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Reference Number 33452
Position Title Activities Officer
Employment Type Casual
Entity Metro South
Location Carina Aged Care Facility, Sunnybank Hills Carramar Aged Care Facility
Enterprise agreement Care & Support Services - Support Employee Level 2
Roles Available 1
Position Summary

Employment Status: Casual 

Location: Carina and Sunnybank

Classification: Support Employee

Remuneration Value: $21.41 - $22.43 per hour (FTE $42,306 - $44,322) + 9.5% Super + 25% Casual Loading


Blue Care are inviting applications from individuals experienced in activity, program or leisure coordination to join their team at Carina and Sunnybank Hills Carramar Aged Care Facilities.


Your role:

A fun but challenging opportunity, you’ll develop, coordinate and lead informal, enjoyable activities and programs for our residents that aim to fulfil their social and recreational needs, promote independence and enhance their quality of life!


You’ll observe and record the effectiveness of programs, monitoring and reporting resident’s ongoing progress, whilst communicating and adjusting to any developing needs.  You’ll:

  • Organise, socialise, participate and supervise residents on outings
  • Attending to resident/client personal care needs as required
  • Safely transport individuals as requested and approved in Blue Care vehicles
  • Undertake other duties as required/directed as service needs change or grow

We’ll look after you too:

Our people mean the world to us. As the largest provider of Aged and Community services in QLD, Blue Care offers the unique opportunity to advance your career from Coomera to Katherine and almost everywhere in between. We offer:

  • Salary packaging to pay benefits and living expenses from pre-tax income.
  • Clear career pathways and support for development
  • Training and workshops to support you in your role
  • Access to financial, retail and lifestyle discounts
  • Values-led culture, where we emphasise work-life balance


Your skills and experience:
As an experienced Activities Officer, you’ll bring a well-rounded understanding of how to organise, coordinate and manage fun and beneficial activities for our residents/clients - both on site and in the community. You’ll demonstrate an awareness and consideration of the social and recreational needs of residents/clients, and where you’ve adapted your programs and activities accordingly. You’ll present with:

  • Certificate III in Aged Care, Disability, Community Services, Home and Community Care or other relevant field.
  • Confidence with smart phone and digital devices or willingness to learn
  • Current First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate or willingness to obtain
  • Current drivers licence and roadworthy registered vehicle.


Ready to work together? To apply for this opportunity, please click on the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process. We look forward to receiving your application by 29 May 2019.


Our process includes undergoing a Federal Police check and some positions will require you to complete an online medical assessment. We pay for both of these and it’s an easy process. You also need full working rights for Australia.


We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.


Through our values UnitingCare are proud of our teams diversity, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

Selection Criteria Desirable: Do you hold a current Australian Drivers Licence?
Desirable: Do you have experience working with the elderly?
Desirable: Do you hold a current Blue Card or Yellow Card or the willingness to obtain?
Desirable: Are you confident utilising smart phones and digital devices such as iPads etc? If not, are you willing to learn?
Desirable: Do you have intermediate skills in the Microsoft Office suite?
Desirable: Do you have experience as a supervisor?
Desirable: Do you hold a current First Aid and CPR Certificate – or the willingness to obtain?
Desirable: Do you hold the required qualifications for this role? Please note you WILL be required to provide copies during the interview process.
Desirable: Do you have full Australian working entitlements as an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident OR New Zealand Citizen?
Desirable: If you are successful for this role, you may be required to undergo a series of pre-employment checks, that may include your Right to Work in Australia, Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and a Health Screening Questionnaire. Do you consent to this?
Contact Person Catherine Sherlock
Contact Number 0419657631
Alternate Contact Person Desley Kipping
Alternate Contact Number 0409769160
Closing Date 29/05/2019
Position Description Activities Officer (Residential) v1.doc
Application Guide click here to view