Employment Vacancy

Position Title: Lifestyle Coordinator – Dunsborough (part time)

Direct Supervisor: Facility Manager

Direct reports: Lifestyle Assistants, Allied Health Assistants

Key Relationships: Volunteer/Fundraising Coordinator, Quality Coordinator, Clinical Nurses, Admissions & Resident Advocate

Main Purpose of Position

The primary purpose of this role is to coordinate and supervise comprehensive lifestyle and allied health programs for residents.


Occupational Safety & Health


Standards of Performance

  • Actively support the Capecare OS&H strategic objectives through the work responsibilities of this position and continually strive for improvements.
  • Observe and comply with all health and safety instructions, procedures, signs and notices relating to your work and correctly use the appropriate protective clothing and equipment supplied.
  • Follow Infection Prevention and Control procedures and standards relevant to the role.
  • Use correct documented procedures to correct, if possible, and immediately report any unsafe situations, near-miss incidents and all work related injuries.
  • Maintain good housekeeping at all times.

Personal Leadership

  • Acts with honesty, empathy and kindness towards co-workers and clients.
  • Engages and works collaboratively with others through a shared purpose to achieve goals.
  • Has a thorough awareness of cultural safety and conducts themselves to operate inclusivity.
  • Takes responsibility on an individual level to strive for excellence.
  • Accepts and responds constructively to feedback.
  • Is aware of own strengths and limitations and seeks help from others as required.
  • Adapts communication style and messages to suit different personalities and cultures.
  • Manage within own areas of responsibility the businesses resources to achieve organisational goals within a dynamic operating environment and in accordance with regulatory governance, risk management, ethical, equity and commercial requirements.
  • Support a working environment that encourages creative, holistic approaches to improvement, innovation and transformation within the organisation.


  • Be aware of and understand Capecare’s Risk Management Framework, related objectives and procedures.
  • Understand and proactively contribute to managing risk and to promote a culture of participation in the risk process.
  • Protect Capecare from adverse incidents, leading to the reduction of its exposure to risk and to mitigate and control risk should it occur.


  • Ensure compliance with and actively contribute to quality improvement activities in Capecare through initiating continuous improvement suggestions and encourage others to make suggestions as required.
  • Contribute effectively towards the organisation’s quality accreditation processes.
  • Positively contribute towards a culture of continuous improvement within Capecare.


  • Adhere to all Capecare policies and procedures.
  • Own conduct and approach aligns with the Capecare Way.
  • Commits to the values of: Compassion Respect Partnership Commitment
  • Challenges behaviour in others that contravenes the organisational values.

Technical Competencies and Skills

  • Relevant knowledge of aged care standards;
  • Assessment skills to identify individual and group activity needs;
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate a range of activities and the program as a whole;
  • Ability to adapt to the changing needs of residents;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including demonstrated experience interacting with a wide range of people;
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional and appropriate relationships with residents and/or their families/representatives;
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality;
  • Commitment to respecting the values, customs, preferences and spiritual beliefs of residents and their families/representatives;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Demonstrated use of initiative;
  • Ability to cope with change and work demands;
  • Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills; and
  • Intermediate level computer skills.


  • Certificate IV Leisure & Lifestyle (preferred) or related discipline
  • Allied Health Qualification (desirable)

Key Accountabilities of the Role


  • Planning and organising suitable group and individual activities to maintain and improve the quality of life for residents
  • Coordinating activities that cater to the individual social, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs of residents
  • Assessing and evaluating program outcomes
  • Ensuring the program is delivered in accordance with and contemporary practice
  • Identifying and implementing program changes as required.
  • Assist with the delivery of the Lifestyle and Allied Health program in collaboration with Lifestyle and Allied Health Assistants and Volunteers
  • Liaising with local community groups to maintain residents’ active participation in external groups of their choice

Resident focus:

  • Meet with resident/nominated representatives within first week of admission to orientate to lifestyle program and determine preferred activities and supports required.
  • Ensure that preferred activities and supports required are documented within the appropriate electronic system.
  • Participate in 3 monthly reviews and “Resident of the Day” procedures to evaluate care needs.
  • Complete assessments and contribute to care planning within social, emotional, spiritual and cultural domains.
  • Commitment to a resident advocate approach
  • Reporting any changes in health status to the Registered Nurse
  • Undertake personal care support tasks

Department Co-ordination:

  • General first line supervision of Lifestyle Assistants and Allied Health Assistants including delegation of tasks and conducting performance reviews.
  • Maintain staff meeting schedules, prepare agendas and documenting minutes.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and reporting of activities
  • Provide appropriate support in the orientation of new employees including acting in the role of “buddy” to new employees as delegated.


  • Participate in surveys, audits and other activities that support Capecare’s Quality framework.
  • Identify areas for improvement and initiate/action Continuous Quality Improvement activity.
  • Represent the lifestyle program at multidisciplinary forums and follow through on actions required.


20 Ray Ave, Busselton WA 6280
Ph: 08 9750 2000
Fax: 08 9755 4696

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


171 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281
Ph: 08 9786 5555
Fax: 08 9786 5508

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


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