enables us to invest every dollar we earn right back into the local community. Our focus is on enriching lives today and shaping better futures tomorrow.
We are the three-time winner of the "Large Employer of the Year" award at the ACT Training Awards (2019, 2020 and 2021) which demonstrates our commitment to excellence in training, professional development, and career progression of our people.
With over 40 years of experience in the ACT and Capital Region, our people help us deliver a wide range of high-quality education and community services that support positive educational outcomes, assist in alleviating hardship, enhance the quality of life and lead to positive social change in the Canberra community.
How to Apply
Click APPLY and ensure to include a cover letter or contact the People, Culture and Wellness team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion.
Communities at Work?encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.
Closing date for applications: 14/08/2022