Recreation & Lifestyle Coordinator – Wintringham


Job No: REC2111232 Location: Avondale Heights

  • Join a rapidly growing not-for-profit organisation committed to social justice
  • Wintringham promotes ongoing training and professional excellence
  • Competitive pay rate: $32-$42 per hour (dependent on qualifications)
  • Generous kilometre reimbursement
  • Access to NFP Salary Packaging
  • Full Time (38 hours p/week)
  • Based in Avondale Heights (VIC)

Wintringham is a Not for Profit organisation which provides aged care services to those who are financially disadvantaged, have previously been homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. We employ over 800 staff and Ron Conn Nursing Home, located in Avondale Heights, provides high quality accommodation and care to 60 older men and women who require assistance with daily living and personal care.

Wintringham is renowned for the quality and personalised range of lifestyle and recreation activities/outcomes we support our clients to achieve. We distance ourselves from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to recreation and our multi-skilled Recreation team blend elements of recreation and leisure counselling to create an individualised approach to activities that are both meaningful and tailored to our clients’ interests.

This full time Recreation Coordinator position, based at our Ron Conn Nursing Home in Avondale Heights, is ideal for a candidate who is passionate about social justice and has experience working with clients with complex mental, physical and social needs.

So – what is a day in the life of a Recreation Coordinator?

No two days will be the same in this fast paced and dynamic role. In your new role, some of the requirements will include:

  • Co-ordinating and continually developing a recreation program designed to meet the individual leisure needs of each client whilst maximising their recreational independence.
  • Liaising with other members of the residential team regarding structure and development of programs.
  • Encouraging clients to maintain their community associations and contacts
  • Ensuring that accurate and relevant documentation is up to date
  • Promote recreational opportunities available within the broader community

We are looking for candidates with the following;

The successful applicant will, at minimum, possess a degree level qualification in either – Leisure & Lifestyle, Recreation, Psychology, Community Development or other relevant degree. A current Victorian Drivers Licence. Current First Aid and CPR certificates will be looked on favourably.

  • Experience in recreational program planning and implementation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact
  • The ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Interest in Social Justice Issues – highly valued
  • Experience working with clients who come from a disadvantaged background (highly advantageous)
  • A non-judgmental attitude

Wintringham’s response to COVID-19

Client and staff safety is paramount to us at Wintringham. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have and will continue to ensure that our staff are supplied with the resources they need to guarantee they are working in a safe and risk-averse environment. If you gain employment with Wintringham, you will be provided with all necessary personal protective equipment in accordance with the advice from the Department of Health & Chief Health Officer throughout your working day. We have strict COVID-19 policies and procedures to ensure that our staff as well as our clients are kept safe in the community.

What’s in it for you?

We are committed to offering an enjoyable, safe and flexible workplace. When you are working with Wintringham, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Access to exclusive not-for-profit salary packaging: salary package your personal expenses up to the amount of $15,900 per annum.
  • Continuous development: we believe in giving our staff the skills they need and will keep you up to date with yearly qualifications such as behaviour management, first aid, CPR and manual handling. We offer many growth opportunities and have a strong internal recruitment program.
  • Free access to wellbeing services + retailer discounts: Access to our staff wellbeing portal, exclusive discounts from leading retailers and our Employee Assistance Program

This sounds great! How do I apply?

For more information about this role, a copy of the Position Description can be accessed via our website HERE.

Applications can be directed to Scott O’Hara (Senior Recreation Coordinator) and submitted via our website.

Please upload your documents in PDF Format

Applications close at 5:00pm on Thursday 9th December 2021.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a NDIS Screening Check and Police Records check. Refusal to provide your information to both of these parties will prevent Wintringham from being able to continue with your application.

Applicants who have lived in a country other than Australia for a period longer than 12 months in the last 10 years may be required to undergo an International Police Check.

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has issued directions to help contain the spread of CoVid-19 and help keep Victorians safe, including directions to make the CoVid vaccination mandatory for employees that are required to attend a workplace. Successful candidates will be required to show evidence of being fully vaccinated prior to commencing employment with Wintringham.

Wintringham is an Equal Opportunity employer and embraces differences in gender, diversity, ethnicity, race cultural background, ability, religion and sexual orientation.  We are committed to the safety of our older persons and have zero tolerance for elder abuse.

We acknowledge the first peoples of Australia and their unique role in our history and society and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for advertised positions.  We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion contribute to help Wintringham achieve our goals and vision of ending homelessness.

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