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Health and Wellness Promoter
Onkaparinga Lodge - Part Time Position


  • Dynamic not-for-profit organisation
  • Part Time position (30 hours per week)
  • Salary packaging benefits

About us


For more than 50 years, Southern Cross Care has been providing quality aged care and retirement living services to our community. We're guided by our compassionate, capable, collaborative and creative values, and we want people who share these values to join our team.  


About the role


Right now we're looking for a Health & Wellness Promoter to join our residential team at Onkaparinga Lodge, Huntfield Heights. The Health & Wellness Promoter is required to create opportunities for Southern Cross Care residents to participate in physical activity via individual and group exercise programs.


You'll work as part of a multidisciplinary Early Intervention team, to improve mobility and quality of life, while identifying and developing recovery pathways for those at risk of frailty and decline.


Developing and designing tailored exercise programs that suit resident needs and goals, your work will form part of a long term plan with residents to improve their abilities and quality of life, and will include screenings, fitness appraisal and instruction. Along the way, you'll review activities to ensure all residents are able to engage in activities best suited to their abilities.


Your responsibilities will also extend to gym coordination, ensuring our Health & Wellness Centre has suitable resources for programs and is maintained in a clean and safe manner. You'll also support our team of volunteers and students assisting the centre and its activities, and maintain resident program records for annual reviews. In addition, you'll liaise with management to ensure continuous improvements are implemented and evaluated.


Demonstrating competencies in goal setting in a person centred care environment, you'll have experience in selecting appropriate exercise programs for older individuals including those with impairments and frailty. You'll possess excellent project management, planning, time management and leadership skills, and be able to collaborate in case management situations with others to make effective decisions and problem solve.


A Certificate IV, Diploma of Fitness or higher is essential for this position, and accreditation with Physical Activity Australia, Fitness Australia or Exercise & Sports Science Australia is required.


About this opportunity


This is a rare opportunity to join a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation and help create a better future for you and your community.


You’ll enjoy exceptional learning and development opportunities, and salary packaging benefits that will help you to maximise your take-home pay. You’ll also be working with a friendly and inclusive team that genuinely cares about you.


*All Southern Cross Care employees require a current National Police Certificate for the purpose of Aged Care.


With our organisation growing to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our community, there’s never been a better time to join the Southern Cross Care team.


For questions or enquiries about this role please contact 

Hailee Fitzgerald on 0417 862 046


Applications close: 26 July 2019

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