Activity Worker

Cultura is the new organisation resulting from the merger of Geelong Ethnic Communities Council (trading as Diversitat) and Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS). 

Our Purpose: Provide innovative services to support, care for and celebrate culturally diverse individuals through their life journey 

Our Vision: Empowering diverse individuals and communities to reach their full potential 

Our Values: Inclusion Integrity Sustainability Kindness 

MACS and Diversitat have been serving the Geelong community for more than 40 years with a focus on our multicultural communities. As the new entity, Cultura operates across various sites delivering a range of services including residential aged care, home care and aged support services, settlement, training and education, financial counselling and disability support. We also operate a range of social enterprises including The Pulse community radio and various community events including the popular Pako Festa. 

The Role: 

The role is to plan and implement quality creative and stimulating activities based on individual and group interests for aged support clients at the Healthy Living Centre. This position will work under general supervision from the General Manager for Community Aged and Disability. 

You will perform work under general supervision and have contact with the public or other employees which involves explanations of specific procedures and practices. You will require personal judgment and be accountable for the quality, quantity and timeliness of their own work. 

About You: 

  • Certificate III in Individual Support or equivalent (essential); 
  • Contribute to planning and deliver creative, stimulating and person-centred activities for aged support clients. 
  • Drive clients to and from the community centre and on outings within the region; 
  • Complete and maintain client records including file notes, support plans and client reviews. Also document daily activities calendars, relevant changes and positive feedback service and opportunities for improvement of service delivery; 
  • Participate in appropriate professional development; 
  • Liaise with carers and other service providers as required regarding client needs/choices; 
  • Assist with client’s personal care requirements, client mobility, transferring clients using appropriate techniques and equipment, preparation of meals and in providing a dementia friendly, safe and pleasant homelike environment; 
  • Follow protocols for accidents, incidents, safe work practices and monitor the general health status of the clients and follow the established processes; 
  • Identifying potential candidates for projects i.e. Life Stories project, supporting clients to gather information, photos and entry into Big W books, purchase for archives; 
  • Desirable – Food Safety Handlers Certificate; 
  • Desirable – Current First Aid Certificate; 

Desirable – Understand the guiding principles for medication management in the community. 

Requirements:

Applications should include a cover letter that outlines why you believe you would be great for the position and a current resume. To apply, send your application to [email protected] with ‘Activity Worker’ as the subject line. 

Employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Police Record Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check, Work Rights Check, Medical Check and providing evidence of sufficient COVID 19 vaccinations. Cultura will pay for the costs associated with Police Record Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check and Medical Check. 

We welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds including individuals that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQ+, and individuals with disabilities or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Gordana Radicevski on 0456 810 623 or [email protected]. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview. 

Applications Close:
November 18, 2022

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ABN: 71 355 229 834

Multicultural Community Services Geelong Inc. trading as Cultura

Cultura acknowledges Aboriginal traditional owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and elders past, present and emerging.

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