Lifestyle Coordinator

Hours: 38 hours per week, 12 month maximum term

Location: Clifton Hill

Summary of program and its objectives

The Brotherhood aims to be the leader in aged care in Victoria, not only in the provision of quality services but also in undertaking research, policy development and advocating on behalf of our consumers and the sector. At the Brotherhood the focus is enabling older people who access our services to flourish. Our service model is based on person centred care and the Enhancing Capabilities Approach which ensures that older people experience a trusting environment that provides opportunities and choices that enable them to live the lives they value and maximise the older person’s independence and autonomy.
This encompasses valuing diversity including cultural preferences, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Sambell Lodge located in Clifton Hill is a 43 bed facility offering its residents quality care and friendship in a warm and welcoming environment. This 43 bed facility offers specialised services to include lifestyle support, dementia management and individual care.

It is an exciting time to join Sambell Lodge as a new 117 bed development is underway. The new building has been designed to take into account the character of the local neighbourhood and take our residents into the future.

Main responsibilities of the role

The role of the Lifestyle Coordinator is to empower residents to flourish through living a life they have reason to value through provision of social, educational and recreational opportunities that enable autonomy and choice.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:

  • Certificate III in Aged Care or above
  • Understanding of recreational planning and program development for older people
  • Current Level 2 First Aid certificate and Victorian Driver’s License with the competency to drive a mini bus
  • Demonstrated experience and technical skills along with a sound working knowledge of all aspects of aged care
  • Knowledge and experience of working with people with complex care needs
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability provide information and liaise across all levels internally and externally
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook and strong understanding of statistics
  • Specific work requirements include occasional weekend work and evening shifts and attendance at a variety of different work locations
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood

This position is a full-time, 12 month fixed term contract with the possibility of extending, working either 9am-5pm or 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Salary will be in the range of $48,630.40 to $50,290.24 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role please view the Lifestyle Coordinator (PDF, 193kb) or telephone Julianne Neilson on 0490 120 403 or 8781 4271.

As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.

To apply

Please click here to submit your application!

Applications close: Wednesday, 27th March 2019, midnight

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation.

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

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Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at) 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
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The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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